ACTIVE HOLIDAYS IN THE MIDST OF MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAINS
Fügen is the largest village in the “First Holiday Region” in the Zillertal – a paradise for summer sports enthusiasts, fans of health spa breaks, families and nature lovers.
Explore some 1,000 km of hiking trails, ranging from easy to challenging, enjoy guided hikes, hiking weeks and themed walks, and stop off at countless huts, mountain inns and snack bars.
BICYCLE & MOUNTAIN BIKE:
Discover the Zillertal by your bicycle, mountain bike or E-Bike. The interactive map will help you to plan your tour in advance. Plan your tour here!
valid from May – October
The Zillertal Activcard is valid for all Zillertal cable cars that are running, the outdoor swimming pools in the Zillertal, the observatory (+ planetarium) in Königsleiten and most public transport in the region, except for the Zillertalbahn steam train and Achensee cogwheel railway (toll not included). The Zillertal Activcard also offers reductions on a whole range of leisure facilities and attractions, such as visiting a working dairy, Spannagel cave, a gold mine, the Action-Club-Zillertal and 17 other great leisure activities.
Places to visit in the Zillertal and surrounding area
The Olympic city of Innsbruck, Swarovski Crystal Worlds, the glass-making town of Rattenberg and Lake Achensee are all less than half an hour away. But this fabulous region also boasts a wealth of other interesting sights and natural attractions.
Experience the Zillertal at its most beautiful by steam train! Be enchanted by the hissing and chuffing of the locomotive as you travel in the style of our grandparents’ generation. www.zillertalbahn.at
Original farms from all over Tyrol: an experience for young and old alike. Thanks to the work carried out by many helpers and dedicated staff, fourteen farms from different valley communities in Tyrol have been transported to the museum and carefully integrated into new surroundings. Traditional subsistence strategies, architecture, tools and fences show ways of life that have been largely suppressed and gradually forgotten. Immerse yourself in a world of life and work from a bygone age that determined life in our country for many years. www.museum-tb.at
Silver mine and planetarium: A visit to the silver mine in Schwaz is a very special experience. More than 500 years ago, over 11,000 miners worked there in tough conditions to extract the silver and copper that made Schwaz Austria’s second biggest town and Tyrol one of the richest states in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Schwaz’s legendary silver mine. www.schwaz.at
The planetarium offers multimedia shows, entertainment and educational experiences for all ages! Visitors will love the shows about the Earth’s history, the planets and the northern lights, and younger visitors can enjoy tales about the stars! www.planetarium.at
Rattenberg is Austria’s smallest town. First mentioned in a document in 1254, it was granted the privileges of a town in 1393. It is one of the few towns in Europe to boast an almost fully preserved Mediaeval townscape, which makes for a very special atmosphere. Rattenberg’s glass-processing industry dates back to the 19th century. At that time, individual glass processors settled in the vicinity of the Kramsach glassworks, which had already been in business for 300 years. Today, a dozen glass-processing businesses help keep Rattenberg’s reputation as the glass-making town of Tyrol alive. Discover countless sights and delightful details in the town, visit well-run specialist shops for advice and enjoy a wide range of culinary treats in the historic atmosphere of this small and select pedestrian-friendly town.www.rattenberg.at
A ride on the world’s oldest cogwheel steam railway still in use makes for a memorable experience. The impressive 7 km trip through the mountains takes you straight from Jenbach to Seespitz quay in 45 minutes. There you can transfer to a boat for a cruise across Lake Achensee. www.achensee.info