The journey is its own reward - on Bergmahderweg Trail the slightly inflationary saying fits in perfectly. Hermann Falkner describes the entire route from Niederthai to the bridge, leading to Larstighof on the other side, as his favorite place. Lined with awesome vantage points, the well-maintained forest path with several benches always leads above the waters of Horlachbach, straight into the valley of the same name. Hermann doesn't have to go far, his special nature exploration almost starts on the doorstep. Full of strong images, peppered with stories that are of great importance for every Niederthai local. Like the striking rock formation that threatened to break off in the 1960s, so that some of the residents had to be relocated from the hamlet of Sennhof. Or the hamlet's meadow "Hoamig Lehn", a track for the avalanche in snowy winters, that does not endanger the village anymore.
From a slightly elevated perspective you will soon recognize that Niederthai was a lake in times long past. We pass a deer feeding station and enjoy the picture-book view of the Ötztal and Stubai Alps between the forest sections.