The Alpenrosensteig trail (route no. 14a) - circular hike

easy easy
6 km 6 km
296 m 296 m
1.5 h 1.5 h
Starting point: Rosskogelhütte
Endpoint: Rosskogelhütte
City: Oberperfuss

Oberperfuss at a glance

Tourist Information Oberperfuss

Peter-Anich-Weg 1, 6173 Oberperfuss
Monday-Friday 8.30 am - 12.30 am

A summer hiking destination with plenty of mountain bike terrain and a great location in winter for skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking and touring. The village of Oberperfuss is located west of Innsbruck and offers a variety of activities throughout the year. The family ski resort of Bergbahnen Oberperfuss on Rangger Köpfl mountain is a popular destination for skiers. The resort also features a long toboggan run, which is open during the day and also illuminated and open for visitors twice a week in the evening.

Talking trees – a highlight for children

The Ghost Trail on Rangger Köpfl mountain is home to "tree beards" – talking trees with carved faces – that share exciting stories and puzzles at the touch of a button. As a reward, you can get a power stone or a magic stone from the bottom lift station.

The idyllic reservoir lake

The reservoir on Rangger Köpfl promises relaxation and refreshing fun by the water. To get there, take the two gondolas up to the Sulzstich lift station and then follow the gentle trail to the reservoir lake and back down to the bottom lift station. This is an easy route that is ideal for families with children.

Hiking on Rangger Köpfl mountain

Enjoy hikes along exceptionally scenic trails that lead up to mountain huts with wonderful views of the Kalkkögel mountain range, the Inn Valley and the city of Innsbruck. The delicious delicacies served at the mountain huts are, of course, part of the experience! Oberperfuss and Rangger Köpfl mountain also offer wonderful mountain bike tours.

Chapel walk through Oberperfuss

Oberperfuss is also known for its many chapels. It is home to over 20 chapels that you can discover on idyllic walks through the village. Plenty of cosy cafes and guesthouses are also located along the way for relaxing breaks and delicious refreshments. 
Chapel hike in Oberperfuss - Village tour
Chapel hike in Oberperfuss - Rangger Köpfl
Chapel hike in Oberperfuss Berg​​​​​​​

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The guided active programme

Summer in the Innsbruck region is truly diverse: from relaxing and enjoyable to sporty and challenging, the Summer Active Programme features guided hikes and e-bike tours that invite families, leisurely beginners and sporty explorers to experience the impressive (mountain) landscapes. All guided tours are free with the Welcome Card, which you receive for free with a minimum stay of just two nights at partner establishments. Let our qualified tour guides take you to the most beautiful places in the region!

Summer visitors: the first tourists in Oberperfuss

Summer visitors: the first tourists in Oberperfuss

The history of Oberperfuss as a tourist destination started with seasonal visitors looking for a rural break from urban life coming to stay at the holiday homes and visit the guesthouse with its shady garden. The first summer visitors came mainly from Innsbruck, but some even made the journey from Munich. Anton Niederkircher from Hotel Krone was a pioneer of tourism in Oberperfuss. The picture shows Dorfgasse lane with innkeeper Anna Niederkircher on the left and Anton Niederkircher with guests on the right.

Oberperfuss in around 1900, a popular spa resort

Oberperfuss in around 1900, a popular spa resort

By the turn of the century, Oberperfuss had established a reputation as a spa and bathing resort. The pictures show the Biersack family and the Hechfellner family from Munich enjoying coffee and cake together in the shady orchard and then leaving Oberperfuss in around 1912. 

According to Tyrol's "Verkehrs- und Hotelbuch", the tourism and accommodation guide at the time, the "Verschönerungsverein Bad Oberperfuss" was the place to contact for information on the village and its attractions. A medicinal spring in the Dickicht district and the nearby bathhouse enhanced Oberperfuss' status as a spa resort. By the end of the 19th century, the town had become so popular among its tourists – summer visitors and spa guests – that a tourist information centre, then known as the "Verschönerungsverein", was founded in 1901. Although Oberperfuss is no longer a spa resort today, it still boasts one of the most stunning natural landscapes in the whole of Tyrol.

Art and culture

Oberperfuss was home to the well-known cartographers Peter Anich and Blasius Hueber, who built their own surveying equipment and used it to create the first exact map of Tyrol: the Atlas Tyrolensis. The museum is dedicated to their work and also includes numerous sundials. Some of their other sundials can still be admired in the village and the surrounding area during your stay today. 

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