When you set out on a drive up the Glockner Road, you are actually following in the tracks left by royalty. In fact, their majesties Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Sissi set out from Heiligenblut 160 years ago to personally conquer this beautiful pass road, now located in Hohe Tauern National Park. From the beginning of May until October, Bruck is thus the ideal starting point for an impressive, 48 km scenic ride by car or bike, taking you up through a total of 36 hairpin bends. Two-wheeling fans use Bruck as a base camp for tours in every direction, since the village also lies in the heart of the Pinzgau biking region, boasting an incredible 1200 km of bike paths!
Alpine Breakfast on the Moosalm
A great tip for all hikers is the Moosalm, located in a part of town known as Gries. Located at 1450 m above sea level, this hut rewards you for the 90-minute climb with unique views of the nearby mountains – the Drei Brüder, Wiesbach- and Kitzsteinhorn – along with tasty regional specialties. Every Tuesday, they offer their popular Hill-Country Breakfast, which also entices many locals to hike up to the Moosalm, too. With your batteries recharged, you might even be energized enough to hike another 2 hours to the Statzerhaus on the Hundstein.
Sledding Fun and Bow & Arrow Shooting in Bruck
If you want to show off your marksmanship, there’s nowhere better than the archery course at Berggasthof Kohlschnait, where, after training with a bow & arrow on a spacious practice range, you will be ready to explore a beautiful archery trail with thirty 3D targets. In winter, the Berggasthof is famous far-and-wide for pure sledding enjoyment. After a fun-filled evening at the hut itself, you will be ready for an exhilarating 3 km ride back down to the valley below.
FREE SKI BUSES TO TOP SKI AREAS
Free ski buses carry winter sports enthusiasts from Bruck directly to the ski areas of Zell am See and Kaprun. At the Schmittenhöhe and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area, skiers and snowboarders find a perfect piste selection. Cross-country skiers, on the other hand, can set out on a double-tracked ski trail that runs right through town, also feeding into the 100 km-long Pinzgau Loipe.