Excursions & More

Excursions & Attractions in and around Zillertal

The Zillertal Arena offers interesting attractions, fascinating areas of natural beauty and modern leisure facilities. The region's most impressive palaces, castles and towns are not that far from your chalet.

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Visitor Gold Mine in Zell am Ziller

A visit to the gold mine in Hainzenberg near Zell is a great experience. The expedition into the mine starts at Hochzeller Käsealm, a well-preserved traditional cheese dairy. Following an impressive multimedia presentation about the gold mine and life at the time, you go into the mine shaft. The guided tour lasts about 2 hours and finishes at the Wildlife Park in Gerlos. The return journey is on the "Zillertal Gold Express"!

Visitor Gold Mine in Zell am Ziller

Zillertal Bier - BrauKunstHaus

One of the most interesting attractions in Tyrol is the BrauKunstHaus in Zell am Ziller. Experience traditional Tyrolean beer culture with all your senses - see, taste and enjoy! In an exhibition area of over 5,000 m², a multimedia tour takes you through the world of brewing, vividly illustrating the history of this unique private brewery.  Naturally, it is also possible to try some Tyrolean speciality beers!

Zillertal Bier - BrauKunstHaus

Zillertal High-Altitude Road - The best view in Tyrol!

An absolute must is a drive along the Zillertal High-Altitude Road! The 35km route is in the southern part of Zillertal in the 'Tuxer Voraplen'. It is one of the most attractive Alpine roads in Austria and is accessible by private car, local bus and even by bicycle. Enjoy unforgettable views of the wonderful Zillertal Mountains at an altitude of over 2,000 metres! This apex road high above the valley can be reached via five access roads.

Facts & figures - Zillertal High-Altitude Road

Zillertal Railway - Plan your trip!

The Zillertal Railway includes trains, buses and a nostalgic steam train. It is a narrow-gage line that runs from Jenbach to Mayrhofen along the entire Zillertal valley. Plan your trip by train! An experience to enjoy with all the senses is a trip on the Zillertal Railway's 120-year-old steam train. The locomotive is powered by crystal-clear mountain water from Zillertal.  There are special packages, as well as pre-bookable journeys for groups and an excursion programme.

Zillertal Railway - Info and Prices

Zillertal Dairy - Informative and tasty!

How is cheese made? Where does the milk for cheese, yoghurt and butter come from? The Zillertal Dairy offers families and groups an informative "Show Farm" and “Show Dairy” providing insights into how valuable hay milk is processed to make high quality dairy products. Observe some impressive things and enjoy some 'tasty spoonfuls' in the tasting area. Children are shown around the Show Dairy in a playful way with 'Zilli' the blue hay-milk cow!

Information about the Zillertal Dairy

Kabooom Kaltenbach - Unique sports and fitness centre

Are you the sporty type and would like to really exert yourself on holiday? Then Kabooom in Kaltenbach is just the thing! Kaboom Kaltenbach is a leisure centre in a class of its own. Here you will find: Tyrol's biggest AIRPARC, a 580 m² Fun Court, an ice-skating rink, a 4-metre glass-fronted bouldering wall, a bowling alley, squash court and a dance station - the largest dance school in the Tyrolean lowlands! In addition there is also a Bistro with terrace and a cosy bar.

Kabooom Kaltenbach - Zillertal Leisure Centre

FeuerWerk - Experience the world of wood

HolzErlebnisWelt "Feuerwerk" in Fügen is a unique attraction in Zillertal that can be experienced in all weathers. Here you can enjoy the world of wood with all your senses! The Binderholz building, with its attractive modern architecture offers the perfect ambience for an informative 70-minute tour about wood and renewable energy. The "Feuerwerk" Gallery has temporary exhibitions; and the SichtBAR - at a height of 16 metres - offers a wonderful panoramic view.

Feuerwerk - SichtBAR Fügen

Bawa - Music, Sport and Entertainment

The new Bawa in Fügen offers music, sport and entertainment! People of all ages are very welcome here - for original Neapolitan pizza, bowling with laser shows and party nights in the Bawa Nightclub. This somewhat different event venue offers something for all age groups and for families! Whether it's the Just Escape Room, Kids' Club or Sports Lounge, fun and action is guaranteed! Just come and find out for yourself.

BAWA: Music, Sport and Entertainment

Durlassboden Reservoir - a jewel in the mountains

With its fantastic location, the cool water of Durlassboden Reservoir offers real summer delights. The fresh spring water of the reservoir reaches a pleasant 21C during the summer months. You can swim, surf and go boating here; or practice standup paddleboarding. There is a large sunbathing lawn and a children's playground. Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy the circular trail around the lake, with refreshment stops possible at three hostelries along the way!

Durlassboden Reservoir

Hintertux Glacier - Winter fun in summer

The Hintertux Glacier is a year-round skiing area on Tuxer Ferner and neighbouring Riepenkees near Hintertux. You can ski here in summer and indulge in winter fun! This is made possible by snow over 4 metres deep and wide slopes. For children, Luis' Gletscherflopark offers unique adventures in the snow in the middle of summer. A further attraction on the Hintertux Glacier is the fascinating Nature's Ice Palace!

Hintertux Glacier - Austria's year-round skiing area

Nature's Ice Palace - Sparkling beauty in the glacier

Nature's Ice Palace on the Hintertux Glacier offers insights into the perennial ice. It is a glacial cave system that is unique worldwide. You will be amazed by the sparkling world of ice crystals, gigantic ice stalactites, frozen waterfalls and a glacial lake inside the glacial cave. Nature's Ice Palace is open all year and accessible in all weathers!

Nature's Ice Palace

Spannagel Cave - a natural monument on the Hintertux Glacier

The only marble cave in the Central Alps offers visitors guided tours and potholing expeditions. The potholing expeditions take your deep into the cave system below the Hintertux Glacier. With a total of 12.5 kilometres (to date), it is the longest rock cave in the Central Alps. The natural spectacle of Spannagel Cave is an experience for young and old, and is child-friendly!

Spannagel Cave on the Hintertux Glacier

Krimml Waterfalls - Natural spectacular in the High Tauern

A visit to the Krimml Waterfalls in the High Tauern National Park is an absolute must! With a drop of over 380m, it is one of the five largest in the world and one of the most visited attractions in Austria. Experience the power of the water and enjoy the refreshing spray! The waterfalls are the main attraction in the WasserWelten visitor centre that also includes the "Haus des Wassers", Aquapark, an interactive water cinema, the Swarovski Telescope and the WasserWunderBar for refreshments.

Krimml Waterfalls

The Glass Town of Rattenberg - Austria's smallest city

The 10-hectare City of Rattenberg is well worth a visit. The little "Städl" is part of the Kufstein District and is also known as the 'glass town' because its many businesses specialising in glass making. Enjoy the mediaeval flair of this tiny city with its Craft Museum and the ruins of Schlossberg Castle.

The Glass Town of Rattenberg in Tirol

Tratzberg Castle - Fairytale castle in the Karwendel mountains

Tratzberg Castle is one of Tyrol's fairytale attractions. It enjoys a magnificent position on the slopes of the Karwendel mountains between Jenbach and Schwaz. The castle is situated on a forested, rocky ridge and is one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Austria. It houses valuable original furniture covering several centuries. Visit the women's "Frauenstüberl" with its 17th century furniture or the Hunting Hall, used as a dining room. Kaiser Franz Joseph dined here.

Tratzberg Castle

Lake Achensee - the 'Tyrolean Sea'

Achensee is the pearl of Tyrol. Due to its size, it is also known as the "Tyrolean Sea". A trip to Achensee is always worth it! The crystal-clear, picturesque lake lies between the Karwendel Mountains and Brandenberg Alps. In winter, the area around Achensee is an attractive skiing destination; and in summer, hiking can be enjoyed in the Karwendel and Rofan Nature Park! Combine a boat trip on Lake Achensee with a hike or a visit to the idyllic Gaisalm.

More about Achensee

Schwaz Silver Mine - The mother of all mines

Take an underground tour of Visitor Mine in Schwaz! The silver mine was the biggest and most important mine of its time. Learn about the hard work of the miners on a 90-minute guided tour and experience a trip down to a depth of 800m on the pit railway!  A great adventure, supported by multimedia displays. The legendary Schwaz 'Wasserkust' waterwheel from 1556 was then a true technological wonder.

More about Schwaz Silver Mine

Swarovski Crystal Worlds - The magic of crystal

Discover the magical Crystal Worlds in Wattens! You will be amazed by the sparkling art installations form multimedia artist André Heller. The fantastically designed park with its Giant and the Art Museum comprising 17 'Chambers of Wonder' attracts people of all ages. The chambers of wonder display crystal treasures interpreted in a modern way, enhanced by an attractive spatial and experiential concept. The experience is rounded off by a shop and restaurant!

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Innsbruck - Regional capital of Tyrol

Tyrol's regional capital is always a good excursion destination. Visit the imperial Hofburg and Hofkirche! But the Bergisel should also be on your list of places to see! The city's most important landmark is the "Golden Roof" in the heart of the old town. The late-Gothic splendour at the "Neuer Hof" of is provided by 2,657 gold-plated copper slates. The "Neuhof" was built in 1420 as a residence for the Tyrolean Princes and is today a museum.

Landeshauptstadt Innsbruck

Kufstein Fortress - Experience the Middle Ages

Kufstein Fortress sits high above the River Inn. The ancient knights' castle is one of Tyrol's popular visitor attractions. Since 1988, the fortress has been divided into three different museums that vividly show the history of Kufstein and its fortress. Kufstein Fortress also serves as a backdrop for concerts and open-air events. Immerse yourself in the 800 years of history behind the thick walls, narrow lanes and dark tiled cellars. The Maximilianbahn train will take you comfortably up to the castle.

Kufstein Fortress

Erlebnistherme Zillertal - Wellness for the senses

Treat yourself to a day of wellbeing at the Erlebnistherme adventure playground and spa retreat in Fügen! A 600 m² indoor leisure pool with water games, massage jets and a wave pool await you. But that's not all! A total of 8 saunas and steam rooms are also at your disposal at the Erlebnistherme. Panoramic windows provide a magnificent view of the Zillertal Mountains, Kitzbühl Alps and Tux 'Voraplen'.

Erlebnistherme Zillertal

Summer Cable Cars

10 summer cable cars will take up to summits, Alpine pastures and adventure worlds in Zillertal!  It couldn't be more convenient. The Spieljochbahn cable car in Fügen will take you up the family-friendly Spieljoch adventure mountain.  The Gerlosssteinbahn cable car goes from nearby Hainzenberg up to the Almparadies Gerlossstein.  You can reach the Ahorn Leisure Mountain in Mayrhofen with the Ahornbahn cable car. Just as convenient is the modern three-cable Penkenbahn for reaching the adventure and hiking paradise on Mount Penken.  And you can reach the Hintertux Glacier with the Pendelbahn!

Zillertal's Side Valleys

Experience Zillertal's peaceful side valleys! Stilluptal lies in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park and attracts visitors because of its idyllic hiking trails, Stillup-Haus and Kasseler Hütte at 2,178 metres. Zillergrund is a wildly romantic valley and source of the River Ziller. It begins at an altitude of 2,658 metres and flows through a wooded gorge to near Maryhofen. The 16-kilometre Schlegeis Alpine Road runs along the valley of the Zam Stream to the imposing Schlegeis Reservoir.