On the move on rails and wheels
Go on a tour of discovery through Tyrol. During your stay, you can use all public transport in the Wipptal region free of charge. The Parkhotel Matrei’s location is ideal for excursions in the surrounding area. Whether it’s a stopover at the Brenner Pass or a longer holiday in Wipptal – make the most of your time with us to uncover the wonders of Tyrol!
By car to...
... Innsbruck’s Alpine Zoo.
The Alpine Zoo in Innsbruck is one of the most remarkable animal parks in Europe and will entertain the whole family. You can observe about 2,000 Alpine animals across more than four hectares. Approx. 25km from Matrei am Brenner.
... Wattens’ Swarovski Crystal Worlds.
Since 1995, the giant created by Andrè Heller has been welcoming visitors at the entrance to the Crystal Worlds. This unique experience and crystal wonderland is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Austria.
… South Tyrol.
Once you cross the Brenner Pass, it’s “Hello, South Tyrol!” Drive over the Penser Joch pass into Sarntal and from there to Bolzano, cross Eisacktal towards Brixen and on to the northernmost town in Italy: Sterzing. Finally, make your way back to Matrei, indulging in the thrilling and adventurous scenery that South Tyrol has to offer. Duration: approx. 6 hours.
By bike to...
... Steinach am Brenner’s Brenner Base Tunnel Infocenter.
The BBT Infocenter is located in Steinach am Brenner. It extends over two floors and includes an interactive exhibition area and a children’s adventure world.
This picturesque valley delights with unspoilt landscapes, gentle cycle paths, but also epic high-mountain tours. Lake Obernberger, at an altitude of around 1,600 metres in the middle of the Nößlachjoch-Obernberger See-Tribulaun landscape conservation area, is particularly popular.
By train to...
The provincial capital of Innsbruck offers a multitude of cultural treasures. The old town is popular, with many corners evoking the splendid Habsburg era. The Imperial Palace, the “Golden Roof”, and the Christmas market in winter are particularly worth seeing.
... Innsbruck’s Bergisel ski jump.
The Bergisel ski jump, designed by world-famous architect Zaha Hadid, towers over Innsbruck and is considered an architectural masterpiece. A fantastic 360-degree view awaits you in the panorama restaurant.
... Schwaz’s silver mine.
Schwaz is known as the “mining metropolis of the Middle Ages”. In the mine’s heyday, more than 10,000 miners ventured up to 800 metres underground.
By motorcycle across...
... the Alpine passes in South Tyrol.
Once you’ve followed the old Brenner Road over the Brenner Pass, it’s “Hello, South Tyrol!” – and the most beautiful Alpine passes await you! South Tyrol and its neighbouring provinces of Belluno, Trento, and Sondrio offer a multitude of exciting and winding mountain roads. From the Jaufenpass, Penser Joch, Timmelsjoch, Grödner Joch, and Mendelpass to the Stilfser Joch – fun, adventure, and varied mountain panoramas are guaranteed on your bike.
... the Brenner federal road.
Following the legendary old Brennerstraße, the route winds through the idyllic side valleys of Wipptal (Stubaital, Navistal, Gschnitztal, Valsertal and Schmirntal, Obernbergtal) to Innsbruck and back to Brenner. Duration: approx. 4 hours.