You not only can see the Serles from Innsbruck, you can also see at least as far from the peak itself. The exposed position opens up amazing mountain views and a panorama beyond comparison, from the Zuckerhütl to the Tux glaciers and from the Dolomites to the Karwendel mountain range. The view from the Serles includes the Inn Valley, the Stubai, as well as the Zillertal Alps.
In 1579, when Georg Ernstinger, a mountaineer from Innsbruck, ascended the Serlesspitze from Schönberg via Gleinserberg and Maria Waldrast for the first time, he noticed the specific water at Maria Waldrast. However he was not the first person to value the quality of the water at Maria Waldrast. The place at the bottom of the Serles was already sacred for the Celts. The pilgrims on their way to Rome used the route via Maria Waldrast and drank the water of Maria Waldrast, which has of some of the highest quality in Tyrol. Its journey is said to take almost 100 years through limestone and mineral-based soil on primary rock. The secluded place at the base of the Serles houses a monastery with a church, a fountain of mercy and a chapel of origin at the edge of the forest. It is the highest located place of pilgrimage in Austria.
Safety informationHiking (black mountain track) – short via ferrata (fixed rope route) like passage after the Serlesjöchl (saddle)
Tips and hintshttp://www.stubai.at/en/sommer/wandern/seven-summits
Getting thereThe tour starts at the end of the Höhlebachstraße at the dam in Kampl, a district of Neustift. Drive out of the valley, turn right shortlybefore the end of Kampl, before the gas station.
ParkingThere are only a few parking lots available at the starting point.
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