Out and about in Seenland
On the somewhat elevated Reintaler Seenplatte (lake plateau), the three basins of the Reintalersee lake lie close together hidden behind gently rounded hills. Bathing here is absolutely idyllic – only fish, swimmers and rowing boats cross the water. A pleasant hiking trail leads around the lake (1 hour) passing several places where you can stop for refreshment, a children's playground and the boat rental station.
The Krummsee, which lies slightly west of the Reintalersee, is one of the warmest lakes in Tyrol. It reaches temperatures of up to 25°C and its water quality is excellent. The Krummsee is therefore the ideal water for anyone with sensitive toes!
Climb for about 45 minutes up from the Reintalersee and discover a picture book lake, as it were. A fissured rock face rises up on one side of the lake, and the lake is surrounded by soft woodland with a clearing that makes a good sunbathing spot. In the middle of the lake, a small natural crag juts out of the water. The Berglsteier lake is a veritable oasis for anyone seeking tranquillity and relaxation. Various types of fish also dance in these shallow waters that reach a maximum depth of 2.5 m.
ACHENSEEBAHN / ZILLERTALBAHN RAILWAYS
Jenbach used to be an important intersection for road and rail traffic in Unterinntal. The two steam trains still bear witness of this today on their daily journey north to the Achensee and south into the Zillertal valley. You get a sense of what it was like to travel in the olden days.
The Achensee is Tyrol's largest mountain lake. There are many lovely restaurants and cafés on the lake's promenade. You can also visit the Gaisalm mountain hut, which you can only reach by boat or on foot. If you take the Zillertalbahn train to Fügen, you must visit the ...
The easy-to-find "Erlebnistherme Zillertal" spa complex is well worth a visit, whatever the weather. After all, water is good for you – whether you're young, old, an action-lover or a fun-lover. At the Erlebnistherme Zillertal, you'll experience water at its very best. It caters to all your senses with massages, a wave pool, lazy river and an outdoor area with the longest waterslide in western Austria.
MUSEUM OF TYROLEAN FARMHOUSES
Tyrol's largest open-air farmhouse museum is home to a collection of 14 farms "from the Tyrol of old" and includes annexed buildings, such as a sawmill, flour mill, blacksmith's, threshing floor, chapel and school.
TYROLEAN MINING AND SMELTING MUSEUM IN BRIXLEGG
"LUSTIGER FRIEDHOF" (HUMOROUS CEMETERY) MUSEUM CEMETERY IN KRAMSACH
What at first appears to be somewhat macabre is actually comical and funny. Situated next to the Sagzahn wrought-iron blacksmith's, the cemetery was laid out by the Guggenberger family and is unique in Europe.
DOLL MUSEUM AND SMALL ANIMAL ZOO IN BREITENBACH
On the way to the Berglstein lake you pass the "Asperhof", which is home to a doll museum. It is not just the dolls that are worth visiting here. The small animal zoo and the delicious home-made snacks are another reason to stop by.
Several hiking trails lead past Schloss Matzen and connect it to other castles and fortresses in the area: Schloss Lipperheide, Schloss Lichtenwerth and the Kropfsberg castle ruins. Although you are not allowed to visit Schloss Matzen itself, you can visit the surrounding park. The romantic park is laid out in the style of an English garden and has two artificial lakes. A number of exotic trees dating back to the time the garden was created still grow here.
An attractive city with a wealth of cultural and culinary delights, the capital of Tyrol offers excellent shopping opportunities and has a style all of its own: a romantic city with a backdrop of mountains. The historical city centre with an 800-year past houses cultural treasures, such as the famous "Goldenes Dachl" (golden roof), the "Schwarzen Mander" (black men) and the Hofburg imperial court. Schloss Ambras castle, the Alpine Zoo and the Olympic Bergisel ski jump are also not far away.
The university city also has plenty to offer those who like to party.
SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL WORLDS
Wattens – home to Swarovski’s headquarters – is well worth a visit. The internationally renowned Austrian songwriter and performance artist André Heller has created a water-spouting giant with an enchanting wonderland of crystals inside.
Die Fahrt nach Wattens, dem Swarovski Stammsitz, lohnt sich auf jeden Fall! Der international bekannte österreichische Chansonnier und Aktionskünstler André Heller schuf einen wasserspeienden Riesen, dessen Innenleben eine zauberhafte Wunderwelt der Kristalle birgt.