Karwendel Silver Region

From the craggy summits of the Karwendel Alps via the Lower Inntal Valley between Kolsass and Jenbach as far as the lush foothills of the Tux Alps, the Karwendel Silver Region is home to a diverse landscape and many cultural attractions.

The Karwendel Silver Region stretches from the craggy limestone summits of the Karwendel Alpine Park via the wide Lower Inntal Valley between Kolsass and Jenbach as far as the tree-covered foothills of the Tux Alps. It is this diversity of landscapes which makes the region so special and draws many visitors in summer, especially hikers and mountain bikers. The largest town is Schwaz, a hub of silver mining in the 15th and 16th centuries and today the centre of the Karwendel Silver Region. At the heart of the town lies its medieval old town with a Franciscan monastery, Tirol’s largest gothic hall church, several art galleries and a mining museum. The region includes twelve surrounding towns and villages, including Jenbach with its historic rack-and-pinion Achenseebahn railway, the quiet village of Hinterriss close to the border with Bavaria and Weerberg in the foothills of the Tux Alps.

Hike to the Engalm, ski tour to the Großer Gilfert

Ideal for hiking and mountain biking, the barely populated Karwendel Nature Park is the polar opposite to the busy and vibrant Inntal Valley. One popular hike is to the Engalm in the Risstal Valley. This quiet hamlet surrounded by high mountains has been shaped over the centuries by farming. As you move to the south of the Inntal Valley, the landscape changes into lush rolling foothills covered with thick pinewood forests. Here in the foothills of the Tux Alps visitors in winter will find three small ski resorts and a whole host of off-piste ski touring routes leading up onto nearby mountains such as the Großer Gilfert near Weerberg. The area is also a haven for tobogganing enthusiasts, with the longest of the 17 toboggan runs located in Vomp (3km) and floodlit until midnight.

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During the 15th and 16th centuries the town of Schwaz achieved international importance as a hub of silver mining. Today highlights include the beautiful old town, the Fuggerhaus, the large gothic hall church and many museums, including an interactive mining museum where visitors can travel down into the pits., © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Schwaz: centre of silver mining in the Middle Ages

During the 15th and 16th centuries the town of Schwaz achieved international importance as a hub of silver mining. Today highlights include the beautiful old town, the Fuggerhaus, the large gothic hall church and many museums, including an interactive mining museum where visitors can travel down into the pits.



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The small ski areas of Kellerjoch, Kolsassberg and Stans are ideal for beginners, families and all those looking for a little peace and quiet on the slopes. The pistes in Kellerjoch extend up to 1,900m altitude, ensuring excellent snow conditions and fine views., © Silberregion Karwendel
Three ski resorts for beginners and families

The small ski areas of Kellerjoch, Kolsassberg and Stans are ideal for beginners, families and all those looking for a little peace and quiet on the slopes. The pistes in Kellerjoch extend up to 1,900m altitude, ensuring excellent snow conditions and fine views.



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Tratzberg Castle is a 500-year-old fortress perched on a rocky outcrop to the west of Jenbach. Visitors wishing to discover this Renaissance building from a new perspective can embark on a Fairytale Tour where they can meet a real knight, encounter the castle ghost, test their knowledge with a quiz and, with a bit of luck, even win a prize!, © Tirol Werbung/Frank Bauer
Fairytale Tour through Tratzberg Castle

Tratzberg Castle is a 500-year-old fortress perched on a rocky outcrop to the west of Jenbach. Visitors wishing to discover this Renaissance building from a new perspective can embark on a Fairytale Tour where they can meet a real knight, encounter the castle ghost, test their knowledge with a quiz and, with a bit of luck, even win a prize!



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Over many millennia the rushing Stanser Bach stream has carved its way through the mighty Wolfsklamm gorge down to the valley floor. The best way to experience this fascinating attraction is via a hiking path and wooden walkway leading through the canyon and up to the St. Georgenberg pilgrimage church and monastery overlooking the Inntal Valley., © Silberregion Karwendel
Hike via the Wolfsklamm gorge to St. Georgenberg

Over many millennia the rushing Stanser Bach stream has carved its way through the mighty Wolfsklamm gorge down to the valley floor. The best way to experience this fascinating attraction is via a hiking path and wooden walkway leading through the canyon and up to the St. Georgenberg pilgrimage church and monastery overlooking the Inntal Valley.



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In the heart of the Karwendel Nature Park, surrounded by majestic rock faces, stand 2,000 maple trees, some of which are more than 500 years old. This area, known as the “Großer Ahornboden” in reference to its many trees, is located at 1,200m altitude and well worth a visit at any time of the year., © Alpenpark Karwendel/G.Haslwanter
Mighty maples over 500 years old

In the heart of the Karwendel Nature Park, surrounded by majestic rock faces, stand 2,000 maple trees, some of which are more than 500 years old. This area, known as the “Großer Ahornboden” in reference to its many trees, is located at 1,200m altitude and well worth a visit at any time of the year.



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