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Thiersee Dream Factory Adventure Trail

Walking through film history

From the castle, only the highest tower can be seen. The rest is sunken down in the middle of the meadow. Two pipes run underground close alongside. The entrance into an underground world of adventure. A voyage of discovery through film history. The Tyrolean Dream Factory Adventure Trail in Thiersee.

Hollywood in Thiersee

During the 40s and 50s, the passion play town of Thiersee was a mini Hollywood in the Alps. From 1946 to 1952, 18 films were made in this idyllic town at the heart of the Tyrolean mountains. ‘Das doppelte Lottchen’. ‘Wintermelodie’. ‘Blaubart’. The Tyrolean Dream Factory trail brings this era and films back to life. Stories. Anecdotes. 10 stations which submerse visitors in the film history of Thiersee in a playful and amusing way. Interesting information about the actors and directors of this time. From the playground at the ‘Doppelte Lottchen’ station to the underground corridors of Blaubart’s castle. The old dungeons offer plenty of adventure. The trail starts out from the Thiersee passion play house. The visitor centre offers initial insight into the film history of Thiersee before leading around the banks of the lake. A touch of Hollywood paired with an idyllic walk around the Thiersee lake.

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Adventure path

Adventure path "cinematic history of Thiersee" Part 1

This trail takes you to the local film studios and around Lake Thiersee.In the post-war era, the Thierseetal valley was the setting for numerous feature films. The trail starts at the Passion...

  • Type: Hiking
  • Start: Music Pavilion
  • End: Music Pavilion
  • Easy
  • 2:15 h
  • 160 m
  • 7.1 km
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Tip! Themed hike: 'Hollywood at Thiersee'

When the power of the natural elements inspires, something quite unique happens!

Hiking guide Gaby whisks you off into the former 'Hollywood of the Alps'. Along the film themed hike around idyllic Thiersee, at the foot of the energy-filled local mountain the Pendling, there is fascinating information about how Thiersee became Europe's film metropolis in the post-war era. Self-confidence, the courage to try out new things, dynamic creativity and the team spirit of the local people made impoverished Thiersee the film home for many well-known feature films and renowned actors, like Curd Jürgens and Paul Hörbiger. Reaching into this filmic bag of tricks and amusing anecdotes from this bygone era make this guided tour a humorous journey through time. Look forward to an interesting tour in the footsteps of film history.


  • Time: May to October
  • Duration: 2 1/2 hours with refreshment stop/ 1 1/2 hours without refreshment stop
  • Meeting point: Thiersee car park
  • Cost: € 120.00 net
  • Languages: German, English
  • Participants: Small groups of up to 25 people

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