Popular among horseriding fans thanks to its Haflinger breeding centre,Ebbs lies at the foot of the Zahmer Kaiser Mountains, just 475 metres above sea level, making it the lowest village anywhere in Tirol. Yet, with 5,400 inhabitants it is also one of the largest.
It is located close to the town of Kufstein, directly on the banks of the Inn, and is just a stone’s throw from the German border. The fact that its coat of arms shows a horse’s head is by no means a coincidence – the village has a long and proud tradition of breeding Haflinger horses and is home to the largest breeding centre in Europe. Horse lovers should definitely pay a visit to the Fohlenhof, the world’s largest stud farm for Haflinger horses, which is located next to the 600-year-old Wagrain Castle and houses a museum dedicated to these beautiful and good-natured creatures. The animal theme continues in the Raritätenzoo Ebbs, home to more than 70 exotic animal species from all continents of the world. Ebbs even has its own “cathedral” – or at least that is how locals lovingly refer to their parish church with its magnificent baroque interior. The small, family-friendly ski resort of Zahmer Kaiser is popular in winter, while in summer outdoor enthusiasts can explore the Inn Cycle Path or walk into the remote Kaisertal Valley before cooling off with a dip in the outdoor pool at the “Hallo Du” leisure centre in Ebbs.