Leisure Tips

Excursions, Worlds to experience and museums in the Zillertal

In the Zillertal and nearby there are marvellous destinations for an excursion and leisure opportunities. These range from worlds of experience through beautiful Alpine roads and reservoirs to museums and mines. Places that offer simply unforgettable experiences.

Feuerwerk Fügen model power plant

In times when everyone is talking about renewable energy, we are mindful of our responsibility towards nature. In our modern model power plant, which is open to the public, we produce eco-power and supply long-distance heating. In our SichtBAR we use regional products, always with an eye to freshness and quality.

Erlebnissennerei Mayrhofen Dairy

Families, individual tourists and groups are invited to experience everyday working life in a dairy farm in a completely new way. Why not take the unprecedented opportunity to look over the master cheese maker’s shoulder. Enjoy the culinary delights on the varied menu of the Zillertal Dairy kitchen. The milk and cheese products from the Zillertal Dairy can then be purchased in the dairy shop.

Schaukäserei Fügen – The show cheese dairy

Here you will gain an impression of the work of the master cheese maker and learn all you want to know about cheese production. A visit to the Fügen show cheese dairy will fascinate the whole family, constantly offering new insights and information about the transformation of one of our most precious raw ingredients, milk. You can buy all the products that you will learn about in our show dairy and take them straight home with you. A delicious experience for the whole family.

The Zillertaler Höhenstrasse

Take a tour by car at over 1,800 m above sea level on the approx. 45 km-long road from Ried to Hippach with its magnificent views.

Schlegeis Reservoir

A reservoir that’s well worth seeing in the lower Zillertal. Open from the end of May to the end of October. Toll road. Guided tours along the dam wall are offered.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Moments of wonder: in the realm of the Giant, with its 14 Chambers of Wonder, famous artists have variously interpreted and staged artistic designs in crystal. Through its exhibitions and events, time and again Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds) fascinates with the infinite mutability of this sparkling material. The shop at the end of the tour is the highlight for every visitor!

Planetarium in Schwaz

A planetarium is a multimedia entertainment, cultural and educational experience that has a special charm, whatever job you do, whatever age you are. The daily and annual passage of the stars, the movements of the planets and the events that occur above us in the cosmos are presented and explained in the fully air-conditioned cupola.

Schwaz silver mine

We are happy to welcome you to the “mother of all mines”. The largest silver mine of the Middle Ages is open to visitors every day until 16 November. An extraordinary experience awaits you underground after your 800-metre deep descent on the mine railway. Follow the traces of the miners who extracted silver and copper here over 500 years ago and be transported to a time when the world was still a disc.

Regional Museum Zell

The Ental farm was built in Burgstall/Schwendau in 1713 (as shown by the date on the Firstbaum – a part of the roof). In 1991, in order to preserve and secure this culturally precious centuries-old structure, it was decided to transfer the farm from its original location and rebuild it in Zell am Ziller, where it has been turned into a museum.

Heimatmuseum Fügen

On four floors, you will experience a historical journey through time into the Zillertal as well as to the Zillertal national singers, who in the 19th century made the famous Christmas carol “Silent Night” famous throughout the world. In the newly constructed ground flour you will find the major exhibition "600 years of mining and metallurgy in the Fügen region".

Zillertalbahn – Nostalgia train

Especially for families, a trip by steam train on the Zillertalbahn is to be recommended. Then we recommend continuing on the Achsensee steam cog railway (combined ticket incl. ship available at the station!)

Achensee and steam cog railway

Particularly suited to families – A ride by steam cog railway from Jenbach into the Achental valley and then a boat ride on the Achensee Lake or a gentle walk along the lake to the Gaisalm meadow (approx. 1 hour).

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A magnificent feeling of freedom, a peaceful wide natural landscape and the picturesque beauty of the Zillertal