Excursion Tips Tyrol

Life in the Alps

Discover the best excursion destinations in the Zillertal with children in the rain. Go on a journey of discovery and experience the unique culture of Tyrol and the Zillertal in all its different facets: historical journeys through time, underground dream worlds, fascinating animal worlds and much more, perfect for family excursions, even if the weather doesn't play ball!


Renaissance jewel among the castles of Austria was first mentioned in documents in the 13th century and served as former border festivals against Bavaria already Emperor Maximilian I as a hunting lodge. However, the original fortified castle was completely destroyed in the late 15th century as a result of a fire. The Schloss Tratzberg threatens the Inn Valley near Schwaz and is one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Tyrol.

New! The absolute highlight is Virtual Reality Schloss Tratzberg. History to touch. Why read the story, if you can be "live"? Thanks to the exciting 360 ° Virtual Reality Time Travel you can experience 500 years of history first hand.

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Some 23 km from „Das Kaltenbach“ in Tyrol, you get to experience two worthwhile excursions at once. During the classic guided tour of the biggest silver mine which dates from medieval times you get to experience interesting glimpses into the bygone days of the mining era. The Planetarium is right next door.

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Around 37 km away visitors get to experience and be inspired by everything about the culture of the farmers from the past. The cemetery museum is also very close by, also worth a detour.

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Rattenberg is the smallest town in Austria with almost 400 inhabitants is the ideal stage for your holiday and a wonderful place to stroll, enjoy and shop! In the medieval pedestrian zone, the traditional glass factories provide a lot of variety. Well worth a visit to one of the famous glassworks such as Kisslinger crystal glass. The numerous shops and an excellent gastronomy will inspire you too.

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In the highest located zoo in Europe (at 750 m) in the wonderfully designed enclosures, terraria and aquaria you get to see some 2000 Alpine animals from around 150 species. The zoo is located at the foot of the Nordkette, where you get a great view across the rooftops of Innsbruck.

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In Wattens, some 40 km away, you can pay a visit to the crystal realms designed by multimedia artist André Heller. Be amazed by the water-spewing giants and glistening stones in a subterranean dreamy landscape!An extraordinary place of fantasy, art and joy of playing. The Crystal Worlds Wattens were created in 1995 by the multimedia artist André Heller the famous Crystal Worlds in Wattens. Around the mighty giant, which guards the entrance of the Crystal Worlds, stretches a 7.5-hectare garden landscape with numerous attractions, a garden with black mirrored water, play tower for the children with playground and labyrinth. The heart of the plant: the interior of the giant with its 16 mystical chambers of wonder. The town of Wattens is located about 40 km from Kaltenbach and is easily accessible via the A12 motorway.

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In Mayrhofen, around 17 km from ‘Das Kaltenbach’, you get to take a tour of the first milk and cheese street in Tyrol. Through the windows of the show dairy, you have the opportunity to take a look over the shoulder of the master cheesemaker and watch the high art of cheese making.

Brand new is the demonstration farm at the "ErlebnisSennerei". Besides cows, sheeps and goats there are also chicken and countless bees living on the demonstration farm. For the young guests they offer also mini tractors and parcours, "Heustadl" and co.

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Healthy breakfast

Enjoying a leisurely breakfast together is one of the loveliest things while you are on holiday. The regional breakfast buffet in the hotel 'Das Kaltenbach' provides a really delicious start to your day.

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Sports and relaxation during your holidays in the alps

In Kaltenbach, Zillertal, there are many highlights throughout the year: the unique mountain scenery turns into a hiking paradise in summer. In winter you can choose one of the numerous pistes. Nature offers countless opportunities for active holidays in Tyrol!