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.

Spring activity programm
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).

Summer activity programm
June, 1 untill September, 23 2016

Monday - E-Bike testing, hiking and city tour

Try an e-bike!
Thiersee (from May 4th 2015)
9:30 am until 10:30 am; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Have you ever ridden an e-bike? No? Then we would like to invite you to try out our e-bikes on Monday mornings. You will see how much fun it is to go out and explore the area on these great bikes. Our team will of course also provide you with a few suggested routes. Just come and try it out!

 Fascinating sun hike (Sonnberg)
Thiersee
10:00 am until about 3:00 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Along the remote trails of the sunny side of Thiersee Valley we will be hiking across meadows and through forests, past farms and pastures! Then we will look for a nice place in the middle of nature to have a snack (don’t forget to bring your snack). You can look forward to a quiet, easy hike away from the main trails.

Visit to the Tischofer Cave (stone age), life in caves & legends
Ebbs/Kufstein (from May 4th 2015)
10:00 am until around 2:00 pm; starting from the parking lot in Kaiser Valley (Kaisertal) / base camp; free of charge

In 1906, human skeletons and the remains of over 300 bears and other animals, as well as tools made from bone and stone, ceramics, bronze jewellery and moulds from the Bronze Age, were excavated from this site. These discoveries confirm the early human colonisation of the cave during the late Stone Age (around 30,000 B.C.) and into the Bronze Age. We will hike up the Kaiser Valley ascent (Kaisertalaufstieg) together, until we reach the theatre cottage. From there we proceed along a forest path, past the wildly romantic Kaiser River until we come upon the Tischofer Cave. On the way, we will delve into the world of Tyrol’s mythology. Once we enter the Tischofer Cave, we can just sit down and enjoy the peace. Later we continue to the Kaiser Valley trail, which will lead us out of the valley and back to our starting point (or we might reverse our route).

Modal hike - where power spots, Qigong & mythical legends meet
Hinterthiersee
Starts from the village square, free of charge

A wonderful walk from Hinterthiersee over Breitenau towards Schattberg. We will head back to Hinterthiersee over Modal and Wieshof Farm. The hike is accompanied by Qigong, a holistic system originating in China that coordinates posture, movement, breathing and meditation (no previous experience required). Listen to nature and our guides’ legendary stories. An easy and scenically impressive hike.

Night-time hike
Hinterthiersee
09:00 pm untill about 10:00 pm; starts from the village square, free of charge

Together we will hike (with headlamps or lanterns) through the fascinating night-time landscape. Take in the scenery and noises, and listen to the language of nature.

Tuesday - Torchlight walk

Alp day on Mount Riedenberg
Riedenberg/Landl/Thiersee
10:00 am until 4:00 pm; starting at the Wastler Inn, free of charge (no meals); by bus from Kufstein or Thiersee: Alpine Bus fare €4.00 per person

Spend the day on the alpine pastures, enjoy the great programme and take in the stunning landscape around you. Go on an easy hike along the juniper path with an experienced herb guide, walk in the marshes, relax, find your inner balance, explore the mystical forest clearing with the stone circle and have lunch (whilst listening to traditional alpine music). In the afternoon we will show you some traditional craftsmanship and the herb spiral. Let us introduce you to local spirits (incl. tasting) and see our turner in action (he will be working on bowls made from Tyrolean wood, for example).

Four lakes hike
Kufstein
10:00 am until 3:00 pm; starting at the information office in Kufstein, free of charge

We will take the route through Morsbach, past the stables, up through the forest to Lake Pfrill and on to the idyllic Lake Laeng. Here we will continue along its shores until we reach a fork in the path. The right one leads to Thier Mountain (Thierberg), where we will make a detour to enjoy the view over the Inn Valley if time allows. The left path leads us to Pike Lake (Hechtsee), where we keep left past the large meadow and on until we reach Leech Lake (Egelsee). Here you will be able to observe some very interesting plants and animals (floating grass, carnivorous plants, etc.). After that we will head back to Pike Lake (Hechtsee), along the forest path to Kufstein.

Summit victory - trekking up Pendling Mountain
Thiersee
10:00 am until around 2:30 pm; starting from the Schneeberg parking lot, free of charge

Enjoy a unique view over the Inn Valley. Accompanied by fun stories about the Thiersee Valley, we will walk up to the impressive Kufstein House at the summit. In good weather you will be able to see from Pendling Mountain across the entire Inn Valley to the Kaiser Mountains, the highest mountain range in the Austrian Alps, and of course down to the city of Kufstein.

Stress-free with the power of the heart
Thiersee
10:00 am until 12:30 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Sleepless nights, fatigue, bad temper and hypertension are just a few symptoms that bother us when we live a fast-paced life - in short, when we are constantly stressed out. In order for you to enjoy your holiday and lead a generally more stress-free life, Helmut will teach you an easy-to-learn concept. His method focuses on the heart, where heartbeat, breathing and blood pressure are brought into a harmonious rhythm with one another. On this hike, our bio-energy specialist and mountain guide Helmut will lead you through an untouched natural setting, in which he will show you his intelligent and special method. With this, you can learn to get out of the stress-cycle permanently, with the “power of the heart”. We humans spend time fixing our hair every day, so why not our hearts?

Torchlight walk around the lake
Thiersee
9:00 pm until 10:00 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Tyrolean mountains and romance, shining lights and twilight: we would like to invite you on a relaxing and dreamy evening walk by torchlight. Our guides will lead you around the fabled Lake Thier.

Wednesday - Energy healing hike

Hike through the Glemmbach Gorge
Thiersee/Landl
10:00 am until 4:00 pm; starting at the parking lot opposite the “Zur Post” country inn in Landl, free of charge (max. 15 persons)

A nature experience that couldn’t be more impressive: wild, rushing water will accompany us throughout the entire hike. Explore a piece of unspoiled nature and enjoy coming back to the roots, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Hike along the wonderfully cool and impressive gorge with us (all day hike) and don’t forget to bring food and drink, so you can enjoy a picnic in these great surroundings. Together we will hike along one of the oldest and most untouched gorge-paths in Tyrol, a real treat since most gorges have been obstructed and have thus lost their original charm. The Glemmbach Gorge is a natural treasure that has been kept in its initial state. Since we will have to cross the creek several times, we suggest you bring a second pair of shoes. The hike through the Glemmbach Gorge is of medium difficulty.

Alternative hike through the Giessenbach Gorge (in bad weather, will be announced upon registration)
10:00 am until 3:00 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

It’s a good thing that we are situated near two gorges, since the Glemmbach Gorge hike is not feasible in bad weather. Luckily, the Giessenbach Gorge gives us the opportunity for an alternative route on rainy days. This hike is an easy one.

Energy healing hike with bio-energy coaching
Thiersee
10:00 am until 3:00 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Our bio-energy specialist Helmut invites you on a relaxing hike including coaching around high-energy spots. The focus of this holistic body experience is to find your inner centre through nature, to increase vitality and radiance, to regain strength, to clear energy blockages and to activate self-healing powers. You won’t need any previous experience for this, you will be in the best hands with Helmut - just let him surprise you. We, the Holiday Land team, have of course already tested the energy healing hike for you and we were completely thrilled by it! Enjoy this special hike through an enchanting landscape with our trained bio-energy coach.

Hike into the Kaiser Valley
Ebbs/Kufstein
10:00 am until 3:00 pm; starting from the Kaiser ascent/base camp, free of charge

A moderately difficult hike lasting several hours leading up into the impressive Kaiser Valley, which is framed by the peaks of the Kaiser Mountains. We will walk past the famous Antonius Chapel, behind which we will delve into romantic forests, the “green room of mother nature”. We will also show you a secret, idyllic place of peace - let us surprise you! 

Qigong hike and recharging your batteries in the herb garden (herbs to strengthen your soul)
Hinterthiersee
3:00 pm until around 5:00 pm; starting from the village square in Hinterthiersee, free of charge

Moving our body, breathing, enjoying magical views and insights: that is what we will be doing in and around the picturesque village of Hinterthiersee. Relax by doing Qigong exercises in a beautiful forest (no previous knowledge required) and savour the peace and strength of the trees. Subsequently, we will be visiting bio-energy specialist and physical therapist Christine in her garden. She is looking forward to introducing us to all the local herbs in and around Thiersee, as well as showing us easy and practical ways to make use of them and their healing properties. The plant world gives us a wealth of possibilities for improving our health and well-being.

Thursday - Qigong, Nordic Walking

Following the Eagle Path (Adlerweg) through the nature reserve of the Kaiser Mountains - Wilder Kaiser chair lift
Kufstein (ab 7. Mai 2015)
9:30 am until around 4:30 or 5:00 pm; starting at the Kufstein chair lift (address: Obere Sparchen 18, 6330 Kufstein)

Fares are €8.00 per person for the Wilder Kaiser chair lift (reduced price with the Holiday Land pass, children under the age of 15 years ride for free when accompanied by an adult paying full price). A particularly beautiful stretch of this 280-km-long Tyrolean long distance hiking trail will take you to the pastures at the foot of the Kaiser Mountains. From there you will take the Wilder Kaiser chair lift up to Brentenjoch. From there, we will hike past the Kaindl Hut, over the Hocheck summit cross to the Walleralm Inn. There you have the chance to get some refreshments and strengthen yourself with a traditional snack. After that we begin the descent past the Locherer Chapel (Lochererkapelle) down to the starting point (Kufstein chair lift). This is quite a challenging hike, suitable for experienced hikers. Altitude: Kufstein 504 m; Brentenjoch 1129 m; Kaindl Hut 1295 m; Hocheck 1470 m; Walleralm Inn 1171 m.

Kundalini YOGA - "yoga for everyone"
Thiersee
9:30 am until around 11:00 am; starting at the Bio-Hotel Seethaler (address: Kirchdorf 77, 6335 Thiersee), max. 10 people, free of charge

Angelika, Andrea and Johanna, our certified and experienced yoga instructors, will take turns introducing you to the world of yoga. The word “yoga” originates from Sanskrit and means “connecting in a unified entity”. We start our day with a gentle arrival, meditation and breathing/body exercises and conclude our yoga lesson with relaxation. Enjoy the balancing and strengthening power of yoga as a special holiday experience. Lessons will take place outside in nice weather! Everyone should complete the exercises at their own pace and according to their personal physical abilities (previous knowledge is not required). If you suffer from any pre-existing medical conditions, please check with your doctor or physical therapist if yoga is the right thing for you.

“Tyrolean Herb Cookbook”: collecting and using wild herbs
Thiersee
The hike is free of charge, food/herb processing €2.00 per person (everyone attending this hike with our guides will take home original herb recipes from the Holiday Land as an inspiring souvenir)

You will be walking around Lake Thier with your guide and herb expert, where you will learn many interesting things about Tyrolean herbs. Which herbs are used in what dishes, what kinds of herbs have which effects on our bodies, which herbs have healing properties? After finding that out, the herbs are processed together (hot or cold dishes) and tasted (lunchtime snack).

TIP: following the herb excursion, we suggest you visit the Stix Court (Stix Hof) in Thiersee on your own, which has an open house day every Thursday with Pilates (or alternatively Qigong).

Located in Thiersee (from May 4th 2015), 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm; meeting point at the village square in Hinterthiersee, free of charge.

We will walk to an idyllic (local) spot, where we can relax by doing Pilates or Qigong. Pilates and Qigong can also be combined in a wonderful way. Even Joseph Hubert Pilates, who invented the full body workout Pilates in the 20th century, concerned himself with eastern exercise and relaxation methods. Strengthen your body with Pilates, no previous experience will be necessary. Let us show you exercises that you can continue after your holiday. Gymnastics mats will be provided, please bring a towel (does not take place in rainy weather).

Pilates (alternatively Qigong)
5:00 pm until 6:00 pm; starting from the village square in Hinterthiersee, free of charge
We will walk to an idyllic (local) spot, where we can relax by doing Pilates or Qigong. Pilates and Qigong can also be combined in a wonderful way. Even Joseph Hubert Pilates, who invented the full body workout Pilates in the 20th century, concerned himself with eastern exercise and relaxation methods. Strengthen your body with Pilates, no previous experience will be necessary. Let us show you exercises that you can continue after your holiday. Gymnastics mats will be provided, please bring a towel (does not take place in rainy weather).

Night watchman tour
09:00 Uhr untill about 10:00 Uhr; starting from the information office in Kufstein, free of charge
Our night watchmen have lots to talk about and many stories to tell... Listen to our night watchmen, outfitted with lanterns, cloaks and halberds, as they tell you all about the local traditions, craftsmanship and urban legends. This is not a classical city tour (offered on Wednesdays). A very entertaining and leisurely city tour. (not a conventional city tour, we offer that on Mondays).

Friday - Wonderful hikes and outings

Summits of the Kaiser Mountains
Kufstein/Ebbs (from May 4th 2015)
9:00 am until 3:00 pm; starting from the Kaiser ascent/base camp, free of charge
What better thing to do in Tyrol than to climb a summit and take in the wonderful view over the Inn Valley? Our professional mountain guides will make sure you reach the summit of Peterskoepfl Mountain safely. Enjoy the impressive view and find some time for yourself. The hike does require some experience, but you do not have to be a complete professional. Just come with us, our guides will take good care of you! The experience of having climbed to the summit of a mountain is something very special - take our word for it.

Cycling tour “around the Inn Valley” - Distance: 75 km
Kufstein
10:00 am; starting from the information office in Kufstein, free of charge
On this tour we will be cycling from Ebbs to Kufstein and then on to the small village of Langkampfen. From there we will continue along a quiet side street, slightly uphill to the pilgrimage town of Mariastein. Cycling through Breitenbach, past several farmhouses and chapels, on a slight incline over the town of Kleinsoell we finally arrive in Angerberg. From there we will cycle downhill into the Inn Valley and up to the sunlit plateau of Bad Haering and Schwoich over Angath. From Schwoich we begin our return journey to Kufstein, along the Inn River to Ebbs.

Tai Chi hike (alternatively Qigong hike)
Thiersee (from May 4th 2015)
09:30 Uhr bis ca. 12:00 Uhr; ab Infobüro Vorderthiersee, kostenlos

Tai Chi is surely one of the most fascinating Chinese martial arts. This incredibly invigorating form of exercise is practised all over the world and aims to train the body, mind and soul. The Chinese say: “People who practise Tai Chi become as supple as a child, as strong as a lumberjack and as wise as a sage.” Our trainer Harald has integrated some simple exercises into the hike, which he will explain to you in detail. Let him introduce you to the art of Tai Chi (no previous experience required).

Magical moments - the woods as a power spot
Fantastic hike above the lake and at the foot of Mount Pendling
Thiersee Thiersee (from May 4th 2015)
1:00 pm until around 4:30 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge
There are still some secret inside tips left amongst hikers. Our guides have put together a very special hike for you, with varied routes, beautiful scenery and the best nature has to offer. Feel the peace and quiet, enjoy the hike and immerse yourself in the magic of the forest. The trail leads along the lake and then up to a great viewpoint. In between, you will always find nice benches and places to have a rest. Our path also leads us up a small summit (no climbing), where we can sign the summit book. The romantic trail continues along a ridge, from which you have an amazing view over the entire Thiersee Valley (a once in a lifetime opportunity for all photographers). The return journey leads us along a beautiful forest road and past a waterfall. The hike is a bit challenging, so it would be ideal to bring hiking boots, poles and a snack.

Autumn activity programm
September, 24 untill 18 November, 22 2016

Monday - Hiking, QiGong

Try an e-bike!
Thiersee (from May 4th 2015)
9:30 am until 10:30 am; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Have you ever ridden an e-bike? No? Then we would like to invite you to try out our e-bikes on Monday mornings. You will see how much fun it is to go out and explore the area on these great bikes. Our team will of course also provide you with a few suggested routes. Just come and try it out!

Fascinating sun hike (Sonnberg)
Thiersee
10:00 am until about 3:00 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Along the remote trails of the sunny side of Thiersee Valley we will be hiking across meadows and through forests, past farms and pastures! Then we will look for a nice place in the middle of nature to have a snack (don’t forget to bring your snack). You can look forward to a quiet, easy hike away from the main trails.

Visit to the Tischofer Cave (stone age), life in caves & legends
Ebbs/Kufstein (from May 4th 2015)
10:00 am until around 2:00 pm; starting from the parking lot in Kaiser Valley (Kaisertal) / base camp; free of charge

In 1906, human skeletons and the remains of over 300 bears and other animals, as well as tools made from bone and stone, ceramics, bronze jewellery and moulds from the Bronze Age, were excavated from this site. These discoveries confirm the early human colonisation of the cave during the late Stone Age (around 30,000 B.C.) and into the Bronze Age. We will hike up the Kaiser Valley ascent (Kaisertalaufstieg) together, until we reach the theatre cottage. From there we proceed along a forest path, past the wildly romantic Kaiser River until we come upon the Tischofer Cave. On the way, we will delve into the world of Tyrol’s mythology. Once we enter the Tischofer Cave, we can just sit down and enjoy the peace. Later we continue to the Kaiser Valley trail, which will lead us out of the valley and back to our starting point (or we might reverse our route).

Modal hike - where power spots, Qigong & mythical legends meet
Hinterthiersee
Starts from the village square, free of charge

A wonderful walk from Hinterthiersee over Breitenau towards Schattberg. We will head back to Hinterthiersee over Modal and Wieshof Farm. The hike is accompanied by Qigong, a holistic system originating in China that coordinates posture, movement, breathing and meditation (no previous experience required). Listen to nature and our guides’ legendary stories. An easy and scenically impressive hike.

Night-time hike
Hinterthiersee
9:00 pm until around 10:00 pm; starts from the village square, free of charge

Together we will hike (with headlamps or lanterns) through the fascinating night-time landscape. Take in the scenery and noises, and listen to the language of nature.

Tuesday - Torchlight walk around the lak

Four lakes hike
Kufstein
10:00 am until 3:00 pm; starting at the information office in Kufstein, free of charge

We will take the route through Morsbach, past the stables, up through the forest to Lake Pfrill and on to the idyllic Lake Laeng. Here we will continue along its shores until we reach a fork in the path. The right one leads to Thier Mountain (Thierberg), where we will make a detour to enjoy the view over the Inn Valley if time allows. The left path leads us to Pike Lake (Hechtsee), where we keep left past the large meadow and on until we reach Leech Lake (Egelsee). Here you will be able to observe some very interesting plants and animals (floating grass, carnivorous plants, etc.). After that we will head back to Pike Lake (Hechtsee), along the forest path to Kufstein.

Summit victory - trekking up Pendling Mountain
Thiersee
10:00 am until around 2:30 pm; starting from the Schneeberg parking lot, free of charge

Enjoy a unique view over the Inn Valley. Accompanied by fun stories about the Thiersee Valley, we will walk up to the impressive Kufstein House at the summit. In good weather you will be able to see from Pendling Mountain across the entire Inn Valley to the Kaiser Mountains, the highest mountain range in the Austrian Alps, and of course down to the city of Kufstein.

Stress-free with the power of the heart
Thiersee
10:00 am until 12:30 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Sleepless nights, fatigue, bad temper and hypertension are just a few symptoms that bother us when we live a fast-paced life - in short, when we are constantly stressed out. In order for you to enjoy your holiday and lead a generally more stress-free life, Helmut will teach you an easy-to-learn concept. His method focuses on the heart, where heartbeat, breathing and blood pressure are brought into a harmonious rhythm with one another. On this hike, our bio-energy specialist and mountain guide Helmut will lead you through an untouched natural setting, in which he will show you his intelligent and special method. With this, you can learn to get out of the stress-cycle permanently, with the “power of the heart”. We humans spend time fixing our hair every day, so why not our hearts?

Torchlight walk around the lak
Thiersee
9:00 pm until 10:00 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge

Tyrolean mountains and romance, shining lights and twilight: we would like to invite you on a relaxing and dreamy evening walk by torchlight. Our guides will lead you around the fabled Lake Thier.

Wednesday - Energy healing hike , bio-energy coaching

Energy healing hike with bio-energy coaching
Thiersee
10:00 am until 1:30 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge
Our bio-energy specialist Helmut invites you on a relaxing hike including coaching around high-energy spots. The focus of this holistic body experience is to find your inner centre through nature, to increase vitality and radiance, to regain strength, to clear energy blockages and to activate self-healing powers. You won’t need any previous experience for this, you will be in the best hands with Helmut - just let him surprise you. We, the Holiday Land team, have of course already tested the energy healing hike for you and we were completely thrilled by it! Enjoy this special hike through an enchanting landscape with our trained bio-energy coach.

Hike into the Kaiser Valley
Ebbs/Kufstein

10:00 am until 3:00 pm; starting from the Kaiser ascent/base camp, free of charge
A moderately difficult hike lasting several hours leading up into the impressive Kaiser Valley, which is framed by the peaks of the Kaiser Mountains. We will walk past the famous Antonius Chapel, behind which we will delve into romantic forests, the “green room of mother nature”. We will also show you a secret, idyllic place of peace - let us surprise you!

Qigong hike and recharging your batteries in the herb garden (herbs to strengthen your soul)
Hinterthiersee
3:00 pm until around 5:00 pm; starting from the village square in Hinterthiersee, free of charge
Moving our body, breathing, enjoying magical views and insights: that is what we will be doing in and around the picturesque village of Hinterthiersee. Relax by doing Qigong exercises in a beautiful forest (no previous knowledge required) and savour the peace and strength of the trees. Subsequently, we will be visiting bio-energy specialist and physical therapist Christine in her garden. She is looking forward to introducing us to all the local herbs in and around Thiersee, as well as showing us easy and practical ways to make use of them and their healing properties. The plant world gives us a wealth of possibilities for improving our health and well-being.

Thursday - Following the Eagle Path, Pilates

Following the Eagle Path (Adlerweg) through the nature reserve of the Kaiser Mountains - Wilder Kaiser chair lift
Kufstein (ab 7. Mai 2015)
9:30 am until around 4:30 or 5:00 pm; starting at the Kufstein chair lift (address: Obere Sparchen 18, 6330 Kufstein)

Fares are €8.00 per person for the Wilder Kaiser chair lift (reduced price with the Holiday Land pass, children under the age of 15 years ride for free when accompanied by an adult paying full price). A particularly beautiful stretch of this 280-km-long Tyrolean long distance hiking trail will take you to the pastures at the foot of the Kaiser Mountains. From there you will take the Wilder Kaiser chair lift up to Brentenjoch. From there, we will hike past the Kaindl Hut, over the Hocheck summit cross to the Walleralm Inn. There you have the chance to get some refreshments and strengthen yourself with a traditional snack. After that we begin the descent past the Locherer Chapel (Lochererkapelle) down to the starting point (Kufstein chair lift). This is quite a challenging hike, suitable for experienced hikers. Altitude: Kufstein 504 m; Brentenjoch 1129 m; Kaindl Hut 1295 m; Hocheck 1470 m; Walleralm Inn 1171 m.

“Tyrolean Herb Cookbook”: collecting and using wild herbs
Thiersee
The hike is free of charge, food/herb processing €2.00 per person (everyone attending this hike with our guides will take home original herb recipes from the Holiday Land as an inspiring souvenir)

You will be walking around Lake Thier with your guide and herb expert, where you will learn many interesting things about Tyrolean herbs. Which herbs are used in what dishes, what kinds of herbs have which effects on our bodies, which herbs have healing properties? After finding that out, the herbs are processed together (hot or cold dishes) and tasted (lunchtime snack).

TIP: following the herb excursion, we suggest you visit the Stix Court (Stix Hof) in Thiersee on your own, which has an open house day every Thursday with Pilates (or alternatively Qigong).

Located in Thiersee (from May 4th 2015), 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm; meeting point at the village square in Hinterthiersee, free of charge.

We will walk to an idyllic (local) spot, where we can relax by doing Pilates or Qigong. Pilates and Qigong can also be combined in a wonderful way. Even Joseph Hubert Pilates, who invented the full body workout Pilates in the 20th century, concerned himself with eastern exercise and relaxation methods. Strengthen your body with Pilates, no previous experience will be necessary. Let us show you exercises that you can continue after your holiday. Gymnastics mats will be provided, please bring a towel (does not take place in rainy weather).

Pilates (alternatively Qigong)
5:00 pm until 6:00 pm; starting from the village square in Hinterthiersee, free of charge
We will walk to an idyllic (local) spot, where we can relax by doing Pilates or Qigong. Pilates and Qigong can also be combined in a wonderful way. Even Joseph Hubert Pilates, who invented the full body workout Pilates in the 20th century, concerned himself with eastern exercise and relaxation methods. Strengthen your body with Pilates, no previous experience will be necessary. Let us show you exercises that you can continue after your holiday. Gymnastics mats will be provided, please bring a towel (does not take place in rainy weather).

Night watchman tour
09:00 Uhr untill about 10:00 Uhr; starting from the information office in Kufstein, free of charge
Our night watchmen have lots to talk about and many stories to tell... Listen to our night watchmen, outfitted with lanterns, cloaks and halberds, as they tell you all about the local traditions, craftsmanship and urban legends. This is not a classical city tour (offered on Wednesdays). A very entertaining and leisurely city tour. (not a conventional city tour, we offer that on Mondays).

Friday - Wonderful hikes and outings

Summits of the Kaiser Mountains
Kufstein/Ebbs (from May 4th 2015)
9:00 am until 3:00 pm; starting from the Kaiser ascent/base camp, free of charge
What better thing to do in Tyrol than to climb a summit and take in the wonderful view over the Inn Valley? Our professional mountain guides will make sure you reach the summit of Peterskoepfl Mountain safely. Enjoy the impressive view and find some time for yourself. The hike does require some experience, but you do not have to be a complete professional. Just come with us, our guides will take good care of you! The experience of having climbed to the summit of a mountain is something very special - take our word for it.

Cycling tour “around the Inn Valley” - Distance: 75 km
Kufstein
10:00 am; starting from the information office in Kufstein, free of charge
On this tour we will be cycling from Ebbs to Kufstein and then on to the small village of Langkampfen. From there we will continue along a quiet side street, slightly uphill to the pilgrimage town of Mariastein. Cycling through Breitenbach, past several farmhouses and chapels, on a slight incline over the town of Kleinsoell we finally arrive in Angerberg. From there we will cycle downhill into the Inn Valley and up to the sunlit plateau of Bad Haering and Schwoich over Angath. From Schwoich we begin our return journey to Kufstein, along the Inn River to Ebbs.

Tai Chi hike (alternatively Qigong hike)
Thiersee (from May 4th 2015)
09:30 Uhr bis ca. 12:00 Uhr; ab Infobüro Vorderthiersee, kostenlos

Tai Chi is surely one of the most fascinating Chinese martial arts. This incredibly invigorating form of exercise is practised all over the world and aims to train the body, mind and soul. The Chinese say: “People who practise Tai Chi become as supple as a child, as strong as a lumberjack and as wise as a sage.” Our trainer Harald has integrated some simple exercises into the hike, which he will explain to you in detail. Let him introduce you to the art of Tai Chi (no previous experience required).

Magical moments - the woods as a power spot
Fantastic hike above the lake and at the foot of Mount Pendling
Thiersee Thiersee (from May 4th 2015)
1:00 pm until around 4:30 pm; starting from the information office in Vorderthiersee, free of charge
There are still some secret inside tips left amongst hikers. Our guides have put together a very special hike for you, with varied routes, beautiful scenery and the best nature has to offer. Feel the peace and quiet, enjoy the hike and immerse yourself in the magic of the forest. The trail leads along the lake and then up to a great viewpoint. In between, you will always find nice benches and places to have a rest. Our path also leads us up a small summit (no climbing), where we can sign the summit book. The romantic trail continues along a ridge, from which you have an amazing view over the entire Thiersee Valley (a once in a lifetime opportunity for all photographers). The return journey leads us along a beautiful forest road and past a waterfall. The hike is a bit challenging, so it would be ideal to bring hiking boots, poles and a snack.

Winter activity programm
December 26, 2016 until March 12, 2017

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.

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)

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Nordic Walking

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