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Mountain Summer in the Zillertal

Exciting Highlights in the Zillertal and Tyrol

Zillertal Höhenstraße

Take a trip along the most beautiful Alpine route in Austria with a view of the Zillertal, the glacier and Großglockner, all between 500 and 2020 metres above sea level.

The Hirschbichelalm makes a good spot for a break at 1,800 m.

Don’t miss the Melchboden viewpoint at 2,000 m.




Krimml Falls

Take Gerlos to Gerlos pass (1,600 m)—here you will see a fantastic panoramic view of the glacier of Wilden Gerlos and upper Tauern.

Krimml is home to one of the largest natural waterfalls in Europe–the Krimml waterfalls.



Achensee steam train / Achensee steamboat / Zillertal train

Jenbach used to be an important intersection for road and rail traffic in the lower Inn valley. The two steam trains still bear witness of this today on their daily journey north to the Achensee and south into the Zillertal valley. You get a sense of what it was like to travel in the olden days.

The Achensee is Tyrol's largest mountain lake. There are many lovely restaurants and cafés on the lake's promenade. You can also visit the Gaisalm mountain hut, which you can reach only by boat or on foot.



Schwaz mine

Once you travel through the 800 m deep entrance on the mine railway, an unusual underground experience awaits you.

Retrace the tracks of the mountain people who mined for silver and copper over 500 years ago and return to a time when the world was thought to be flat.



Wolfsklamm Gorge Stans

Explore the beautiful natural rock formations, crystal clear water, and gushing waterfalls with panoramic views in the wonderful Wolfsklamm gorge. The fresh air and marvellous natural spectacle ensure an unforgettable experience.

The Wolfsklamm gorge is one of the most beautiful gorges in the Alps and will challenge you with 354 steps and exciting wooden bridges. Walking through this gorge is not just a simple hike, it is a true adventure with all the greatness which nature has to offer.

After the memorable hike through the Wolfsklamm, you can continue on the pilgrim's path to St. Georgenberg, which is the oldest place of pilgrimage in Tyrol. Take some time to rest in the traditional inn and indulge in a special treat after this exciting walk.



Museum of Tyrolean Farmhouses

Discover this lost culture when you visit the farmhouses and discover all of the fascinating things about them.

This is a collection of 14 traditional Alpine farmhouses—the largest Tyrolean open-air museum.



Feuerwerk – Experience the Wonders of Wood in Fügen

This attraction is the perfect day-out for you if you need some entertainment on your day off the mountains. This biomass heat and power station is very informative and interesting, and will literally heat up your day.

There are daily tours on offer, so the experts can inform you about Austria's most modern and economic biomass heat and power station. Come see for yourself and experience the wonders of wood at



Rattenberg – Tyrol’s smallest town

Rattenberg is a charming little Mediaeval town, which has made a name for itself far beyond its homeland, thanks to its glass industry. The Volksschauspiele Schlossberg (folk plays) are held there every year.

The journey on to Alpbach is also worthwhile. It is one of the prettiest rural villages in Tyrol. The picturesque village with its traditional wooden houses is surrounded by beautiful flowers and miles of mountains and hiking paths.



Tratzberg castle in Stans

It is considered a jewel of the renaissance among Austrian castles. Its first mention in documents dates back to the 13th century. It served as a border fortress against the Bavarians and as a hunting château as far back as Emperor Maximilian I.




An attractive city with a wealth of cultural and culinary delights, the capital of Tyrol offers excellent shopping opportunities and has a style all its own: a romantic city with a backdrop of mountains.

The old city centre can look back on 800 years of history. It is home to cultural gems such as the famed Little Golden Roof, Schwarze Mander sculptures, imperial Hofburg and nearby Schloss Ambras, the Alpine Zoo, and Bergisel Olympic ski jump. The university city also has plenty to offer those who like to party.



Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Wattens, home to Swarovski’s headquarters, is well worth a visit. The internationally renowned Austrian songwriter and performance artist André Heller has created a water-spouting giant with an enchanting wonderland of crystals inside.


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