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- Kühtai - Sellraintal
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Sellrain. A mountaineering village at the entrance to the valley
The village of Sellrain originated long ago around the ferrous Rothenbrunn healing spring, which was used by the affluent and aristocratic people of Innsbruck. This mountaineering village is always worth a visit, offering an exciting mixture of nature, culture and sport. The great location at the entrance to the valley provides a wonderful mix of winter skiing, ski touring and tobogganing fun combined with city flair. Innsbruck is just 20 kilometres away and it’s also quick and easy to get to the ski area of Kühtai – the highest ski resort in Austria – with its wide range of downhill runs and off-piste terrain, as well as the “K-Park” fun park for freestyle enthusiasts.
In summer, the steep mountain slopes around Sellrain are ablaze with colour. And as the flowers bloom, you can see the change in the people too – in Sellrain they are calm, carefree and welcoming. Then you know it’s time to pull on your hiking boots, pack your backpack and head up the Fotscher Windegg, where the chamois live and the eagles soar. Sellrain is called a mountaineering village for a reason: this official title is held by only a few villages in Austria and is reserved for places that have remained untouched, far removed from mass tourism, pristine, real and authentic. Places where the people live in harmony with nature. The difference is unmistakable – it can even be seen in the honey made by Sellrain’s master beekeeper Albrecht Haider. He took over his father’s traditional beekeeping business more than 15 years ago and is now the spokesman of the Tiroler Imker (Tyrolean Beekeepers). The first thing that shapes a batch of honey, he says, is a love of nature and bees.
Anyone who embarks on Sellrain’s “Besinnungsweg” (Path of Reflection) sees the Pilgrimage Church of St. Quirin from afar – a pilgrimage site for many and known for its late Gothic frescos and carved figures from the 15th century. The village church, built in 1705, also characterises the village of Sellrain.
Summer in Sellrain
Nature & hiking in Sellrain
Stunning alpine roses, mountain pastures and alpine meadows traversed by fresh mountain streams fill this extraordinary region with intense beauty every summer.
The Fotschertal valley is one of the particularly great destinations in the Sellrain area. It offers many diverse hiking trails, including routes for families and a twelve-kilometre-long trail to the Potsdamer Hütte mountain hut, which is even linked with a forest road. This is a place where you experience the very best of nature. A hike in this diverse alpine valley is also a journey through time to a place where tranquillity and relaxation occupy centre stage. Where nature is still nature. Untamed, yet gentle and breathtaking.
The region is also a dream come true for experienced mountaineers: From Sellrain there are many peaks to climb, including the Schaflegerkogel at 2,405 metres, the Fotscher Windegg at 2,577 metres and the Roter Kogel at 2,836 metres. Or even higher – the Lisenser Villerspitze rises up to an altitude of over 3,000 metres. Another highlight is the Sellrainer Höhenwanderweg – a panoramic, high-altitude trail with a hiking time of six to seven hours. This trail can be accessed from the village of Sellrain or any of the other mountaineering villages.
Winter in Sellrain
Winter at its most pristine
Welcome to the Sellrain Valley – home of the mountaineering villages. And right at the heart of it: the tranquil village of Sellrain. Tourism has developed very little in Sellrain thanks to its fortunate location – nestled in a breathtaking natural landscape – and this despite its proximity to the winter sports destination of Kühtai.
The people treasure the tranquillity and purity of winter, the quiet evenings under starry skies and the exhilarating range of holiday activities. The Sellrain Valley is particularly popular with ski tourers who love to experience pure, untouched nature – full of surprises, unique highlights and unforgettable panoramic moments.
Tobogganing is guaranteed fun for the entire family – even at night when floodlighting illuminates the perfectly-prepared run.
Nine ski resorts in the area offer a great variety of winter sports fun with over 90 lifts and cable cars and over 300 kilometres of slopes. Kühtai – Austria’s highest ski resort (apart from the glaciers) – is just “around the corner”. The wide range of pistes from 2,020 to 2,500 metres above sea level are the perfect place to practice your turns or perfect your freestyle moves. And there are also countless powder slopes for off-piste fans. With Olympic flair and an unbeatable snow guarantee of over 135 days a year, this ski resort is a diverse winter paradise.