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).
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
Cable cars are marked in blue, chairlifts are marked in orange. Chairlifts may not be marked all.
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.
Former ski jump and museum. Gorge of the river Sill nearby.
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.
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
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.
Swarovski Crystal Museum Link
Archaeological open-air museum Himmelreich with an observation deck overlooking the Inn Valley.
Upside down house. A park Dinoland. Link
On the opposite slope is a chairlift.
Old city. Gothic church. Franciscan monastery from the early 16th century.
Silver mine. Link
Leisure pool Erlebnis Schwimmbad. Motorcycle Museum Link
Castle with tours Schloss Trazberg Link
8. Achensee and Jenbach
Steam locomotive and rack railway.
Rope park. Link
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:
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
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.
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.
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
Embach – cave Hundalm. In spring – with ice growths. Link
Mariastein – 14th century pilgrimage church
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