GUEST Programme

Kufstein Region weekly programme schedule

The summer and winter programmes are organised and implemented by the tourism association of the Kufstein Region.

For your information: if there are no significant changes, we will leave last year’s programmes online for you.

Summer and Autumn activity program
April, 1 until November, 19 2017

Monday - Fascinating Sonnberg walk, An audience with the Queen

Fascinating Sonnberg walk
Thiersee
10:00 am until 14:30 pm, Meeting point Infobüro Thiersee, free of charge

We follow remote trails and walk along the sunny side of the Thierseetal valley across meadows and through forests, past beautiful farms and pastures. And we seek out a beautiful spot in nature for our snack! Don’t forget to bring one with you!
Enjoy some peaceful, easy walks away from the main trails.

An audience with the Queen
Thiersee
1:00 pm; Meeting point: Tiroler Bienenalm, Krückl 3; Adult € 3,-, Child € 1,50

Experience the fascinating kingdom of the Queen bee. Learn lots of useful and humorous information about our bees at the ‘Tiroler Bienenalm’ run by the Christen family.
Watch a beekeeper at work. Explore these fascinating creatures close to the ‘Wald-Wild-Bienen-Erlebnisweg’ (forest-wild animal-bee adventure trail). The bees are bound to leave you feeling amazed!

Tuesday - Mountain walk on the Pendling, Visit to the herb garden, ‘Zum Messerschmid’ distillery

Summit climb – mountain walk on the Pendling
Thiersee
10:00 am until 02:30 pm, Meeting point: Parkplatz Schneeberg, free of charge

Climbing Thiersee’s 1,432m mountain, the Pendling. You will be rewarded for your efforts with magnificent views from the summit cross over the Inntal valley to the Kaisergebirge, Kufstein and Bavaria as well as a hearty snack or some famous roast pork from the ‘Kufsteinerhaus’ mountain guesthouse.

Visit to the herb garden (until October, 29)
Thiersee/Hinterthiersee
02:00 pm until 03:30 pm, Meeting point: „Kräuterwelt Thierseetal“, free of charge

We pay a visit to Christine the energy specialist, phytotherapist and ‘herb witch’ in her herb garden. Together we experience a journey into the diverse kingdom of herbs. You will learn how you can take advantage of the healing effects and abundance of greenery in the plant world for improved health and well-being with some simple and practical applications.

‘Zum Messerschmid’ distillery
Ebbs
04:00 pm until 05:00 pm, Meeting point: Brennerei „Zum Messerschmied“, € 4,-

Delicious drops and Tyrolean schnapps culture: visit Albert Schmider at his carefully restored farmhouse which dates back almost 500 years. Enjoy a talk about the continuation of an old family tradition – schnapps distilling. Find out more about the history, technique and senses used. And of course, afterwards there is a chance to sample and purchase these delicious drops!

Wednesday - Glemmbachklamm gorge, Archery, Energetic hike, Herb walk, Four lakes walk

Walking through a natural treasure – the Glemmbachklamm gorge (until September, 24)
Thiersee/Landl
09:30 am until 04:00 pm, Meeting point: Landl Ortsmitte, Parkplatz gegenüber der Kirche, free of charge

An impressive showcase of nature – wild, crashing water accompanies us on this gorge walk. Discover a slice of untouched nature and walk through this beautifully cool and impressive gorge – a natural treasure which remains untouched from any building work. Good fitness levels and steady footing are essential for this tour. The Glemmbachklamm walk is not possible when water levels are elevated.
As an alternative, we offer a walk through the charming Giessenbachklamm gorge in neighbouring Bavaria. (Meeting point 10.00 at Thiersee tourist office).

Archery – on the trail of Robin Hood (until October, 15)
Thiersee
09:30 am until 10:30 am, Meeting point: Campingplatz Rueppenhof am See, € 5,- per person

Concentration and a steady hand are required to hit the bullseye. At the Rueppenhof campsite, you can learn about instinct in archery.
No prior knowledge required.

Energetic hike for healing
Thiersee
10:00 am until 01:00 pm, Meeting point: Infobüro Thiersee, free of charge

Time for your balance. As a highlight of this relaxing walk with human energy specialist Helmut Payr, you will strengthen your body’s own powers of self-healing in an appropriate location.

Herb walk (until September, 30)
Thiersee
10:00 am until 01:00 pm, Meeting point: Lindhof, free of charge

Herbs attract interest along the edges of the trail. You could almost say that a first-aid kit for hikers lines the route. Herbs soothe many aches and pains as well as being ideal for preparing food and drinks. We show you some useful plants for the kitchen and home pharmacy during the approx. 2 hour walk. This is followed by a herb snack, a look in the herb gardens and a farm visit.

Four lakes walk
Kufstein
10:00 am until 03:00 pm, Meeting point: Unterer Stadtplatz beim Marienbrunnen (Eingangsbereich Infobüro Kufstein), free of charge

We will accompany you from the town centre through forests and across meadows to the Pfrillsee, Längsee, Egelsee and Hechtsee lakes.
Submerse yourself in nature, just a short distance away from town life. The forest, meadows and waters of these four magnificent mountain lakes offer relaxation and inspiration. The bays are the perfect place for some Kneipp hydrotherapy. And if time permits, we will take a detour to the Thierberg chapel to enjoy the captivating all-round views.

Thursday - Yoga, Energy centres and recharging your batteries, Night watchman tour

Yoga – morning awakening by the lake (July and August)
Thiersee
07:30 am until 08:30 am, Meeting point: Musikpavillon am Thiersee, free of charge

We will introduce you to the world of yoga. We will start the day with a leisurely arrival, meditation and breathing & body exercises. Enjoy the balancing and energising force of yoga (no prior knowledge required). If you have a pre-existing condition, please check with a doctor whether yoga would be suitable for you.

Energy centres and recharging your batteries in the Modalwald forest
Thiersee
10:00 am until 01:00 pm, Meeting point: Dorfplatz Hinterthiersee, free of charge

We walk around the captivating mountain village of Hinterthiersee via the Breitenau with its energising stone labyrinth and through the Modalwald forest. Energy or Qigong exercises accompany us throughout the walk.
We relax with some exercises which have a balancing effect on the body, breathing and spirit. Listen to nature and the legendary stories of our guides with a walk through some impressive landscapes.

Night watchman tour
Kufstein
09:00 pm until 10:30 pm, Meeting point: Unterer Stadtplatz beim Marienbrunnen (Eingangsbereich Infobüro Kufstein), free of charge

Our night watchman will guide you through the historic alleyways of the fortress town of Kufstein with a lantern, cloak and halberd, sharing stories from times gone by. This is no classic town tour, like the one we offer on Friday.

Friday - Conquering the historic fortress town, Tai Chi walk

Conquering the historic fortress town
Kufstein
11:00 am until 12:00 noon, Meeting point: Unterer Stadtplatz beim Marienbrunnen (Eingangsbereich Infobüro Kufstein), free of charge

Kufstein was promoted to the status of town 600 years ago and has a long-standing history which revolves around Kufstein fortress. During the tour, the guides will tell of civic life, the significance of the river Inn, the battles over the fortress and new developments and inventors.

Tai Chi walk (until October, 22)
Thiersee
09:30 am until 12:00 noon, Meeting point: Infobüro Thiersee, free of charge

Tai Chi is one of the most fascinating Chinese movement arts. Energised training for the body, mind and soul. Our instructor Harald, who trained in China, will incorporate lots of simple exercises into the walk. Experience an introduction to the art of Tai Chi with lots of instinctive feel (no prior knowledge required).

A natural adventure in the Kaiser Mountains

Follow nature's trail

Go hiking and learn something new in the Kaisergebirge conservation area high above Kufstein. Look forward to free guided hikes featuring 17 different themes!

Are you interested in plants, their appearance and their effects?

A plant hike to the "alpine chemist's shop" at the Berghaus Aschenbrenner is perfect for you! Or would you like to take in springtime? At 1,200 m above sea level, you can through May. Are you interested in learning more about the forest biosphere or getting a closer look at the mystery of trees? Or maybe our local orchids have piqued your interest? We have guides who are well trained in these topics and many more!

Want to get things moving?

Learn more about hunting or go tracking yourself! You can also explore the wonderful world of insects and find out more about flower pollination. Plus, a look at life in an ant colony is especially interesting.

Athletic and action-packed

Go on a treasure hunt and get bitten by the geocaching bug! Or take a closer look at nature with binoculars and a magnifying glass.

A little more leisurely ...

... are hikes where you can use all of your senses. Gain knowledge of the five Chinese elements in nature. Hikes with Qi Gong exercises are especially relaxing.

Eleven guides are available this year, each one a specialist in their area. Let them escort you through a world of details and enjoy 3 to 4 special hours outdoors. This year, these free hikes have even more variety than ever before. In addition to morning hikes which start from the valley station at 9:00 am, there are also some afternoon hikes that begin at 13:00 pm, giving you enough time to reach the cable car for the last trip down to the valley at 16:30 pm.

Meeting point ...

is the TVB Kufsteinerland or the Juffing Hotel & Spa reception! Please note: you must pre-register for all hikes at least 2 days in advance.

Programmguide 2017 with all dates and details! (PDF, 2.069kB)

Contemplative Advent program
November 30, 2017 until December 23, 2017

Winter activity program
December 26, 2017 until March 18, 2018

Monday - Snowshoe hike, herbalism, nightwatchman tour

Snowshoe hike around Lake Thiersee
9:30 am - 13:30 pm, starting at the info office Thiersee, free of charge
€ 4,00 per person for snowshoe rentals

Head out into nature and strap on the snowshoes: The hike leads around romantic Lake Thiersee. Depending on snow conditions and fitness, the hike will be extended leading us further across the Dreibrunnenjoch ridge. In poor snow conditions, we'll head for Hinterthiersee or to Riedenberg instead!

Herbalism and preparation – the Kräuterwelt (world of herbs) Thierseetal
14:00 - 16:00 pm, Kräuterwelt Thierseetal in Hinterthiersee, per Pers. € 5,00
Programmpunkt findet ab 4 Personen statt!

Our Christine from the "Kräuterwelt Thierseetal" provides an insight into the multitude of healing options and revitalisation with healing plants. You'll also have the opportunity to prepare your very own, personal herbal tea blend, tincture or healing ointment. The tour is also suited for childrenand families.

Nightwatchman tour – a guided city walk of the special kind!
8:30 pm to approx 9:50 pm, starting at the info office Kufstein, free of charge
With a lantern, cloak and halbert, our nightwatchman will lead you through Kufstein fortress town, steeped in history, telling many a story from times gone by. This walk is a classic guided city tour (see programme on Wednesday), during which you'll learn many interesting facts about Tyrolean customs and legends from Tyrol.

Tuesday - Sunshine hikes, Qigong hike, evening snowshoe hike

Sunshine hikes in the Kaisertal Valley
10:00 am to 3:00 pm, from Kaiseraufstieg/base camp, Kufstein, free
Approximately 300 steps lead you right into the snowy nature reserve - the Kaisertal Valley. At the end of this beautiful hike, we will go to the romantic St Anthony's chapel with incredible views of the snowy faces of the Kaiser Mountains. We can also stop for a rest and something to eat at one of the cosy mountain inns in the Kaisertal Valley.

Qi Gong hike
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, starting from the village centre (Spar shop) in Hinterthiersee, free of charge
The Qi Gong hike leads us through the enchanting winter scenery around Hinterthiersee, allowing us to recharge our batteries and relieve any blockages. The energetic method hailing from China helps us to bring body, mind and soul into harmony and unison. Special focus is on breathing and relaxation, the easy movements are suitable for any age. No prior knowledge required.

Evening snowshoe hike
8:00 pm until 9:30 pm, starting from the village centre (Spar shop) in Hinterthiersee (€4.00 per person for snowshoe rentals)
Promotes good sleep and digestion! Equipped with a headlamp and snowshoes, we set out into the romantic winter night. The snow crunching beneath our feet when we stomp across the snow-covered fields. A hike through the Tyrolean winter night is something truly special – especially in romantic Hinterthiersee...

Wednesday - Historic Kufstein, Winter.Alp.Day., torchlit hike

Winter.Alp.Day. on the Riedenberg - snowshoe hike and smoke ritual
1:00 pm to ca. 5:00 pm, from Gasthof Wastler/Riedenberg (€ 4.00 per person rental fee for snowshoes)
There are magical places everywhere that invite you to pause, take a deep breath and recharge your batteries. One such place of natural power is the Riedenberg in the Thiersee Valley. But that's not all: the Riedenberg is a picture-perfect paradise surrounded by beautiful nature. From there you will snowshoe hike to the mystical stone circle where we will celebrate a small winter smoke ritual. We can also stop by the cosy "Wastler" mountain inn if you like. This rustic inn run by Lydia and Sepp is known for fun social evenings. A speciality of the house is the lamb skillet, also called "Schöpsernes" in Tyrol. Please bring hiking or ski poles with you if you have them. Bus transfer (only possible with prior registration): € 4 per person (round trip); meeting point and time will be announced when you register.

Conquering the historic fortress town
11:00 am until 12:10 pm, starts at the information office in Kufstein, free of charge
Kufstein was made a town over 600 years ago and looks back on a long urban life, at the centre of which Kufstein Fortress stands and stood. The city guides tell of civic life, the significance of the Inn River, the battles for the fortress, new developments and inventors on this tour.

Torchlit hike around Lake Thiersee
8:00 pm until 9:30 pm, starts at the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge
Equipped with torches, this romantic hike leads us all around Lake Thiersee. Enjoy the crisp winter air, the quiet and the romantic sparkling of the lake in the torchlight and shining glow of the fire.

Thursday - Reflective winter hike, energetic hike

Reflective winter hike to the Thierberg Chapel
9:30 am until 1:30 pm, starting from the information office in Kufstein, free of charge
As soon as we've left Kufstein, we'll head into the quietness of the wintry forest and hike uphill, past the wayside cross stations to the old, romantic Thierberg-Chapel – a pilgrimage chapel with hermitage and a unique, old nativity scene. We scale the stairs up to the donjon and enjoy the splendid panoramic views across Kufstein and Inntal Valley. On the way back, well circle Lake Hechtsee located amidst the enchanting winter scenery and after a short break set off to the starting point.

Energetic hike for healing with energy coaching
10:00 am until 1:30 pm; starting from the information office in Thiersee , free of charge
Energy healing practitioner for humans, Helmut Payr invites you to join him on a relaxed hikes with energy coaching at energetically strong power places: The focus of this holistic body journey is to find your own centre in nature, boosting vitality and radiance, filling up on energy and strength, clearing energy blockages and activating self-healing powers. No prior knowledge, but warm clothing and winterproof footwear required.

Friday - Five elements hike, winter forest hike

Five elements hike
10:00 pm until approx 1:30 pm starting at the information office in Kufstein, free of charge
There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path." (attributed to the Buddha) On an easy hike through the forest and the wintry nature on the outskirts of Kufstein, we'll learn plenty about the nature of the five elements, a kind of description of the fundamental forces of our world. Along the way, we take in the tranquillity and power of nature. To finish, we visit Mother Earth in the Felsenkeller source of strength.

Winter forest hike from Hinterthiersee to Mitterland
1:00 pm until around 3:30 pm, starting from the village centre (Spar shop) in Hinterthiersee
During this activity you'll come across pure winter romance – together we'll hike through the snow-covered winter scenery from Hinterthiersee to Mitterland. Enjoy the snow-covered winter wonderland and the breathtaking views.

Spring activity program
April 3, 2017 until June 5, 2017

Monday - Sonnberg hike, Tiroler Bienenalm

Fascinating Sonnberg walk
Thiersee
From 10:00 am until 2:30 pm; starting at the information office Vorderthiersee, free of charge

We follow remote trails and walk along the sunny side of the Thierseetal valley across meadows and through forests, past beautiful farms and pastures. And we seek out a beautiful spot in nature for our snack! Don’t forget to bring one with you! Enjoy some peaceful, easy walks away from the main trails.

An audience with the Queen
Thiersee
From 1:00 pm; Tiroler Bienenalm, Krückl 3; costs: € 3,-/person

Experience the fascinating kingdom of the Queen bee. Learn lots of useful and humorous information about our bees at the ‘Tiroler Bienenalm’ run by the Christen family. Watch a beekeeper at work. Explore these fascinating creatures close to the ‘Wald-Wild-Bienen-Erlebnisweg’ (forest-wild animal-bee adventure trail). The bees are bound to leave you feeling amazed!

Tuesday - Mountain hike, Herb garden, distillery

Summit climb – mountain walk on the Pendling (from April 25th)
Thiersee
10:00 am until 2:30 pm; meeting point: parking space Schneeberg, free of charge (except parking fee)
Climbing Thiersee’s 1,432m mountain, the Pendling. You will be rewarded for your efforts with magnificent views from the summit cross over the Inntal valley to the Kaisergebirge, Kufstein and Bavaria as well as a hearty snack or some famous roast pork from the ‘Kufsteinerhaus’ mountain guesthouse.

Visit to the herb garden (from May 1st)
Hinterthiersee
2:00 pm until 3:30 pm; meeting point: village square Hinterthiersee, free of charge

We pay a visit to Christine the energy specialist, phytotherapist and ‘herb witch’ in her herb garden. Together we experience a journey into the diverse kingdom of herbs. You will learn how you can take advantage of the healing effects and abundance of greenery in the plant world for improved health and well-being with some simple and practical applications.

‘Zum Messerschmid’ distillery
Ebbs
4:00 pm until 5:00 pm; Brennerei „Zum Messerschmied“; costs: € 4,./person

Delicious drops and Tyrolean schnapps culture: visit Albert Schmider at his carefully restored farmhouse which dates back almost 500 years. Enjoy a talk about the continuation of an old family tradition – schnapps distilling. Find out more about the history, technique and senses used. And of course, afterwards there is a chance to sample and purchase these delicious drops!

Wednesday - Archery , Healing hike, four-lake-hike

Archery – on the trail of Robin Hood (from April 13th)
Thiersee
09:30 am until 10:30 am; meeting point: campsite Rueppenhof am See, Costs: € 5.-/person (minimum number of participants: 4 persons)

Concentration and a steady hand are required to hit the bullseye. At the Rueppenhof campsite, you can learn about instinct in archery. No prior knowledge required.

Energetic hike for healing
Thiersee
10:00 am until 1:30 pm; meeting point: Info office Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Time for your balance. As a highlight of this relaxing walk with human energy specialist Helmut Payr, you will strengthen your body’s own powers of self-healing in an appropriate location.

Herb walk (from May 1st)
Thiersee
10:00 am until 1:00 pm; meeting point: Lindhof (follow the signs behind the church in Vorderthiersee), free of charge
Herbs attract interest along the edges of the trail. You could almost say that a first-aid kit for hikers lines the route. Herbs soothe many aches and pains as well as being ideal for preparing food and drinks. We show you some useful plants for the kitchen and home pharmacy during the approx. 2 hour walk. This is followed by a herb snack, a look in the herb gardens and a farm visit.

Four lakes walk
Kufstein
10:00 am until 3:00 pm; meeting point: Lower town square at the Marienbrunnen, free of charge
We will accompany you from the town centre through forests and across meadows to the Pfrillsee, Längsee, Egelsee and Hechtsee lakes. Submerse yourself in nature, just a short distance away from town life. The forest, meadows and waters of these four magnificent mountain lakes offer relaxation and inspiration. The bays are the perfect place for some Kneipp hydrotherapy. And if time permits, we will take a detour to the Thierberg chapel to enjoy the captivating all-round views.

Thursday - Recharge energy, Night watchman tour

Energy centres and recharging your batteries in the Modalwald forest
Hinterthiersee
10:00 am until 1:00 pm; meeting point: Village square Hinterthiersee, free of charge

We walk around the captivating mountain village of Hinterthiersee via the Breitenau with its energising stone circle and through the Modalwald forest. Energy or Qigong exercises accompany us throughout the walk. We relax with some exercises which have a balancing effect on the body, breathing and spirit. Listen to nature and the legendary stories of our guides with a walk through some impressive landscapes.

Night watchman tour
Kufstein
21:00 pm until 10:30 pm; meeting point: Lower town square at the Marienbrunnen, free of charge

Our night watchman will guide you through the historic alleyways of the fortress town of Kufstein with a lantern, cloak and halberd, sharing stories from times gone by. This is no classic town tour, like the one we offer on Friday.

Friday - Tai Chi-hike, City tour

Conquering the historic fortress town
Kufstein
11:00 am until 12:00 noon; meeting point: Lower town square at the Marienbrunnen, free of charge
Kufstein was promoted to the status of town 600 years ago and has a long-standing history which revolves around Kufstein fortress. During the tour, the guides will tell of civic life, the significance of the river Inn, the battles over the fortress and new developments and inventors

Tai Chi walk (from May 1st)
Thiersee
09:30 am until 12:00 noon; meeting point: Info office Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Tai Chi is one of the most fascinating Chinese movement arts. Energised training for the body, mind and soul. Our instructor Harald, who trained in China, will incorporate lots of simple exercises into the walk. Experience an introduction to the art of Tai Chi with lots of instinctive feel (no prior knowledge required).

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Ferienprogramm Winter

Nordic Walking
in the most beautiful mountains around Hinterthiersee

Become more aware of your own body. Nordic walking is the perfect, healthy way to get your body moving again. It relieves tension, activates muscles, promotes the breakdown of fat and improves metabolism. And it does it all in the healthy Tyrolean air! By using your arms and upper body, circulation in your shoulders, neck and arms improves, making this activity a healthy total-body exercise.

Every Tuesday and Friday morning from June to October. Free for Juffing guests. As the number of participants is limited, we kindly ask you to register by 12:00 pm the day before.

Or book customised personal Nordic walking training; depending on your condition, these sessions can be tailored for beginners or advanced athletes. Our personal trainer looks forward to working with you!

Personal coaching (90 min/appointment) ____ price per appointment: € 75