At a glance
Visit working farmlands for fresh fare
Take a brisk dip in five mountain lakes
Find your sparkle at Swarovski Crystal World
Top things to See and Do in Alpbach
Just 20 minutes by bus from Alpbach is the village centre of Reith, right by the Reither See lake. Known as the Emerald Eye, it’s an ideal place to cool off after a day of hiking or biking. The lake is framed by stunning mountain scenery and the pretty, flower-filled town.
The large lake is 8m deep, and is edged by grassy banks rather than a shingle or sandy beach. There are jettys to jump off from, a children’s play area, paddling pond, changing rooms and a kiosk where you can pick up some snacks.
Mountain lakes stay cold for most of the year, but the waters are gently heated in the high summer months. Reither See is one of the warmest bathing lakes in Tyrol, making it very popular with families and those who fancy a lazy day in the sun.
Alpbach is not a place with a buzzy nightlife. Evenings are spent having a quiet drink in either your hotel or one of the few local bars in the centre of town. Venture out for a nighttime walk to explore this authentic Austrian town and its charming wooden architecture.
Savour hearty snacks in a tranquil Alpine hut, sample Tyrolean delights in local inns or try melt-in-the-mouth specialities in award-winning restaurants - all in the small village of Alpbach. Homemade schnapps is a local delicacy so make sure you order some with your meal. Being a small resort, there isn’t loads of choice, but that also means you never have to walk very far to find somewhere to stop for a coffee.
Tyrolean vibe at the Postalm Alpbach
In the centre of Alpbach is the rustic Austrian pub Postalm Alpbach, with indoor and outdoor seating and a lively atmosphere. They occasionally have Tyrolean bands playing.
Dauerstoa Alm for something sweet
Up in the mountains, next to the main gondola, you’ll find Dauerstoa Alm, boasting a large decking area with sun loungers – ideal for admiring the fantastic views and watching the world go by. Their cakes are also sublime.
Food and shopping at Café Genuss
A short walk from the town centre is Café Genuss, a pretty little café with friendly staff and a charming atmosphere. Great for breakfast, lunch or just a slice of cake, the café also has an adjoining shop selling beautiful homewares and gifts.