"Hiking holidays in Alpbach" Alpbach by himalia11
Alpbach Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 55 photos
Alpbach is a small village in Tyrol, Austria, and lies on a plateau above the Alpbach valley, at almost 1000m above sea level . It’s located between Wörgl (26 km) and Innsbruck (51 km).
It’s a touristy place with many hotels, appartments and restaurants – actually they offer as many beds as they have inhabitants, which is around 2500. But still it wasn’t too busy there, maybe that changes in winter! Alpbach really is a charming town with having only wooden houses, so it’s no surprise that it was voted "Austria´s most beautiful village" in 1983.
Interesting is that they do not have any street names. Instead, all houses only have a three digit number. It’s a bit confusing, especially as I still don’t understand after which system they distribute these numbers. It seems the new houses simply get a higher number.
We've been twice there now as it's such a nice place, with many hiking paths. We had a wonderful weather the first time and hardly did anything else than hiking. You have such great views on the hiking tracks!
The second time, it was more cloudy with thunderstorms in the late afternoon, but we still had enough opportunities for hiking, and did find many new things to do.
There are also interesting sights nearby, like two great gorges near Brandenberg, the Tiefenbachklamm (14 km from Alpbach) and the Kaiserklamm (26 km from Alpbach), which we visited both times. There's another nice gorge 19 km from Alpbach, the Kundler Klamm.
Also the are several sights in Kramsach (11 km from Alpbach): a funny cemetery, some lakes, and the Tyrolean Farmhouse Museum.
Besides, Rattenberg (11 km from Alpbach) is also worth a visit, with its castle the Augustine monastery museum, and all the glass shops!
- In a nutshell:A great place for hiking!
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