Steinberg am Rofan

 

 

Steinberg am Rofan is a small holiday resort northeast of Lake Achensee in Tyrol. Anyone looking for peace and quiet away from mass tourism is right here. There are numerous hiking opportunities.

The mountain village Steinberg am Rofan is located in the valley floor of the Mühlbach, is an independent community and a scattered settlement: the center of the village is the church with only a few farms, the other farms are spread over the entire valley floor.

The surrounding mountains are in the south the steep north flank of the Rofan, in the north the single mountain Guffert and in the north-east the Unnütz separates the valley of the Mühlbach from the Achensee. Both individual mountains are still counted as rofan.

Until the road from the Tyrolean Achental to Steinbach was built in the middle of the last century, the mountain village could only be reached on foot, but the region has probably been inhabited since the end of the 8th century. In the Middle Ages the region belonged to the Seeon Monastery, after secularization and the abolition of the monastery, Steinberg became part of the Archdiocese of Salzburg and thus to Austria.

 

Attractions
The parish church of St. Lambert has its origins in a small church that was documented in 1188. The current church building was built from 1419, at the beginning of the 18th century it was redesigned in Baroque style and found its current exterior design.
Worth seeing inside are the high altar, high altar picture (all around 1740) and the statues on the statues on the high altar (1680 and 1750).

Activities
In summer
Walks in the wide valley
Mountain hikes z. B. on the Guffert or in the Rofan. A nice destination in the Rofan is z. B. the Zireiner See at 1800 m altitude.

In the winter
Directly in Steinberg am Rofan there is a small ski area Rofanlifte Steinberg with two tow lifts (1,050 m - 1,250 m).
The Christlum is the next larger ski area and is located at Achenkirch about 8 km away.


Getting there
The next train station is Jenbach im Inntal. There is a bus connection via Maurach and Achenkirch to Steinberg (lines 4080 and 7801, see also Verkehrsverbund Tirol)

By street
At Achenkirch, the 10 km long road to Steinberg branches off the main road in the Achental. The Achenseestraße is part of the connection Lenggries or Tegernsee - Achensee - Inntal.