Going Travel Guide

  • Going
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  • Going captured from a nearest mountain
    Going captured from a nearest mountain
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Going Things to Do

  • You have to be here on the right day

    I have to admit this music pavilion was a bit of a puzzle fo me, looking around it, it just looked like some form of seating, but there were ordinary benches here as well. Looking at my little Going guide I found that it was added here in 1997 and is known as a technical wonder. The structure consists of four wooden segments which lift and lower...

  • Stop by one of the prettiest tourist...

    We stopped at the tourist office to get directions to Badensee, the staff here are so welcoming, helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them. The young lad not only told us how to get there but also drew us a little map. He suggested using our Guest Card, which was actually for Ellmau, to get a discount on the ticket price for the...

  • A Shady walk along the river bank

    I love walking along a river bank drinking in all the colours and hues of nature. The River Ache - a strange name to me conjuring up images of dull unending pain (in English) turned out to be quite the opposite. The colours of the water were amazing - milky white from the snow melt - flowing fast before us - the vivid greens of the many trees which...

  • A Place to Cool Down

    Badesee is a man made fresh water lake which collects its water from the Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range. Although not really a place for us - the weather was so hot and some respite from the climbing temperatures was called for. Facilities here are many with good shower and changing rooms, there is also a snack bar serving soft drinks, sandwiches,...

  • Spend some time sitting in the shade

    I loved the little Kirch Plaz a perfect place just to sit in quiet contemplation and just relax. It is not a people watching spot - we saw hardly anyone here in this sleepy sun dappled square, just some old people who stopped for a rest in the shade of the giant copper beech trees to pass the time of day. While we were there admiring the water...

  • The Little Church with a big name

    Die Pfarrkirche Zun Heiligen Kreuz translates into the Parish Church of the Holy Cross. The Church was first mentioned in 1398 several rebuilds followed - She was finally rebuilt and completed in 1772-1775 and concecrated by the Bishop Ferdinand Christof on the 20th. October 1777. The Church was designed in Baroque style by Andre Hueber. We didn't...

  • Stanglwirt Riding Stables

    This equestrian centre offers two day courses for experienced and novice riders on Monday - Tuesday or Wednesday - Thursday for two hours each day. The stable is home to the very beautiful Lippizaner horses said to be the oldest classical horse breed in Europe I was surprised to learn that in this tiny place, here there is also Austria's largest...

  • Wander around the little town

    Beatiful houses sorrounding the church, fantastic views of the mountain, deep green everywhere you look. I loved tirolean towns.

  • A Place of rest- Gaudeamus Huette

    The Gaudeamus Huette is located at the foot of the Ellmauer Tor and a good place to get a final refreshment before hiking up to the Tor or a bit higher up to the Gruttenhuette. For people who aren't as ambitious a walk from the Wochenbrunner Alm (where you can park your car) to the G- Alm , is nice enough. It only takes about 30 - 40 min. to get to...

  • Kitzbuehler Horn

    A famous summit with a TV antenna that can be seen for miles, it measures 2000 m above sea level. It is wonderful for hiking and there are two ways of getting to the summit. One can take the chairlift to a certain level from the Oberndorf side or of course take the gondola from Kitzbuehel. It is definitely worth a visit and provides you with a...

  • Closer Views

    For closer views of the mountains like this then you must hike up through the woods to the higher lying pasture meadows. The scenery will be your reward - just look at that view! A bit further on and you will reach some waterfalls - see sports tips for more info.

  • Enjoy the view

    Just wandering around this small village you can't help but notice the stunning views of the Wilder Kaiser - suerly Austria's prettiest mountain range. Walking from here back to Ellmau on our last day of our weeks stay in May 2004 made us realise we needed more time here for more hikes from the Going area.Until then we had been happy with just a...

  • Village Fountain

    The village fountain is quite unusual with its bronze statue and has a lovely setting with the Wilder Kaiser beyond.

  • Parish Church

    The parish church of Going was built from 1774-75 by building master Andre Huber from Kitzbuehel. The better view is from behind up the hill so you get the view of the mountains too - my feet had done their walking for the week so this view from the front will have to suffice ....until the next visit!

  • Village Centre

    The village of Going is only small with a handful of traditional farmhouses and inns.The centre is prettily arranged around the church, town hall and fountain with several benches to sit and admire the views.


Going Hotels

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  • Biohotel Stanglwirt

    We didn't stay at this hotel, our visit was just a short one. If I won the lottery or had a special...

  • Hotel Blattlhof

    Innsbruckerstr. 1, Going, 6353, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Sonnenhof

    Rettweg 5+10, Going, 6353, Austria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Going Local Customs

  • Where do they hide their cows????

    Going is surrounded by farm land with lush green fields. We did see cute old field huts which used to be used to store hay for winter feeding for the cows, an apple tree stood laden with fruit in a field but still no cows to eat the fallen fruit. I had read that there are 319,169 cows and counting but we saw none on the lower pastures. Even walking...

  • The Little Canopies on the Chimney Pots

    Looking at the roof tops here in Going and probably most other villages - I noticed little canopies covering the chimney pots. I did wonder at first what was their purpose and asked Kenny - well he didn't know but an elderly resident who had overheard us was happy to tell me all about them. The canopy is made of steel and their purpose is to help...

  • Stealing Maypoles

    The tradition of Maypoles started in the 16th. Century in Bavaria this custom was soon to spread throughout Europe. The tree had to be carefully chosen for its straightness and height - the tree has to be at least 100 feet tall. The work on preparing the Maypole is equally divided between the unmarried men and women. The men are responsible for...


Going Sports & Outdoors

  • Excursions from the town

    Just near the church you will find a path with some indications to start excursions from there. But if you only want a place to admire the town and the greenest earth, you only need 5-10 minutes from the town.

  • Hike to Schleier waterfall

    This is an enjoyable hike as there is a variety of views - waterfalls, alpine pastures and woodland. We set off from the village centre in Going in the direction of the bathing lake and on to the higher lying farms. From here the track gently climbs through cool woodland to Graspoint Niederalm (1,075 m). Walking time approx. 1 1/2 hours. Through...

  • Hiking in the Woods

    The return route from the waterfall took us along forest paths to the Tannbichl chapel, and then on to the district of Schwendt and back again to Going. Even the views in the woods were amazing.


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    A Tiny Little Treasure

    by scottishvisitor Updated Aug 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Shortly after you say to yourself "Herzlich Willkommen am Going" you might be saying "Auf Wiederschen Going" I had to laugh at the first comment on this page from Juliet when she made a reference to the residents being away! Seriously now, I loved this tiny place where the residents number 1,700 and the guests 2,600. Despite the figures we hardly saw any one. Going has one Supermarket and a few other necessary shops and a garage to repair your car and refuel it too. - Oh and surprisingly it does have a travel agency! They do have some small restaurants here too where you can be assured of a warm welcome. To sum up - Going is one of the prettiest little villages going with friendly locals who really do appreciate their charming village.

    Fondest memory: I like living in my home village which is just slightly bigger than Going but this little gem is much prettier and has a lot of charm. One thing it does share is its open friendly people, if I come back to the Tirol I would hire a car to get about but would most definately pick Going as my home base.

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