Natural Gems

in the Imst Holiday Region

Treasures of the Alps

Intact Alpine landscapes and a rich variety of flora and fauna in the Imst Holiday Region offer the perfect setting in which to unwind, relax and recharge your batteries. When the sun's shining on your face and your feet are dangling in the cool water of a mountain stream, then you'll fell it - this is your summer!

Breathtaking natural beauty, a particularly rich variety of flower species, an unusual geological formation and high-alpine fauna – the Muttekopf area boasts a wealth of natural gems in a setting of unparalleled tranquillity. Guided hikes, courses and talks offer visitors a closer insight into this unique area.

Muttekopf Region

The Muttekopf region is protected because of its special geological features. One of the reasons is the highest Gosau occurrence in the entire Limestone Alps. The "Blaue Köpfe" make the area a unique geological teaching example.

Breathtaking natural beauty, a particularly rich variety of flower species, an unusual geological formation and a high-alpine fauna – the Muttekopf area boasts a wealth of natural gems in a setting of unparalleled tranquillity.

Earth Pyramids

A hiking trail leads from the deeply cut Inn Gorge along the Walderbach stream to the bizarre Earth pyramids, which many are familiar with as "Lahn towers". The towers are weathered moraine structures and are protected from further weathering by "capstones".

These kinds of structures are extremely rare in Tyrol and small wonders of nature, which can best be admired from Roppen on the 1.5 hour circular hiking trail. Start approx. 3.5 km west of Roppen at the large information board.

Gurgltal Valley

The wide side valley of the Upper Inn Valley has separated the Lechtal Alps in the north west from the Mieming mountains in the south east since the Ice Age. The Gurgltal Valley gives extraordinary flora and fauna a home in its extensive meadows and ancient terraced landscapes with countless barns over a relatively small area. The beautiful landscape not only makes the valley habitable for rare flowers and interesting animals, but also offers locals and guests a wonderful retreat.

The most intensive way to experience the Gurgltal Valley's recreational value is by bike along the Via Claudia Augusta, in the cold water of the healing spring or on a journey through time at the Knappenwelt miners' world.

Milser Au Floodplain

Rare animals and plants have found a valuable habitat in the Mils floodplain. Near-natural river constructions were used to create flood retention areas that preserve and revitalise the grey alder floodplain forest's natural habitat and ecosystem in the long term. This prevents the transformation of the softwood floodplain forest into an ecologically less valuable area from continuing.

In the meantime, visitors to the Mils floodplain have been provided with an idyllic, relaxing recreational area by the beautiful Inn river. Start at the Mils sports field, end at the Trofana Tyrol restaurant & adventure village. Free parking.

Sinnesbrunn Moors

The natural oasis of the Sinnesbrunn moors owes its name to a small pilgrimage church and a healing spring. The small moors lie hidden in hilly terrain, between light spruce forests, and they in turn hide a remarkable flora and fauna. With the mountain backdrop, the natural moors offer a particularly beautiful picture for hikers and nature lovers. A whole range of different hiking trails lead to the moors.

klares Wasser in der Natur und Wald
© Warter

Protected Areas

Hike through the protected areas in Tyrol and enjoy the idyllic peace of the Alps.

 

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