Alpbachtal in Tyrol
Action and relaxation – The perfect mixture in the Alpbach Valley
The Alpbach Valley extends through the heart of the Kitzbühel Alps between Brixlegg and Inneralpbach. Our Family & Wellness Hotel is located here at an altitude of 1050 m. Surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape, the 4-Star Superior Family & Wellness Resort Galtenberg sits on a sunny mountain plateau. Exciting trips of discovery in nature and pure relaxation go together perfectly here.
Alpbach – An award-winning mountain village
It is often said that good things come in small packages – and this is certainly the case for the beautiful village of Alpbach. The unique aspects of the village are so well maintained that Alpbach has even won awards. The wooden houses of identical style and the impressive flower displays on the balconies help to make Alpbach the unmistakable place it is. Our beautiful village has been crowned “the most beautiful village in Austria” and “the most beautiful flower village in Europe”.
The image of the village is shaped by its over 100 active farms – many of which have been maintained in their original style. Some of the 20 ancestral estates have been owned by the same families for over 400 years. Together with the surrounding mountain landscape, the cosy village character makes Alpbach an idyllic holiday destination.
The culinary specialities of the village are also rooted in days gone by, when the farmhands worked hard on the land all day long. Hearty desserts like Kaiserschmarrn and Melchermus not only provide plenty of energy, they are also extremely delicious.
Explore the mountain world of Tyrol
There are countless experiences to enjoy and things to explore all around Alpbach. The mountains of Galtenberg (2,425 m), which our hotel is named after, Sonnenjoch (2,287 m), Standkopf (2,228 m) and Wiedersberger Horn (2,128 m) form an impressive mountain backdrop which is just waiting to be explored by you.
Hiking in the summer and fun on the slopes in the winter – after a generous breakfast you can get started with both of these activities right outside our Family & Wellness Hotel. This is made possible by 47 ski lift systems and 145 kilometres of ski pistes in the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau family skiing area. The three gondola lifts that are open in summer take you directly from the village to the most family-friendly hiking area in the Alps. A paradise for explorers – both young and old!
Leisure activities and excursions in the Alpbach Valley
Plenty of outstanding leisure activities and excursions await you in the Alpbach Valley of Tyrol. After a few days of wellness relaxation or exploring in the Alpbach Valley, they are ideal for a day trip.
Kufstein Fortress is visible from quite some distance away. Other attractions alongside the Fortress, which make a visit to the beautiful and well-known town of Kufstein worthwhile, include the ruins of Thierberg Castle as well as Hohenstaffing Castle.
Trip to Innsbruck (45 min)
Innsbruck is the state capital of Tyrol and one of its major attractions is simply to take a walk through the Gothic old town with its famous “Golden Roof”. Anyone who would like to take a break from the many shopping opportunities to explore even more attractions will be sure to find what they are looking for with sights like the Helbling House, the Imperial Palace, the Alpine Zoo and the Bergisel Ski Jump.
Trip to the town of Rattenberg (18 min)
The glassmaking town of Rattenberg, which is the smallest town in Tyrol, takes you on a journey through time back to the Middle Ages. From businesses rich in tradition and museums through to little boutiques: Here, everything is about glassmaking and craftsmanship. The old town also features attractions such as the charming Rattenberg Parish Church, the Nail Smiths’ Houses and the Augustinian Monastery with museum. For those who love culture, we recommend a visit to the Rattenberg Castle Theatre Festival.
Tratzberg Castle (30 min)
The Renaissance-era Tratzberg Castle towers over the Inntal Valley as if in a fairytale. The ornate rooms, old paintings and historic armaments can be viewed as part of a guided tour from the end of March to the beginning of November. Children can discover the castle and the Middle Ages along with their parents on an exciting fairytale tour. Other attractions include the “Tratzberg-Express” sightseeing train, the playground and evening tours with knight’s banquet and entertainment. And by the way: Children’s birthday parties can also be held here.
Skiing on the Hintertux Glacier in summer
How about a bit of skiing in the middle of summer? This is entirely possible on the Hintertux Glacier at an altitude of over 3,000 m. Once you get back down to the valley, a trip on the Achenseebahn Railway offers an enjoyable experience for everyone — not just railway enthusiasts! The trip takes you up to the Achensee lake on the oldest rack locomotives in the world. Other highlights include the ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal (an Alpine dairy farm attraction), the Zeiss Planetarium & Silver Mine of Schwaz and the famous Swarovski Crystal Worlds.
Alpbach Valley – Swimming lakes to help you relax
The incredibly beautiful natural swimming lakes in our immediate vicinity provide a refreshing experience outside of our 4*S Galtenberg Family & Wellness Resort.
The Reither Badesee is located directly in the centre of Reith im Alpbachtal behind the church. On the wide sunbathing lawns in the middle of the greenery you can let your soul dangle and relax or really let off steam at the children’s playground, on the diving board or in the paddling pool.
Berglsteiner See is hidden between Kramsach and Breitenbach and offers wonderful bathing fun with a maximum depth of 2 metres. Meadows, jetties and shaded areas invite you to linger. A nice restaurant with a beautiful terrace directly at the lake provides you with culinary delicacies.
The Reintaler See is one of the warmest lakes in Tyrol. You can splash around and swim comfortably at temperatures of up to 25° C. Well-kept sunbathing lawns, cosy shaded areas, a playground, a restaurant and a pedal boat rental complete the offer at the Reintaler See, which even scores with drinking water quality. Both young and old will have fun here.
The Reintaler lake is the largest of the lakes in Kramsach. There is plenty on offer here: Alongside the fabulous swimming lake and beautiful sunbathing areas, there is also a bathing area for children and toddlers, beach volleyball, playgrounds, a restaurant, pedal boat and bicycle hire as well as a naturist area. Anglers will also be sure to find rest and relaxation at the Reintaler lake.
Reither lake, also known as the “Blue eye of Reith”, is located directly in the centre of town surrounded by a large sunbathing area, children’s play area, paddling pool and diving board. The lake is monitored by a lifeguard for the safety of the bathers and swimmers.
Anybody who needs to cool down after a hike or a mountain bike tour will be sure to find what they are looking for at one of our beautiful Alpbach lakes. And it is also possible to take a day trip to the larger Achensee lake, which is only around 45 minutes away from us by car.
Excursion destinations in Tyrol for older and younger children
There is a range of very family-friendly excursion destinations in Tyrol, offering many enjoyable experiences for our younger visitors. Lauserland is a huge adventure playground with slides, swings, climbing frames, a zip line, a hobby horse course and a mini rope course.
A special highlight of the park is the Lauser-Sauser, a brand-new Alpine Coaster toboggan run that is open all year round and has an overall length of 1,420 m. It’s plenty of fun for young and old! Including Photopoint and Speedcheck! The attraction is located directly beside the Wiedersbergerhorn gondola lift top station in Alpbach. The valley station is located very close to our hotel, around 5 minutes’ drive away.
Juppi’s Enchanted Forest
Juppi’s Enchanted Forest is all about family-friendly hiking. The hiking path is 2 kilometres long, accessible to prams and offers plenty of entertainment for the entire family thanks to its various play areas and children’s activities. Amazing forest puzzles along the circular hiking path keep everybody interested and the view is simply beautiful. The hiking path is even suitable for prams! The trip up to the location on the 8-seater Reitherkogelbahn gondola (closed on Wednesdays) is just a short drive away.
At the Hexenwasser Söll theme park, young explorers learn all about water from many different perspectives at 30 different stations. How it gurgles away, how it gently laps or how it grinds stone away powerfully. In the process, the young explorers not only learn to appreciate water as the source of life, but also find out a lot of interesting things about themselves. And naturally, the children can play, splash and slosh about to their heart’s content! It’s even enough to knock your socks off: Hexenwasser has Austria’s longest barefoot walking trail!
Our special treat for you: The Alpbachtal Card
As a guest at the Galtenberg Family & Wellness Hotel, you receive the Alpbachtal Card free of charge on arrival. It opens up a world of discounts and free entry to many of the attractions mentioned above and countless others.