Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Wattens
Everywhere glitters and sparkles: at the entrance you are welcomed by a water-spitting giant, while inside you can visit a dream world of art and fine jewellery. The Swarovski Crystal Worlds offer a very special experience and are one of Austria’s most popular destinations.
Bergisel ski jump, Innsbruck
Have you ever wanted to know how the Austrian “eagles” and other ski jumpers from all over the world feel as they zoom down the enormous slope? In Innsbruck you have a unique opportunity to find out with an exclusive guided tour of the Bergisel ski jump facility. Enjoy a coffee in the panoramic restaurant at the top of the slope and take in the magnificent mountain panorama.
A journey into the past, to the beginning of the 13th century: walking through the corridors of the impressive fortress of Kufstein, you can feel what it was like to live at that time. Come and be amazed by one of the most important historical monuments in Tirol, a highlight not to be missed: at 12 noon each day visitors can appreciate a concert on the “Heroes Organ”, the world’s largest outdoor organ with 4,948 pipes!
An impressive experience of the animal world in the Austrian Alps. There will certainly be something among the 2,000+ different species that you have never seen!
Silver mine in Schwaz
Not for those of a nervous disposition: wearing a helmet and jacket, you journey by train through the galleries some 800 metres below ground. You learn all about the history of the silver mine and the backbreaking work of the 10,000 miners who once toiled here. Schwaz in the past produced up to 85% of the world’s wedding silver!
The city of Salzburg
Just two hours away by car is the famous city of Mozart, perfect for a fascinating day out! With its Mirabell Palace, cathedral and many interesting museums, not to mention the city centre with its elegant shops and traditional cafés, Salzburg has something for every visitor. Tip: do not miss the Stiegl Brewery. A guided tour lets you learn all about beer-brewing; you can then enjoy a tasting to decide which is your favourite. If you book in advance you will even have the opportunity to make your own brew!
Take a trip back to the 11th century, when Ambras Castle was mentioned for the first time, before it fell to the Habsburgs in 1363. Today this impressive palace with its art collections, chamber of curiosities and weapon collections is open to visitors. The beautiful palace gardens are perfect for enjoying a walk in the sun and the wonderful views over Innsbruck.
Zeiss Planetarium, Schwaz
The Zeiss Planetarium take you on an exciting journey to distant galaxies, unknown stars and strange planets. Fascinating demonstrations show you what surrounds our home planet and whether we are perhaps not alone in our solar system. A visit is well worthwhile!
The city, famous for its white sausages and pretzels, has much more to offer and is just 90 minutes by car from the Posthotel Achenkirch. Perhaps you would like to visit the food market and try some regional delicacies? Or rather browse in the designer shops in the city centre? Performance car enthusiasts will love the BMW World! Munich can offer everyone the ideal programme for a day trip.
Riedel Glassworks, Kufstein
An entertaining day out for more than just fine wine enthusiasts. Watch the glassmakers in action and see live exactly how elegant glasses and decanters are produced. The 300 m² shop also contains delightful souvenirs.