The biggest village at the entrance of the Zillertal with the Erlebnistherme Zillertal spa complex!
With around 4000 inhabitants, Fügen is the largest town in the Zillertal - the "most active valley of the world". In days past Fügen gradually gained in importance thanks to mining and over the course of the decades it has become one of the top holiday destinations in the Alps. Today Fügen is the epitome of a winter & summer holiday in Tyrol – here the most fastidious holiday wishes are fulfilled. The variety-packed range of leisure activities in and around Fügen in the Zillertal provide something for everyone, of all ages, all year-round. For active sports enthusiasts as well as when on holiday with children or when spending your vacation with dog, a stay in Fügen will always be an absolute experience.
Another highlight awaits you in the centre of Fügen - Zillertal's Erlebnistherme – and plenty of shopping opportunities and restaurants. There are four ski hire points in total and dozens of restaurants and bars,of various types in Fügen. All train enthusiasts can get on the Zillertalbahn at the stop directly in Fügen and explore the Zillertal from Jenbach to Mayrhofen. A variety-packed programme is available to those who have an interest in culture too. Find out more about the history of Fügen and the culture of the Zillertal in the local history museum, or glance over the shoulders of the Alpine dairymen in the dairy and see how milk and cheese products is made.
The wood adventure 'FeuerWerk' is a real tip for your holiday in Fügen too. Binderholz, one of the leading European sawmills, provides guided tours of the biomass heat and power station, which has various sections to visit – guaranteed to be a great experience for all the family. The SichtBAR in the sawmill provides a wonderful view of the entire sawmill facility and over Fügen too. You get to enjoy some gourmet indulgence in the special ambience and the wonderful architectural wood features.
In summer you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the surrounding mountains while hiking along the Spieljoch, Nordic Walking or active and sporty cycling and mountain biking. You will spend amusing and exciting hours at the local mountain of Fügen, the Spieljoch. Once you’ve been there, you want to go there again – especially with children. The Spieljoch adventure mountain keeps what its name promises: adventures and experiences in nature, for every generation! From sporting activities on foot, with a mobile vehicle up in the air, to playful exploration of nature and enjoyment on the sun deck of the mountain loft restaurant. From the mountain station you can also reach the summit cross of the Spieljoch easily in about 20 minutes via the “Gipfel-Barfuß-Weg”! Excursion destinations such as the local museum in the “Widumspfiste”, the cheese dairy in Fügen, the Zillertaler “Speckstube” and many historic chapels and churches give Fügen its special character. On holiday with family, a visit to the theme trails in Fügen "Putzi and the magic nut" and "Wonders of the natural world" is an absolute highlight. In the midst of nature, knowledge about nature and the animal world is conveyed in a playful way.
In winter, the Spieljoch skiing area in Fügen is perfect for children and offers easy master training hills for beginners in the valley and long descents up the mountain. By using the free ski bus you can access the neighbouring skiing area Hochfügen-Hochzillertal fast and comfortably. In the excellent and popular skiing resorts Hochfügen-Hochzillertal and Spieljoch you are awaited by modern lift systems and numerous cilometres of perfectly groomed pistes. Apart from winter activities like romantic snowshoeing, or hiking you can also enjoy tobogganing, cross-country skiing and ice skating in the holiday region Fügen-Kaltenbach. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed!
When playing, having fun and action your children will fully enjoy the Erlebnistherme Zillertal spa complex. While your kids unwind, you can enjoy relaxation and peace in the spa area of Erlebnistherme Zillertal complex. In summer, the outdoor swimming pools and bathing lakes of the holiday region Fügen-Kaltenbach invite you and your family to take refreshing dips after an active day in the mountains or in the valley.
The first holiday region in the Zillertal will fascinate all age groups. Bring your entire family and enjoy pure relaxation and fun activities in the experience and spa oasis of the Erlebnistherme Zillertal spa complex!
The ice rink is open daily during the winter months from 14.00 - 20.00. Skate rental on site!
You want to know how cheese is made? Then let’s go to the Zillertaler Heumilch-Sennerei! There you will experience interesting facts about the production of cheese very close. In the cheese museum you can also see how cheese used to be won in former times. After an informative tour you can of course taste to your heart’s content.
Starting point for wonderful hikes and for additional day-trip destinations such as a climbing crag for kids, the barefoot trail and water fun park, a tour of the tourist mine, which can be reached within about 45 min.
Experience a historical journey through the Zillertal and learn some details about the famous Christmas song “Silent Night”! The museum in the Widumpfiste is run by the “Heimat- und Museumsverein” and focuses on the history of the singing families from the Zillertal and the associated spread of the song Silent Night throughout the world.
Experience an exciting guided tour through one of the most modern and economical biomass cogeneration plants in Europe. At various stations you will learn a lot of interesting and surprising things about the omnipresent natural product wood.
The ultimate downhill fun for young and old in winter! The toboggan run at the Goglhof is one of the highlights in Fügen and perfect for all the young and the “young-at-heart”. Sledge down to the valley on a 3 km long, illuminated, perfectly groomed and snow-covered natural toboggan run.
The ice rink is open daily during the winter months from 10:00 - 21:00. Skates can be rented from Sunday - Friday. Catering on Wednesday & Sunday from 17.00 - 20.00. The curling rink can be rented for 20€ per hour.
The skiing area Hochzillertal-Hochfügen sets completely new standards for a perfect skiing holiday – whether for snowboard professionals, tobogganing cracks or when skiing with children and the whole family.
Skiing on 25.6 kilometres of slopes, a round on the funslope, tobogganing on the 5.5. kilometres long toboggan run or winter hiking to the peak? The Spieljoch family skiing area has a varied offer both in summer and winter – fun in the mountains and in the midst of nature is a top priority here!
Every Friday there is a guided tour with a welcome “Schnapserl” followed by a tasting in the Zillertaler Speckstube. You can purchase the products directly in the family-owned shop.
Discover all events that take place in the first holiday region Fügen-Kaltenbach. From music and culture, customs and traditional festivals, to sport events and daily hiking programs. Find current events of all places of the region Fügen-Kaltenbach and arrange your weekly or evening program individually according to your own wishes.
After a hike, a bike tour or also after a visit to one of our countless sights, there is nothing more refreshing than jumping into the cool water. Our wonderful outdoor swimming pools and lakes offer children and adults a pleasant refreshment on hot summer days and guarantee unforgettable water fun. Furthermore, our Erlebnis-Therme Zillertal spa complex also offers bathing fun for the whole family whatever the weather is like.
The Zillertaler Höhenstraße is one of the most beautiful alpine roads in Austria and the starting point for numerous mountain hikes. It is 48 kilometres long and can be driven from the mid of May to the end of October (depending on snow conditions). One of the ascents to this panoramic road is located directly in the centre of Aschau im Zillertal.
For all golf friends, the Zillertal offers a unique location for unforgettable golf pleasure in alpine style. The newly built Golfclub Zillertal in the middle of the mountains captivates with over 65 hectares of playing area, 35 tees, a modern clubhouse with sun lounge at the 4-star Superior Hotel with culinary delights on Haute Cuisine level and so much more!
Experience the region Fügen-Kaltenbach! In our popular hiking program every hiker from beginner to professional, from relaxed to ambitious will find the right thing! The guided hiking tours take place weekly from June to October in the first holiday region Fügen-Kaltenbach.
Every day another experience! With our summer childrens programme we offer lots of fun and action in your family vacation in the Zillertal. Climbing, children's party, visiting a farm and much more!
Putzi and the magic nut & Wonders of the natural world
Theme path: Putzi and the magic nut
Follow the Fairy Tale Trail, get to know the friends of Putzi the squirrel and join them to discover the secret of the magic nut. The trail is about 0,5 km long, walkable all year round, illuminated and pushchair-friendly with no step gradients.
Walking time: approx. 2 hours | Difficulty: easy
Theme path: Wonders of the natural world
The themed trail provides an inside into the history and development of bionics, with some interesting examples on display, and allows visitors to directly experience inventions that have been copied from nature. The trail is about 2,1 km long and not pushchair-friendly.
Walking time: approx. 2 hours | Difficulty: medium
Theme trail: Putzi awaits a surprise
Just above the playground, on the path towards Goglhof, begins the theme trail "Putzi awaits a surprise". If you solve all the tasks along the riddle trail together with Putzi the squirrel and Hansi the deer, a great surprise awaits you at the Goglhof.
Walking time: approx. 1 hour | Difficulty: medium
Starting point for the trails: parking area at the Marienbergkirche, Graf-Fieger-Weg 18, 6263 Fügen
Karl Mauracher, one of the first Austrian organ builders, brought the song from Oberndorf in Salzburg, where it premiered in 1818, to Fügen. The "Rainer Sänger" from Fügen included the song in their repertoire. With their songs they inspired the royal highnesses of the West as well as the tsars of the Russian Empire and travelled around the world in colourful costumes on great tours. Today “Silent Night, Holy Night” is sung in over 230 languages and is probably the most famous Christmas Carol in the World.read more