The beautiful turquoise Obernberger See lake has made the quiet village of Obernberg famous well beyond the borders of Tirol. Both the village and the lake are located in a side valley branching off the Wipptal Valley.
Obernberg lies at 1,380 metres above sea level in the Obernberger Tal Valley, a side valley branching off the larger Wipptal Valley near the town of Gries am Brenner. The Obernberg Tal Valley first runs west, then south. It is often known as the "Canada of Tirol" because of its high mountains, large forests and, first and foremost, the beautiful Obernberger See lake. This mountain lake is cold even in the summer, but it is a beautiful place for walking. As well as the easy trail around the lake, there are more challenging hikes up into the mountains around it such as the Nößlachjoch, the Schwarze Wand and the mighty peaks of the Tribulaun mountains. The highest of these three peaks is the Pflerscher Tribulaun at 3,097m. Visitors interested in culture should pay a visit to the St Nikolaus parish church built in 1760.