Attractions to be worth seeing

in and around Tux

In Tux

Barbara Chapel
Located on the site of the former magnesite mine on the Schrofenalm (1,700 m), the Barbara Chapel is a nicely proportioned chapel erected in 1953 above Vorderlanersbach in honour of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of the miners. The impressive wall fresco by the entrance was painted by Max Weiler.

Peasant museum
Tyrol's highest (1,740 m) peasant museum is at the Höllensteinhütte. The tools and working equipment (wooden plough along with other tools) reveal the hard life of the mountain farmers in Tux. The display includes complete ropemaking equipment and various minerals found around the TUx alps. A one hour walk from Lanersbach. Admission to the museum is free.

Mountain cheese dairy
The "Stoankasern" hut at an altitude of 1,984 m is an attractive destination in a wild and romantic high alpine valley, surrounded by pastures and slopes of alpine rose. The roughly 2 1/2 hour climb from Juns or Lanersbach is worth the effort. Every morning from the mid of June to the mid of October you can see milk been worked into butter and cheese. This mountain cheese dairy stores whole cheeses weighing between 40 and 50 kg. And of course you can taste the fresh alpine butter and cheese at the place of production, and enjoy a glass of buttermilk.

Mehlerhaus in Madseit
The Mehlerhaus was built in the 17th century, and has been restored by the District of Tux with the assistance of the local population to create a cultural and a small museum. The farm was lived in until 1992 and contains beautiful wooden Stuben and the kitchen that once formed the focal point of peasant life. The Mehlerhaus is open every Monday from 14.00 to 17.00 - mid July to mid September.

Spannagel Cave
The entrance to an underground adventure is located below the Spannagelhaus on the Hintertux Glacier: 10 kilometres long, the cave by the Spannagelhaus is the most important cave in Tyrol and presents above all an insight into the high alpine karstification of the glacier regions. Discover stalagmites and stalactites, sinter formations, crystals, ribbon marble etc. on the guided tours through the cave. Visit the secret world underground! Guided tours all year round.

In the Zillertal Valley

Erlebnis Sennerei Mayrhofen
See, smell and enjoy! Get to know the world of milk and cheese production on 6000 m² and in 11 steps - live and multi-medial. And of course you can taste cheese and butter at the place of production. Open daily.

The Schlegeis Reservoir
The dam of the Schlegeis Reservoir is 131 m high, 725 m long with a 9 m wide ridge. Enjoy the impressive panorama and walks along the lake or to destinations close by, e.g. the Pfitscherjochhaus (1 1/2 hours), Olpererhütte ( 2 hours) or the Furtschagelhaus (2 hours).

Zillertal Cable Railway
The Zillertal railway was built at a time when travelling by train was a real adventure. Nowadays there is still a special charm associated with riding on the nostalgic steam train.

In the Inntal Valley - within an hour to drive

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
The visit to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds begins in the main hall, which contains the largest and the smallest crystals in the world. The fantastic journey takes you past works in crystal by major artists such as Keith Haring, Salvador Dali and Niki de St. Phalle, and through the 6 chambers of wonders!

"Deathless" Model Cemetry
A vistit to the town of Rattenberg can be combined with a trip to what is known as the Model Cemetry. The "Deathless Cemetry" is the result of intensive efforts by the Guggenberger family, and provides a worthy place for gems of ancient handicrafts. The inscriptions inspire the visitor to reflect cheerfully and contemplatively about life and death.

Planetarium & Silver Mines in Schwaz
Reach out for the stars in the Zeiss-Planetarium in Schwaz. A range of cosmic events are projected and explained with the help of precise apparatus, effect projectors and audio and video equipment.
The Silver Mines are just next to the planetarium!

The provincial capital. Different cultures, historical eras and a stunning landscape merge at the heart of the Alps. There are so many things to see - don't miss the "Golden Roof" in the old town! The Alpine Zoo will provide an unforgettable experience for children.

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