From mining to swimming, an eye-catching castle to a horse-breeding centre – visitors to the Kufstein region are spoilt for choice. Kufstein itself is known as the "Pearl of Tirol", while futher attractions in the region include the Bananensee lake, a zoo of rare animals and a glass-blowing workshop.
Tirol is lucky enough to be blessed with fresh mountain water clean enough to drink, but the water in the village of Bad Häring something special. The sulphur-rich waters from the local springs here have been used for centuries thanks to their healing properties. Today it is the only officially certified spa resort in Tirol. Interestingly, Bad Häring was also a major centre of coal mining until the 20th century. There is a local museum telling the story of mining in the region. Nearby Kufstein is home to the iconic Kufstein Castle toweing above the town. Within the castle you will find the famous Heldenorgel, the world's largest open-air organ, which is played every day at 12 o'clock midday. On hot summer days there is no better place to cool off than the Hechtsee or the Bananensee, two lakes in the region.