Münster

The 2,224 m high Vorderes Sonnwendjoch mountain as well as Lake Zireiner belong to the municipality of Münster.

Altitude: 534 m asl

Münster extends on a little rise at the foot of the Rofan mountains. Part of the municipality are also the hamlets Asten, Grünsbach and Habach as well as the castles of Lichtenwerth and Lipperheide, located on the opposite site of the Inn river. The emblem of Münster shows a dancer flanked by two gloves, referring to the local custom of the so-called “Handschuhtanz”, so to speak the “dance of the gloves”, taking place on Whitmonday: the best and most beautiful dancer gets a pair of gloves.

Particularly attracting are the mountains surrounding Münster, such as the Vorderes Sonnwendjoch (2,224 m asl) and the Rofanspitze (2,259 m asl) with Lake Zireiner. From the top of the Vorderes Sonnwendjoch mountain hikers enjoy a breathtaking view on the Unterinntal valley and the Zillertal and Kitzbühel Alps, if the weather is fine. Lake Zireiner, however, is considered to be “the Jewel of the Rofan” and is the most photographed mountain lake of Tyrol. The Rofanspitze peak is reflected in the water of the lake, changing colours depending on the weather. Lake Zireiner is also part of the “Kramsacher Seengebiet” area with its six lakes - the other five lakes are Lake Krummsee, Reintal, Berglsteinersee, Buchsee and Lake Frauensee.

In winter, the skiing areas of the Zillertal valley and the Ski Jewel Alpbachtal Wildschönau skiing area are located in the surroundings and provide fun and action on the slopes. Moreover all vacationers of the Alpbachtal valley are provided with the “Alpbachtal Seenland Card”, making you benefit from various offers and services, such as free sledge rental at the Hauserwirt Münster. For those who prefer active holidays, in Münster and surroundings there are several cross-country tracks, winter hiking trails as well as the 4 km long toboggan run Höllenstein. Likewise popular are horse rides in the snow-covered landscape. At the Hauserwirt Münster, the largest stud farm of the area, you can try horse-riding all over the year, both indoor as well as under the open sky, or go for a pleasant horse-drawn sleigh-ride.

Our recommendation: perfect for families in summertime is the large outdoor pool Münster with adventure playground for children and water slide!

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