If you're on the move by bike, you can hardly miss Wattens, as the Inn Cycleway passes right through the village. There is one firm date in the summer diary summer for fairy-tale fans, both young and old. The Myths and Legends Festival in the mystical fairy-tale forest brings back to life fairy-tale characters much-loved in the German-speaking world, such as Kasermandl, the Salige Fräulein and other mythological figures.
If you stand amid the excavations of the Wattens Himmelreich prehistoric site and cast a sweeping eye over Wattens, then inspirational thoughts will surely spring to mind. You will be able to imagine how people lived over 2,000 years ago, how far they had developed and how carefully they laid out their village.
It was inhabited from the 4th to the 1st century BC, but was then destroyed by a fire. The Himmelreich open-air museum is accessible to all at all times.
Bikers, walkers and nature lovers will find plenty of leisure pursuits to enjoy, a famous one being the Inn Cycleway, which passes through Wattens on its way from Innsbruck to Passau.
Available for you in Wattens tourist office:
Since the 5th of October 2018 you can find our tourist point in the new local museum of Wattens:
Industrie- & Alltagsgeschichte
Innsbrucker Straße 2
Thuesday til Sunday 10am - 5pm (also on holidays)