Excursion Tips for your Vacation Planning
Nature’s Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier
Nature’s Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier is a natural gem, unique worldwide and an ideal year round excursion destination for the whole family. The entrance to this ice cave is only a 3 to 4 minute walk from the top station of the glacierbus 3 lift.
On guided tours, visitors are asked to „Step inside” to this wonderful world deep beneath the ski slopes and discover a glacial crevasse with magical ice stalactites, giant sparkling ice crystals, frozen waterfalls and even a glacial lake.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens
Embedded in a mysterious park, a glittering fairytale landscape awaits you, which invites you to dream. In 14 subterranean chambers, the multimedia artist André Heller created in 1995 for the 100th anniversary of Swarovski a place of wonder.
The constantly changing crystal dress of the rooms reflects the joy of innovation and dynamism as the highest maxims of the world's leading manufacturer of precisely cut crystals.
ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal Dairy & Show Farm
What is made from milk and how does it get into the carton,...?
Adults and children can experience the entire hay milk production path at the ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal Dairy. Children can see how cheese is made at the Show Dairy, where it matures and how it is looked after, how filling machines work and much more.
The new and popular highlight in the SHow Dairy: GENUSSlöffeln (the PLEASURE spoon). Young visitors especially enjoy the taste of hay milk and yoghurts! Each one tastes better than the next - and you will soon find your favourite!
A film is screened in the Show Farm barn, which shows how milking functions and why hay milk is so valuable! But at the end of the day, discovering what the animals get up to in real life is even more interesting - and there is plenty of opportunity for doing just that. Cows, sheep, chickens and the goats in particular are inherently curious and will come and nuzzle visitors, hoping for some attention. Another film can be seen at the Bee Pavilion – over one million bees live at the Show Farm and love buzzing around the many flowers all around!
Pepis Children Area at the Penken
In the winter season, Pepis Children Area on the Penkenjoch is the place to take your first steps on skis. In front of the Granatalm's sun terrace, a summer children's area was set up as a counterpart to the children's area in winter. The latest highlight can be seen from afar. In the new Pepis Children Area, an 8 m high playable Pepi - who was once the Tux giant's toy - welcomes all children. The inside of the giant pepi is the ultimate playground for all children. There is definitely no boredom on 3 levels. In addition to a crawl channel, a playhouse, a distorting mirror, there is also a climbing wall and many other attractions. Those who have had enough of all the playing, romping and climbing can simply leave the giant pepi by slide.
The museum with its 700 m2 floor space and 19 rooms is dedicated to the following themes, showing exhibits, photographs, and documents:
Industry: scythe manufacture, Jenbacher Werke, trains
Nature: butterflies, birds, fungi, snails, shells
Sport: alpine and winter sport
History: Jenbach, important people from Jenbach, the South Tyrol "Option" of 1939
ACHENSEE STEAM COG RAILWAY
The world's oldest steam-powered cog rail trains are over 117 years old. Whistling locomotives, hissing and steaming vents, pounding pistons, and hammering exhaust bursts guarantee an unforgettable steam train experience. Starting at the Jenbach train station, the journey to the Achensee takes 45 minutes and overcomes a gradient of 16 %. The Achensee is the largest lake of the Tyrol. There is a direct connection to the ships on the Achensee.
A majestic romantic fortress, Tratzberg Castle sits atop a massive rock ledge and commands a breathtaking view of the Inn valley. It has already servered Emperor Maximilian I. and the Fuggers as a hunting lodge and since 1848 it has been the private property of the Counts Enzenberg. The castle is considered one of the most beautiful Late-Gothic castles in Europe and the tour of the castle is not only historically fascinating, but unusual also in its richly entertaining character.
KRIMML WORLDS OF WATER
The fascinat ion of water takes center stage.As a natural phenomenon, in the waterfall center, at the aquaszenarium and the aquapark – this interactive experience thrills guests of all ages with the inspiring power of water. An ideal starting point for a visit to the Krimml Waterfalls is the modern Krimml Worlds of Water. This innovative adventure center is a combination of educational entertainment, sensory experience and active participation.
The highest planetarium in Europe gives you the possibility of disovering the universe in a clear night.
Using excellent technologies, you can enjoy adiovisual shows in the Planetarium in Schwaz.
HAUS DER VÖLKER
This museum in Schwaz offers many, many artefacts and pictures from Africa, the middle east and China.
SCHWAZ SILBER MINE
Schwaz was once on of Europe's most important cities due to its silver mines - nowadays, you can explore these mines with an experienced guide and penetrate up to 800 deep into the mountain.
Discover the making of candles in this interesting museum in Schlitters.
ZILLERTAL ALPINE ROAD
The Zillertaler Höhenstraße is one of the most beautiful alpine roads in Austria and offers all visitors a magnificent journey up to altitudes of 2,020 metres above sea level by car, with the bus up to Melchboden or even on your bike.
Close by the Inn river, the medieval city of Rattenberg - the smallest in Austria - hugs the mountainside. Its 600 inhabitants live in restored town houses. Rattenberg is also called the "Glass City", offering everything that makes glass beautiful: engraved and painted glass, crystal glass, dishes, cups, bowls, etc. You can also watch glassblowers demostrate their skills.
WOLFSKLAMM ST. GEORGENBERG
Why not try an adventerous walk through this canyon? You will certainly enjoy nature at its best here.
GRAVEYARD MUSEUM "WITHOUT THE DEAD"
A trip to the city of Rattenberg is ideal for a visit of the so-called "exemplary cemetary". This cemetary "without the dead", which has been put together with a lot of hard work by the Guggenberger Family, beautiful examples of old craftsmanship have found a new home. Visitors are inspired by the inscriptions to consider life and death in a pleasant and contemplative atmosphere.
BURG HASEGG MIT MÜNZTURM UND MÜNZMUSEUM
Hall, and ancient town, famous for its mint. Nowadays, the "Mint tower" houses a musuem which is undoubtedly very interesting for old and young.
With a holiday in Innsbruck and the surrounding holiday villages, you are guaranteed unique experiences in BOTH the city and the mountains alike. Where else can you go from a fascinating medieval city centre up to the sunny terrace of a mountain restaurant at an altitude of 2,000 meters in barely 30 minutes? As you take a leisurely stroll through Innsbruck’s old town, don't forget to stop by in one of the many picturesque street cafés before you continue to explore the quaint alleys and medieval arcades with their unique shops full of charming, extravagant and often typical Tyrolean products.
Visit the interactive museum with their newly adapted show rooms dedicated to the life and times of Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519). The new "Children's World" invites young visitors on an exciting journey of discovery in the museum. Enjoy a magnificent view from the grandiose bay of the Golden Roof.
More than 2000 animals belonging to 150 species from all over the Alps are waiting for you in the highest zoo in Europe. Animals of all sizes have found their home in the Alpine Zoo: the kinglet with its 5 grams is a real lightweight, whereas the Bearded Vulture with its 3 m wingspan is the largest bird of the Alps. The special experience for the entire family!
The stately Kufstein Fortress has long since secured itself a spot among the most popular trip destinations. The opportunity to "travel back in time" is like a magnet for locals, daytrippers, and tourists alike. Expensivly restored, the fortress constitues the much-adored and versatile "Pearl of Tyrol" and offers a stunning array of impressions and services to lovers of culture and history.
HIKING THROUGH THE KUNDL GORGE - SUITABLE FOR PUSH CHAIRS AND WHEEL CHAIRS
The Kundler gorge is a popular destination for young and old. The wide trail leads us past bizarre and mighty rocks. The creek bed is also full of stones and the site of various geological rocks. On strong rainy days and from mid-November to late March, the gorge is closed for safety reasons! However, you can always walk in to the inn in the winter (if necessary also drive).