There is hardly anything more beautiful than a fresh summer rain or a cosy warm thunderstorm with spectacular light shows! Rain is of great importance for the Stubaital: it provides the lush green pastures and forests, fills the streams and rivers and thus creates a pleasant mountain air.
If the plan of a sunny day in the deck chair in front of the alpine pasture falls through, the following pages contain relaxing and sporty but above all weatherproof alternative programmes for young and old. Get out into the wonderfully fragrant alpine pastures and huts and enjoy even the most rainy day in the Stubaital. Because, as everyone knows: there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes!
Most rain showers are not long-lasting. Treat yourself to a short break in one of the numerous alpine pastures and huts. Fortify yourself with a delicious portion of Triroler Speckknödel, grab a pack of cards and enjoy the rustic atmosphere. Many establishments offer food from their own production or using regional products. If you value regional products, then pay attention to those dishes which are marked with the "Stubaier Kostbarkeiten" logo on the menu.
When the valley disappears in rain clouds, you should take the best opportunity to go on a culinary voyage of discovery. Various alpine pastures and huts, farmers and innkeepers use the highest quality products from their own production. But enjoyment does not begin with the food, but with the raw materials, the production and the hospitality.
Water is pure life! Constantly in motion, powerful, creative and energising, it has captivated people since time immemorial. It is particularly captivating to retrace the origins of a torrential stream in the Stubaital and to walk in its footsteps.
Tradition and culture are important and lived in the Stubaital! If the weather forecast does not promise a gap in the rain cloud cover, then the day can be used perfectly to go on a historical journey of discovery. Several places and buildings such as old farms, churches and museums preserve the history of the Stubaital and transport you for a few moments to a time long gone.
The StuBay adventure pool offer splashing bathing fun and spacious sauna areas. This way you not only escape the rain but also do something for your health at the same time. Regular sauna sessions have a relaxing effect, strengthen the immune system and get the circulation going.
A visit to the oldest cinema in Tyrol is always worthwhile - today with the most modern technology and all the latest films.
You don't need sunshine to stroll through the shops and the golden Dacherl in the historic old town of Innsbruck glitters even under the raindrops.
But there are also exciting excursion destinations around Innsbruck, such as the Wilten Rococo Basilica, the Chamber of Art and Wonders at Ambras Castle, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo and the silver mine in Schwaz.
Tipp: A special experience is the nostalgic ride on the traditional Stubaitalbahn. This takes you from the Stubaital directly to Maria-Theresien-Strasse, the heart of the city. But the Tyrolean capital can also be reached quickly by bus. With the Stubai Super Card, the journey is even free of charge!