What would a Tyrolean holiday in Austria be without the possibility of undertaking exciting day trips? From the Juffing Hotel & Spa you can explore a number of great destinations during your Tyrolean holidays in Austria.
Visit the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens
(approx. 1 hr by car)
Described as “shop window in progress” by the internationally renowned multimedia artist André Heller, who is the creator of the Swarovski Crystal World exhibition, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens are well worth a visit during your holidays in Tyrol. Just as the crystal is seen as symbol of change and renewal, Swarovski see their adventure world: constantly undergoing change, a fairy tale in installments.
Take an excursion to the Tyrolean Capital: Innsbruck
(1 hr by car)
History and modernity lie very close to each other in the Tyrolean capital, from the Golden Roof to the breathtaking Bergisel Ski Jump: variety is a given. Must-sees are: the Imperial Church, the Imperial Palace, the Ski Jump Arena, the Ambras Castle with its art and wonder chamber and, of course, the Innsbruck Old Town.
Visit the renowned Riedel Wine Glass Company in Kufstein
(20 mins by car)
See, hear, smell, feel, and taste: experience how our glassmakers create a symphony from the versatile material that is glass. For over 4000 years nothing has changed about the way glass is produced. It’s the natural ingredients of quartz, chalk and alkalis, which are melted at 1000 °C and can be molded. But it is best to see it in person at the Riedel Wine Glass Company in Kufstein.
Shopping: in Munich, Salzburg or Innsbruck
(all approx. 1 hr by car)
For all shopping lovers the Thierseetal Valley is located centrally, and within an hour’s drive, between the shopping metropolis of Munich, Salzburg or Innsbruck.
And all those, who prefer a place closer to home, will find cute shops and boutiques in Kufstein, Woergl or Rattenberg. But also Kitzbuehel and Rosenheim are close by and well worth a visit to find gifts for close and dear ones back home.
Explore the Kufstein Castle during your holidays in Tyrol
(20 mins by car)
Its imposing walls, towers and bastions are the monuments of Kufstein town and tell the tale of its war-conflicted past. Several times the castle has changed ownership between Bavaria and Tyrol, once even as bridal gift. Today the Kufstein Castle gives a great insight into the way of living in Tyrol and is also a spectacular event location for instance for the Kufstein Operetta Summer. The impressive Heroes’ Organ, which is known as the world’s biggest open-air organ, can be heard daily after the midday bells ring out.
Further information can be found under: www.festung.kufstein.at
Visit the City of Mozart: Salzburg
(1.5 hours by car)
When wandering through enchanting small streets you will meet art and culture every step of the way. The Salzburg Old Town was placed under Unesco World Cultural Heritage protection and in its own right. The Castle Hohensalzburg is the largest completely preserved castle of central Europe, the Hellbrunn Palace with the famous trick fountains or the Salzburg Dome are only a tiny selection of the many sights on location. Not to forget the Sound of Music, Mozart and the many traditional Salzburg cafes found in the picturesque city by the River Salzach.
The Ebbs Zoo – one of the most interesting and beautiful private zoos in Tyrol
(45 mins by car)
On over 20.000sqm approximately 500 animals of 90 different species are housed, of which many roam free on the zoos terrain. Rare bird species and exotic animals, such as maned wolves or kangaroos, are certainly a great sight during your holidays in Tyrol. The zoo in Ebbs is open from Easter until the beginning of November and is especially suitable for families with children.