Kufstein in the summer
Kufstein is an ancient Austrian town on the border with Germany, of cultural importance, located at the foot of the western slope of the Kaisergebirge and on the banks of the Inn. Halfway between Innsbruck and Salzburg, is at the center of a truly unusual tourist area. In fact, not only this small medieval town with its typical Tyrolean character belongs to the tourist region of Kufstein, but there are also the adjacent towns: the Bad Häring spa town, Schwoich, Erl, the romantic Thierseetal valley, the Ebbs horse village as well as Niederndorf and Langkampfen.
The tourist region of Kufstein is also particularly attractive from another point of view: it is in fact located close to the motorway network, resulting in easily accessible from all directions. As for rail connections, all direct, intercity and regional stops in Kufstein. And the tourist region of Kufstein can also be reached by plane: the airports of Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are all within a radius of 75 to 130 kilometers.
Holidays for families and for active tourists
The tourist region of Kufstein is perfect for spending one family holiday in the mountains and valleys, city and countryside, culture and nature. The tourist resorts are ideal for families to relax and recharge your batteries in a traditional village atmosphere. For those who love adventures, not only Kufstein Castle but also the Wildbichl wildlife park in Niederndorf, the Fohlenhof horses, the rare animal zoo and the Ebbs leisure park. The Niederndorf Forest Pool, the Kufstein Outdoor Pool with Attractions and the Landl Outdoor Pool do not disappoint either. In the surroundings, the crystalline is also called to take a nice bath Thiersee lake in the homonymous valley, the Lake Hechtsee and Lake Stimmersee. For those who love nature, theprotected natural area of the Kaisertal valley as well as the Thierseetal and Erl valley: hikes through the Glemmbachklamm gorge, to the Höhlenstein-Eishöhle ice cave, to the Blaue Quelle spring and to the Erl waterfall are suitable for the whole family.
Kufstein, a cultural destination of Montagna
Already when you approach the Kufstein holiday region, you realize that you are in the heart of an ancient cultural landscape: the Kufstein Castle built for the purpose of fortification at the time of Emperor Maximilian, it towers imposingly above the valley. Kufstein itself, a city of contrasts and "open borders", has many things to discover in store, between a centenary culture and a majestic nature: evocative buildings built from the Middle Ages to the era of the founders, the residence of the creator of the sewing Johann Madersperger, the glass exhibition of Riedel Glas attract culture lovers. The main summer cultural events include the Beethoven's Tyrolean Days, unique in the Tyrolean mountains and a delight for the ears, the Triolo Festival in Erl, with Gustav Kuhn, charismatic conductor renowned all over the world, and the Operetta Festival up in the fortress. Every six years Thiersee is the theater of Passion Playings. Traditional festivals are the Imperial Festival, the Summer and wine festival in Kufstein to taste the best Austrian wines from the famous Riedel glasses and the floral parade in Ebbs, a must for lovers of festivals. Typically Tyrolean atmosphere and hospitality.
Austrian food and wine
The Kufstein holiday region holds great things not only for sight and hearing but also for the palate. Among welcoming inns, traditional refreshment points, small dairies, grappa distilleries and malghe there is the way to savor regional specialties of own production and Tyrolean hospitality: a destination not to be missed is the distillery "zum Messerschmied" di Ebbs, housed in a 250-year-old farm. The Hatzenstädt dairy is in everyone's mouth for the production of Emmental and mountain cheese. From here, an ecological cultural road also leads to Bavaria, along which it is possible to discover tasty culinary stages. For those who want to appreciate authentic hospitality, we suggest the Aschinger Alm near Ebbs, the Kala Alm mountain hut and the Berggasthof Ackernalm mountain inn in the Thierseetal at over 1.300 m asl. Here, in front of an imposing mountain panorama, they can be appreciated typical Tyrolean dishes, the mountain gentian or the fresh milk from the malga while in the valley countless restaurants, taverns and cafes call for a pleasant stop.
Summer vacation Kufstein
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