Gathering place for black cockerels
Distance 14.5 km
High up beneath the Brenner summit, lies an open, overgrown plateau with alpine roses and cranberry bushes. The glistening white Stubai Ice Caves can be seen in the distance. This scenic nature site is, however, the annual gathering place for black cockerels to mate, scuffle and ‘play about’ together. The peak mating season for roosters falls between late March and early June - which runs alongside the start of the hiking season. The roosters begin their courtship displays at dawn, as they try to impress with their posturing and chest thrusts, diverse sounds and exuberant leaps. They always take a break before sunrise, which hunters describe as morning prayer. Sunrise sees the start of the so-called ‘sun courtship’, which, including interludes of scuffling, lasts all day. Hühnerspiel therefore gives a whole new meaning to the concepts of nature and drama.
Round Trip: Oberbergtal car park "Josef" - Brandstattalm - Hühnerspiel – Milderaunalm – Auffangalm - Oberbergtal car park "Josef"
AuthorTourismusverband Stubai Tirol
Update: November 10, 2020
Getting thereDie Tour startet beim Parkplatz „Josef“ im Oberbergtal. Den Parkplatz erreicht man indem in Milders in Richtung Oberbergtal abzweigt und der Straße ca. 3,5 Kilometer folgt.
ParkingBeim Ausgangspunkt befinden sich ca. 20 Parkplätze.
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