28 pilgrimage church. Continue up to the Ellerboden (small climb to the right through the woods leading to a viewpoint). From there keep straight on via a small path through the woods towards Raffl, where you will meet with the Öxeltalweg (Öxel valley path). Keep going uphill and at the junction turn right towards Raffl, pass the Beissanger and go on as far as the Raffl clearing with the Rafflhöfen farmhouses. Behind the chapel a steep and narrow path leads down to the valley (surefootedness and robust footwear required). Coming from the left along the forest path, continue down to the Rottenburg waymarking, gentle climb, cross the Rettenbach stream and then continue uphill to the Rottenburg ruins and St Notburga‘s chapel. At the archway, the woodland path starts to descend to Rotholz. Via Thurnegg Castle and the Lindenallee back to Strass. Maria Brettfall - Rafflgatterl - Schrofenmarterl Schlitterberg - Maria Brettfall – Strass, Time: approx. 4 hours Start out from the community hall (Gemeindehaus) in Strass, along the socalled Kirchsteig to the Astholz district, from there up to the Maria Brettfall pilgrimage church. Continue up to the Ellerboden (small climb to the right through the woods leading to a viewpoint). From there keep straight on via a small path through the woods towards Raffl, where you will meet with the Öxeltalweg (Öxel valley path). Keep going uphill and at the junction turn right towards Raffl, pass the Beissanger and go on to the junction to the Rafflhöfen (farmsteads). Do not go on to the clearing, but continue straight on up the hill. A few bends further on past the hunting lodge and the Notburga spring, take the left fork. Continue until a small clearing. Now left on a narrow path to the Schrofenmarterl (great viewpoint), along a narrow path through the upland woods to the Schlitterberg. Then down into the valley in the direction of Maria Brettfall and on to Strass. Maria Brettfall - Rafflgatterl - Old Mine - Larchkopf - Schlitterberg - to Strass via Maria Brettfall or Schlitters, Time: approx. 5 hours Follow directions for Circular Walk no. 5, but do not turn left to the Schrofenmarterl. Continue uphill towards Larchkopf as far as the old mine (Bergwerk). The path forks off to the Larchkopf. After an hour you will reach the highest point, where there is a magnificent all-round view. Return to the fork and then go left towards Schlitterberg. Return to Strass via Maria Brettfall. An alternative is to go to Schlitters via the Schlitters waterfall and then on to Strass. Maria Brettfal - Schlitterberg - Kaunzalpe and back, or via Larchkopf - Radaunalpe - Kaunzalpe and back via Schlitterberg Time: approx. 7.5 hours Start from the community hall (Gemeindehaus), Astholz, Maria Brettfall, Ellerboden, Öxeltalweg (Öxel valley path), uphill towards Schlitterberg, then continue alongside the Öxelbach (stream), keeping left until you reach the Kaunzalpe. Alternative via Raffl, Larchkopf, Radaunalpe to the Kaunzalpe, back via Schlitterberg Hiking and walking trails from Bruck Bruck Bruck - Strass; Time: Bruck - Strass - Schlitters -Bruck approx. 1 3/4 hours Head west out of the centre of the village as far as the Ziller Bank Path (Zilleruferweg) - turn left - continue as far as the Ziller bridge - cross the bridge and turn to the right towards Strass - this cycleway and footpath runs in part beside the Ziller - after crossing the bridge keep left towards Bruck.
Schlitters 29 Bruck – Spitzerköpfl Time: Bruck – Spitzerköpfl – Fiechter chapel – Bruck approx. 2 hours From Bruck (above the district of Bucheben) the path winds its way up to the Spitzerköpfl (809m) - continue on to the Reither Kogel or else return via the Fiechter chapel. Bruck – Reither Kogel (1337m), Time: Bruck – Reither Kogel approx. 2 hours South of the Dorfwirt climb to the edge of the forest, now head north (left) to the Spitzerköpfl, a rocky pinnacle with an enclosed grassy area. Magnificent view to the south into the Ziller valley and to the north to the Karwendel and Sonnwend mountains. Take the B3 footpath up the Reither Kogel. If you wish to do a round trip (approx. 4 1/2 hours), you will have to descend to Reith (R17 or R29 footpaths) and then return home via the R6 to St. Gertraudi – via St. Gertraudi along the country road back to Bruck. Bruck – Klausegg, Time: Bruck – Klausegg – Bruck approx. 3/4 hour Climbing gently from the village, through the forest, past Spitzerköpfel rockfalls and on to the Klausegg. For the return, descent initially a bit steeper into the Ziller valley and near the houses along the track to the road (evening shade). Follow this back to the village. Bruck - Säulingerhof - Hart Time: Bruck – Säulingerhof – Hart – Bruck approx. 3 hours South of Bruck head uphill towards Gasthof Säulingerhof - the little used road climbs gently up to the Gasthof Säulingerhof (approx. 1 hour) – from here it‘s level as far as the Marienkapelle (St Mary‘s Chapel; magnificent view of the Rofan mountains). After the Marienkapelle, a footpath branches off down towards the valley in the direction of Oberhart. The path runs through forest and meadow along the Stations of the Rosary to Oberhart - from Oberhart it‘s only a short distance to Niederhart - from Niederhart to Gasthof Neuhäusl and then back to Bruck. Bruck – Wiedersberger Horn (2127m) Time: Gasthof Steiner – Wiedersberger Horn approx. 2 3/4 hours From Gasthof Steinerhof descend gently via Bichlhof - Niederaigen. Shortly after there‘s a climb to the Luderstein (1839m) - then via the ridge to the Wiedersberger Horn. Descend via the Alpine Club (AV) path 722 to Hart. Hiking and walking trails from Schlitters The Zillerpromenade It is possible to walk the whole length of the Ziller Valley - to the north (Strass) and to the south (Mayrhofen) - alongside the river without any inclines. There are approx. 60 km of walking trails through the valley along both left and right banks. Schlitters - Fügen - Schlitters, Time: approx. 2 hours Start from the tourist office and walk through the village toward the minigolf course and village hall and, carrying straight on as far as Fügen. In the centre of the village turn left towards Hart. At the banks of the Ziller turn left again and then return to Schlitters along the B5 Ziller bank path. Schlitters - Bruck - Strass, Time: approx. 2 1/2 hours From the tourist office turn right and carry straight on until just before Ziller Valley information. Turn right here taking the underpass towards the sports field. Walk alongside the bathing lake and continue, branching off to the right