EXCURSIONS FOR YOUR VACATION PLANNING
NATURE'S ICE PALACE IN 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.
ERLEBNIS SENNEREI 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.
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!
EXCURSION DESTINATIONS IN THE AREA
The Museum in Jenbach
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, imporant 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.
Tratzberg Castle was built in the year 1500 high above the Inn valley between Jenbach and Stans, and was a hunting castle in th times of Emperor Maximilian I and the Fuggers. The late-gothic marvel was extensively furnished in the Renaissance and has been the home of the Counts Enzenberg since 1848. In perfect condition and completely furnished Tratzberg Castle provides its visitors a fascination audio experience (for children in the shape of a fairy tale) that showcases the impressive history of the place.
The Krimml Falls - the highest in Europe - with their impressive height of 380 m across three levels are the fifth-highest waterfalls on the planet. Constructed by the Austrian Alpine Association (ÖAV), a hiking path leads directly to this breathtaking natural spectacle. Experience the refreshing spray and the impressive strength of the water in the marvellous mountain scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
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.
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.
The regional capital. In the heart of the Alps many diverse cultures of historical epochs meet an alluring landscape in a unique way. The city shows its many sights - the "Golden Roof" in the Old Town should definitely not be missed. A visit to the Alpine Zoo will be an unforgettable experience for the children.
The Golden Roof
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!