East Tirol-Sillian for Families

At Sillian, East Tirol’s family-friendly valley, you will experience the great outdoors like never before.

The towering peaks of the Dolomites surround the valley with striking mountain scenery. And with their „Mountains for Gnomes“ program you can probably find whatever you and your kids can dream up. The ‚Gnome Express’, a quaint slow train, takes little adventurers to a variety of fun destinations. To the Wichtel Park (literally ‘Gnome Park’), for example, or to the Wonky Tonky River, a mysterious watercourse that holds one or the other gold nugget which you might come across gold panning. Or, explore the lush beauty of our woods and mountains on a nature walk at Thurntaler Mountain. Ride the gondola to its top, 2,100 meters above sea level, and enjoy a stroller accessible 45 minute walk to three wonderful mountain lakes.

Highlights from the free weekly activity programme

  • Fun and games in the forest in Sillian: complete tasks together, test your speed and train your dexterity (Mondays from 14:15)
  • Adventure day for children at the Wonky-Tonky-Fluss river in Heinfels: solve riddles, play together, explore the area, pan for gold and enjoy a delicious BBQ (Thursdays from 9:45)
  • Outdoor day for all the family: learn about the forest, follow tracks and trails, test yourself against other members of your family, make your own souvenir and enjoy a cosy picnic together (Fridays from 10:15)
  • Forest day for teens: can you find the hidden treasure? (Thursdays from 17:00; please register at the tourist information office in Sillian by calling +43.50.212300)

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East Tirol: family activities in the region


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Guestcard Highlights

Visitors staying in East Tirol receive a free guestcard when they arrive. This gives holders access to many deals and discounts, including cable cars, hiking buses and museums. Youngsters can also access activity programmes in the region (in some cases small fees may apply for additional services).

The Glockner Dolomites Card gives holders even more benefits which can all be used free of charge. Benefits of particular interest to families include:

  • Access to several cable cars in East Tirol, South Tirol (Italy) and Carinthia
  • Admission to indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Access to the summercoaster in Assling
  • Access to the Galitzenklamm adventure park
  • Guided tours of Schloss Bruck castle and admission to the Aguntum Museum

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