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In the capital of the Alps, which is only an hour away by car from Hotel Jäger, you can experience the architecture and charm of past eras as well as the unique scenic charm. The city boasts several sights and attractions such as the “Goldenes Dachl" in the picturesque historic district or the Olympic ski jump on the Bergisel.

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Goldenes Dachl | © Innsbruck Tourismus / Mario Webhofer


More than 2000 animals belonging to 150 species from all over the Alps are awaiting you in Europe’s highest zoo. Big or small, many rare Alpine animals call the Innsbruck Alpenzoo home. The kinglet, weighing only 5 grams, is a real lightweight, whereas the bearded vulture with a wingspan of 3 m is the largest bird in the Alps.

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Zillertalbahn & Achenseebahn

The world’s oldest cog locomotives run exclusively by steam are more than 117 years old. Whistling locomotives, hissing and steaming valves, pounding pistons, and hammering bursts of exhaust guarantee an unforgettable steam train experience. You can board the steam train at the Mayrhofen train station, or you can take the Zillertalbahn, which runs every 30 minutes. With a gradient of 16% and a 45 min. ride, you will reach the crystal-clear Achensee from the Jenbach train station. The Achensee is Tyrol’s largest lake, and there is a direct connection to the Achenseeschifffahrt, which will take you on a boat ride on the lake.

Zillertalbahn  Achenseebahn

Planetarium Schwaz

Get a closer look at the starry sky at the Zeiss-Planetarium in Schwaz. Everything that is happening in space is displayed and explained with the help of precision instruments, effects projectors, and audiovisual equipment. With constantly changing shows, the Zeiss planetarium is a true cosmic cinema.

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©Zeiss Planetarium Schwaz

Crystal Worlds Wattens

Nestled in a secret park, an enormous giant awaits you and grants you entry to 14 underground chambers of wonder. Austrian artist André Heller brought the crystal worlds to life for Swarovski’s 100th anniversary thus creating a magical place of pure amazement.

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Hasegg Castle with mint tower and mint museum

The Hall mint museum – birthplace of the thaler and modern dollar – looks back on a past in which wealth meant hard cash, money still possessed a magical gleam, and currencies were as hard as the materials they were made from. Modern audio guides lead visitors through a half millennium of the history of European coins.

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Kufstein fortress

The impressive Kufstein fortress has long since secured itself a spot among the most popular excursion destinations in Tyrol. The fortress will take you on a journey back in time and to this day still represents the “pearl of Tyrol”.  

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The city of Kufstein with the fortress up above | TVB Kufsteinerland, www.kufstein.com / ©Lolin

Haus der Völker

With an exhibition surface of 1000m², the only anthropology museum in western Austria displays more than 1000 exhibits from the collection of Africa expert and photographer Gert Chesi. The majority of the museum is dedicated to Africa and its art and culture; important depictions of Buddha along with Chinese archaeological finds constitute the heart of the Asia collection.

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On the Inn River, the medieval town of Rattenberg is nestled up against the castle hill. The 600 inhabitants of Rattenberg, which is Austria’s smallest town, live in the carefully restored town houses. Rattenberg is also called the “City of Glass”. Here you will find all kinds of beautiful glass, and you can also watch glass blowers demonstrate their skills.

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Wolfsklamm St. Georgenberg

The Wolfsklamm gorge in Stans has been open for over 100 years. The Stallenbach stream and its waterfalls create a white spray and emerald-green glow as it rushes into the gorge. The bridges and wooden walkways are handcrafted masterpieces that lead up 354 m to the Georgenberg, where the entrance to the Alpenpark Karwendel is located.

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