The Stubai Valley in Tyrol is the main valley of the Stubai Alps. It runs from the glaciated Alps main ridge 35 km in a north-easterly direction to the vicinity of the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck. At the front there is on both sides by steep-walled dolomite sticks (Kalkkögel and Serleskamm) gerahmt. From the central valley of the summit heights rise to the final main Alpine ridge back steadily to 3.507 m (Zuckerhütl) an. Other well-known and coveted among climbers summit of the Stubai Alps are the Hawk (3.277 m), the Wild Freiger(3.418 m), the Schrankogel (3.496 m) and the Ruderhofspitze (3.473 m). The stretched valley line allows almost any point from the unobstructed view of the glaciated valley head. In cooperation with the symmetry of both valley sides, a pronounced harmonious landscape resulting, which was already praised in ancient literature often. Main river of the valley is the Ruetz, on the burner below the road at the Stefansbrücke 680 opens meters above sea level in the Sill. The largest valleys are the Slip-, das Pinnis- and the Oberbergtal. In the catchment area are about twenty major and a number of smaller glaciers, whereby the Ruetz has a pronounced glacial stream-character, with day- and seasonally highly variable runoff. The Stubai Valley are the five village communities Schoenberg, Mieders, Telfes, Fulpmes and Neustift im Stubaital. Politically, they form their own region and the district Innsbruck include land to the Austrian province of Tyrol. Total live here ca. 13.000 Resident, of which more than each 4.000 in Neustift and Fulpmes (Stand 2010).