The state capital. In the heart of the Alps, different cultures from historical epochs and scenic charm meet in unique ways. The city includes many sights and attractions - the "Goldenes Dachl" in the beautiful Old Town is a must-see. For children, a visit to the Alpenzoo is an unforgettable experience.
Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof)
Visit the interactive museum with newly adapted showrooms dedicated to the life and times of Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519). The new "children's world" invites young visitors to go on an exciting journey of discovery in the museum. Enjoy a magnificent view from the alcove balcony of the Goldenes Dachl.
More than 2000 animals belonging to 150 species from the entire Alpine region are awaiting you in Europe's highest zoo. Animals of all sizes call the Alpenzoo home: the kinglet with its 5 grams is a real lightweight, whereas the bearded vulture with its 3 m wing span is the largest bird in the Alps. This is a special experience for the whole family!
Achensee steam cog railway
The world's oldest, steam-powered, cog locomotives 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. From the Jenbach train station, the train ride to the Achensee takes 45 minutes and overcomes a gradients of 16%.
Tratzberg Castle was built in 1500 high above the Inntal between Jenbach and Stans and served as the hunting lodge for Emperor Maximilian I and the Fuggers. The late Gothic jewel was lavishly furnished in the Renaissance and since 1848 has been the home of the Counts of Enzenberg.
In perfect condition and completely furnished, Tratzberg Castle offer visitors a fascinating audio tour (in a fairy-tale version for children) that showcases the exciting history of the castle.
The Krimml waterfalls - the highest in Europe - are the 5th highest waterfalls in the world with their impressive height of 380 m over 3 levels. Constructed by the Austrian Alpine Association (OeAV), a hiking path leads right to this breathtaking natural spectacle. Experience the refreshing spray and impressive power of water in the middle of the gorgeous mountain scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
See the sky up-close at Europe's highest planetarium. The first glimpse through a telescope is an unforgettable experience for many - bizarre moon landscapes, the cloud bands of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and glistening star clusters will whisk you away to another world. Gaze through our telescopes and discover glowing gas nebulae or galaxies in the depths of space.
Come a little bit closer to the sky in the Zeiss planetarium in Schwaz. With the help of precision instruments, effect projectors, and audiovisual equipment, the events taking place in the cosmos are shown and explained. With the constant changing of shows, the Zeiss planetarium is a real cosmic cinema.
Haus der Völker
On over 1000m², western Austria's only ethnological museum presents more than 1,000 exhibits from Tyrolean photographer and Africa expert Gert Chesi. The majority of the museum is dedicated to Africa and its art and culture; along with Chinese archeological finds, impressive depictions of Buddha constitute the heart of the Asia collection.
Schwaz silver mine
Experience a fascinating adventure underground in the Schwaz silver mine. The exciting journey back to the medieval past begins with the 1st highlight: a ride on the mine train 800 m into the Sigmund tunnel, which was begun in 1491.
The miners in Schwarz had the best know-how of the time and made Schwaz the largest mining center in Central Europe and the second largest town in the Habsburg empire.
Close by the Inn river, the medieval town of Rattenberg nestles up against the mountainside. Its 600 residents live in carefully restored houses, and it is Austria's smallest town.
Rattenberg is also called the "Glass City" and offers everything that makes glass so beautiful: engraved and painted glass, crystal glass, dishes, cups, bowls, etc. You can also watch glassblowers demonstrate their skills.
Wolfsklamm - St. Georgenberg
The Wolfsklamm in Stans was opened more than 100 years ago. Since then, thousands of visitors have seen this unique natural spectacle, and the Stallenbach with its white spray and emerald-green glow will continue to rumble through the gorge. The bridges and wooden walkways are masterpieces of workmanship that lead you over 354 m to the Georgenberg, where the Alpenpark Karwendel begins.
Crystal Worlds in Wattens
Awaiting you in a mystical park is a glistening fairy-tale landscape that invites you to dream. In 1995 for Swarovski's 100th anniversary, multimedia artist André Heller created a place where you can marvel and be astounded in 14 underground chambers.
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 is a magnet for locals, those going on a day excursion, and vacation tourists. The extensively renovated fortress is the frequently visited, multifaceted "Pearl of Tyrol" and offers lovers of culture and history a stunning array of impressions and services.