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Chapel hike in Oberperfuss – Rangger Köpfl – Innsbruck Region
Chapel hike in Oberperfuss – Rangger Köpfl
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Difficulty
Difficulty
easy
Altitude up
261 METER
Altitude down
781 METER
Max altitude
1558 METER
Max. route length
10.1 KM
Walking time uphill
1H 50MIN
Starting point
Parkplatz der Bergbahnen Oberperfuss
Endpoint
Parkplatz der Bergbahnen Oberperfuss
Best season
June
July
August
September
October
Road quality
Forest path, asphalt, forest trail
 
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This scenic hike leads up Rangger Köpfl mountain. The starting point for the third section of the chapel hike is the lift car park at Bergbahnen Oberperfuss, which is free of charge for anyone using the lift.

Take the 8-seater gondola up to Stiglreith. Alternatively, you can choose to walk up the mountain by following the Haggenweg trail gently uphill through the forest for 1.5 hours until you reach the Stiglreith car park. Please note: the car park at Stiglreith costs € 6 per day (coins required) and a driving ban prohibits anyone from driving there between 1 November and 30 April.


Opposite the car park in Stiglreith, you will find the Chapel of the Visitation, which was built by the Kofler Family to fulfil a promise. The chapel was consecrated in 1992. A mountain church service (Almsegen) accompanied by a small celebration takes place there every year on the Sunday after the Visitation (2 July). The site of the chapel was formerly home to a stone cross built to ask God for good weather. 

It is also possible to take Gondola II from Stiglreith to Sulzstich and then hike to Gfas from there.


Follow the road uphill until you come to the turnoff for Gfas, which is the highest district of Oberperfuss at an altitude of 1,517 metres above sea level, and then follow the paved road as far as the chapel in Gfas. The chapel is dedicated to St Mary and was originally made out of wood. In 1941, Franz Leitner replaced the wooden construction with a brick-built chapel, which was consecrated in 1987 following renovation work. The distinctive Rosskogel mountain towers up behind the chapel. 


From the Gfas district, hike back along the road towards Sulzstich (reservoir) and then follow either the Geisterwanderweg (Ghost Trail) or the road back to Stiglreith. From there, continue down the mountain along the scenic "Panoramastraße" road towards the Egghöfe district, which is home to the Notburga Chapel, built in 2003. The chapel’s altar is adorned with a beautiful carved figure of Saint Notburga by Mathias Resch from St. Ulrich.


The hike now leads down the scenic route to Oberperfuss: Follow the signposts along the Wiesensteig trail no. 9b and the Waldsteig trail no. 6b until you reach the edge of the forest. From there, head west to the Haggenweg trail and follow it back to the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss car park or follow the Panoramastraße road back to the village (longer route).


This relaxed chapel hike is an excellent opportunity to get to know both the landscape and the culture of Oberperfuss in more detail. A number of friendly and welcoming mountain huts invite you to stop off for a rest and a bite to eat along the way.


Places to stop for food and drink: Restaurant Sulzstich (only open when the Bergbahnen Oberperfuss lift is operating, open daily in July and August), the Panoramarestaurant Stiglreith (open daily) and the Rosskogelhütte mountain hut (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays).

Sources and literature: "Gemeindebuch Oberperfuss" (Oberperfuss Parish Chronicle)



Arrival, public transport


Bus 462, www.vvt.at

In the surrounding area



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Forecast

Yesterday the airflow swung to the south and brought a bit more humid maritime air to our region, which increased the risk of thunderstorms.

For Saturday no change is expected: the air arriving here is not humid enough to prevent the sun from shining, but it will still produce thunderstorms in the afternoon and in the evening.

Tendency

There are no significant changes expected for the next few days. Before Saturday the weather will be fine again.

morning
19°C/66°F

Tomorrow

Wednesday
28°C/82°F
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