Fügen is a village with plenty going on, both in summer and winter. Highlights include the Erlebnistherme Zillertal as well as a wide range of outdoor activities in both summer and winter.
The village of Fügen at the start of the Zillertal Valley has always been a busy place, even in the Middle Ages. Back then it was the iron ore reserves in the ground which drew miners to the region. This long and proud tradition is still celebrated today at the mining museum in Fügenberg, which gives visitors an insight into the hard and dangerous lives of those working underground many centuries ago. Iron mined in Fügen was used for a range of purposes, from coats of armour for the region's last knights to cannonballs fired during wars in the Early Modern period.
Nowadays it is tourism which is the main focus of the village and its 4,000 inhabitants. The mighty Spieljoch mountain overlooking Fügen is popular with visitors in both summer and winter. During the warm months of the year it is ideal for outdoor enthuiasts and families with its mountain bike trails, water play area and children's rock climbing wall next to the top of the cable car. In winter it is a compact ski resort particularly popular with families but also known for its lively après-ski. Another major attraction in the valley is the Erlebnistherme Zillertal, a huge spa featuring a selection of pools and saunas. Last but not least there is "FeuerWerk", the wood adventure world created by local wood manufacturer Binderholz. Highlights include interactive exhibits showing how wood is processed as well as guided tours of the local biomass power plant – a fascinating experience for guests of all ages.