Vögelsberg Action Park and Piepmatzweg themed route
NEW! Vögelsberg Action Park consists of nine recreational attractions
1 Piepmatzweg themed route 2 Trim Trail 3 Nordic Walking 4 Himmelreich – prehistoric settlement and viewing platform 6 Historical circular route 7 Gasthaus Vögelsberg 7 Vögelsberg lift 8 Natural toboggan run 9 Curling alley Nine exciting leisure time pursuits await you Vögelsberg Action Park in detail
1 PIEPMATZWEG (‘Birdy Trail’)
Hike, discover, wonder, play and simply enjoy the great outdoors. In a nutshell, Piepmatzweg is an action-packed themed route for the whole family. 12 stops along the natural toboggan run give you exciting interactives that bring to life the legend of Vögelsberg (the story of the birdies and the giant), making the hike a fun event for young and old, big and small.
Overall length: approx. 2 km (1.5 miles) Elevation gains: approx. 300 m (985 ft.) Walking time for children (playing not included): approx. 90 min
2 TRIM TRAIL
Try out the latest fitness equipment that has been tested by sports scientists to tune your muscles. Written instructions and illustrations will tell you how to do the exercises correctly. The idea is to stretch and strengthen important groups of muscles and improve your sense of balance and coordination of movements. Nine stops will help you keep in shape!
3 NORDIC WALKING
Recharge your batteries and renew your energy! Nordic walking through untouched nature can work wonders. Walking is good for you. But Nordic walking is even better, for walking with poles strengthens 90% of your muscles. And the diverse landscape of Vöglsberg Action Park is simply ideal for this sport.
4 HIMMELREICH – PREHISTORIC SETTLEMENT AND VIEWING PLATFORM
Walk up to Wattener Himmelreich, stand before the excavations of a settlement that dates back to prehistoric times and let your gaze wander over Wattens, you’ll be amazed by the motivational thoughts that pop into your mind...
The newly erected viewing platform at the Himmelreich Open Air Museum gives you an interesting and inspiring view of the market town of Wattens and the surrounding mountain peaks.
5 HISTORICAL CIRCULAR ROUTE
Hardly any other region in the Inntal valley in the Tyrol can boast as many art monuments as the region between Volders and Wattens. We have created a special 10-km (6-mile) circular hiking route for those interested in sights of historical importance.
6 GASTHAUS VÖGELSBERG
Gasthaus Vögelsberg is a traditional inn that looks back on almost 200 years of history. You can reach the inn on foot, by bike or by car. Gasthaus Vögelsberg is not far from the Inntal valley. It is just 45 minutes’ walk from the ‘crystal town’ of Wattens, is located directly at the Vögelsberg lift, is the finishing point of the Piepmatz route and marks more or less the start of the natural toboggan run which is illuminated by night. The inn is situated on a plateau amidst splendid countryside, offering a wonderful, panoramic view of the valley.
Spring, summer and autumn opening times: Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to midnight; closed Mondays and Tuesdays; Restaurant opening times: from 11.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 6 to 10 p.m.; when the restaurant is not open we offer tasty Tyrolean snacks and homemade cakes.
7 VÖGELSBERG LIFT
Vögelsberg, on the doorstep of the market town of Wattens, gives you beautiful slopes (snow guaranteed), glorious sunshine, fresh air and the charm of the Tyrol at an elevation of approx. 800 m a.s.l. New floodlights now also allow you to enjoy night skiing. The ski lift is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. It is also possible to reserve the entire facility.
8 NATURAL TOBOGGAN RUN
Have fun tobogganing through the winter landscape by night – a winter dream come true thanks to the Vögelsberg toboggan run which is illuminated until midnight. The natural run consists of highly varied sections, is always well groomed (covered with artificial snow should snow be sparse), and is, of course, also a great experience by day, beneath a chilled blue sky and the winter sun.
Starting point: power station in Wattens/Swarovski Plant 2 – Wattens Elevation gains: approx. 300 m (985 ft.) Length of run: approx. 2 km (1.5 miles) Walking time: approx. 1 hour Fitness: good level of fitness required Difficulty: demanding Restaurant: Gasthaus Vögelsberg
9 CURLING ALLEY
Gasthof zur Säge, at an elevation of 1,000 m (3,280 ft.) a.s.l., is surrounded by meadows, forests and mountains and is located in the immediate vicinity of the Lizum, Mölstal valley and Povers. The family-run inn serves traditional cuisine and Tyrolean specialities. It is a popular destination for hikes, mountain bike and ski tours. Cheese dumpling parties are held every Tuesday from June to September!