Inn valley attractions on the map – from Innsbruck to Kufstein

Last Updated on 12/03/2023

The Inn Valley from Innsbruck to Kufstein is not only a way to get to the Brenner Autobahn and Italian seeside, but a holiday destination in itself. In assortment: palaces, museums, mines, an open-air museum, a lake, gorges and steam locomotives. They all on the map. Most important part of this region is the side Zillertal valley, one of the most popular ski resort. We see, what you can do in Zillertal in summer (spoiler: a lot).

Maps nearby:
to the east – From Bregenz to Innsbruck. What to visit
to the northeast – What to do in Allgäu map
to the northwest – Upper Bavaria Map of attractions
to the west – around Zell am See
What to do in Zell am See in summer
Tennengau, Pongau, Dachstein attractions map

Inn valley attractions from Innsbruck to Kufstein
enlarge Map data ©OpenTopoMap, ©OpenStreetMap

Cable cars are marked in blue, chairlifts are marked in orange. Chairlifts may not be marked all.

Inn Valley

1. Innsbruck

Small old town, palace, cathedral, art and history museums of the region, museum of bells.
Funicular to the zoo.
Three cable cars to different slopes.
Ambras Castle
Former ski jump and museum. Gorge of the river Sill nearby.

Innsbruck Ambras Palace and mountains
Innsbruck attractions. Old town, zoo, museums

In Innsbruck, the city itself is a half-day walk at most. More depends on interests: a couple hours for the zoo and time to visit museums. The mandatory program should include the castle of Ambras and one of the cable cars (one day together).
But Innsbruck is suitable as a base for trips, and you can come up with a lot of excursions here.

Innsbruck attractions

2. Tufles

Cable car. Link
Circular route to the cable car Patscherkofel along the cedar forest.
Disc golf, rope park at the surface of the earth (Niederseilgarten).

3. Hall in Tirol

Old town.

Burg Hasegg with the coin museum. Link. Thaler, the most popular European coin since the 15th century, comes from Hall. Thaler was a model for other coins in non-German-speaking countries (including the dollar).

Bergbaumuseum – reproduces a salt mine. Visit only with a guided tour.

4. Wattens

Swarovski Crystal Museum Link

Inn valley attractions Swarovski museum Wattens

Archaeological open-air museum Himmelreich with an observation deck overlooking the Inn Valley.

5. Terfens

Upside down house. A park Dinoland. Link
On the opposite slope is a chairlift.

6. Schwaz

Old city. Gothic church. Franciscan monastery from the early 16th century.

Silver mine. Link

Leisure pool Erlebnis Schwimmbad. Motorcycle Museum Link

7. Stans

Gorge Wolfsklamm

Castle with tours Schloss Trazberg Link

Inn valley attractions Innsbruck

8. Achensee and Jenbach

Steam locomotive and rack railway.

The largest lake in Tyrol. Pleasure boats.
Two cable cars are lifted to the opposite slopes. Link Flying Fox Link
Thermal pool

Rope park. Link

Tractor Museum

9. Zillertal in summer

The most popular winter resort, but also a great place for active and family holidays in the summer.

All classic active entertainments are available:
coaster (Zell),
rope parks (Fügen and Gerlos),
numerous cable cars,
numerous and large playgrounds
Children’s thematic routes and high-mountain long-distance routes.
Adventure golf at Zell.

Thermal pool (very good and with a great slide) in Fügen.
Thermal pool (a little worse and older, but with waves) in Mayrhofen.

Steam train in the Zillertal valley. Link

Museum of beer production in Zell. Link
Cheese factory Schaukäserei in Kaltenbach
Production of cheese, yogurt and butter in Erlebnissennerei Zillertal in Mayrhofen Link
Birds of Prey Show (Ahorn cable car, above)
Gold mine in one excursion with a cheese factory in Zell (Link)
And a number of small museums

At the end of the valley there is a glacier where the cable car from Hintertux reaches. Upstairs including an ice cave Link . Below is a waterfall. At the middle station cave with guided tour Spannagelhöhle Link

At the end of the side valley Schegeis (Link), from Mayrhofen, – a dam and a picturesque reservoir, a suspension bridge overlooking it (Link) and Flying Fox at the dam.

Another side valley leads to the Stillupp reservoir and waterfall. And one more side valley – to the reservoir-source of the Ziller River. Travel through the side valleys is paid.

The side valley leading to the Gerlos pass (toll) and the Krimml waterfalls is more suitable for mountain holidays than for families – it is higher, narrower and more wooded, and there is less entertainment.

Photos, unfortunately, only from March ski holiday.

Mayrhofen Zillertal attractions
Mayrhofen Zillertal attractions

10. Region Alpbach

Rattenberg – Austria’s smallest town, medieval old town. Austrian glassblowing center, rare glass processing techniques.
Observation deck on the tower of the church, observation deck on the mountain with the ruins of the castle.

Kramsach – open-air museum Museum Tiroler Bauernhöfe. Link
Cemetery museum with a collection of monuments with funny inscriptions.
Rope park.
The warmest lake for swimming in Tyrol.
Further into the mountains – two gorges: Tiefenbachklamm, Kaiserklamm

Alpbach – cable car, coaster

Reith – cable car

Kundl – gorge Kundlklamm where stones are collected. Stone specialist and grinder in Haus der Steine

Wildschönau – cable car, coaster, show mine

11. Kirchbichl

Embach – cave Hundalm. In spring – with ice growths. Link

Mariastein – 14th century pilgrimage church

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