Cool lakes for hot summer days, quiet reflection high in the mountains and fascinating insights into the world's longest railway tunnel – the Wipptal Valley and its side valleys have plenty to see, do and discover.
One of the most interesting places in the Wipptal Valley is actually not on the surface but deep underground. The Brenner Base Tunnel will be the world's longest railway tunnel when it opens in 2026. Visitors keen to learn more about this incredible feat of engineering can visit the Tunnel Worlds exhibition in Steinach or take part in a guided tour of the tunnel itself. Just a few kilometres away, high up in the mountains, is the pilgrimage church and monastery of Maria Waldrast. Dating back hundreds of years, it has been a place of pilgrimage and quiet reflection for many visitors and is also a good starting points for walks and hikes. Families with children will enjoy the "Bärenbachl" outdoor water play area at Bergeralm and the "Mühlendorf" in Gschnitz, where they can learn how people living in the region harnessed the power of water 100 years ago.