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Places of interest in summer:

Kitzbühel

A world-renowned, pulsating town!
Situated at the foot of the Hahnenkamm (1,712 m) and the Kitzbühel Horn (1,996 m), the town of Kitzbühel enjoys the reputation of being one of Austria’s premier winter sports resorts. In conjunction with the ski runs and lifts at the neighbouring Kirchberg in Tirol, Jochberg and Thurn Pass, Kitzbühel is set in the heart of one of Austria’s largest joined-up skiing areas. Holidaymakers in Kitzbühel have a choice of 148 km of ski runs in the local area while cross-country skiing enthusiasts can look forward to 40 km of trails. In summer there are 120 km of mountain biking trails to explore – not to forget 500 km of hiking routes. Further attractions include six tennis courts and four golf courses, the Kitzbühel swimming pool, Austria’s sole curling arena and Schwarzsee lake.
TOURIST OFFICE: A-6370 Kitzbühel, Hinterstadt 18
TEL.: +43 (0) 5356/777
INTERNET:
www.kitzbuehel.com

http://www.kitzbuehel.com/

The city of Salzburg

Salzburg – a world-class city!
Salt – also known as ‘white gold’ in these parts of the world – gave the town her name. Salzburg, a famous city steeped in tradition, is situated at the northern edge of the Alps – at the intersection of old European trading routes. In the 21st century it has established itself as a modern centre of culture in the heart of Europe. The facts are as endearing as they are impressive: although the city has barely 150,000 inhabitants or so, it stages over 4,000 cultural events a year and has some 20 Baroque church buildings. Unmistakeable, too, the silhouette of the town with the mighty fortress of Hohensalzburg, the Baroque cathedral, the Franciscan and University Church in front of the Mönchsberg and the fabulously impressive Untersberg in the distance. All these are just a few of the unmissable sights on a visit to Salzburg.
TOURIST OFFICE: Auerspergstraße 6, A-5020 Salzburg
TEL.: +43 (0)662 / 88987-0
INTERNET:
www.salzburg.info

http://www.salzburg.info/

Innsbruck

Innsbruck is surrounded by impressive mountain backdrops.
Innsbruck and its village resorts have lots to offer – thanks mainly to their location in the heart of the Alps. This is the perfect place for those in search of interest and adventure. Innsbruck – the capital of the Alps – makes for an excellent ‘base camp’ for excursions to other places in the Tyrol and its neighbouring regions. Because it’s so easy to get to and because of its central location in the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck is a superb starting point for trips to the entire Central Alpine region. After all, many rewarding destinations await you inside the borders of the Tyrol.
TOURIST OFFICE: 6021 Innsbruck, Burggraben 3
TEL.: + 43 (0)512 / 59 8 50
INTERNET:
www.innsbruck.info

The Tratzberg Castle

Magical and thrilling, both at the same time!
The Tratzberg Castle was built high above the Inntal valley between Kufstein and Innsbruck. It served Emperor Maximilian I and the Fugger family as a hunting lodge. The late-Gothic structure was extended during the Renaissance period and appointed with luxurious fittings and interiors. Since 1848 the Schloss has been privately owned by Counts of Enzenberg. As a result, the building has been superbly preserved and is completely furnished throughout. The unique wall painting in the Hapsburg Room, the typically Gothic interior of the Fugger lounge, the King’s Room in the Renaissance style, the armoury and the magnificently painted courtyard are all well worth a visit!
VISITING TIMES: April to November from 10 am to 4 pm.
About 15 mins on foot or by slow excursion train.
ADDRESS: Schloss Tratzberg, A-6200 Jenbach / Tirol
TEL.: +43 (0) 5242/63566
INTERNET: www.schloss-tratzberg.at http://www.schloss-tratzberg.at/

Silver mine

An underground experience:
Whatever you do, don’t forget to factor in sufficient time for a visit to the silver mine museum and exhibition in Schwaz. The Grubenbahn colliery railway takes you down some 800 metres underground to what is an extraordinary, unforgettable experience. Follow the footsteps of the miners who toiled away at the seams of silver and copper some 500 years ago and let yourself be taken back into an age when the earth was still considered flat...
Above all, don’t miss out either on a visit to the historic centre of Schwaz with its Gothic parish church, the house of the Fugger dynasty of Augsburg merchants, the house of commerce and the Franciscan monastery.
OPENING TIMES: summer: 9 am – 5 pm; winter: 10 am – 4 pm
ADDRESS: A-6130 Schwaz/Tirol, Alte Landstrasse 3a
TEL.: +43 (0) 5242 / 72372
INTERNET: www.silberbergwerk.at

http://www.silberbergwerk.at/

Boat ride on Achensee lake

Take the steam rack railway for a boat ride on Achensee lake!
This is the world’s oldest rack railway (110 years old) with scheduled services exclusively delivered by steam locomotives. The whistles of the train and chuntering of the pistons are an absolute delight. The nostalgic ride through a beautifully rugged countryside to the largest lake in the Tyrol invariably turns into an unforgettable experience. And at the last stop on the line there’s a direct connection to the jetty for a boat ride on Achensee lake!
WHEN: from the end of April to the end of October
CONTACT: Achenseebahn AG, A-6200 Jenbach,
                  Bahnhofplatz 1-3
TEL.: + 43 (0) 5244 / 6243
INTERNET: www.achenseebahn.at

http://www.achenseebahn.at/

Großglockner

An Alpine road at almost 3,000 m above sea level!
The Großglockner High Alpine Road has provided an incomparable experience for some 50 million visitors since 1935. This most famous Alpine road ends in front of the magnificent Hohe Tauern national park, which boasts the Großglockner, Austria’s highest mountain (3,798 m above sea level) and the Pasterze, the country’s largest glacier. On the way there you’ll experience a 4,000 km long link right up to the Arctic. Setting off at an altitude of 1,500 m above sea level you’ll cross all kinds of vegetation zones from cornfields to the eternal ice at the top of the ‘Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe’.
OPENING TIMES: May to October
KONTAKT: Grossglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG,
                  5020 Salzburg, Rainerstr. 2
TEL.: +43 (0)662 / 8736730
INTERNET: www.grossglockner.at

http://www.grossglockner.at/

Swarovski

A kaleidoscope of transformation!
In 1895 Daniel Swarovski I moved to the village of Wattens in the Tyrol. The name today is a byword for the production of the most exquisite crystal and precision optics. In 1995 Swarovski Kristallwelten commissioned artists such as André Heller, Brian Eno, Studio Azzurro and others to create an ‘area of amazement’ in celebration of the company’s centenary jubilee. Once inside the water-spewing Alpine giant, the visitor discovers the phenomenon of crystal in an encounter that appeals to all of the senses. Rigid geometric shapes dissolve into colours and music. Prepare to be entranced!
OPENING TIMES: daily, 9 am to 6.30 pm
ADDRESS: A 6112 Wattens, Kristallweltenstraße 1
TEL.: +43 (0)5224 / 51080
INTERNET: www.swarovski.com

http://www.swarovski.com/crystalworlds

Salvenaland leisure park

Find a genuine family paradise at ‘Salvenaland’.
This children’s leisure park has wonderful features ranging from swings, a sandpit, slides, a go-kart circuit, bouncy cushions and a summer tobogganing run. Right next door you can choose from fun and recreation at the romantic swimming lake or in the heated indoor baths with a separate children’s pool. A special fun park offers sports facilities for inline skating, beach volleyball, football, basketball and has 5 tennis courts. The entire park is blessed by its quiet location not far from the village centre with superb views of the Hohe Salve.
OPENING TIMES: May to approx. mid-Sept., 9 am to 7 pm
ADDRESS: 6361 Hopfgarten/Brixental, Kelchsauer Str. 27
TEL.: +43 (0) 5335 / 2200
INTERNET: www.salvena-land.at

http://www.salvena-land.at/

Hexenwasser Söll Hohe Salve

With more than 60 wet and wonderful stations, the Hexenwasser theme park, meaning Witch Water, offers a natural experience and encourages the whole family to discover and explore - daily from 09.00 am to 5.30 pm. Humming stone, witch’s fireplace, singing water bowl, witch’s stone mill, home of the queen bee, witch’s ladder…these are the mysterious titles, as though in a picture book! Anyone aged 3 to 103 can read this book! The people in charge of each station make sure visitors get to see and experience the fascinating wonders of nature in a fun way.

OPENING TIMES: May to approx. mid-Sept., 9 am to 7 pm
ADDRESS: 6306 Söll, Stampfanger 21
TEL.: +43 (0) 53 33 - 52 60
INTERNET: www.hexenwasser.at

Kufstein mit Festung

Als Tor zu Tirol ist Kufstein in den Geschichtsbüchern und Erinnerungen tausender Alpenbesucher verankert. Heute fügt sich der Zauber von historischen Gebäuden in engen Gassen, von Malereien, Brunnen und Kirchen in die moderne Shopping- und Kulturstadt. Die Festung Kufstein - spannende Erlebniswelt für die ganze Familie! Alte Mauern, versteckte Winkel und geheime Türme, auf der Festung Kufstein gibt es für kleine und große Besucher viel Spannendes zu erleben. Die altehrwürdige Festungsanlage zählt zu den beliebtesten Ausflugszielen im Tiroler Unterland und begeistert täglich geöffnet mit einem attraktiven Programmangebot für die ganze Familie.
ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN Festung: ganzjährig, 10:00h-17:00h
ADRESSE: A-6330 Kufstein , Oberer Stadtplatz 6/III
TELEFON: +43-5372-66525-99
INTERNET: www.kufstein.com

Obersalzberg - Hitlers Feriendomizil

Das Kehlsteinhaus heute - ein Vermächtnis der Geschichte.
Wenn auch keine Entscheidung Hitlers auf dem Kehlstein fiel, so steht das Haus doch für den Wahn seines Regimes, steht es für "seine Welt" am Obersalzberg, wo Pläne für Krieg und Massenmord geschmiedet wurden. Das Kehlsteinhaus war einst Geschenk der Partei, die sich willenlos jenem Mann unterwarf, der die Welt ins Unglück stürzen sollte. Scheinbar trotzig erhebt sich das Gebäude über der schroffen Steilwand - auch eine Straße in völlig unwegsamem Gelände hatte man dem Berg mit Gewalt abgerungen. Wenngleich eine architektonische Leistung, so war es auch ein Akt der Verschwendung von Natur und Ressourcen. Ein goldglänzender Aufzug inmitten des Berges, durch den man zum "Gipfel der Macht" gleichsam emporgehoben wurde - all das eignete sich nur zu gut, um Menschen zu blenden.
ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN: Mai bis ca. Mitte Okt., 09:00h-17:00h
ADRESSE: D-83471 Schönau a. Königssee, Oberschönauerstraße 62
TELEFON: +49 8652 - 2969
INTERNET: www.kehlsteinhaus.de