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Residing at the entrance of the verdant Ziller Valley, the majestic mountain town of Fugen is a vibrant hub of non-stop activity. Regardless of rain, snow or shine, there’s always an exciting endeavour to be enjoyed in this small yet sparkling place; either recline in the mineral enriched waters of the luxurious spa; hike or cycle upon of the breath-takingly beautiful nature trails; or immerse yourself in the rich cultural and historical heritage of the area by visiting a museum.
Enjoy an alternative experience of Austrian culture with a visit to the Zillertaler Speckstube, the town’s revered bacon smokehouse. After a free tour upon which the complex processes of bacon smoking are revealed, visitors can sample some tantalising tasters and purchase the expertly smoked meats from the shop.
Explore the region’s rich mining heritage with a visit to the Fugenberg Mine and descend into the subterranean depths of the show mine to discover how miners made such a prosperous impact of Fugen’s industry.
Those who still have cultural cravings yet to be satisfied will be contented with the captivating collections of the Fugen Local History Museum; through an array of art work, photographs and artefacts, a concise history of the Ziller Valley is presented. The importance of agriculture and mining is also explored in order to offer an holistic historical account.
Descend into the warm and welcoming depths of the Kohlerhof Wine Cellar to enjoy a truly authentic Austrian experience. Floor to ceiling is covered in rich wooden panels and quaint, carved furniture decorate the cellar; it’s as though you’ve been transported to a mountain top hut in the midst of a snowstorm. Sample regional classics like indulgent cheese fondue while sipping upon a bottle of fine wine selected from the extensive wine list. (Hochfügener Str. 84, 6263 Fügen, Austria)