Day Trip Destinations
Discover and experience the numerous excursion options and sights around the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region. Themed worlds for all interests, mines and caves, reservoirs and much more make a holiday in the Zillertal an experience for the whole family.
Attractions in the Zillertal Valley
Nature's Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier is a worldwide unique natural gem and an ideal day trip destination for the whole family.
Nature's Ice Palace at the Hintertux Glacier is a natural gem, unique worldwide and an ideal year round day trip destination for the whole family. The entrance to this ice cave is only a 3 to 4 minute walk from the top station o the Gletscherbus 3 cable car. On guided tours, visitors are asked to „Step inside!“ to this wonderful world deep beneath the ski slopes and discover a glacial crevasse with magical ice stalactites, giant sparkling ice crystals,frozen waterfalls and even a glacial lake. Nature's Ice Palace has a constant temperature of 0° degrees 365 days of the year. Warm clothing and sturdy shoes are required for the tour, which is easy to negotiate - even wearing ski boots. A visit to Nature's Ice Palace can be easily combined with a ski day on the Hintertux Glacier or with a trip to enjoy the views from the Panorama Terrace. The ice cave is open all year round and can be visited in any weather. www.natureispalast.info
The Spannagel Caves at Hintertux Glacier are an ideal day trip destination for all you daring adventurers out there. The entrance to these natural caves can be found at the Spannagel House.
Only 10 minutes away from Section 2 of the Zillertal Glacier Lifts, the caves are an incredible 10 km in length, making them the largest natural caves in Tirol. Wearing protective jackets and helmets, tours with a state-certified cave guide are a very special experience.
It is already well known that the main Alpine Ridge consists mainly of prehistoric rock. One particularly special geological feature, however, is a marble seam (crystalline limestone) that leads from Hintertux in a southerly direction to the Spannagel House. It is in this marble layer that the Spannagel Cave system and its many natural wonders can be found. www.spannagelhoehle.at
The BrauKunstHaus offers Tyrolean beer culture for all senses. As part of an exciting multimedia tour, you can discover how the country and its people shape the Zillertal Bier specialties and learn a lot about the region's secrets. The final highlight is the tasting of the fresh beer specialties in the modern Bräustüberl. There is a lot to discover in the BrauKunstHaus. During a multimedia tour through the 5000 m² visitor centre of Zillertal Bier, guests receive interesting and entertaining insights into the past, present and future of Tyrol's oldest private brewery. The reason why the beer specialties from Zillertal Bier taste so particularly fine is the special quality of the ingredients, the art of brewing and a unique region that has always shaped the brewery. Every visitor can experience the result of this combination influences during the beer tasting at the end of the tour. www.braukunsthaus.at
Take part in one of the greatest adventures of bygone centuries. Feel how "alive" the insides of a mountain are and learn more about 350 years of mining history and an almost forgotten industry in an impressive multimedia presentation. Get a glimpse of the underground working conditions, the modest lifestyle of the miners and their social environment. You will also learn about the political conflicts between Salzburg and Tirol, the economic background and the powerful influence the church had back then. The excursion starts at the cheese factory next to the zoo at Hainzenberg. The tour takes around 2 hours with a visit to the historical sites and mines. The priceincludes a tour of the gold mine, transport with the Zillertaler Gold Express (novelty train), cheese tasting at the factory and a visit to the zoo. www.goldschaubergwerk.com
Discover wood with all your senses. Visitors not only have the opportunity to take a look at the fascinating technical facilities at one of the most modern and economic combined biomass heat and power plant in Europe; They are also invited to use wood to heighten their senses.
The forecourt designed by Lois and Franziska Weinberger leads into the reception hall, where visitors receive a video-guide and the guided tour through the combined biomass heat and power plant begins. The presentation of the award winning film “HolzLeben (life of wood) in the cinema is followed by an innovative and instructive exhibition of the history of wood. Visitors then move on to the centre of the technical section, through the impressive turbine and generator hall to the boiler section, where the purification of used air takes place. 16 fixed screens inform the visitors about carbon dioxide emissions and climate change. The tour moves on into the section where pellets are produced, which includes devices for drying, pressing and silos. The tour ends in the "Garden of Air" - where stunning panoramic views of the Zillertal Mountains can be enjoyed. Guests then have the opportunity to order some welcome refreshments at the SichtBAR Restaurant. Von hier geht es in das Zentrum der Technik: durch den beeindruckenden Generator- und Turbinenraum in das Kesselhaus und in die Abluftreinigung. Auf 16 Screens erhälst du wichtige Informationen über Co2-Emissionen, Klimaveränderung, etc. www.binderholz-feuerwerk.com
Visitors of all ages can have let off steam to their heart’s content at Fichtenschloss in the Zillertal Arena at Zell am Ziller – be it scrambling up the climbing tower, sliding down the giant slide, at the spacious water area, or working in the crane tower and much more. An 18 m high look-out tower offers fabulous views of the mountain scenery of Zillertal. Many welcoming areas invite you to linger. www.zillertalarena.com
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The "Mother of all Mines" promises you an exciting journey into the history of Europe. After an 800 metre journey on the mine train into the bowels of the earth, a unique underground experience awaits. Follow in the footsteps of miners that dug for silver and copper over 500 years ago and immerse yourself in a time when when the earth was still thought to be a flat disc... Especially on hot summer days, you will find the welcome coolness of the Silver Mine particularly refreshing. The Schwaz Silver Mine is also the perfect day trip destination for the whole family on bad weather days - you don"t get wet inside the mountain! More information on the Silver Mine...
Between Innsbruck and Kufstein - in the Tyrolean lake region - the Tyrolean Farming Museum was founded in 1974. These quiet grounds can be found just off the main road from Kramsach to Breitenbach, to the east of Lake Reintaler.
The idea originally came from Heinz Mantl from Kramsach. To this day, the Tyrolean Farming Museum is supported by his society. With the help of many volunteers and dedicated staff, fourteen farms from various valleys in Tyrol have been relocated to the museum and carefully integrated into the new environment.
The objective of this museum is to document the rural culture that has shaped this country and the great economic changes that have threatened it. Traditional farming practices, architecture, farming equipment and fencing show a way of life that has been largely supressed and gradually fallen into oblivion. More information on the Museum of Tyrolean Farms...
Tratzberg Castle offers a glimpse into Tyrolean history - presented in entertaining style for the whole family
The magnificent and magical Tratzberg Castle is perched on a rocky ridge of the eastern foothills of Karwendel Alps.The special style of presentation at Tratzberg Castle turns every visit into an exciting experience. During a fascinating "Audio-Guide Tour" visitors hear stories of the knights and other previous aristocratic owners of Tratzberg and are led through the well preserved and fully furnished Renaissance rooms, Gothic lounges and Habsburg Hall, with its unique mural of the Habsburg family tree and extensive collection of armouries. Children can enjoy a child-friendly castle tour at the same time as the adults, during which they meet the castle mascots, Tratzi and Adele, emperors and kings as well as finding secret doors and castle ghosts. Further attraction: "Tratzberg-Express" novelty train, children's birthday parties, children's playground Great food & drink: Schlosswirt Tratzberg with large garden; Tel.: +43 5242 67389 www.schloss-tratzberg.at
Raritätenzoo Ebbs (Ebbs Zoo of Rarities) at the foot of Mount Zahmen Kaisers has long been a popular destination for nature and animal lovers of all ages. Over 500 animals can be observed over an area covering 25,000 square metres. Younger guests enjoy the "Kinderbauernhof - Children's Farm" in particular, where they can visit and even feed an array of animals including chickens, pigs and dwarf rabbits. Children can also look forward to two playgrounds within the zoo grounds. All paths are suitable for both pushchairs and wheelchairs. www.raritaetenzoo.at
In this unique place in the whole of Austria you can experience the world from an up side down perspective . This fully furnished and equipped house makes an incredible impression on everyone who enters it . You can even admire a car in the garage. Familiar objects suddenly become unknown from this bat perspective . The law of gravitation does not apply here, everyone can stand on their head and everything becomes possible, making it a challenge for the human senses.
"Jump - run - climb - play" is the motto at HAPPYHOPP, Tyrol's indoor playground in Vomp near Schwaz, which opened with a whole new look in autumn 2014. Play equipment such as the cool "Snappy Shark" bouncy castle, 6 trampolines, a mega tall volcano climbing apparatus with slide for those with a good head for heights, go-kart track with tunnels, indoor soccer field for footie lovers, rodeo bull and 3D giant climbing frame with slides, ball pit and fun-shooter system are spread over an extensive 2000m2. Younger children have a separate area with giant building blocks, ball pit, slide and trampolines. And after all that fun, you can replenish flagging energy levels at the in-house restaurant.
HAPPYHOPP is "Fun and Action" for kids - whatever the weather!THE hit: Birthday celebrations at HAPPYHOPP - Tyrol's coolest and probably the greatest party venue! www.happyhopp.at
erything you could possibly want to know about the fascination of water is displayed at the Krimml WasserWelt (WaterWorld) in an informative, interesting and entertaining presentation. Close to the Krimml Waterfalls, one of Europe's largest with a drop height of 30 metres, visitors will find the "House of Water", an Aqua Park and a multi-vision cinema. The thunderous noise of huge water masses leave a lasting impression on every visitor.
You can experience the natural wonder up close on a scenic route along the edge of the waterfalls. More information on Krimml WaterWorld...
Day trip destinations near Innsbruck
Western Austria's largest old town During the Middle Ages, the 700 year old city was much larger and more important than today's provincial capital of Innsbruck. The town flourished in the 13th Century because of its rich salt deposits. www.hall-wattens.at
Alpine Animal World – unique worldwide – daily from 9.00 hrs At the foot of the Nordkette Alps, high above the rooftops pf the provincial capital of Tyrol, Alpenzoo Innsbruck (750 m) sprawls over the side of the mountain with its 2000 animals belonging to 150 different species. Designed as a so-called „Theme Zoo“, its near- natural enclosures, terrariums and cold-water aquarium are home to around 50 alpine species of fish and the world's largest collection of alpine animals. Elk and bison, who incidentally roamed the Tyrolean landscapes after the last Ice Age, can also be found at the Alpenzoo. The crowd-pulling favourites of bear, wolf and lynx are just as well represented as alpine ibex, chamois and arctic hare. The bird world is exemplified by a wide variety of species, ranging from its smallest member, the kinglet, to the largest bird in the Alps, the mighty bearded vulture. Endangered breeds of animals can be seen at the Show Farm and the "Bear Playground" is the perfect place for younger visitors to let off steam! Alpenzoo in Innsbruck – a special animal experience for the whole family, especially during the warm season, when the alpine wildlife show themselves from their most lovable side with their offspring. The Alpenzoo combi-ticket is great value for money: Park in Congress-/City Garage + rife with the Hungerburgbahn + Alpenzoo admission For more information, visit www.nordkette.com www.alpenzoo.at
Do you understand what makes you wonder? In 2015, Swarovski Crystal Worlds ushered in a new era of wonder. In addition to comprehensive innovations in the garden surrounding the iconic giant, fiver of the underground chambers of wonder were completely redesigned by internationally renowned designers and artists. The Crystal Cloud forms the centrepiece of the new garden. With a surface area of 1,400 square metres and some 600,000 hand-mounted Swarovski crystals, this mystical masterpiece invites visitors to pause and reflect. www.swarovski.com/kristallwelten