Excursions

Excursion destinations in the Zillertal & Tyrol

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Alpine roads - Zillertal "High Road"

one of the most beautiful Alpine roads in Austria ! For this reason alone, the Zillertal High Road - which ranges in elevation from 550 to 2,020m - is definitely worth the trip - a 30 km-long scenic road which allows you to view the Ziller Valley from a very different perspective.

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Zillertal Railway from Jenbach to Mayrhofen/Zillertal

A big step into the past. The historical steam locomotive run by the Zillertal Railway, with its unique Swarovski Carriage, runs every day through the Ziller Valley. Ride the steam train through the Zillertal and see the valley from its most beautiful side!

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Reservoirs in the Zillertal

The Zillertal boasts 4 reservoirs: the Zillergrund, Stillup, Gerlos and Schlegeis. All of them are easy to reach by bus or car, serving as an ideal base for numerous hikes and bike tours along the shoreline.

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Spannagel Cave on the Hintertuxer Glacier/Zillertal

This cave is the largest natural cave in the Central Alps - a subterranean adventure!

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Historic Gold Mine in Zell am Ziller/Zillertal

Sense what it is like to be inside a mountain and experience 350 years of culture and an almost forgotten sector of the Zillertal's economy, during an impressive multi-media presentation in the mine.

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Dairy Plant in Mayrhofen/Zillertal

Tyrol's first dairy plant to open its doors to the public, spanning some 6000 m². Experience for yourself the world of milk-processing and cheese production!

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FeuerWerk - a fascinating world of wood in Fügen/Zillertal

Take a guided tour through the most modern and most efficient biomass district heating plant in Austria.

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Heritage Museum in Fügen/Zillertal

Since 1979, the museum has been housed in one of the oldest buildings in Fügen. There you will be able to experience a journey back in time through the history of the Zillertal. Learn about local culture and the traditions of days past, as well as about the Zillertal National Singers.

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Wasserwunderwelt – Krimml Waterfalls in Krimml

Experience the amazing powers of water. The Krimml Waterfalls, dropping in three stages a total of 380 m, is one of the most impressive and highest falls in all of Europe - unique natural spectacle.

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Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens

World-famous, three-dimensional experiential museum with crystals, light & sound architecture created by international media artist, André Heller. Experience a sensory journey into the fascinating world of crystal.

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Achensee - Tyrol's biggest lake

crystal clear and emerald green, a fjord between the Karwendel and Rofangebirge mountains. A hike around the Achensee is very rewarding - if you want, you can also circle the lake by ferry. Or perhaps you would prefer to take the romantic steam train, the oldest cog steam locomotives in Austria.

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Silver Mine in Schwaz

Come experience how more than 11,000 miners toiled away, panning for silver some 500 years ago. During the 15th and 16th centuries, the hard work of these miners made Schwaz the second-largest town in Austria and Tyrol.

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Tyrol Farmhouse Museum in Kramsach

The Kramsacher "Museum of Tyrolean Farms" aims to preserve Tyrol's ancient farming traditions. Farm buildings were brought here from a variety of regions in Tyrol, then re-erected true to their original state.

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Schloss Tratzberg in Stans

Exciting audio-visual tour for the whole family in this 500-year-old late-Gothic castle, includes the Habsburg Hall, the Queens' Room, Hunt Hall, Armor Room, chapel and more.

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Wolfsklamm in Stans

With its 354 steps, this gorge is perhaps one of the most beautiful to be found anywhere in the Alps. Wild and untamed rock faces, thunderous waterfalls and glorious alpine vistas combine to leave a lasting impression on walkers through the Wolfsklamm.

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Park surrounding Schloss Matzen in Reith

Surrounded by an idyllic park, Schloss Matzen is a beautiful medieval castle in Reith in the Alpach Valley, one which can look back on a storied 700-year history.

Sightseeing to the cities of Tyrol

Innsbruck - provincial capital and Olympic city
Schwaz - silver town and district capital
Hall - in Tyrol
Kufstein - in Tyrol
Rattenberg - glass town

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