There is a lot to see around the holiday resort Tux.
The highest farming museum in Austria lies 1.740 m above sea level at the Höllenstein mountain lodge. It depicts the hard mountain life Austrian alpine farmers and tree fellers had, by showing pictures and examples of tools that were used in older times (such as wooden ploughs, etc). It takes 1 hour walking distance from Lanersbach to reach this sight.
A well proportioned chapel was built 1953 on the grounds of the former magnesite mines at the Schrofenalm (1.700 m), above Vorderlanersbach. This chapel is dedicated to the holy Barbara, the patron saint of the mineworkers, and shows a beautiful fresco by Max Weiler on the entrance wall.
Watch how cheese is made in the Alps. At the Junsalm, at an elevation of 1984 m, with the Stoankasern-Cabin, you can watch how milk turns into butter and cheese daily from 7 to 11 a.m. Walking time: approx. 2 1/2 hours from Lanersbach. There is a shuttle service twice a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (only from June to October)!
The Mehlerhaus was built in the 17th century, and has been restored by the District of Tux to create a cultural centre and a small museum. The farm was lived in until 1992 and contains a beautiful wooden Stuben and kitchen that once formed the main quarters for peasants that lived there. The Mehlerhaus is open every Friday (13th July - end of September) from 13.00 - 18.00 and interested guests learn everything on the subject of country, people, culture and rural work in Tux.
Am höchsten Punkt am Hintertuxer Gletscher beginnt die eisige Reise.
Die in mystisches gletscherblau gehüllte Eingangshalle bildet die erste Station der Führung. Die Vielfalt des türkisblauen Farbenspiels bietet allein für das Auge ein tauchen, denn nur Blautöne werden vom Eis reflektiert. Tägliche Führungen. Ohne Anmeldung.
The Glacierbus3 is the most spectacular cable car in the Alps. The new terrace at the highest point of the ski area Hintertux Glacier (3250 m) reveals a view of mighty mountains that boldy spreads out before you. The breathtaking panorama extends from the Großglockner all the way to the Dolomites and Zugspitze!
Behind the Spannagelhaus on the Hintertux glacier starts an adventure under the earth. The cave near the Spannagelhaus is unique. It has a length of 4.2 km and a maximum depth of 25 m. It is one of the most popular caves in Tyrol. A part of the cave was opened in July 1994. A guide explains stalactites, sinters, crystals etc. and shows pictorial arts that are created by nature. The 300 million year old stones tell the story of the development of the glacier. Guided tours all year round.
The cross at the peak of the Ramsjoch Mountain (2.600 m) was put up during ceremony at the regular guests’ week in the year 2000. It was erected to honor of the regular visitors of Tux. You can reach the cross by foot in about 1 ½ hours from the Eggalm over the Grübl peak.
Hintertux is surrounded by steep mountain sides and characterised by hard winters. It displays a variety of survival specialists. Many plants, animals, and humans have been living here for generations. Throughout the walk you will get to know the different factors which rule this steep world. At both starting points you will be informed about the topic of the walk. Length: approx. 1 kilometer from Hintertux to the car park in front of the glacier lift. (this walk is also suitable and accessible for strollers).
The Tux mill goes back to 1839 and has been renovated to capture mountain peasant history. In the earlier days, farmsteads had to be self-sufficient and barley grew well even at these heights. Barley flour was not only used to bake bread but rather certain types of pastries (sweet noodles, Austrian doughnuts, etc.).
Open: from 18th of June till 24th of September every Monday from 13.00 - 16.00.
The Tux Waterfalls crash to the valley floor in a thundering frenzy. An impressive show by Mother Nature awaits you. Deep rock basins, natural stone bridges, caves and gorges fascinate visitors. At the bottom station of the cable car you can see the most bottom waterfall "Kesselfall". This sight was declared a natural preservation sight in 1964 and you will be impressed to know that the Tuxan water has drinking water quality. Feel free to freshen up with pure mountain water from any Tuxan tap!