Hörbrunn-Engelsberg Round Tour


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  • EasyLevel
  • access_time2:45 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt9,1 kmDistance
  • terrain800 mHighest point
  • trending_up210 mUphill
  • trending_down210 mDownhill
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Tour information

Start this circular walk at the Salvenaland leisure park in Hopfgarten. From there continue leisurely on the path along the Kelchsauer Ache river until you get to the district of Elsbethen. Now walk past the “s’elsbethen” social and nursing home and the stunning Unterrainhof farm and continue towards the Elsbethen church which dates back to the early 16th century. From here you have the wonderful opportunity to take in the surrounding scenery and rest for a little while. Following the sign you now walk steeply uphill to the ruins of Engelsberg Castle. The foundation walls of the former castle are still there and offer a glimpse of days long gone. Now the circular hike leads you through woodland to the two Formegg farms where you change from the forest path back to asphalt. On Glantersberg continue along the road briefly uphill and then to the right on a field path. Already after a few metres you gee to the forest border and a rest area that invites you to enjoy the view of the Hohe Salve.
From there the path takes you leisurely and gently downhill and into the valley until you reach the Hörbrunn church ruins. To these days the ruins and the building of the former Hörbrunn glassworks following immediately after bear witness to Hopfgarten’s economic importance in glass production. To get back to your starting point take the path out of the valley along the Kelchsauer Ache river

Alternative route: the walk can be shortened at the Oberformegg farm. Just follow the sign there and take the path to the Salvenaland directly.


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Hörbrunn-Engelsberg Round Tour


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  • Hiking trail, forest trail, asphalt
  • Breathable outdoor clothing
    sufficient food and drinks
    First aid kit
    Mobile phone with full battery & charger
    Hiking map & guide literature
    Possibly a GPS device or download the GPS data to your mobile phone
    Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen & cap)
  • Arriving from Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Wörgl Ost - feeder road B178 towards St. Johann i. T. & Kitzbühel - after tunnel exit towards Hopfgarten - at roundabout take B170 towards Hopfgarten - turn right under after the underpass and drive over the bridge towards Kelchsau - into valley on L205 Kelchsauer Straße approx. 2 km - the destination is on the left.

    Arriving from Kitzbühel: B170 Brixentalstraße towards Wörgl - in Hopfgarten before the second railway underpass turn left over bridge towards Kelchsau - into the valley on L205 Kelchsauer Straße approx. 2 km - the destination is on the left.

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