Brandberger Mühle (Brandberg Mill)
Was the grain harvest reaped, the mill wheel by the Mühlbach stream started to rattle tirelessly!
In the olden days grain was raised above more than 1200m above sea level and afterwards cracked and milled in communal-mills.
Once the countrywomen processed the flour into their ovens to bread - according to old recipe - aromatic fresh bread scent permeated throughout the hamlets.
The Schrofen Mill by the Mühlbach stream dates from the 18th century. The mill was running until the 1950s.
In total there were four mills in Brandberg, but they became less important as time went by, especially after agriculture was abandoned in mountainous areas.
ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal (Zillertal Dairy)
How do holes get into the cheese?
On 6000m² and 11 stations you can experience at first hand how cheese is made, you plunge into the world of dairy processing. Parents with their children, individualists and groups alike are welcome to undergo everyday work in a dairy in a completely new and unprecedented way.
Mitterstall (Mitterstall stable)
The Zillertal has always been characterized by a unique cultural landscape that has been created over centuries by man .
The Nature Park sees it as a key task to work for the preservation and improvement of rural heritage.
One of these mountain peasant cultural monuments is the Mitterstall, a former agricultural stable or barn at immediate entrance of Brandberg.
After completed maintenance works and return to the original state of this heritage building in 2010, you are now able to visit the Nature Park exhibition "Brandberg - our cultural landscape through the ages" in this stable.
Here we have summarized further excursions in the region:
This museum in Jenbach offers interesting exhibitions and genuine artifacts in an area of more than 700 sqm, with topics including nature, sport, history und industry.
Enjoy a ride on the Achensee mountain railway which is more than 100 years old. Starting in Jenbach, the Achensee can be reached in 45 minutes. From there you may wish to carry on for a ship cruise on the lake.
A castle used by Emperor Maximilian over 500 years ago is now open to the public and filled with original artifacts, including weaponry, torture instruments and delicate works of art. Audio tours are available (with special tours aimed at children).
The waterfalls of Krimml are the largest in Europe (380 metres high). The Austrian Alpine Club has created a path that leads right next to this breathtaking spectacle of nature. Experience the astonishing power of water while also taking in the beautiful mountain scenery.
The planetarium in Königsleiten is – in terms of altitude – the highest of its kind in Europe. Seize the opportunity to gaze through the telescopes and to observe bizzare moon craters, the clouds on Jupiter or the Rings of Saturn.
The Zeiss-Planetarium in Schwaz is, in a way, a cosmic cinema. Modern technology will be able to take you on a journey through time and space, to distant planets, the far away galaxies, all the way back to the Big Bang.
The only folklore museum of western Austria offers a unique insight into the collection of the Tyrolean Africa-expert Gert Chesi. Africa and its culture are the main part of the museum, while there are also some fascinating exhibits from China and other Asian countries on display.
Visit the former silver mines of Schwaz and go on a journey back to the 15th century, when silver ore was discovered in the area. Schwaz became the mining capital of Europe, leading to incredible growth in wealth, size and importance. Merchants and miners arrived from all over Europe and a fascinating network of tunnels was drilled into the mountain – one of which, more than 800 metres long, you can still explore today.
This unique candle museum gives you a fascinating insight into how candles are made, but also offers fascinating exhibits from the world of waxworks.
The medieval city of Rattenberg is the smallest of its kind in today’s Austria with only 600 inhabitants. Surrounded by the river Inn as well as the Tyrolean Alps, Rattenberg is famous as the "glass city". Explore the cobbled streets and observe glassblowers creating their marvellous products!
The Wolksklamm is a spectacular mountain canyon, over 300 metres long before it finally reaches the abbey on Georgenberg. On the way there, you will see clevery built wodden bridges as well as outstanding natural beauty, all while marvelling at the at times treacherous, yet always beautiful "Stallenbach" mountain river.
A unique idea turned into a unique museum: a graveyard museum! The tombstones on display, with their often witty inscriptions, will make you contemplate the transience of life.
The famous Svarovski company has constructed a park full of wonders: Experience a magical journey through 14 underground chambers decorated with countless gems.
The ancient town of Hall was important in the late Middle Ages because of its mint – situated in a tower that has now been turned into a museum, offering unique insights into the art of minting coins.
The capital of Tyrol has so much to offer – from museums to entertainment and sport facilities to activies in nature. Remember, Innsbruck is nestled right in the mountains and this geographical feature has so many advantages. For instance, the alpine zoo on a slope above the city is a must-see, not just for children! Many fabulous species are preserved here in their natural habitat. You will not regret your visit! Afterwards, why not go for a stroll through the historic old town with its fascinating architecture? Its highlight is undoubtedly the Golden Roof which no one should miss on a visit to Innsbruck, as it now also houses an interactive museum.
This castle is also a favourite for locals, as it is not just a museum but also a venue for concerts in summer and a fascinating vantage point high above the historical city of Kufstein.