Austria, Austrian Tyrol
Surrounded by meadows and forests and set against the beautiful backdrop of the Gratlspitz peaks, this fairytale village has lost none of its ‘olde worlde’ charm with picturesque overhanging eaves and balconies with wonderful flowers. The village is a haven of peace and quiet and surrounded by picturesque walking country, from gentle rambles through meadows and woodland to the highest slopes accessed by the Wiedersbergerhorn gondola. There are several shops, restaurants and cafés with flower decked terraces and the village brass band plays regularly throughout the summer, dressed in national costume. The ‘Alpbach Seenland Card’ gives guests free use of all gondolas and buses in the valley, plus free entrance to many local attractions.
Resort Code: ATAL
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 1hr by coach.
Supplements may apply on some flights
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life.
Neuschwanstein and Oberammergau
Visit King Ludwig of Bavaria’s famous fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein used as the inspiration by Walt Disney for his Cinderella castle in his theme parks. Price includes entrance to the castle. On the way we stop to visit the historic Passion Play village of Oberammergau. Please note there are over 250 steps in the castle, so a good level of fitness is required for this excursion.
Marvel at the natural wonder of Europe’s highest waterfall set amidst the stunning Hohe Tauern National Park. Follow the path right next to the falls for fantastic photo opportunities. Small National Park fee may be payable locally.
Half a day
This excursion takes you via the Brenner Pass to the shores of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. The northern end of the lake is narrow and dominated by dramatic cliffs. Enjoy the typical Italian atmosphere of Malcesine, which lies at the foot of the imposing Monte Baldo, the Botanical Garden of Europe. A cable car can take you to the top of the mountain (5900ft) in only a few minutes (not included) or take an optional boat trip on Lake Garda (not included) and enjoy the Mediterranean climate of this beautiful part of Italy.
Visit the beautiful Hintertux Glacier near the Ziller valley. Possibility to take the gondola up to 3 different stations and see the fantastic glacier (additional approx. €11.50 return for first station 2100m, approx.€21.50 return for second station 2660m where you will end up in the snow and approx.€27.50 return to get all the way to the top 3250m).
Half a day
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The village has several shops, restaurants and cafés with flower decked terraces and the village brass band plays regularly throughout the summer, dressed in national costume. Guests also receive the new 'Alpbach Seenland Card' which entitles guests staying in Alpbach properties free use of all the gondolas and buses in the valley, plus free entrance to many local attractions.
In & Around Alpbach
Alpbach Resort Card
The fantastic value ‘Alpbachtal Seenland Card’ is Free to all guests in Alpbach and includes:
NB: Card is provided by your hotel on arrival.
Alpbach is a real walkers’ village with 900km of marked trails and a huge variety of terrain
including woodland, gorges, lakes and peaks across the Alpbach Seenland area of Alpbach, Reith, Brixlegg, Rattenberg, Kramsach and Kundl, as well as the interlinked Wildschönau valley. The village is surrounded by extensive walking paths, peaks and various mountain huts which can be accessed by foot. Try the woodland walk up to the Schatzberg (3 hrs), or a full day hike up to the Sagtaler Spitze for panoramic views
GETTING AROUND I All lifts and buses across the Seenland region are FREE with the resort card. There are four lifts (Wiedersbergerhorn in Alpbach, Reiterkogel in Reith, Markbachjoch in Niederau and Schatzberg in Auffach), and the local buses open up a variety of marked point-to-point trails to local villages, gorges and lakes, where you can catch the bus back. The Reither Kogel is ideal for ramblers, with gentle paths and a viewing platform with impressive vistas.
Free Guided Walks
TOURIST OFFICE WALKS I An excellent programme of FREE guided walks is run Monday to Friday by the Alpbach Tourist Board with a choice of two walks per day, departing from various points in the area. Popular walks include half-day walks to the Tiefenbach gorge, the 5 Lakes Tour around Kramsach, and full day hikes up to Alpbach’s Gratlspitz. (Progamme is subject to change and availability).