Capture the big picture

The entire Starkenberger Panoramic Route at a glance. Because the hike is the reward!

Everything started in 15 BC ...

... when the Roman general Drusus the Elder, adoptive son of Augustus, began to develop the paths of the Celts, Raetians and Etruscans into the first real 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 through the Gurgltal valley, over the Fernpass and further on, following the Lech river to Füssen and Augsburg.

The Starkenberger Panoramic Route follows sections of this route over and over again. It goes past the ancestral seat of the Starkenberger through the mystical Salvenklamm full of legends and stories, before the path through the bog of Sinnesbrunn leads down to the natural gem Gurgltal. Mighty glaciers formed the valley during the last ice-age and created a unique landscape and valuable natural space for rare plants and animals. The most well-known zoological peculiarity is the occurrence of the Alpine scorpion (also German scorpion, Euscorpius germanus) on the sunny, south-exposed steep slopes of the Antelsberg between Tarrenz and Nassereith.

Like turquoise-green emeralds, the lakes Fernsteinsee and Samaranger See lie at the foot of the Fernpass and captivate the eye. The Fernsteinsee lake belongs to the castle and hotel resort Fernstein, which lies on the western shore of the lake. In the lake reside the ruins of the hunting lodge Sigmundsburg.

The Fernstein fortress is mentioned for the first time in the year 1288 in the sovereign princely bar. Already at that time, the fortification had the function of a customs office, as states a complaint by the municipality of Imst in 1312, after merchants had to wait half a day at the gate.

The Fernpass was an important pass on the Via Claudia Augusta. This made the presence of horse changing stations and other infrastructure necessary. Just above the Fernstein castle clear ruts can be seen in the rocky bottom of the route, witnesses of many years of intense cart traffic.

Find your way: The route on the map

Highlights and Sights

Not always only the way is the goal. Sometimes it has to a be historic building, a mystical natural monument or a culinary highlight!

Castle Landeck
Castle Landeck

Discover Schloss Landeck with its local history museum, the Schlossgalerie and its events.

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Fasnachtshaus Nassereith
Fasnachtshaus Nassereith

Museum - Power - Symbolism! The Fasnachtshaus Nassereith - a traditional experience of a …

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SOS Kinderdorf
SOS Kinderdorf

In 1949, the first children's village in the world was founded.

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The Bewitched Theme Trail
The Bewitched Theme Trail

Salvesenklamm gorge in Tarrenz

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More highlights and sights can be found here .

Must-do experiences

Wherever our paths lead us, sometimes there are things that just have to be done ...

Zammer Lochputz
Zammer Lochputz

The popular destination Zammer Lochputz fascinates with dizzying insights into one of the …

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Wallfahrtskapelle Maria Schnee
Wallfahrtskapelle Maria Schnee

In Gunglgrün with enclosure wall!

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Boat rental at lake Fernsteinsee
Boat rental at lake Fernsteinsee

Enjoy a wonderful boat-trip at lake Fernsteinsee!

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More must-do experiences can be found here .

Accommodation

An overnight stay can do so much more than just sleep well: feel welcome and at home!

Hotel Jägerhof
Hotel Jägerhof

At Hotel Jägerhof, you can easily rest. After an eventful day, enjoy a soothing break in t…

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Hotel Hirschen
Hotel Hirschen

Welcome to the Hotel Hirschen!

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Hotel Neuner
Hotel Neuner

Welcome to the Hotel Inn Neuner!

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Gasthof Venetrast
Gasthof Venetrast

Welcome to the Gasthaus Venetrast in Imsterberg in Tirol!

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Hotel Enzian ****
Hotel Enzian ****

The Hotel Enzian is the ideal starting point for your bike tours, whether you stay with us…

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More accommodation can be found here .

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MIT ÜNTERSTÜTZUNG VON BUND, LAND UND EUROPÄISCHER UNION

Ministerium für ein lebenswertes Österreich
LE 14-20
Tirol Unser Land
Regio Imst
Leader
EU - Europäischer Landwirtschaftsfonds
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