Located on the southern slopes of the mighty Nordkette Mountains, Rum is a municipality to the north of Innsbruck with a population of 9,000.
It is one of a series of villages known as the MARTHA villages (Mühlau, Arzl, Rum, Thaur, Absam) which line the old road connecting Innsbruck and Hall in Tirol. These villages are said to have been the first to develop the Mullerlaufen tradition, a colourful and popular carnival procession held every February in one of the six MARTHA villages. Rum itself is dominated by its mighty gothic church and is separated from Innsbruck by just a few green fields. There is an excellent railway connection to the regional capital, making it easy to visit its many attractions such as the Golden Roof. In the other direction, it takes just a few minutes on the train to reach Hall in Tirol with its medieval old-town area. Rum’s position at the foot of the Karwendel Alpine Park makes it a good base for hiking and mountain biking. One hike popular with families leads past the Enzianhütte hut up to the Rumer Alm hut at 1,243m. Holidaymakers who prefer to take things easy on the valley floor can explore the Inn Cycle Path, while wintersports enthusiasts can choose between no fewer than nine ski resorts.