Alpbach Things to Do

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    Reither Badesee (swimming lake in Reith)

    by himalia11 Written Jul 26, 2011

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    While Alpbach itself has an indoor swimming pool, its neighbour town Reith has a swimming lake. It’s not large but nice and warm, with a separated swimming area for children and one for toddlers. It has a gravel ground, at least where you walk in, which is very agreable. There’s a spring board and a swimming platform in the middle of the lake.

    Admission: adults 3 €, after 4pm only 1,50 €. Don’t recall the admission for children. Free with the Alpbachtal Seenland Card.

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    Marienweg & Höslkapelle

    by himalia11 Written Jul 26, 2011

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    At the Hösljoch, a pass between the Alpbach valley and the Wildschönau valley, there’s a nice small chapel, obviously dedicated to Saint Mary. When you walk there from Alpbach using the street, you will automatically reach the Marienweg (Saint Mary road) which leads to the chapel, with several paintings and a scuplture of Saint Mary.

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    Höhenweg (high route) to Inneralpbach

    by himalia11 Updated Jul 26, 2011

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    On the way to Inneralpbach
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    There are two high routes from Alpbach to its neighbour village Inneralpbach - the upper one ("Oberer Höhenweg") and the middle one (Mittlerer Höhenweg"). We took the middle one and had nice views back to Alpbach and the Wiedersbergerhorn mountain on the other side of the valley, and of course the other mountains around.
    It’s a a paved road, with only short pieces where it’s a gravel road. The street goes a bit up and down, it’s none of these flat high routes. And there’s not much shadow!
    There are signs to Inneralpbach, you only should not rely on the walking times that they show on these signs. When you walk for 10 minutes from one sign to the other and both tell you the same time, then it’s rather frustrating than helpful! It took us almost one and a half hour to Inneralpbach, probably because of all the photo stops!
    From Inneralpbach you can either take the bus back to Alpbach (mostly goes hourly), or you walk back on the other side of valley on a kind of high route again. That’s what we did and you get great views on Alpbach from there. It’s a paved road most of the time also, with a few small paths depending on which way you take. When you are getting close to Alpbach you have several possibilities on how to go back, we went to the valley station of the gondola lift, which took another one and a half hour from Inneralpbach. Then took the bus up to Alpbach from there. We were hungry (unfortunately the mountain inn above the valley station is closed on Monday and the restaurant near the valley station had vacation) and didn't want to walk anymore...

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    Church St Oswald

    by himalia11 Written Jul 26, 2011

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    The church of Alpbach is a small baroque church with the altars being constructed by native artists of Alpbach, the Bletzacher family. The first church was build 1200 as an even smaller church who was extended multiple times until it got its current apperance in the 18th century. The patron saint of the church is St Oswald (604-642), King of Northumbria. Next to the church is the cemetery which is worth a look also.

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    Gratlspitz

    by himalia11 Updated Jul 26, 2011

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    Alpbach and Gratlspitz from the Wiedersberger Horn
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    The Gratlspitz is the mountain where Alpbach lies on, separating the Wildschönau valley and the Alpbachtal valley. Its main summit is 1899m above sea level, and there are also two subpeaks.
    Several hiking paths lead up to the summit. We however did hike around the Gratlspitz instead. This did mean to first walk up a hight difference of around 500m in serpentines in the sun – I was so exhausted when we finally reached the pass "Hauser Joch"! From there it was a rather relaxing walk (with some nice views on the Inn valley) to the Holzalm, a mountain inn, where we had a one-hour lunch break. From there we took the small path in direction Hösljoch. It was a bit up and down and sometimes not that nice if you’re afraid of heights, but we had great views on the Wildschönau valley as well as the Inn valley! You’ll also pass a former tunnel entrance, there used to be ore mining in this area. At the Hösljoch then is a nice little chapel, and from there it goes down to Alpbach where we first had a sundae before proceeding to our holiday appartment! We were on the way for about 7 hours, including all the breaks.

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    Wiedersberger Horn

    by himalia11 Written Jul 26, 2011

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    View on the Wiedersberger Horn from above Alpbach
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    The Wiedersberger Horn is the mountain that you see from everywhere in Alpbach as it’s on the opposite side of the Alpbachtal valley. Its summit is 2127m above sea level.
    There’s a gondola lift from the Alpbach valley up to the Wiedersberger Horn. The mountain station of that gondola lift is at about 1850m. Next the mountain station, there’s the “Lauserland”, a large playing ground for children.
    On the moutain you have many hiking options. You can walk on the summit, for instance, it takes about one hour to the summit from the gondola lift station (as of the signs). We didn’t do this as I’m too afraid of heights and that’s no path I can walk although it looked really safe! Instead we did walk the panorama path around the summit. For some reason that worked fine for me although that’s a small path also. It took about 2 hours (with many photo stops!) and you have fantastic views on the Inn valley and the Ziller valley. And there are many seats for relaxing and enjoying the view!

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