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Weekly winter programme 2015/16

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Experience something special every day: fascinating tours around the largest Old Town area in western Austria, through the Mining Museum and then take a closer look at other interesting themes. Yetis on Tour, the Snow Crystal walk in Tulfes, Nature Watch in winter following tracks in the snow, snowshoe walks through the winter woodland - there are simply no limits to the number of relaxing outdoor activities. And toboggan fans will not want to miss all the fun on the "klumpers" in Tulfes...

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FOR VISITORS TO THE HALL-WATTENS REGION
WEEKLY PROGRAMME WINTER 2015/16

Awaiting you here are ten pretty villages (Absam, Baumkirchen, Fritzens, Gnadenwald, Mils,Thaur, Tulfes, Volders, Wattenberg and Wattens) and then Hall in Tirol, one of Austria‘s most beautiful towns. Nature and culture, tradition and modernity, urban chic and rural scenic beauty: enthralling contrasts and unexpected harmonies on offer 365 days of the year. There are plenty of interesting offers for our guests. Make your own choice!

Valid from 1 December 2015 to 31 March 2016

Guided tours are held in German and/or English on a regular basis. Tours in French, Italian, Spanish and Dutch must be booked at least one day in advance.

To book call Hall-Wattens Tourist Board on +43/5223/455440

MONDAYS

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10 a.m. – Guided tour – Journey to the middle ages – A guided walk through the centuries On this guided tour you will discover enchanting squares and fountains, narrow and winding alleys, ‘tell-tale’ signs and the most important sights of the largest Old Town in the Tyrol (such as St. Nicholas Parish Church, St. Magdalen’s Chapel and the Town Hall on the Upper Town Square). Love at first glance!

➜ Duration: About 1 hour

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11.30 a.m. – Guided tour – White gold – In the beginning there was salt The Mining Museum in Hall, in what was formerly Ferdinand II’s Royal House, takes you underground. Immerse yourself in the Golden Age of Hall’s mining history. You can only visit the Mining Museum within the framework of a guided tour. A fantastic tour for young and old!

➜Duration: About 45 minutes
➜Meeting-place: Hall-Wattens Tourist Board, Unterer Stadtplatz 19, Hall in Tirol
➜Price of town tour for guests: Adult EUR 5, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 3.50
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 6, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 5
➜Price of mining tour for guests: Adult EUR 3, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 2
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 5, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 3
➜Combined ticket for guests: Adult EUR 7.50, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 5
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 8, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 7
➜No need to book!

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2 a.m. – Hiking – Snowshoe trek through winter wonderland Join us on a cross-country trek across Tulferberg mountain. The snow crunches softly underfoot as you discover the splendours of this winter wonderland. A magical experience that will long remain with you!

➜Duration: About 3.5 hours
➜Meeting-place: Tulfes Tourist Board,Schmalzgasse 27, Tulfes
➜Price for guests: Guided hike free;rental fee for snowshoes EUR 5 per person
➜Regular price: Guided hike EUR 6 per person, rental fee for snowshoes EUR 10 per person
➜Minimum number: 2 persons
➜Maximum number: 12 persons
➜Important! If there is too little snow, we’ll have a regular winter hike instead!
➜Booking: Book at Hall-Wattens Tourist Board by Monday noon

TUESDAYS

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10 a.m. – Walking – Snow Yetis on tour – Crystal hike in tulfes Why is snow white and why does it crunch underfoot? What importance do crystals have to the Hall-Wattens region? An experienced walking guide will take you through the enchanting winter wonderland of the Tux Alps in search of answers to these and other questions. Of course there will also be enough time for a quick schnappstasting session with a local farmer!

➜Duration: About 1.5 hours
➜Meeting-place: Tulfes Tourist Board, Schmalzgasse 27, Tulfes
➜Price for guests: Guided hike free; the tourist board will provide visitors with walking sticks
➜Regular price: EUR 6 per person
➜Minimum number: 2 persons
➜Maximum number: 12 persons
➜Booking: Book at Hall Tourist Board by Monday 6 p.m. at the latest

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2.30 p.m. – Baking – Homemade coffee and Kaiserschmarren! The gourmet’s heart will beat faster at the mere thought of this classic Austrian dish! Assisted by a professional cook you can try your hand at the art of making kaiserschmarrn (‘the emperor’s mishmash’) and savour mouth-watering caramelised pancake fresh from the pan, served with hot apple sauce and an aromatic cup of coffee. Naughty but nice!

➜Duration: About 1 hour
➜Meeting-place: Gasthof Badl, Innsbrücke 4, Hall in Tirol
➜Price for guests: Baking Free
➜Regular price: EUR 6 per person
➜Minimum number: 2 persons
➜Maximum number: 6 persons
➜Booking: Book at Hall-Wattens Tourist Board by Monday 6 p.m.
➜Important: NO Baking on March 22nd and 29th!

WEDNESDAYS

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10 a.m. – Guided tour – Money rules the world Salt and silver from the region have shaped the history of Hall for centuries. This in-depth guided tour of Hall embracesa wide range of topics, ranging from white gold to the fi rst ‘thaler’ in the world, and will take you to the former salt works, the Mint Museum and Mint Tower.

➜Duration: About 1.5 hours
➜Meeting-place: Hall-Wattens Tourist Board, Unterer Stadtplatz 19, Hall in Tirol
➜Price: Adult EUR 10, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 7 (includes admission to the Mint Museum)
➜No need to book!

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5 p.m. – Guided tour – Romantic evening tour – Hall by night! If you’re not only into downhill and cross-country skiing, the ‘Klumper’ cult (sled with a single runner) and snowshoeing, but would also like to experience a little culture, this is the tour for you! This romantic winter stroll by candlelight will give young and old a somewhat different insight into the history of the Old Town of Hall.

➜Duration: About 1 hour
➜Meeting-place: Hall Tourist Board, Unterer Stadtplatz 19, Hall in Tirol
➜Price: Adult EUR 6, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 3.50
➜No need to book!

THURSDAYS

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10 a.m. – Guided tour – Journey to the middle ages – A guided walk through the centuries On this guided tour you will discover enchanting squares and fountains, narrow and winding alleys, ‘tell-tale’ signs and the most important sights of the largest Old Town in the Tyrol (such as St. Nicholas Parish Church, St. Magdalen’s Chapel and the Town Hall on the Upper Town Square). Love at first glance!

➜ Duration: About 1 hour

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11.30 a.m. – Guided tour – White gold – In the beginning there was salt The Mining Museum in Hall, in what was formerly Ferdinand II’s Royal House, takes you underground. Immerse yourself in the Golden Age of Hall’s mining history. You can only visit the Mining Museum within the framework of a guided tour. A fantastic tour for young and old!

➜Duration: About 45 minutes
➜Meeting-place: Hall-Wattens Tourist Board, Unterer Stadtplatz 19, Hall in Tirol
➜Price of town tour for guests: Adult EUR 5, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 3.50
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 6, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 5
➜Price of mining tour for guests: Adult EUR 3, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 2
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 5, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 3
➜Combined ticket for guests: Adult EUR 7.50, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 5
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 8, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 7
➜No need to book!

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12 noon – Ski touring taster course Take a tour up the mountain with a qualified ski guide and enjoy a terrific off-piste descent. Get to know your ski touring equipment, put the skins on the skis, step into the bindings, shoulder your backpack and off you go! Experience a completely different type of skiing – without lifts – at one with nature, a merging of body, spirit and soul!

➜Duration: about 2 hours
➜Meeting place: Skischule Total, Glungezerstraße 17, Tulfes (near Glungezerbahn)
➜Price for guests: Guided tour free; equipment rental EUR 18 per person
➜Regular price: Guided tour EUR 10 per person, equipment rental EUR 20
➜Minimum number: 2 persons
➜Maximum number: 4 persons
➜Booking: Book at Hall Tourist Board by Wednesday 1 p.m. at the latest

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8 p.m. – Bumper ‘Klumper’ fun in Tulfes The latest cult sport is riding a ‘Klumper’ (a sled with a single runner). Young and old take to the slopes and even race each other. Warm up with a mug of hot mulled wine or punch – and then it’s up to you. Let your hair down and give it a go! ‘Klumper’ sleds are provided free of charge by the Tulfes Klumper Club. ‘Klumper’meets are held every Thursday from December 2014 to February 2015 (aside from Thursday, 26 February).

➜➜Duration: About 1 hour
➜Meeting-place: ‘Klumperwiese’ Tulfes, beside Glungezerbahn
➜Price: Adult EUR 4, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 2
➜No need to book!
➜Important: Klumper meets are held on Dec 30th 2015, Jan 7th, 14th, 21rst, 28th, Feb 2nd, 11th, 18th, 25th, Mar 3rd 2016

FRIDAYS

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10 a.m. – Hiking – Winter nature watch – Tracks in the snow Nature Watch also offers a fantastic winter experience. Equipped with Swarovski binoculars, snowshoes and accompanied by an experienced Nature Watch tour guide you will explore the winter landscape of the Tyrol. On your journey of discovery through the Karwendel Alpine Nature Reserve (the largest of its kind in Austria), you will spot tracks in the snow and experience nature virtually untouched by man. The Tourist Board will provide visitors with walking sticks free of charge.

➜Duration: About 2.5 hours
➜Meeting-place: Parking area Halltal-Valley entrance, Absam
➜Price for guests: Guided hike free; rental fee for snowshoes EUR 5 per person
➜Regular price: Guided hike EUR 10, rental fee for snowshoes EUR 10 per person
➜Minimum number: 2 persons
➜Maximum number: 12 persons
➜Booking: Book at Hall Tourist Board by Thursday 6 p.m. at the latest
➜Important: If there is too little snow, we’ll have a regular winter hike instead!

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11.00 a.m. – Guided tour – Whodunit in Hall in Tirol This special guided tour is based on the television thriller ‘Lohn der Arbeit’ from the popular ‘Tatort’ series. The Hall-Wattens Tourist Board has come up with a new themed tour which focuses on Hall as a popular location for TV and film productions. Hall has decided to take part in the ‘Tirollywood’ campaign launched by Tirol Werbung and will offer its visitors exciting insights into the film happenings of the largest Old Town in the Tyrol. ‘Hallywood’ at its best!

➜Duration: About 1 ½ hours
➜Meeting-place: Hall-Wattens Tourist Board, Unterer Stadtplatz 19, Hall i.T.
➜Price: Adult EUR 6, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 3.50
➜No need to book!

SATURDAYS

Pfarrkirche St. Nikolaus (c)hall-wattens

10 a.m. – Guided tour – Journey to the middle ages – A guided walk through the centuries On this guided tour you will discover enchanting squares and fountains, narrow and winding alleys, ‘tell-tale’ signs and the most important sights of the largest Old Town in the Tyrol (such as St. Nicholas Parish Church, St. Magdalen’s Chapel and the Town Hall on the Upper Town Square). Love at first glance!

➜ Duration: About 1 hour

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11.30 a.m. – Guided tour – White gold – In the beginning there was salt The Mining Museum in Hall, in what was formerly Ferdinand II’s Royal House, takes you underground. Immerse yourself in the Golden Age of Hall’s mining history. You can only visit the Mining Museum within the framework of a guided tour. A fantastic tour for young and old!

➜Duration: About 45 minutes
➜Meeting-place: Hall-Wattens Tourist Board, Unterer Stadtplatz 19, Hall in Tirol
➜Price of town tour for guests: Adult EUR 5, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 3.50
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 6, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 5
➜Price of mining tour for guests: Adult EUR 3, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 2
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 5, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 3
➜Combined ticket for guests: Adult EUR 7.50, child (6–15 yrs) EUR 5
➜Regular price: Adult EUR 8, child (6-15 yrs) EUR 7
➜No need to book!

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4 p.m. – Tyrolean Schnapps tour – From fruit to Schnapps Enjoy a one and a half hour guided tour of a Tyrolean distillery. Passionate schnapps distillers from the Hall-Wattens region proudly present their expertise. The tasting comprises five different types of schnapps (included in the price). Cheers!

➜Duration: About 1.5 hours
➜Price: EUR 15 per person
➜Dates: www.hall-wattens.at/de/tirolerschnapsroute
➜Minimum number: 2 persons
➜Booking: Book at Hall Tourist Board,Unterer Stadtplatz 19, Hall in Tirol by Friday 5 p.m. at the latest

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SATURDAY TIP : 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Delicates of the Hall-Wattens region farmers‘ market in Hall Hall’s farmers’ market is a popular weekly meeting-place for locals and visitors alike. It also attracts people who simply enjoy healthy local food.