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Tyrol's cultural highlights

Enjoy wonderful cultural destinations

Get to know the culture of Tyrol on holiday! Tyrol offers a variety of interesting excursion destinations & sights that are definitely worth seeing. You can find the best destinations here.


Breathtaking - visit Europe's largest waterfalls - with a drop of 385 m, an average of 5.6 m3 of water falls per second into the valley. The Krimml Waterfalls are with 400,000 visitors to the most visited attractions in Austria. Enjoy the natural spectacle on seat sculptures made of granite and admire the waterfalls of the new observation deck Jagasprung. Alone the drive to Krimml (about 45 km) from Kaltenbach on the Gerlos high alpine road and the Durlassboden Reservoir with stunning views of the mountain giants of Wildgerlostal and Finkau invite you to have a break.

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New! The absolute highlight is Virtual Reality Schloss Tratzberg - a journey through time with a 3D animation - entering a journey through time of over 500 years, which is absolutely worth seeing - the imposing castle between Jenbach and Schwaz was first mentioned in the 13th century and originally served as a border festival against Bavaria. After being rebuilt by the Fugger merchants, it became the epitome of a 16th-century Tyrolean castle. The Habsburgersaal with the family tree of the Habsburgs, the Gothic Fuggerstube or the royal room, numerous colorful paintings and the impressive courtyard with its arcades make Schloss Tratzberg a jewel.

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You can admire the cultural diversity of Tyrol in Innsbruck, as the venue of the Olympic Games in 1964 and 1976

  • Excursion destinations such as the Golden Roof in the old town or the Folk Art Museum, the arsenal, the Hofkirche, the Kaiserjägermuseum or the Ferdinandeum.
  • The Tyrol Panorama with the Kaiserjägermuseum takes the "Mythos Tirol" in all its contradictions and fascination under the microscope.
  • Worth seeing the Bergisel ski jump, with the tower of star architect Zaha Hadid
  • Innsbruck is the capital of Tyrol. The large shopping city offers numerous shopping parks and is about 50 km from Kaltenbach.

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An extraordinary place of imagination, art and the joy of playing. The Crystal Worlds of Wattens were created in 1995 by multimedia artist André Heller. The heart of the complex: 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.

Excursion destination for the whole family
Around the mighty giant that guards the entrance to the Crystal Worlds, stretches a 7. 5 hectare garden with numerous attractions, a garden with black mirror water, a children's play tower with playground and labyrinth.

The Garden - mystical masterpiece
Crystal Cloud & Mirror Water with Around 800,000 floating crystals by Swarovski. At the heart of the garden is the crystal cloud, designed by Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot. This monumental installation floats above the black mirror water. She invites visitors to pause for a moment and be inspired by the sight.

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For over a century, the Achensee has been captivating visitors with its fascinating history and breathtaking natural beauty.

The Achensee cruise offers you the opportunity to experience the lake in all its splendor. Our fleet consists of three modern vessels, perfectly equipped to give you unforgettable moments on the water. Immerse yourself in the picturesque tours, discover the fascinating history of the lake and let yourself be enchanted by its enchanting atmosphere.

Welcome aboard for an unforgettable adventure on Lake Achensee!

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As the smallest town in Austria with almost 500 inhabitants, Rattenberg is the ideal destination – only 25 minutes by car from Kaltenbach. The idyllic backdrop for your holiday, perfect for strolling, enjoying and shopping! In the medieval pedestrian zone, the traditional glass factories ensure a varied city trip.

From the Schlossberg you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city, the Inn and the majestic Tyrolean mountains. The Augustinian Museum and the annual Schlossbergspiele make Rattenberg the cultural heart of the region! Even in winter, Rattenberg exudes an irresistible charm, contemplation and a lot of romance. The "Rattenberger Advent" is one of the most beautiful Advent events in Tyrol.


A day in Kufstein: Take the glass elevator to the Kufstein Fortress. Today it may seem easy to conquer the landmark of Kufstein, but at the beginning of the 16th century Emperor Maximilian I faced great challenges. Those who are there at lunchtime should not miss the concert of the hero's organ. Since 1931, the world's largest open-air organ has been housed in the Citizen's Tower of the fortress. Every day at 12 o'clock Kufstein plays organ music from 4,948 pipes and 46 stops.

Fascination - Riedel Manufaktur und Museeum: Riedel glasses are known beyond the borders of Tyrol for their craftsmanship and quality. Each glass is handmade and mouth blown, and each one tells a story that looks back on a tradition that goes back more than 2,000 years. If you want to learn more about this art and the production of Riedel glasses as well as the harmonious interplay of glass and wine, you should visit the glass house in Kufstein.

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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!