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Excursion destinations in Tyrol and the surrounding area

The best excursion tips from Salzburg via Innsbruck to Kufstein

Walchsee: Ideal location for unforgettable excursions and adventures at the lake

Walchsee is not just located in a dreamy idyll, it is also right in the centre of Tyrol in the Kaiserwinkl. Just an hour’s drive takes you to: Salzburg, Munich or Innsbruck! Kitzbühel, St. Johann and the Wilder Kaiser are actually much closer and you can even cycle to Kufstein. Plenty of culture, sights and excursion destinations are available in Tyrol and the surrounding area. So it doesn’t matter if you it is your summer or winter holiday you want to enjoy in the region.

Excursion destinations with children

New: The largest trampoline park in Western Austria

Whether children, teenagers or adults: In the new trampoline hall in the Zahmer Kaiser leisure park, our guests can jump back and forth on an area of over 2,000 m². Here, 24 different trampolines await the visitors. In addition to the longest mini kart track in Western Austria, there are various jumping areas and a KIDS PLAYGROUND to discover. The little and big acrobats are in demand at the Wal Running and Bagjump. Those who want to challenge their dexterity and athleticism can take on the famous Ninja Warrior course. A visit to the Zahmer Kaiser trampoline hall is not to be missed on your family holiday at Walchsee.

Theme park: Zahmer Kaiser

The Zahmer Kaiser amusement park is located in Durchholzen near Walchsee. Here, especially families get their money's worth. Different attractions, games and an extensive outdoor area await you, which is open from May to the end of September. The whole family will experience various highlights at the Zahmer Kaiser amusement park: 

  • Children's playground
  • Bagjump
  • Animal enclosure 
  • Rides like the Sky Dive & Butterfly
  • Water games
  • mini kart track
  • and much more

In winter, the Zahmer Kaiser Leisure Park transforms into a family-friendly ski area with a 4-seater chairlift and T-bar lift. Winter lovers can also let off steam on the 3 km long toboggan run and in the ski touring park. From late December to mid-March, visitors can also rent ski touring equipment and toboggans.

Whether summer or winter - no boredom is guaranteed here!

Summer toboggan run: Zahmer Kaiser

Pure adrenaline: that's the motto on the Zahmer Kaiser summer toboggan run. To the middle station, the starting point of the toboggan run, you can either walk or take the 4-seater chairlift. Once you reach the top, you can choose between a one-seater or two-seater toboggan. Accompanied by magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the Walchsee lake and the animal enclosure, you'll be speeding downhill. All passengers have the speed in their own hands.

Wildbichl Game Park: Nature Park for the Whole Family

A whole kingdom of native wild animals and plants invites you to go on a voyage of discovery in this natural wildlife park. Red deer, lynxes, wild boars, owls and numerous other animal species cavort peacefully in the 80,000 square metre nature park. Recreation and an intensive view of nature are the focus here.

The Wildbichl Game Park is an exciting destination for the whole family that will delight young and old alike. Children can let off steam in the large children's playground, which offers slides and swings as well as a cable car. For even more action, there are also water games, bumper cars and a play dredger. On the other hand, you will find an atmospheric ambience for more peace and quiet in the Tiroler Stube (Tyrolean parlour) or the König-Ludwig-Stube (King Ludwig parlour). In summer, the shady garden invites you to linger and drink coffee.

Information about the destination:

  • Location: to be found between Chiemsee and Kufstein on the Bavarian-Tyrolean border.
  • Summer opening hours: April to October from 09.00 am - 06.00 pm
  • Winter opening time: November to March from 10.00 am - 04.30 pm (closed on Tuesdays)

Rarity Zoo & St. Nicholas Chapel: Combined excursion tip

The Rarities Zoo Ebbs is Tyrol's flagship for exotic animals. In this privately run zoo you can marvel at over 500 animals belonging to 70 different species from all over the world. Dogs on a short leash are also allowed in the park - however, some park animals roam free. So mutual consideration is very important. If you want to see even more animals, you can then visit the Fohlenhof in Ebbs (right next to the zoo). A modern, large stud farm with about 100 Haflingers!

After visiting the kangaroo, coati and horse, it is worth taking a short detour to the St. Nicholas Chapel. Only a 10 to 15 minute walk separates the excursion destinations of Tyrol. The view sweeps over the blessed Inn Valley to the town of Kufstein with its picturesque fortress and leads to the mountain ranges of the Brixen and Zillertal valleys all the way to Bavaria. There is no more beautiful vantage point above Ebbs.

Details of the excursion:
Location: municipality of Ebbs in the district of Kufstein in Tyrol.
Opening hours zoo: daily from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Triassic Park Steinplatte: interactive theme park about prehistoric times

An excursion destination for the whole family - whatever the weather! The Triassic Park on the Steinplatte in Waidring, only a few minutes' drive from Walchsee, offers a primeval experience for young and old. Immerse yourself in the world of dinosaurs. The Triassic Park with Triassic Centre, beach, trail, viewing platforms, Fischer's Coral Garden and a stalactite cave will make children's hearts beat faster. By the way, the Steinplatte is also a popular skiing and hiking area.

Indoor playground Halli Galli

The indoor adventure park "Halli Galli" in Wörgl can be reached by car in about 30 minutes. It offers a great and varied adventure with children and is equally popular in sunshine and rainy weather! Waiting for you are:

  • an electric go-kart track,
  • a climbing labyrinth,
  • the baby & toddler area,
  • a pedagogically planned traffic education park,
  • the ball pool
  • and much more!

Sights, Culture & Lifestyle

Edelbrennerei Erber: Tyrol's oldest copper distillery

For over 350 years, Erber has combined the tradition and craft of copper pot still distilling at the highest level. See for yourself and venture into the show distillery in Brixen im Thale. Tyrolean pleasure culture at its best!

  • Guided tour: every Tuesday and Friday
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Culinary delights: in-house snack bar
  • Shop: Erber products and regional delicacies

Fortress town Kufstein

The municipality of Kufstein is a particularly worthwhile destination in Tyrol. Whether culture, events, lifestyle, shopping, culinary & regional - here you will find everything to spend the day entertaining. Stroll through the old town and visit Kufstein's landmark: the fortress on the 90-metre-high Fortress Hill. Listen here to the Heldenorgel (Heroes' Organ), which sounds daily at 12 noon for 10 minutes.

Many other buildings are waiting to be seen in Kufstein. In the various parks you can let your soul dangle in between. Perhaps you will also be on hand when one of the many regular events takes place. Take a look!

Excursion destination Innsbruck: Sights in the capital of Tyrol

Take the time for a day trip to the capital of Tyrol: Innsbruck. The harmonious combination of modern architecture and green nature that characterises Innsbruck's unique flair is something very special! Visit the Tyrolean Regional Theatre, one of the numerous museums or the "Treibhaus" cultural centre. Innsbruck also shines with its diverse buildings, listed buildings as well as sights.

Popular sights in Innsbruck:

  • Golden Roof
  • Bergisel ski jump
  • Ambras Castle
  • Alpine Zoo
  • Imperial Palace
  • Nordkettenbahnen
  • City tower

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