Aschau near Kirchberg - Geographical hub of the Kitzbüheler Alpen
Since the beginning of summer 2013 the newly set-up 'Aschau – Geographical hub of the Kitzbüheler Alpen' information facility has been accessible to everyone. 'Die Kitzbüheler Alpen', a large-format coffee-table book which has around 300 pages, by local photographer Markus Mitterer has made the public aware of Aschau's special location (the district of Kirchberg in Tirol). Subsequently the Kitzbüheler Alpen – Brixental tourism association, in co-operation with Markus Mitterer, have established an area worthy of note, with marking stones and boards as well as stones from all sections of the Kitzbüheler Alpen, close to Aschau's Kneipp facilities. The impressive landmark, a five tonne specimen, has been relocated from the 1600 metre Schöntalalm into the valley – a genuine 'Rettenstein', so to speak. The three metre wide board shows a fascinating satellite image of the Kitzbüheler Alpen and was specially put together by the Deutschen Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum (DLR), especially for Markus Mitterer's coffee-table book, and it is made up of lots of individual images.