Located to the east of the regional capital Innsbruck, the municipality of Kramsach in the Inntal Valley is known as the "Bathub of Tirol" thanks to its many rivers and lakes.
Nowhere else in the region will visitors find as many areas of water as in this municipality of 4,700 residents. All in all there are four swimming lakes with campsites, the Brandenberger Ache river, which is fed by several mountain gorges, and the mighty Inn passing through this small region. With so much water, it is little surprise that Kramsach is particularly popular with guests during the summer months. “Sport Ossi” provides instructors and guides for many sports such as tubing and wild swimming, while other outdoor activities include Austria’s highest rope adventure centre at the bottom of the Sonnenwendjochbahn cable car. Kramsach is also known for its “Lustiger Friedhof” (“Funny Cemetery”), a burial site with no bodies (!) but plenty of headstones bearing amusing inscriptions. Designed by a family of blacksmiths, it is meant to serve as a reminder of times gone by when people saw death differently from how they do today. The Museum of Tirolean Farms, an open-air museum with 14 traditional wooden farmhouses, is also well worth a visit. In winter the region has several ski resorts, including Alpbachtal-Wildschönau.