Excursion destinations in
Are you looking for the most popular hot-spots and sights in beautiful Austria? Then Das Hohe Salve Sportresort is just the place. In our 4-star hotel, in variety-packed Brixental, you will never get bored. Whether in spring, summer, autumn or winter. Whether beaming sunshine or on grey, rainy days. Whether with all the family or during a romantic holiday together as a couple. Whether it is looking for challenging adventures or you are more of a connoisseur. Whether Kirchberg, Westendorf or Hopfgarten. The region is a winner thanks to its versatility. And the Brixental landscape is unique in its set up thanks to its soft mountains and wide valleys. Events are as numerous here as exciting sights.
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Not to be missed during a holiday in Tyrol:
- The 7 Mountain Adventure Worlds
- Salvenland Hopfgarten
- Niederkaseralm in the natural paradise of Kelchsau
- Brennerei Erber in Brixen
- Well-being trail Westendorf
- Kneipp facilities and Aschau waterfall
- Obertreichl Herb Garden
- Leisure facilities in Brixen im Thale
- Kasplatzl show dairy
- Maria Himmelfahrt parish church
Experience Innsbruck, Kitzbühel and Kufstein
A trip to the state capital, Innsbruck, is always worthwhile. You can get direct from the city centre on the funicular railway right up into the high mountains in no time at all. The Alpine city inspires with its vibrant façades, its landmark, the Goldenes Dachl and a wide range of shopping opportunities. Opposite the Nordkette you can see the impressive Bergisel Ski Jump, where the Four Hills Tournament takes place every year.
Another Alpine metropolis in the immediate vicinity of the Sportresort is Kitzbühel. The town is world-renowned for the legendary downhill race on the Streif: The Hahnenkamm race. The rest of the year too Kitzbühel is a ‘must-see’ in the region.
The somewhat contemplative Kufstein is just a few kilometres from Germany and yet offers everything that is typically Tyrolean. The fortress in the town centre in particular is not to be overlooked and is one of the most popular excursion destinations.
BergErlebnisWelten in the Hohe Salve region
Around the Wilder Kaiser you will come across the highest density of Mountain Adventure Worlds in Austria. All ages get to explore the natural surroundings in a fun way:
- Ellmi's Magic World in Ellmau
- Witches’ Water in Söll which has stations, paths and wonder chambers: With the longest barefoot path in Austria
- Filzalmsee adventure world
- Bathing and leisure facilities in Kirchberg
- Alpinolino, Mountain Adventure World in Westendorf
- Salvenkirchlein in Hopfgarten
- Goasberg Joch panorama and Alpine pasture trail
- Lauserland in Alpbach
- Juppis Enchanted Forest in Reith im Alpbachtal
- KaiserWelt Scheffau
- Kaiserwald adventure play park with castle in Scheffau
- Astberg Pony Alm for pony enthusiasts
- Jakobskreuz in Pillerseetal
Summit of the Hohe Salve with Salvenkirchlein & reservoirs
The Hohe Salve is also known as a sport and activity mountain. The 1828 metre summit provides unique views to the Kitzbühel Alps and Zillertal Alps, to the massif of the Wilder Kaiser and to the Hohe Tauern. Summit storming is more comfortable with Hopfgarten and Söll cable cars .
Once you get to the top, the highest church in Austria can be seen: The pilgrimage church of John the Baptist. Salvenkirchlein is the ideal starting point for a wide variety of hikes.
The reservoirs and summits of the Hohe Salve also provide a popular venue for visitors. In winter the reservoirs are used to create the artificial snow cover for our pistes. This means optimum snow conditions are assured. In summer you get to enjoy the tranquillity here and wonderful views when you take a break from hiking.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Anyone is looking for sparkle and bling, ought to go and see the Crystal Worlds in Wattens . The unique art and experience park was designed by André Heller on behalf of crystal glass manufacturer Swarovski. The 17 wonder chambers created by this world-famous artist, along with the Crystal Cloud and the play area provide leisure activities and cultural pleasure.
Schwaz silver mine
Up to 10,000 miners worked in Schwaz silver mine, looking for and finding silverand copper over 500 years ago. This meant that Schwaz – after Vienna – was the second biggest town in Austria around 1510.
These days visitors to Schwaz exhibition mine take the Grubenbahn into the 500 year old Sigmund Erbstollen mine, 800 metres deep into the mountain. Here they enjoy a guided tour of the old caves and find out about copper and the particularly coveted fahlerz that were mined here.
In summer in particular, when it is very hot, in the exhibition mine in Schwaz you can enjoy a refreshing cool down inside the mountain, where the temperature is pleasant and at a constant 12 degrees. Even when the weather is bad the silver mine is the ideal place, since you can at least stay dry in the mountain. In the adjoining ‘Knappenkuchl’ restaurant you get to enjoy delicious Tyrolean und international treats after your exciting adventure in the mine. In the mine the classic guided tour provides you with insights into Schwaz’s role in medieval times and the life of miners.
Museum of Tyrolean farms
Tyrol’s biggest open-air museum is located near Reintalersee in Kramsach. Here you do literally get to hike in the tracks of the past and in 1 1/2 hours can enjoy a hike through all of Tyrol.
The open-air museum is located in Kramsach to the east of Reintaler See. Sections of old agricultural architecture from right across Tyrol have been gathered and brought here and integrated into the new surroundings. These days there are 14 farmsteads along with 37 buildings to gaze in wonder at in the museum and numerous small animals to see.
The buzz of life comes to the farmstead on the annual parish church day: It is then
that old agricultural activities are presented. Visitors even get
to enjoy a great insight into agricultural life of days past. At the same
time there is plenty of singing and music, and good food is provided.
Tratzberg Castle is located between Jenbach and Schwaz. The 6800m² castle
with its shingle roof and splendid inner courtyard really is genuine visitor sight.
By way of an audioguide, visitors can immerse themselves in Tratzberg Castle’s
chequered history and head out on an exciting 360° virtual reality journey
through time . The Habsburg Hall with its paintings of the family tree of
the Habsburgers is the core feature.
Impressive Tratzberg Castle between Jenbach and Schwaz was first
mentioned in documents dating from the 13th century and was originally the border
fortress against Bavaria. After being rebuilt by the family of merchants, the
Fuggers, it become the epitome of a Tyrolean castle dating from the 16th century.
After the virtual guided tour you can be taken through the rooms during an
audio tour by former lords of the castle.
Children get to touch knights’ helmets and swords and even put them on. During
the fairytale tours provided for children little guests get to meet the
emperor, the queen and even the castle spirit ‘Tratzi’. There are even a few secret
doors to discover. Anyone who would like too can take the ‘Tratzberg
Express’ excursion train from the valley to the castle and back again.
Explore the wonderful natural surroundings in Hopfgarten
One of the most popular sights that you won’t find anywhere else in the world: The picturesque landscape of the Kitzbühel Alps. It is not just the superb mountain summits and the lush Alpine pastures that are included among the best excursion destinations.
Mountain lakes, guaranteed snow during your winter holiday and the unique mountain air – in the region around Das Hohe Salve Sportresort there is so much for you to explore. Preferably on a sporty route: Make the most of the opportunities provided by the variety-packed hiking routes, cycle routes, trail running circuits and via ferratas. Ski and tobogganing pistes are also available, so too are golf and tennis facilities.
What are the best excursion destinations in and around Kitzbühel?
There is so much to discover in the Kitzbühel Alps . Here are just a few of the most popular excursion destinations and sights:
- Aurach Wildlife Park
- Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens
- Schwaz silver mine
- Krimml Waterfalls
- Murmi's Kinderland, indoor play area in Kirchdorf
- Hundsalm ice and stalactite caves in Angerberg
- And much more
How can I combine a holiday in the mountains with sightseeing?
During a holiday in Tyrol’s mountains around Das Sportresort you get to explore so many different and well-known excursion destinations in a sporty way. Whether it is on the bike or during a hike – the summits of the Kitzbühel Alps offer a sightseeing programme that is extra special. Swimming lakes, summit crosses and the like are just a few of the highlights. The city of Innsbruck, and the towns of Kitzbühel and Kufstein can also be explored from the Sportresort.