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!

Ruin Kronburg
Ruin Kronburg

The castle hill on which today ruins Kronburg rises, was already inhabited in prehistoric …

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Pilgrimage church Kronburg
Pilgrimage church Kronburg

Through the miraculous healing of the child by Hans Lechleitner, Lechleitner and Johann Ra…

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Castle Landeck
Castle Landeck

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

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Fernsteinsee Run
Fernsteinsee Run

Flat run and nordic walking trail!

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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 ...

St.Vigil-Kirche in Obsaurs
St.Vigil-Kirche in Obsaurs

Schönwies is famous for its St. Vigil church in Obsaurs!

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Natural lake Hoch-Imst
Natural lake Hoch-Imst

The water in the small natural lake in Hoch-Imst is of drinking quality, and a great place…

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Ruin Kronburg
Ruin Kronburg

The castle hill on which today ruins Kronburg rises, was already inhabited in prehistoric …

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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 Stern
Hotel Stern

Welcome to the Hotel Stern!

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Hotel Auderer
Hotel Auderer

Welcome to the Hotel Auderer!

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Gasthof Venetrast
Gasthof Venetrast

Welcome to the Gasthaus Venetrast in Imsterberg in Tirol!

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Hotel Schloss Fernsteinsee
Hotel Schloss Fernsteinsee

Welcome to the nature resort Fernsteinsee! 280.000m² for your recreation!

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Klösterle Kronburg Gasthof
Klösterle Kronburg Gasthof

RECREATION AND RELAXATION ... Kronburg is the ideal place for that. We are located on a sm…

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MIT UNTERSTÜTZUNG 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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