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Take a ride on the amazing

Little Trains of Austria

 

Wendelstein Rack Railway
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Relax in the pretty Tyrolean resort of Uderns
    • Admire beautiful Tyrolean scenery
    • Enjoy a steam train journey through the Ziller Valley
    • All aboard the Achensee Train, Europe’s oldest rack and pinion railway
    • Journey on the Wendelstein Rack Railway

    Austria’s stunning mountain scenery is perfect for capturing the romance of this holiday’s epic railway journeys. Experience exhilarating rides on steam locomotives, along with exciting excursions, from our base in the charming Tyrolean town of Uderns. Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Culture
    • Great for - Nature
    • Great for - Railway
    • Great for - Scenery


    Achenseebahn train
    Sit back, relax and enjoy rides on the Wendelstein Rack Railway, one of Germany’s four working rack railways; the Achensee cog railway, which is over 120 years old; and the Zillertal Valley Train, taking in some of the Tyrol’s most incredible scenery.
  • Itinerary

    ITINERARY

    LOCATIONS


  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel Standlhof

    • Hotel Standlhof
    • Hotel Standlhof
    Set in the traditional village of Uderns, in the stunning alpine scenery of the Ziller Valley that this part of Austria is world renowned for this family run hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the Tyrol. 

    The surrounding area is full of fantastic views and interesting trails through Alpine countryside, nearby mountains are often used as ski resorts in the Winter months. 
    • Bedrooms have flat screen TV, telephone, balcony
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath
    • Large sun terrace and garden
    • Official three-star rating
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Wendelstein Rack Railway
    Full Day: Wendelstein Rack Railway

    Our trip today takes us across the border to Bavaria in Germany. We will join the Wendelstein Rack Railway at its origin in Brannenburg for the 25 minute ride to the summit of Wendelstein. Sit back, relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery! You will enjoy spectacular and sometime precarious views as the train climbs 1,217 metres through seven tunnels, eight galleries and twelve bridges to the 1,838 metre high mountain summit. At the top visit the highest church in Germany, or take the 20 minute walk up to the very top of the mountain for an absolutely breath taking panorama of the Alps.

    Zillertalbahn
    Full Day: Zillertal Train

    A chance today to enjoy superb views of the majestic mountains as your steam train chugs at a leisurely pace along the beautiful Ziller Valley. We'll travel from Jenbach to Mayrhofen, on this nostalgic narrow guage railway, so you can sit back and relax as the scenery passes us by.

    Achenseebahn train
    Half Day: Achensee Train

    Travel on Europe’s oldest steam-driven rack and pinion railway and take in the surrounding scenery as it elegantly climbs to the edge of Lake Achensee, referred to as the 'Fjord of the Tyrol'. We will stop for a chance to enjoy a stroll in pretty Pertisau, where the quaint chalet-style houses are dwarfed by the surrounding Karwendel Alps, one of the oldest protected areas in the Eastern Alps.

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Innsbruck
    Full Day: Innsbruck
    Join us as we visit the charming city of Innsbruck, capital of the Tyrol and set at the foot of the stunning Alps. This Alpine scenery makes the city even more mesmerising, but there’s a lot more to see in the city besides its views, such as Ambras Castle, the Rococo-style Helblinghaus and, opposite it, the iconic Goldenes Dachl, which many see as Innsbruck’s symbol.

    We then make our way to visit fascinating Swarovski Crystal World. Swarovski Crystals are known the world over, and we’ll be able to take a tour of this excellent attraction to find out how these beautiful crystals are created, as well as seeing amazing crystals on display.
    Kitzbuhel
    Full Day: Krimml Falls and Kitzbuhel

    Embark on a scenic journey through the Tyrol to see spectacular Krimml Falls. The tiered waterfalls are the highest in Austria, plunging from the top of the Krimmler Ache valley to the Salzach River in three stages over a total height of 380 metres. We’ll then pass over the breath-taking peak of the Gerlos Pass, before visiting the charming resort of Kitzbuhel. The small medieval town is a traditional Austrian ski resort in winter, it has a traditional charm and is mainly car free which adds to that.

    Rattenberg
    Half Day: Rattenberg
    We’ll enjoy a day out in Rattenberg, where we’ll find idyllic charm and glorious views. The scenery is second-to-none here, with the huge Rat Mountain forming a backdrop to the town. There are lots of fun things to do, including shopping on the main street, where we’ll find numerous shops selling the crystal glass the town is famous for, one of which we’ll get to visit.
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What's included

  • Return coach travel
  • Eight nights accommodation
  • Overnight stays on outbound and return journeys
  • Daily breakfast, seven evening meals
  • Three included excursions
Hotel Standlhof

Hotel Standlhof

Join us for a break at this welcoming, family-run hotel, located in the centre of quaint Uderns, a traditional and charming village at the heart of the beautiful Ziller Valley. Relax and enjoy the serene surrounding scenery for which this region is renowned and discover more of the lovely Tyrol region.

Learn more about the hotel

Hotel Standlhof

  • Hotel Standlhof
  • Hotel Standlhof
Set in the traditional village of Uderns, in the stunning alpine scenery of the Ziller Valley that this part of Austria is world renowned for this family run hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the Tyrol. 

The surrounding area is full of fantastic views and interesting trails through Alpine countryside, nearby mountains are often used as ski resorts in the Winter months. 
  • Bedrooms have flat screen TV, telephone, balcony
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Sauna, Jacuzzi and steam bath
  • Large sun terrace and garden
  • Official three-star rating
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