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.
Salzburg is just an hour’s drive (63 km) from the Lärchenhof.
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
Tel.: +43 5224 51080
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.
Innsbruck is just 1 hr 30 min (100 km) from the Lärchenhof by car.
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
Tel: +43 5372 64896
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.
• 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.
6393 St. Ulrich am Pillersee
Tel: +43 5354 88834
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.
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.
6370 Aurach bei Kitzbühel
Tel.: +43 5356 65251
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!
Seibl KG "Der Genussladen"
Tel: +43 5353 5254
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
• 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.
Oberer Stadtplatz 6
Tel: +43 5372 602350
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.
Haflinger Pferdezuchtverband Tirol
Tel: +43 5373 42210
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.
Hornpark Kletterwald St. Johann in Tirol
6380 St Johann in Tirol
Tel: +43 5352 62101
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.
Adventure Club Kaiserwinkl
Hüttfeldstrasse 65 a
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.
Schwazer Silberbergwerk Besucherführung GmbH
Alte Landstrasse 3a
Tel. +43 5242 72372