The idyllic stretching mountain village, with the commanding Tribulaun massif in the background, is home to 360 inhabitants and lies at an altitude of 1,400 m.
The Obernberg Valley is seen by many as a climactic point of scenic beauty. Right in the heart of the nature conservation area lies a natural gem of international renown: Lake Obernberg, a very popular hiking destination for families with children.
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The history of Obernberg predates pre-Roman times to a period when there was still a thriving mining industry in the valley. Some researchers believe that it is home to the oldest mine in Tyrol. Even today, it is still easily possible to make out the five miners’ holes to the south of the Kachelstube above Lake Obernberg. The first material to be mined was silver, later followed by white marble, for example, for the Court Church in Innsbruck. The miners and the area around the Tribulaun mountains are the subject of many myths.
This unique mountain lake lies at the foot of the mighty Tribulaun and can be reached by a short hike past some rustic chalets; it is also accessible for pushchairs. With its emerald-green and crystal-clear water, it is considered a true place of natural power. A delightful picnic in one of the bays lined with large rocks is a golden opportunity to dangle your feet in the lake and relax.
There are 20 family-friendly climbing routes in the cliffs around the Hubertus chapel at the right-hand end of the Obernberg Valley. The routes are also ideal for amateur climbers and beginners. There are also some challenging routes for experienced climbers, meaning that there is something for enthusiastic scramblers of all ages.
St. Nikolaus Church (St. Nicholas) stands on a moraine hill surrounded by larch and birch trees, with the striking crags of the Tribulaun in the background. The church is one of the most beautifully situated churches in North Tyrol and is therefore a popular motif for photographers and painters. The old mill next to the church dates from the 19th century and can be visited once a week in summer on a guided tour with the miller.
In Obernberg, there are many winter sports opportunities away from the tourist crowds. Numerous ski tour routes of different levels of difficulty start from various points scattered throughout the whole valley and promise wonderful descents in deep snow. There is tobogganing fun for the whole family on the illuminated toboggan run to Lake Obernberg; there is an ice rink next to the pavilion, and romantic hikes by the light of flaming torches lend the mountain winter its unique character. Groomed winter hiking trails, numerous opportunities for snowshoeing and an idyllic cross-country ski run round off the extensive range of winter sports to perfection.
Obernberg am Brenner
6157 Obernberg am Brenner
Obernberg am Brenner is a municipality with 354 inhabitants in the district of Innsbruck Land in Tyrol. The municipality is in the judicial district of Innsbruck.