Mayrhofen and the Zillertalbahn to Jenbach
We visit the pretty little town of Mayrhofen, steeped in rustic charm. There is time to explore the town and browse the many craft shops selling ornate wood carvings and locally produced goods, before boarding the steam train to Jenbach. This scenic train ride passes through the beautiful Ziller Valley on its way to the pretty town of Jenbach, where we meet our coach and return to our hotel.
Innsbruck where we spend time exploring the Old Town with its famous ‘Golden Roof’ above the medieval town square. Spoil yourself with a traditional coffee and a calorie-busting applestrudel!
The ‘Oldest...Steam Train’, The ‘Highest Lake’, and ‘Smallest Town’
We make the short journey to Jenbach to join the Achenseebahn Steam Train, the world’s oldest rack and pinion steam train. Our journey takes us through soaring mountain scenery to Seespitz, on Lake Achensee. Here we swap the clank of pistons and the hiss of steam for the gentle lapping of crystal clear waters on our Lake Achensee cruise. We rejoin our coach and make for the picture-postcard town of Rattenberg, Austria’s smallest town. A gem of medieval architecture, Rattenberg is adorned with archways leading to quiet inner courtyards and numerous squares.