Austria's Most Beautiful Village
Your feet haven’t had so much fun in a long time.
Alpbachtal’s unique location between the Kitzbühel and Ziller Valley Alps offers a beautiful picture-book mountain setting. It’s a hiker’s paradise with more than 900km of marked hiking and walking paths. Whether it is multi-day hikes in the Brandenberger Alps or easy family trails through the foothills, there’s something for every level of walker. One favourite hour-long walk is up to the Wiedersbergerhorn, with unbelievable views over some of Austria’s highest peaks.
A Summer Lift
In summer, Alpbachtal runs two mountain lifts (free of charge with the Alpbachtal Seenland Card). One rises high up to the 1,850m Wiedersbergerhorn. At the top, you’ll find an adventure playground for children and huts serving food and drinks. Another lift takes you to the Reither Kogel, a family-friendly destination with views over the Ziller and Inn Valleys.
Tirol From The Saddle
The Alpbachtal Seenland in the Tirol is an ideal starting point for all cycling road-racing fans. Tours await riders of all levels of fitness. Choose from 21 tours that start centrally from Rattenberg, one of the stages of the 2018 Road World Championships. Mountain bikers will also find dozens of trails.
Christine Margreiter – Guesthouse owner in Alpbach
‘When the European Forum Alpbach takes place, our village is suddenly full of famous faces from the world of politics, science, the arts, etc. It’s amazing. You might leave the house and bump into Ban Ki-moon or one of our Austrian politicians.’
TIEFENBACH GORGE– A walk along the Tiefenbach Gorge is one of the region’s highlights. This 7km trail follows a secured, narrow path by the gushing Brandenberger Ache River. Platforms offer views directly over the river.
LAKE ZIREIN – There are few more spectacular settings than the hidden Lake Zirein. Spend a leisurely day walking out to the lake and stopping off at Anderl’s Almhütte for lunch on the way back.
SAGTALER SPITZE – A more strenuous day hike is up to the Standkopf at 2,239m. Take the Wiedersberghornbahn mountain lift up to the top station, and the peak is about a 2.5-hour walk from here. The views are spectacular.
Photos: ©Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus