Kaunerberg

Kaunerberg lies on the sunny mountain slopes overlooking the entrance to the Kaunertal Valley. Its 425 residents live in across several hamlets home to traditional wooden farmhouses.

Its location makes Kaunerberg the ideal starting point for hikes and mountain bike rides into the surrounding mountains. The Kaunergrat Nature Park is popular with families and those in search of peace and quiet, while there are plenty of huts throughout the region serving traditional food. The Kaunertal Glacier, Tirol's youngest glacier, offers spectacular scenery and excellent skiing from October all the way through until June.

Interesting attractions well worth a visit include the Talmuseum Kaunertal, where people can learn what life was like in this region dominated by farming and handicrafts in centuries past. An unusual but nonetheless fascinating point of interest is the Kaunertal hydrpower plant, which is one of the largest in Austria. Indeed, water is generally a big factor in the Kaunerberg. The village has a themed Kaunerberg Water Trail taking hikers from Gallruth through a 1km drainage tunnel (battery-powered torches and burning flares are provided) and past the Kaunerberger Hangkanal, which provides the water used to irrigate the fields and orchards in Kaunerberg and Kauns.

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