A beautiful hike takes you from the Almluft tavern to the Hochstadl and Gmünd Mountain Huts, both located high above Stummerberg
Altitude: 800 m a.s.l.
Stummerberg is located above Stumm and extends on both sides of the Märzenbach river. Already in 1143 AD, the locality in the Zillertal valley was mentioned as "Mons supra Stume" - Mountain above Stume -, when the cathedral chapter Herrenchiemsee received the half of a farm by the Bishop of Salzburg. However, findings from the Bronze Age testify that the settlement of the area dates back further in time. The farms at the slopes of the Stummerberg and Gattererberg were established as "Schwaighöfe" - self-sufficient farms, which had to deliver natural produces.
Today Stummerberg is a paradise for those who love hiking and climbing, as it is traversed by a dense network of trails, which take you into the mountain world of the Zillertal Alps. A popular path follows the course of the Märzenbach river, snaking to the alpine pastures of Gmünd and going on to the surroundings summits. If you seek more variety regarding leisure time activities, just travel down into the valley, where you can swim, play tennis, miniature golf and bowling.
In winter, a ski shuttle takes you to the Hochzillertal Cable Car, where you can head for the Hochfügen Ski Region. The toboggan run of Stummerberg, however, is called "Almluft" (literally: alpine pasture air) and can be reached in a hike of 45 minutes. From the Almluft tavern, the illuminated run takes you down from the Gattererberg mountain to the village.