The town of Jenbach is located in the Lower Inntal Valley and forms part of the Karwendel Silver Region. It is home to almost 7,000 residents and is one of 20 settlements in Tirol to have been awarded the status of a market municipality.
Both locals and visitors alike appreciate Jenbach's excellent location between the foothills of the Karwendel Mountains and the craggy peaks of the Rofan Mountains, close to Lake Achensee. A comprehensive network of walking and hiking trails makes it easy to explore the beautiful landscape on foot, while there are also plenty of mountainbiking trails. In winter there are winter hiking trails, an ice rink and the popular Jenbacher Rodelhütte with its own toboggan run. Also well worth a visit at any time of the year is the 500-year-old Schloss Tratzberg castle between Jenbach and the nearby village of Stans. A fascinating audio adventure guide gives visitors an insight into the history of this impressive renaissance castle. Jenbach is the starting point for two historical railways. One is a rack-and-pinion locomotive that has taken passengers to Lake Achensee for more than 100 years. The 7km journey takes around 45 minutes. From the station visitors can hop on one of the sightseeing steamboats. The second historical railway, at 32km in length, is the narrow-gauge steam line into the Zillertal Valley.