In summer 2020 there will again be many great leisure activities in Tyrol. The Swarovski Crystal Worlds are celebrating their birthday, families are looking forward to numerous new themed hikes and cyclists will also get their money's worth.
Anniversary year for Crystal Worlds in Wattens
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds celebrate their 25th anniversary and at the same time celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Swarovski company. On this occasion, the Crystal Worlds are presenting two new chambers of wonder in the giant. The first Wunderkammer, which ensures a year-round winter fairy tale around the "Silent Light Tree", is scheduled to open in May 2020. In July and August 2020, Circus Roncalli will again be guests in the Crystal Worlds. Another new cabinet of curiosities is slated to open next fall. From Innsbruck, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds are publicly, directly and conveniently accessible with the crystal shuttle.
Karwendel Nature Park is Nature Park of the Year 2020
Based on the areas of "nature conservation", "recreation & tourism", "environmental education", "regional development" and "public relations", an independent jury of experts chose the Karwendel nature park as the nature park of the year 2020. The “Team Karwendel” volunteer platform, in which volunteers are involved in biotope maintenance, was particularly highlighted. The nature park is also easily accessible by train and bus. With the initiative " Wöffi - hiking with public arrival ", the five Tyrolean nature parks and their partners promote the idea of environmental protection.
Innsbruck invests heavily in biker and hiking infrastructure
At the gates of Innsbruck, the bike park in Mutters offers over 15 kilometers of trail fun on six routes. The trails "The Straight One" and "The Chainless One" are currently being expanded. The route of the Karwendel Höhenweg is adapted for hikers so that it can be walked in both directions from summer 2020. At Axamer Lizum there will be two new paths with the theme trail "Pleisen" and the family trail "Herzlteich". In addition, the trail running routes in the Kühtai and on the Patscherkofel are redesigned and signposted.
Innsbruck is expanding its range of bikes. © Peter Neusser
The view of the stars in the Tyrolean Oberland
The Venet Bergbahnen can offer a new attraction. On the local mountain of the Landecker, Zammer and Fließer, the " Star Park Venet ", the first public observatory in Tyrol, started operations. Every Wednesday - far from the city lights - groups of 25 or more people can watch the stars.
New Fichtensee in Zell am Ziller is completed
The spruce castle on the Rosenalm in the Zillertal Arena will have another attraction in summer 2020. The Fichtensee was built in the past two years for around 17 million euros and not only makes children's hearts beat faster. There is an alpine circuit suitable for buggies and modern sanitary facilities are being built, which contribute to the comfort of bathers. Stand-up paddle experiences and jumps complete the offer.
East Tyrol: hike to the farms in the Gail Valley
The “ Höfe Trail ” is a new, long-distance hiking trail that can be booked online in the form of three stages with an adventure program. The aim is to make the mountain farming cultural landscape accessible. The “Höfe Trail” leads through the Tyrolean Gailtal and the communities of Kartitsch, Ober- and Untertilliach. Long-distance hikers can even learn how to make butter, cheese and farm bread. "Pleasure hiking on the longest free flowing glacier river in the Alps" is the motto of the Isel Trail . The long-distance hiking trail leads across the Iseltal to the falls, the origin of the river.
The new Fichtensee in the Zillertal © Zillertal Arena
New lookout tower in the Hohe Tauern National Park
A new highlight in the Hohe Tauern National Park is the wildlife observation tower in St. Jakob, which will open on June 20, 2020. The tower will be embedded in the “Oberhauser Zirbenwald” themed path and will be expanded by a forest and wilderness education station. The Oberhausen pine forest is the largest contiguous pine population in the Eastern Alps. A hut is being converted for the pedagogical station, in which groups can be looked after by the National Park Rangers. Outside, stations on topics related to the forest invite you to explore
Deep insights into the work of farmers in the Wipptal
"Schwenden" is an important part of the alpine pasture, whereby the pastures are cleared of bushes, mountain pines and alpine roses. The volunteer project " Tyrol really " enables interested people to preserve the cultural landscape in the mountain climbing village of Gschnitztal. On July 16 and 17 or on September 17 and 18, 2020 there will be a hike to the site and the participants will learn a lot about the history of Tyrolean agriculture before "wasting" together.
Interactive family adventure in the Pillerseetal
From June 2020 you can look forward to a special feature in the Pillerseetal: the new interactive family adventure " The Secret of the Steinberg King ". With eight stations across the Pillerseetal, puzzles in escape room style have to be solved. There is a word of power for every problem solved - the more words of power you collect, the better, because all hard-working participants receive a reward at the end.
New bell adventure trail in Waidring
The new bell adventure trail in Waidring will open its doors this summer . This leads via interactive stations from the bell tower course through the bell foundries and the church to the village center. The new, large carillon awaits visitors there.
The Ötztal invests in the cycling and climbing infrastructure
A cycling offensive in the Ötztal implements two measures. On the one hand there is the Ötztal cycle path that runs through the entire Ötztal. Secondly, free bike transport was introduced throughout the valley, with shuttles with special bike trailers. It's easy to get to Ötztal Bahnhof by train and then continue by bike. In Längenfeld there is a charging station for e-bikes and a cozy rest area right on the bike path.
Good news for climbers too: From spring 2020, the brand new Piburg via ferrata on the western shore of Lake Piburg is expected to be released.
Imst: Gurgl Valley Cycle Path can now also be used by road bikes
The Gurgltalradweg is now also suitable for racing bikes after the asphalting work has been completed. The cycle route is almost 15 kilometers long from the Inn valley south of Imst through the Gurgl valley to Nassereith.
On the road as a cross-border commuter in the Allgäu Alps
With the " cross-border commuter ", a new long-distance hiking trail has been added, which was implemented as part of an Interreg project and was voted the most popular hiking trail in 2019. The unique selling point is the repeated crossing of the Austrian-German border between the Tannheimer Tal, Hintersteiner Tal and the Lechtal.