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Days Out
& Sightseeing

Highlights in and around Kaiserwinkl

The perfect location of the 4*S Hotels Seehof between the regional capitals Innsbruck and Salzburg makes it easy for guests to make the most of their time with us. Highlights include trips over the German border to Bavaria and to the neighbouring Salzburger Land province as well as lots of great sports and activities right on our doorstep in the beautiful Kaiserwinkl region. We have put together some tips and ideas for culture vultures, city slickers, families with children and those interested in the region's history.

Alpine Zoo
Aurach

Situated in the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps at 1,100 metres above sea level, the Wildpark Aurach is a zoo with more than 200 animals mainly native to the Alps. Red deer, fallow deer, chamois and wild boar all feature as well as more familiar animals such as goats and donkeys. Keep your eyes peeled if you want to see the shy lynx and turn your head to the sky to catch a glimpse of the many species of birds. Exotic creatures such as llamas and kangurus take pride of place alongside the Siamese pot-bellied pigs. As a member of the Austrian Association of Wild Zoos, the Wildpark Aurach ensures that all its animals are kept in an  environment that is appropriate for the respective species. Popular highlights include the petting zoo and the Wildspielpark play area for children.

  • Distance: 41km, 55 minutes by car
Breeding Centre
Ebbs

Well worth a visit is the Fohlenhof Ebbs, the world's number one breeding centre for Haflinger horses. Home to more than 100 Tyrolean Haflinger horses, from foals to studs, it offers plenty of space in large paddocks set against the impressive backdrop of the Kaiser Mountains. The museum provides information about this special breed of strong and elegent horses native to Tyrol. There is also a small children's playground. An absolute must for all horse lovers is the Haflinger Show, a 60-minute demonstration showing just how versatile Haflinger horses are. Riding lessons are also available for all ages and abilities as well as romantic horse-drawn carriage rides.

  • Distance: 15km, 20 minutes by car
  • Open daily to visitors
Exotic Zoo
Ebbs

The Raritätenzoo Ebbs is the only zoo in Ebbs with such a wide range of exotic animals. It is home to more than 500 animals of 70 different species from around the world. The zoo has been awarded the rating "excellent" for its facilities and zoological standards. This family-friendly attraction has lots to offer all age groups, including a beautiful garden.

Highlights include everything from small birds to parrots and emus, from coatis and kangurus to many types of apes and monkeys, a koi pond and a farmyard.

  • Distance: 15km, 20 minutes by car
  • Opening hours: daily 9:00 - 18:00
Capital of the Alps
Innsbruck

The oldtown area in the heart of Innsbruck is always worth a visit. From the nearby Maria Theresien Straße, Innsbruck's main shopping street, visitors can enjoy great views of the impressive Nordkette mountains and stroll just a few hundred metres to both the famous Golden Roof as well as many other sights of historical importance such as the cathedral, imperial palace and court church. Museums, shops and restaurants aplenty make every visit to Innsbruck a memorable experience.

  • Distance: 94km, 70 minutes by car
Alpine Zoo
Innsbruck

Perched at the foot of the mountains to the north of Innsbruck, the Alpenzoo is the only zoo of its kind in the Alps. As the name suggests, its focus is on animals native to the Alps. It has a full collection of European alpine animals, including a few surprises such as moose. Highlights for children include the petting zoo and a large play area.

  • Distance: 94km, 70 minutes by car
  • Opening hours: April – October daily 9:00 - 18:00; March – November daily 9:00 - 17:00
Nordkette
Innsbruck

Experience the Nordkette mountains at first hand in the Naturpark Karwendel above Innsbruck. Thanks to the combination of a funciular railway and cable cars it takes just 20 minutes to travel from the city up into the mountains at 2256 metres above sea level.

The spectacular new funicular railway from the city centre up to the Hungerburg area of the city has a futuristic look and was designed by Zaha Hadid, who was also responsible for Innsbruck's iconic ski jump to the south of the city. After passing the Alpenzoo (750m) and reaching Hungerburg (860m), visitors disembark and change to the Seegrubenbahn cable car travelling up to the Seegrube (1905m) and, finally, a second cable car known as the Hafelekarbahn going all the way up to the top of the mountains at 2256m. From here you can enjoy fabulous views of Innsbruck and the Inn Valley.

  • Distance: 94km, 70 minute by car
Ambras Castle
Innsbruck

Discover the culture and art of the Habsburg dynasty at the Ambras Castle in Innsbruck. Perched on a plateau to the south of the city, this renaissance castle is popular thanks to its enchanting gardens, historic arsenal and important collection of art and curiosities.

Special guided tours for children make visiting the castle a fun experience for all ages. Don't forget to pay a visit to the duck pond in the castle grounds with its many different species of ducks.

  • Distance: 94km, 70 minutes by car
  • Opening hours: daily 10:00 - 17:00
Tirol Panorama & Kaiserjägermuseum
Innsbruck

There is no better place to learn about the history of Tyrol than at the Tirol Panorama & Kaiserjägermuseum. Located on Bergisel, a plateau to the south of the city, it invites visitors to embark on a journey through the turbulent history of this region in the Alps.

The highlight of any visit is without a doubt the huge panoramic painting known as the Innsbrucker Riesenrundgemälde. It covers an incredible 1000m² and depicts a 360° representation of Andreas Hofer's famous battle to keep Tyrol free and independent from French rule on 13 August 1809. The museum also offers a good view of the highest bridge in Europe, the Europabrücke, and the iconic Bergisel ski jump designed by world-famous architect Zaha Hadid.

  • Distance: 94km, 70 minutes by car
  • Opening hours: daily 9:00 - 17:00, closed Tuesdays
Cradle of Skiing
Kitzbühel

Nothing says glamour, style and skiing quite like a trip to Kitzbühel. Stroll through the pretty oldtown, browse in the exclusive shops and boutiques, and experience local customs. Kitzbühel is perfect for those who want to treat themselves to an unforgettable day out followed by a meal in one of the village's award-winning restaurants.

  • Distance 37km, 50 minutes by car
Fortress
Kufstein

Perched high above the town of Kufstein, the fortress of the same name looks like something out of a fairytale. Kufstein Fortress is one of the most important historical buildings in Tyrol and watches over both the town below and the rest of the Inn Valley. Visitors can explore the secret tunnels and mighty ramparts as well as visiting the museums telling the story of how this mighty castle has been used over the centuries. Kufstein itself also has lots to offer, so don't forget to plan a little extra time after your visit to the castle.

  • Distance: 20km, 22 minutes by car
  • Open daily
Fairytale Adventure
Marquartstein (D)

The Märchen-Erlebnispark in Bavaria is a fairytale-like adventure park perfect for families with children. Highlights include a petting zoo, a miniature railway and a witches' school as well as a water play area and a summer toboggan run. A great day out for all the family!

  • Distance: 23km, 27 minutes by car
  • Opening hours: daily 9:00 - 18:00
Family Play Area
Pillerseetal

The Pillerseetal region close to the Hotel Seehof has a large number of attractions for guests of all ages. Try the 22-metre-high Big Bang rollercoaster, the Wild Raft – Austria's only artificial wildwater rafting facility – and clamber on board the pirate ship. Action and adventure for adults and children alike!

  • Distance: 35km, 40 minutes by car
  • Opening hours: from May until October daily from 10:00 to 18:00
Adventure Park
Ruhpolding (D)

Cross the border into Bavaria to experience an action-packed day out at this adventure park in Ruhpolding. With lots of great things to see and do, including indoor activities for wet days, it really is the perfect place for all the family whatever the weather. Highlights include a rollercoaster, obstacle course and crystal mine as well as a world of myths and legends and a family restaurant.

  • Distance: 38km, 43 minutes by car
  • Opening hours: daily 9:00 - 18:00
Mozart's Birthplace
Salzburg

The city of Salzburg is well worth a visit. It has one of Austria's most charming oldtown areas with narrow streets such as the famous Getreidegasse where visitors can see the house where Mozart was born. Traditional cafés and exclusive boutiques make for a memorable visit. High above the city is the impressive Fortress Hohensalzburg built in 1077, where visitors can enjoy great views of Salzburg and the surrounding region. As a city famous for its arts and culture scene, it is little surprise that Salzburg is home to many interesting museums from the Haus der Natur (ideal for families) to the Museum der Moderne on the Mönchsberg mountain. Don't miss out on visiting Barockschloss Mirabell with its popular water features.

  • Distance: 82km, 90 minutes by car
Swarovski Crystal Worlds
Wattens

Take a journey to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens with its glistening Chambers of Wonder watched over by a water-spewing giant. Designed by artist André Heller, the Crystal Worlds are a great destination for all the family. Throughout the year there are plenty of events for all ages.

  • Distance: 79km, 53 minutes by car
  • Opening hours: daily 8:30 - 19:30

Opening hours may vary according to the season, on national holidays and when events are taking place.

New Horizons

Explore the sights, attractions and highlights in Tyrol and Salzburg

The Münsterer family and the team at the Hotel Seehof will be happy to give you tips on the best things to see and do in the region.