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Jenbach

A weather-independent experience offers the indoor golf course in Jenbach, with XXL golf simulator and 9-hole challenge.

Altitude: 563 m a.s.l.

The market town of Jenbach is located about 35 km from Innsbruck in the south of Lake Achensee, between the Rofan and the Karwendel Mountains. The name, which means "on the other side of the river", was mentioned for the first time in 1296 AD. From 1410 AD on, the famous noble family of the Fugger has owned smelting works in this area, at first for silver and copper, later on for iron.

Jenbach is famous for its castle which rises high above the municipality: Tratzberg Castle is a real Renaissance gem and can be visited. Not only the painted inner courtyard is impressive, but also the single rooms such as the Fugger Stube and the Habsburg Hall. In the village itself, the local and nature museum tells you about the history of Jenbach, its nature and its railways. Jenbach station features railway lines with three different gauges: 1,435 mm (normal railway line), 1,000 mm (Lake Achensee Railway) and 760 mm (Zillertal Railway).

The Lake Achensee Railway is one of the oldest steam cog railways worldwide. Franz Joseph I of Austria had this railway built, overcoming the 7 km long track from Jenbach to Lake Achensee within 45 minutes. Also the Zillertal Railway is a steam train that runs the 32 km from Jenbach to Mayrhofen. Regarding outdoor activities, Jenbach offers a panorama pool and an ice skating rink.

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