In the heart of the Alps, i sthe stage for the Winter Olympic games in 1964 and 1976. Internationally known not only as a ski- and mountain town, but also for its university and commerce. 800 years of culture with a historical old-town centre and famous sights, such as the golden roof, the imperial palace, the imperial church, Ambras castle, the Schwarz Mander church, giant painting, and the alpine zoo, etc.
Travel time: 1 hr
Alpine Zoo Innsbruck
The highest European zoo with a wonderful view of alpine animal world, then and now with more than 2000 animals of over 150 varieties. Worldwide unique coldwater aquarium with rare local fish. Open daily 09.00 am - 06.00 pm.
Travel time: 1 1/4 hrs.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds Wattens
Since the autumn of 1995, almost 2 million guests have made the pilgrimage to the Swarovski home of Wattens in the Tyrolean alps, to see for themselves the fascinating crystal world. André Heller created this magical and unforgettable place. Those entering the head of the giant will experience the sensuous energy that ranges from musical to olfactory, from illumination to architecture, from visble to simple touch. The Swarovski collection promises to be an exceptional experience.
Travel time: 1 1/4 hrs.
Schwaz Silver Works
Experience how over 500 years ago more than 11.000 workers mined silver and copper. The Fugger town Schwaz, in those days was the second largest town in Austria and the most important silver mining metropolis in the world. "Glück auf!" at the entrance of the 800 m deep Sigmund shaft. Boards, glass cabinets and slide shows present the miner's tools. Visual and acoustic effects complete the knowledfeable explanations from the mining time.
Travel time: 1 1/2 hrs.
Meran - Südtirol
The journey there is over the Timmelsjoch (2.509 m) and the romantic Passeier valley trough to Meran. Allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised by the Mediterranean climate in the bath and healing town of Meran. A lovely old town with leafy avenues and an elegant promenade. The village Tyrol lies above the town with the castle Tyrol. Friday is market day in Meran.
Travel time: 2 hrs.
"The Jolly Graveyard" in Kramsach
The jolly graveyard next to the Sagzahn-Art smithy is a private show and museum graveyard with witty Marterl-texts on the old grave crosses and headstones. It was appointed by the Guggenberger family, and counts as a singular rarity in Europe.
Travel time: 1 3/4 hrs.
Alpinarium - Galtür
The Alpinarium is a meeting place for young and old, local inhabitants and visitors from far away, even anyone who is just curious. Here people can be informed, extend their knowledge, exchange information, experience, and enjoy.
Travel Time: 1 1/2 hrs.
Kramsach Farmhouse Museum
Right between Innsbruck and Kufstein – surrounded by numerous Tirolean lakes – you find the truly outstanding Tirolean Farmhouse Museum founded in 1974. It is conveniently located off the main traffic routes in a peaceful setting, in immediate vicinity to the Kramsach –Breitenbach federal road, east of Reintaler See lake. Choose from a wide range of exhibitions, events and themed tours and get to know more about the way of life of our ancestors.
Travel Time: 1 1/2 h