Finkenberg

 

 

Finkenberg in the Zillertal Alps is located in the valley entrance of the Tuxertal, a southern side valley of the Zillertal in North Tyrol / Austria.

For the settlement history of the region see the article on the Tuxertal;

Finkenberg was first mentioned in 1389 as "Vinkenperg" and was important in the Middle Ages as a station on the way over the Pfitscher Joch to South Tyrol. Copper and silver mining was also carried out in the 15th century. Otherwise, Finkenberg was a farming village until modern times.

Tourism in Finkenberg developed from the beginning of the 19th century and after the end of the Second World War it became the most important branch of the economy. The municipality lists 200 accommodation establishments with around 2,600 guest beds. In 1987 the Finkenberger Almbahn went into operation on the Penken.

The local mountain of the community is the Gr├╝nberg (2,765 m);

Finkenberg's most famous son is the ski racer Leonhard Stock, gold medalist in the downhill run at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid.

 

 

Attractions
cath. Church of St. Leonhard. From 1721.
Mineral and Crystal Museum. Tel .: +43 (0) 5285 62089. Private, guided tours by telephone arrangement.
Tux Gorge with Devil's Bridge. Wooden bridge built in 1876 over the 70 m deep gorge of the Tux brook.
Hochstegbr├╝cke. Wooden bridge from the 19th century over the Zemmbach.
activities

 

In summer
Nature trail on the moor on the Penken.

In the winter
Penken ski area (in the Ski-Zillertal3000 network). Tel .: +43 (0) 5287 8506. 9 lifts, 34 kilometers of slopes.


Getting there
By plane
The nearest international airport is in Innsbruck (77 km). Other airports that can be reached are in Salzburg (180 km) and Munich - Franz Josef Strauss Airport (200 km);

By train
From Jenbach an der Unterinntalbahn (Kufstein - Innsbruck route) with the Zillertalbahn to Mayrhofen, then by bus or taxi to Finkenberg.

Information on the Zillertalbahn: www.zillertalbahn.at;

By street
The Tuxertal itself is a dead end, the approach is only possible from the north from the Unterinntal (Inntalautobahn A12, Kufstein - Innsbruck) and on the federal road B169 through the whole Zillertal or from the east from Mittersill on the federal road B168 and over the Gerlospass (toll, approx . ten euros), each possible via Mayrhofen.

 

Around the city

Tuxer Sportbus all year round free journey to Hintertux;
Free ski bus to Mayrhofen and Hintertux in winter;
Night bus "50 Cent-Night-Liner", in winter until 02.20;
Finkenberger Almbahnen, Persal 200, A-6292 Finkenberg (from the village (878 m) to the Penken (1760 m) / ski area Zillertal 3000). Tel .: +43 (0) 5285 62196. Open: Summer: 8.45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Price: Ascent & descent middle station (1,780 m) adults 13.50 children 9.50; Penkenjoch (2,095 m) adults 20.00 children 13.00. last change:
1 Almbahn valley station
2 Almbahn middle station
3 Almbahn mountain station