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Sights and attractions in Scharnitz

In 1632, during the time of the Thirty Years’ War (1618 – 1648), the government in Innsbruck obtained permission to erect a fortress on a piece of land located in the narrow Scharnitz valley that belonged to the Bishopric of Freising. The impressive fortification was named after the reigning Regent of Tyrol, Claudia de Medici, who was present at the ceremony.

The source of the river Isar - the power of water, © Olympiaregion Seefeld, Heinz Zak

Source of the river Isar

The origin of the Isar is located in the municipal area of Scharnitz, surrounded by the mighty mountain massif of the Karwendel. The Isar begins its journey to the Danube and the Black Sea in Hinterautal. The…

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Porta Claudia

In 1632, during the time of the Thirty Years’ War (1618 – 1648), the government in Innsbruck obtained permission to erect a fortress on a piece of land located in the narrow Scharnitz valley that belonged to the Bishopric of Freising. The impressive fortification was named after the reigning…

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