The village of Sellrain at the start of the Sellraintal Valley is popular with hikers and the perfect base camp for exploring the majestic peaks of the Stubai Alps
Even as early as the Middle Ages, Sellrain drew visitors from along the Inntal Valley in search of the iron-rich water from the Rothenbrunn, believed to have healing properties. Today, this village at the entrance to the Sellrailtal Valley continues to attract visitors, who come to relax and explore the mighty Stubai Alps. Sellrain, which is home to 1,330 inhabitants living in a series of settlements connected by no fewer than 36 bridges, lies at 900 metres above sea level and is overlooked by the 600-year-old St. Quirin pilgrimage church. To the south lies the Fotscher Windegg mountain (2,577 m), which like the nearby Lüsenser Villerspitze and the Roter Kogel offers challenging terrain for rock climbers and hikers. Another good area for hiking is the nearby Fotschertal Valley. This quiet side valley running south from Sellrain has a number of hiking and mountain biking trails in summer all the way up to the Potsdamer Hütte hut, while in winter it is popular with ski touring enthusiasts. The Sellraintal High Trail and the Seigesalm also offer fantastic views. In winter, the family-friendly Rangger Köpfl ski resort is just a few kilometres away.