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Natural Delights

Experience the living museum of the Alpbach Valley Tirol where life has remained the same for centuries. Or visit the foodie's veritable promised land of Zillertal, renowned for its cuisine and natural ingredients.

Alpbach Valley Tirol - Authenticity perhaps best describes Alpbachtal in western Austria. For centuries, residents have preserved traditional farming practices and observed strict building controls. Surrounded by dramatic alpine peaks, this valley charms with its way of life.

Things to do
  • Kisslinger Kristallglas Rattenberg: Mysterious World of Crystal
    Rattenberg has long been synonymous with top-quality, handmade glass. Since 1820, glass makers, engravers and painters have been showcasing their craft here.
  • Land of Herbs: "There's a herb for every ailment"
    Learn about the healing and medicinal properties of indigenous herbs with the Messner family at Neuschwendt mountain farm in Brandenberg.
  • Augustinian Museum Rattenberg
    Formerly, an Augustinian monastery founded in 1834, today it is home to an award-winning museum showcasing nine centuries of Tirolean art and culture, with masterpieces from the Romantic and Gothic periods.
  • Juppi's Enchanted Forest: Juppi Zauberwald
    Children will love a spot of play in the Juppi Zauberwald where the fun starts with taking the Reitherkogelbahn up the mountain to Juppi’s 2km trail of exploration and adventure.
  • Museum of Tyrolean Farmhouses
    Journey back into time and experience the way it used to be as you stroll amongst originally preserved farmhouses, a saw mill, flour mill, school house and chapels in Kramsach. The museum also hosts a varied programme of events, exhibitions and guided tours.



Zillertal
- From the lush pastures of the Zillertal valley to your plate! This region in western Austria is well known for its healthy cuisine using organic herbs, naturally reared beef and award-winning dairy products.

Things to do

  • Lasting Memories: High Mountain Nature Park
    Special photo viewpoint locations within the High Mountain Nature Park of the Zillertal Alps ensure memorable holiday photos. Another tip: the park currently features three environmentally-focused exhibits offering insight into glaciers.
  • Geocaching: Hidden Treasures
    With a GPS device in hand, find some hidden surprises tucked away upon the mountain summits, forests, old huts, mills, and chapels that help define the charm of the Zillertal.
  • Savour Tradition: Alpine Huts
    With little effort, ride an e-Bike to one of 135 mountain huts and sample regional specialities such as spicy cheese soup or a Zillertal beer.
  • Hiking in Zillertal: A Well-Tread Path
    Take a walk into history to the Berliner Mountain hut, for example. It is a protected alpine landmark and the oldest stopping point for hikers built in 1879.