Schönberg im Stubaital

Schönberg and its numerous component localities are located at the junction of the Stubaital and Wipptal valleys.

Altitude: 1,013 m asl

Schönberg im Stubaital covers the area between the two rives Ruetz and Sill, with the village of Schönberg as the centre of the municipality. During the Tyrolean fights for freedom battles at the Bergisel, the famous fighter Andreas Hofer repeatedly installed his headquarters here. Today this holiday resort is surrounded by the Brennero motorway on three sides, which goes via the Europe’s bridge, also depicted on the emblem of the village by the notch with the black and white bars.

The main attraction in summer are the surrounding mountains, an ideal place for mountaineering and hiking, e.g. to the earth pyramids and the Gleins panoramic viewpoint. From the Gleinserhof farm, the only observation tower of North Tyrol, you can enjoy a great view on the Stubaital valley, Innsbruck and the Nordkette mountain chain. If you aim even higher you could scale the Stubaier Wildspitze (3,341 m asl), one of the most striking mountains of 3,000 m of the Stubai Alps. Also mountain bikers can look forward to several amazing trails such as the “König Serles Tour” (King Serles trail), the “Zauberwaldroute” (Magic Forest Route) or the “Kleine Talrunde” (Small Valley Lap). To complete the offer, there is also a tennis centre with two roofed courts. By the way: Schönberg is located only a few km from Innsbruck and a day trip to this city is an absolute must!

Particularly striking is the Europe’s bridge over-stretching the Wipptal valley. With a height of 192 metres it is not only the highest bridge of Europe, but also a hot spot for bungee jumping. A real thrill, jumping from this bridge secured by a rope! In winter you can even choose from four skiing areas - Schlick 2000, Serlesbahnen Mieders, Elferbahnen and Stubai Glacier. Also cross-country skiers and those who love sledging are going to feel at ease thanks to 62 km of cross-country trails and different toboggan runs.

Our recommendation: worth to be visited is the parish church “Zum Hl. Kreuz” dating back to 1749 AD and constructed by the Tyrolean chruch architect Franz de Paula Penz in Rococo style. Further interesting buildings are the Antonius, Lourdes and Schöberl chapels as well as the Schöberlhof farm, former posting house, characterised by beautiful façade paintings.

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