Bible Trail - Rottenburg Castle Ruin

Relaxing hike for body and soul, in unspoilt nature, far away from hectic and stress.

From the Gasthof Esterhammer inn's car park, follow the forest path signposted as a Bible trail and walk along the contemplative sculptures to Tyrol's highest spruce, a natural monument 54 metres high. The hike continues to the ruins of Rottenburg castle, with the reconciliation steps, a nice resting place with fireplace and the emergency castle chapel. In the Middle Ages, Rottenburg was regarded as the centre of the nobles and noblemen and was the economic hub and administrative centre of Tyrol. On the way back, children must make a detour to the Knippingpark nature playground before reaching the starting point at Gasthof Esterhammer. A worthwhile conclusion is certainly a stop in the garden of the Gasthof Esterhammer with its rustic chestnut trees.

At a Glance

Walking time / ascent:0.75 h


Starting point:Parkplatz Gasthof Esterhammer Rotholz

Route type

Family hike:Yes


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