Leisure activities & excursions in and around Telfs
The market town with 16,000 inhabitants is located in the Tyrolean Oberland at the foot of the 2,662 m high Hohe Munde, a mountain in the Mieming chain. After Innsbruck and Kufstein, Telfs is the third largest town in Tyrol. By the way: The inhabitants are called Telfer, not Telfser!
Pure nature and cultural highlights
In Telfs, in addition to the beautiful mountains with their hiking trails, the on-site sports facilities provide plenty of variety in summer. These include an indoor and outdoor pool, the Telfs sports center with climbing wall, squash, bowling and more, the Emat sports field, the Birkenberg tennis facility and the Wildmoos golf course, which is beautifully embedded in the Wildmoos nature reserve and offers breathtaking views of the Tyrolean mountains. Those interested in culture will also get their money's worth in Telfs. The three Telfer churches are worth seeing: The double-tower church of St. Peter and Paul and the Church of the Holy Spirit. A trip to the Carnival and History Museum, which is located in the so-called “Noaflhaus”, is also worthwhile. The age-old custom, the “Schleicherlauf”, takes place every 5 years during Carnival (next time in 2025).
Our tip: Telfs is connected to Innsbruck, 27 km away, by two S-Bahn lines. So you can comfortably go on a day trip to the Alpine city without having to look for a parking space! Innsbruck. The Golden Roof, Innsbruck's landmark in the heart of the old town, built by Emperor Maximilian. Or the Imperial Hofburg, Hofkirche and Hofgarten. The alpine panorama surrounds you wherever you go: on a stroll through the medieval old town, under shady arcades to colorful rows of houses.
Ambras Castle is one of the most important sights in Austria and is the top excursion destination in Tyrol. Visit the first museum in the world that has been preserved in its original place of origin and embark on a journey through time 450 years into the past.
The Olympiaregion Seefeld, 13 km away, is located on a 1,200 meter high plateau, which offers a breathtaking natural landscape and, in addition to scenic charm, guarantees hospitality and an extensive range of sporting and cultural activities. In addition to 650 kilometers of hiking, biking and climbing routes of varying demands, the rustic huts in the Olympiaregion Seefeld ensure the well-being of body and soul and invite you to linger.
You should definitely marvel at the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens - an absolute must for a figure skater! The Swarovski Crystal Worlds were opened in 1995 on the occasion of the company's centenary. The multimedia artist André Heller designed a unique place of imagination. To date, this popular sight and excursion destination in Tyrol has given more than 15 million visitors from all over the world moments of amazement.