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Tons of variety

Alpenzoo

More than 2000 animals belonging to 150 species from all over the Alps are awaiting you in Europe's highest zoo. Visitors of all ages will have a great time at the Alpenzoo: the kinglet weighing only 5 grams is a real lightweight whereas the bearded vulture with its 3 m wingspan is the largest bird in the Alps. This is a special experience for the whole family!

Alpenzoo


Achensee steam cog railway

The world's oldest cog locomotives run exclusively by steam are more than 117 years old. Whistling locomotives, hissing and steaming valves, pounding pistons, and hammering bursts of exhaust guarantee an unforgettable steam train experience. With a gradient of 16% and a 45 min. ride, you will reach the Achensee from the Jenbach train station. The Achensee is Tyrol's largest lake, and there is a direct connection to Achenseeschifffahrt, which will take you on a boat ride on the lake.

Achensee Railway


Hasegg castle with mint tower and mint museum

The Hall mint museum - birthplace of the thaler and modern dollar - looks back upon a past in which wealth meant hard cash, money still possessed a magical gleam, and currencies were as hard as the materials they were made from. Modern audio guides will lead visitors through half a millennium of the history of European coins. 

Hall mint


Kufstein fortress

The impressive Kufstein fortress has long since secured itself a spot among the most popular excursion destinations in Tyrol. The opportunity to travel back in time has a magnetic draw for locals, tourists, and those going on day excursions. The elaborately restored fortress represents the "pearl of Tyrol" and offers visitors a stunning array of impressions and services.

Kufstein fortress


Haus der Völker

With an exhibition surface of 1000m², the only anthropology museum in western Austria displays more than 1,000 exhibits from the collection of Africa expert and photographer Gert Chesi. The majority of the museum is dedicated to Africa and its art and culture; important depictions of Buddha along with Chinese archaeological finds constitute the heart of the Asian collection. 

Haus der Völker


Innsbruck

The state capital. In the heart of the Alps, many different cultural circles from historical epochs meet scenic attractions in unique ways. The city has many sights and attractions such as the "Golden Roof" ("Goldenes Dachl") in the beautiful historic district, which you simply must visit. For children, a visit to the Alpenzoo is an unforgettable experience.

Innsbruck


Crystal Worlds in Wattens

Nestled in a secret park, a glistening fairy-tale landscape is awaiting you. In 14 different underground chambers, multi-media artist André Heller created a place of amazement in 1995 for Swarovski's 100th anniversary. The rooms' constantly changing crystals reflect the spirit of innovation and dynamics, which are the top maxims of the world's leading producer of precisely cut crystals. 

Swarovski


Cemetery museum "without the dead"

A visit to the town of Rattenberg can be ideally combined with a visit to the so-called "model cemetery". In the "cemetery without the dead", which was put together by the Guggenberger family with a lot of hard work, beautiful pieces of old craftsmanship have found a new home. With the many inscriptions and epitaphs, visitors are inspired to reflect on life and death in a contemplative, cheerful atmosphere. 

Cemetery museum


Planetarium in Schwaz

Come a little bit closer to space in the Zeiss planetarium in Schwaz. With the help of precision instruments, effects projectors, and audiovisual equipment, everything that is happening in space is displayed and explained. With the constant changing of shows, the Zeiss planetarium is a cosmic cinema. 

Planetarium


Rattenberg

On the Inn river, the medieval town of Rattenberg is nestled up against the castle hill. The 600 inhabitants of Rattenberg, which is Austria's smallest town, live in the carefully restored town houses. Rattenberg is also called the "Glass City" and offers all kinds of beautiful glass: engraved and painted glass, crystal glass, plates, cups, bowls, etc. You can also watch glass blowers demonstrate their skills.

Rattenberg


Wolfsklamm - St. Georgenberg

The Wolfsklamm in Stans has been open for more than 100 years. Since then, thousands of visitors have seen this unique natural spectacle and the Stallenbach, which creates a white spray and emerald green glow as it rushes through the gorge. The bridges and wooden walkways are hand-crafted masterpieces that lead over 354 m up to the Georgenberg, where the entrance to the Alpenpark Karwendel is located.

Wolfsklamm

Krimml waterfalls
State capital of Innsbruck
Wolfsklamm