Day trips & excursions

Our region has so much to offer!

The Lärchenhof's Hundsbichl Alm Alpine farmstead

The Lärchenhof Hundsbichl Alm is a popular walking destination in both summer and winter, and is accessed from the Lärchenhof via a panoramic footpath. Once arrived at the farmstead, younger hikers will enjoy the petting zoo while the grown-ups will without doubt appreciate our inviting sun loungers.

This walk is suitable for all and offers a magnificent view across the entire Lärchenhof complex. For a more laid-back journey to the Hundsbichl, our horse-drawn carriage is available for romantic rides throughout the summer and winter.

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The Griessbach gorge – only open in the summer

The Griessbach gorge is probably one of the most magnificent walking destinations in the surrounding region, and can be accessed on foot from the Lärchenhof.

Route details:
The newly created paths leading to the gorge have been designed with care and sensitivity, and walkers in this Tyrolean beauty spot are rewarded by unspoiled countryside, crystal-clear waters and stunning views.

Boardwalks and suspension bridges
Appropriate footwear is recommended for this moderately difficult walk. Set off from the 5-star Lärchenhof hotel, and follow the well-signposted route to the Griessbach gorge entrance for just a few minutes. From here the first part of the walk takes you through the wild and romantic gorge where visitors find two well-secured suspension bridges, as well as sturdy wooden walkways to help them along their way.

Waterfalls and inviting resting places
Several waterfalls and thoughtfully designed resting places invite you to linger. Several waterfalls and thoughtfully designed resting places invite you to linger. However, there are many more extraordinary discoveries to be made along the Griessbach gorge, so keep an eye out for them. Make the most of the numerous romantic views, and look out for the wildflowers and herbs that grow beside the path.

Bare-foot walk & stone circle
The new bare-foot walk and large stone circle could be the ideal ticket to relaxation. Cool your feet in the clear mountain water and let any worries drift away. Children love to splash around in the water, build a little dam or play with sticks and stones in this natural adventure playground.

Fairytale forest or mountain hut refreshments?
Several options present themselves when you arrive at the fork in the path. Choose to take the beautiful ‘fairytale forest path’, which leads directly back to the Lärchenhof in approx. 30 minutes, or walk via the Jägersteig path to the Angerlalm situated at a height of 1,102 metres (approx. 1 hr 30 min) or the Huberalm (approx. 1 hr 45 min) and stop off there. Another hiking trail leads to the Kalksteinalmen (2 hr 30 min), and from there to Kirchdorf or St Johann.

The crystal-clear water and unspoiled countryside make this Tyrolean paradise one of the most beautiful walking destinations in the Kitzbühel Alps. A visit to the Griessbach gorge in Erpfendorf is simply unforgettable!
Impressions of the Griessbach gorge

Jakobskreuz (Cross of St James) at St Ulrich by Lake Pillersee

The Jakobskreuz on the Buchensteinwand mountain is accessible on foot
The Jakobskreuz on the Buchensteinwand mountain is accessible on foot
A unique vantage point – Jakobskreuz

The Buchensteinwand summit is located in the municipality of St Jakob in Haus. Part of the famous Camino de Santiago, the Jakobsweg trail leads countless pilgrims through the Pillersee Valley on their way south. The cross is a place of peace and positivity where people congregate for positive and joyful events.

Salzburg

Salzburg – Mozart’s birthplace

The city is known as Mozart’s city , as it’s where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and spent more than half of his life.

Salzburg is the oldest city in the territory of present-day Austria. It has a particularly long-established cultural tradition, which is reflected in the historic centre and the area surrounding Hellbrunn Palace.

Discover

  • The oldest road tunnel in Austria (Sigmund’s Gate)
  • The oldest medieval underground canal system in Central Europe (Almkanal)
  • The largest preserved fortress in Central Europe (Hohensalzburg Castle)
  • The world’s oldest funicular (Reisszug)
  • The world’s best preserved Renaissance trick fountains (Hellbrunn)
  • The world’s oldest surviving avenue of trees (Hellbrunner Allee)
  • The stunningly beautiful festival halls
  • Mozart’s birthplace
  • The Mönchsberg mountain
  • The famous Getreidegasse in the historic centre
  • Scores of museums and galleries

Salzburg is just an hour’s drive (63 km) from the Lärchenhof.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

A sparkling fairytale world of dreams awaits deep in the heart of a mystical park.

To celebrate Swarovski’s centenary in 1995, multimedia artist André Heller created a place of wonder set within 14 underground chambers – the Crystal Worlds is a theatre of sensual and fantastical experiences. Swarovski Crystal Worlds are approx. 1 hr 30 min (83 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Kristallweltenstrasse 1
6112 Wattens
Austria
Tel.: +43 5224 51080

Innsbruck

Metropolitan city with a multicultural vibe in the German-speaking Alpine region

Traditionally, Innsbruck shares the culture of the German-speaking Alpine region, but has a distinctly metropolitan and multicultural feel. The world-renowned Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof) can be found in the city’s beautiful historic centre.

The Goldenes Dachl is a building with a late Gothic oriel balcony and is considered the city’s landmark. The roof of the balcony is covered in 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles.

Places to see:

  • Altes Landhaus
  • The historic centre
  • St Anne’s Column
  • The Liberation Monument
  • The Bergisel Ski Jump
  • Ambras Castle
  • Goldenes Dachl
  • The Helblinghaus
  • Hofburg Palace
  • The Hungerburgbahn funicular
  • Maria-Theresien-Strasse
  • The Tiroler Landestheater
  • The Triumphal Arch

Innsbruck is just 1 hr 30 min (100 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.

Riedel Glas Austria

Glassware for technical and hedonistic purposes

The choice of wine glass has a huge effect on wine. In time-honoured tradition, all glassware at Riedel Austria – known as the Tyrolean glassworks – is mouth-blown to ensure quality.

Riedel is approx. 40 minutes (36 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.

Riedel Austria Tyrolean Glassworks
Weissacherstrasse 34
6330 Kufstein
Austria
Tel: +43 5372 64896

Mack Mountain Pine Oil Distillery

Based in St Ulrich, Mack is the world’s oldest pine oil distillery. For centuries, people relied on herbs and their powers for healing and relaxation. For over 150 years the mountain pine has served as a major active ingredient in a wide range of natural remedies as well as fitness and beauty products. Discover the power of our Tyrolean mountain remedies.

Experience ...
• A tour of the distillery and museum with its historical treasures.
• A short film about the pine harvest, how the raw material is extracted and then used in the manufacture of spa and beauty products.
• A chance to buy directly from the source.
• The lovely Tyrolean Schnapsstadl with fine spirits and lots more.

Open from early May to late October:

Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm – tours at 10 am and 2.30 pm.

The Mack mountain pine oil distillery is approx. 15 minutes (20 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.

Josef Mack
Gries 27
6393 St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Austria
Tel: +43 5354 88834

Wildpark Aurach wildlife park

Step into Aurach’s wildlife park – a paradise for nature- and animal-lovers. Stroll through unspoiled countryside in the presence of around 200 animal species at Tyrol’s largest outdoor enclosure. Enjoy this natural paradise to the full as you watch and photograph the wildlife from close range whilst also taking in the picturesque surroundings and magnificent panoramic views of the Kitzbühel Alps.

Opening times:
From mid-May to November, open daily from 9 am – 5 pm.
From Christmas to mid-May, open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm.

Wildpark Aurach is approx. 30 minutes (30 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.

Address:
Wildpark Aurach
Wildparkweg 6
6370 Aurach bei Kitzbühel
Tel.: +43 5356 65251

Brennerei Seibl distillery

Browse, taste & take home!

The Pillersee Valley and its surrounding area is home to many culinary delicacies as well as having a wealth of scenic beauty.

In addition to their schnapps and liqueurs, you’ll find a range of excellent products by other manufacturers at Brennerei Seibl’s shop.

The range has now been expanded to include a variety of different organic mountain herb teas.

Just 3 minutes from the Lärchenhof!

Address:
Seibl KG "Der Genussladen"
Enthgriess 11
6384 Waidring
Austria
Tel: +43 5353 5254

Festung Kufstein

Kufstein’s fortress is a jewel in the crown of the Tyrolean lowlands, and a symbol of the district capital of Kufstein.

Open throughout the year

Summer: 9 am – 5 pm

Winter: 10 am – 4 pm

What’s on offer?
• Access via Kaiser Maximilian funicular or covered steps
• Round tower with chemin de ronde
• Museum of local history*
• The deep well
◦ Underground rock passage
◦ Josefsburg events arena (closed during and just before events)
◦ Annabatterie kitchen and herb garden
◦ Carolibastion – bronze dance sculptures by Meta Mettig-Ellenberger
◦ Artillery laboratory

Exhibitions:
• The role of the fortress in WWI as a garrison and prison – its links to the ‘Zona Monumentale’
• Elisabethbatterie: guns and cannons
• Exhibition of archaeological finds
• Documentation of façade renovation
• Kaiserturm tower prison wing
• Special exhibition: ‘Jurisdiction under the Hapsburgs’
• Museum in the Bürgerturm
• Tyrolean Kaiserjäger exhibition, Kufstein marksmen’s guild exhibition, Heroes Organ

*Summer only – the museum of local history is closed in winter to protect the exhibits.

Heroes Organ concert:
Daily at around noon, after the midday bells of St Vitus parish church
10 – 15 minutes

The Kaiser Maximilian funicular does not run during the concert.

Kufstein Fortress is approx. 45 minutes (36 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.

Address:
Oberer Stadtplatz 6
6330 Kufstein
Austria
Tel: +43 5372 602350

Fohlenhof Ebbs – Haflinger Breeding Centre

Fohlenhof Ebbs is a large, modern stud farm with 150 Haflingers, which is located in the tranquil village of Ebbs at the foot of the Zahmer Kaiser. The centre encompasses two riding halls, stables with around 100 stalls and pens for the young horses, a stadium, the Fohlenhof Arena with more than 3,000 seats, an administrative building and a horse museum. Around 20 acres of paddocks, a driving terrain with dressage arena, and six permanent hurdles round off what this stud farm has to offer.

Fohlenhof Ebbs is the world’s leading Haflinger stud farm, and opens its doors to visitors daily.

The Fohlenhof stalls house around 150 Haflinger horses from October until May, and in the summer months, when the young horses are in the alpine meadows, visitors can see the mares with their foals as well as the stud stallions.

Ebbs is approx. 45 minutes (30 km) from Lärchenhof by car.

Address:
Haflinger Pferdezuchtverband Tirol
Schlossallee 31
6341 Ebbs
Austria
Tel: +43 5373 42210

Hornpark high ropes course in St Johann

HORNPARK in St Johann, Tyrol, is a unique high ropes course for children and adults.

The 25,000 m² facility by the St Johann Harschbichl cable car midway station in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps is the largest adventure high ropes course in the area.

Enjoy a variety of amazing attractions such as the 120 m flying fox over the mountain lake and the incomparable alpine panorama. The HORNPARK high ropes course is a matchless adventure for the whole family – with outstanding safety equipment and a special children’s course, even the youngest adventurers aged 3+ are guaranteed an experience that is both wonderful and safe.

Admission prices start at €10 for children and €20 for adults – that’s what we call value for money!

St Johann in Tirol is only approx. 10 minutes (7 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.

Address:
Hornpark Kletterwald St. Johann in Tirol
Hornweg 21
6380 St Johann in Tirol
Austria
Tel: +43 5352 62101

Adventure rafting in Kössen

Rafting on the Tyrolean Ache river is not the dangerous, high-performance sport you might expect. In fact it's been described as sociable fun for the young at heart. Plus: it is noiseless and leaves no environmental footprint – the epitome of sustainable tourism! Rafting’s appeal lies in the challenge, adventure and romance of being at one with nature. Immerse yourself in the unforgettable natural scenery of this most beautiful river valley.

Germany and Austria’s answer to the Grand Canyon; the penultimate adventure of our time. Our boatsmen lead you safely past the rock face and through the famous Entenloch Gorge. It’s all about fun! No white water – just a steady flow of adventure.

Address:
Adventure Club Kaiserwinkl
Hüttfeldstrasse 65 a
6345 Kössen
Austria

The silver mine in Schwaz

The largest medieval silver mine opens its doors to visitors daily (except during inspection work from around mid-November to 25 December).

Opening times in high season:
May to September
daily 9 am – 5 pm*

Opening times in low season:
October to April
daily from 10 am – 4 pm*

*Last tour starts

After descending 800 metres in the mine train, an extraordinary underground experience awaits you. Follow in the footsteps of the miners who toiled at the silver and copper seams over 500 years ago, and be transported back to when the world was still flat.

The silver mine is approx. 1 hour (71 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.

Address:
Schwazer Silberbergwerk Besucherführung GmbH
Alte Landstrasse 3a
6130 Schwaz
Austria
Tel. +43 5242 72372

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