Everything started in 15 BC ...
... when the Roman general Drusus the Elder, adoptive son of Augustus, began to develop the paths of the Celts, Racians and Etruscans into the first correct road across the Alps - the Via Claudia Augusta.
It is the only Roman road in the central Alpine region whose ancient name is still known today. It led over the Reschenpass into the Inn valley to Imst, then over the Gurgltal, the Fernpass and further the Lech following to Füssen and Augsburg.
The Starkenberger Panoramaweg follows sections of this route over and over again. It goes past the headquarters of the Starkenberger in the mystical Salvenklamm full of legends and stories, before the path through the bog of Sinnesbrunn leads up to the natural jewel Gurgeltal. Mighty glacial glaciers formed the valley and created a unique landscape and valuable natural space for rare plants and animals. The most well-known zoological peculiarity is a occurrence of the Alpenskorpions (also German scorpion, Euscorpius germanus) on the sunny, south-exposed steep slope of the Antelsberg between Tarrenz and Nassereith.
Like turquoise-green emeralds, Fernsteinsee and Samaranger See lie at the foot of the Fernpass and astonish the beholder. The Fernsteinsee belongs to the castle and hotel complex Fernstein, which lies on the western shore of the See. In the See lies the ruins of the hunting lodge Sigmundsburg.
The Höhenburg Fernstein is mentioned for the first time in the year 1288 in the sovereign princely bar. Already at that time, the weir had the function of a customs office, which emerged in 1312 from a complaint by the municipality of Imst, after merchants had to wait half a day at the gate.
The Fernpass was an important crossing on the Via Claudia Augusta. This made the presence of horse changing stations and other infrastructure necessary. Shortly above the lock Fernstein can be seen after many years of intense car traffic clear ruts in the rocky bottom of the route.
Find your way: The way in the map overview
Stage 7 (Zams - Landeck)
On forest and meadow paths, at mountain and lake resorts, down to town and castle.Read more
Stage 3 (Obtarrenz - Tarrenz)
You come... over easily! At weirs, canyons and maybe the brewery ...Read more
Stage 5 (Imst - Imsterberg)
Alpine Roller Coaster: Up, down, through the valley and over to the Alpine Coaster!Read more
Stage 6 (Imsterberg - Zams)
Good thing needs picturesque hamlet and crowning the ... Kronburg.Read more
Stage 1 (Fernpass - Nassereith)
In the footsteps of amber, Romans and pilgrims ...Read more
Etappe 2 (Nassereith - Obtarrenz)
From glacial glaciers, swamps and rare scorpions ...Read more
Stage 4 (Tarrenz - Imst)
When narrow ravines become wide and prospect leads to insight ...Read more
The hiking trail at a glance
Diverse and full of surprises - A path with many goals!Read more
Highlights and sights
Not always only the way is the goal. Sometimes they have to be historic buildings, mystical natural monuments or culinary highlights!
flat run and nordic walking trail!Read more
The castle hill on which today ruins Kronburg rises, was already inhabited in prehistoric …Read more
Idyllic smaller forest lake ideal for romantic walks.Read more
It was built in the years 1953 to 1956 and is a classic run-of-the-mill with threshold-ope…Read more
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Wherever our paths lead us, sometimes there are things to do right there that just have to be done ...
Salvesenklamm in TarrenzRead more
It is one of the oldest churches in the Upper Inn Valley!Read more
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An overnight stay can do so much more than just sleep well: feel welcome and at home, for example!
Welcome at Sport Appartement Schatz in Hoch-Imst!Read more
At Hotel Jägerhof, you can easily rest. After an eventful day, enjoy a soothing break in t…Read more
Welcome to the Gasthaus Venetrast in Imsterberg in Tirol!Read more
Hotel Linserhof in Imst! Fall in love again every day, in the peace, the nature and the idyll!Read more
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