Culture & sights

Excursion tips for your holiday on the Achensee

Tradition and culture are important aspects of any region and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, adding to your holiday experience. To help you to plan and get excited about your holiday, we have put together some of 4* Superior Alpine Wellness Hotel Karwendel's favourite excursion suggestions

Silver mine (Schwaz, approx. 20 km)

Take an exciting trip back in time into the
silver-coated Middle Ages and follow in the footsteps of the miners to a depth of 800 m.

Gold mine (Hainzenberg in Zell am Ziller, approx. 40 km)

Take part in one of the greatest adventures of
centuries past. Find out what went on at the heart of the mine.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds (Wattens, approx. 30 km)

More scope for your fantasies! The crystal worlds take visitors into 14 glistening "chambers of marvel," a truly magical experience.

Tratzberg Castle (Jenbach, approx. 10 km)

A jewel amongst the castles of Austria, this castle was built in the year 1500 high above the Inn valley and served as a hunter's castle for Emperor Maximilian I. and the Fugger family.

Alpine dairy (near the gold mine)

Watch, smell and enjoy the fresh milk and cheese!

Distillery tour (Maurach, approx. 5 km)

Fruit in its fluid state in the form of fine brandies are an exceptional experience for your taste buds - with strong effects.

Tyrol farm museum (Sixenhof in Achental, approx. 15 km)

Visitors can immerse themselves in the life and work of past generations, who defined life in the region for many years.

Achensee steam cog railway

The world's oldest steam-powered cog locomotive can take you from Jenbach up to the Achensee. A nostalgia-filled journey with fantastic views.

A sea of maple in the Eng valley (approx. 50 km)

It is a unique natural monument in Europe: a maple forest in a remote valley with trees that are more than 600 years old!

Stone oil vitality mountain (Pertisau)

Experience the "burning stones" in the stone oil museum under a glass roof. Tyrolean stone oil, a wellness and health product, is elaborately extracted from the slate of the Karwendel mountains. It unites the power of the mountains with the power of the sea. You can also get a more personal experience with a stone oil wellness treatment at our hotel.