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Achensee :
A natural lake formed by glaciers. The local villages are surrounded by gorgeous alpine mountain scenery. West of the lake is Karwendel, a magnificent alpine park. To the east are the Rofan Mountains.

Between Achensee and Jenbach in the Inntal runs the Achenseebahn, a steam-cog railroad - the oldest such rail in Europe (1889) - which interconnects with boats crossing the lake. The season extends between May and October.

Achensee Ski Areas:
Planberg Wiesenlifte, and the Karwendel Bergbahn above Pertisau.
Christlum Ski Area in the village of Steinberg am Rofan, reachable from Maurach via the Rofan Cable Car.

The Inntal, also known as Silver Region Karwendel, is a highly attractive destination for all-year tourism. In the midst of the region is Schwaz, the district capital, known also as the Silver City, In the middles ages silver made Schwaz second in size to Vienna. Kellerjoch, accessable by the Kellerjochbahn, is the ski area near the Inntal town of Pill.

The Zillertal extends from the Inntal village of Jenbach in the north to Mayrhofen in the south. It calls itself the livliest valley anywhere in the world. Mayrhofen is its hub.

The narrow-gage Zillertalbahn traverses the 31km stretch from Jenbach to Mayrhofen. Branching out from Mayrhofen to the west is the Tuxertal and from Zell to the east the Gerlostal. Both are generally considered part of the Zillertal.

Zillertal Ski Areas:
By far, the largest skiing complex is the Zillertal Arena in the Zell-Gerlos-Krimml area. Other ski areas are the Mayrhofen-Hippach Holiday Resort , Hochzillertal - Hochfügen off Kaltenbach, midway in the valley and the Hintertuxer Gletscher in the Tuxer Valley, the only year-round ski resort in Austria.
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Mayrhofen - Tux - Zillertal

Published 01.20.2014
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