The Wildschönau Valley is 24 km long and has 4 villages.
The first village you come to is Niederau, easily recognisable by its conical church spire and the Markbachjoch Mountain directly behind it. A cable car runs to the top in both winter and summer. Another of Niederau's hallmarks are the colourful parachutes dotting the skies above the village, home to Tirol's largest paragliding school.
Halfway between Niederau and the next village of Oberau is the prizewinning Z'Bach Farming Museum, housed in a 2 centuries old farmhouse. Every Thursday in the summer months a fascinating craft fare is held here. Right next door is the lovely open air pool complex with generous lawns for sunbathing, a giant water slide and a playground for the kids.
The main road carries on through Oberau to Mühltal and then to Auffach and Thierbach at the ends of the valley. Auffach has the region's largest ski area in the winter. The cable car to the middle and the top of the Schatzberg (Treasure Mountain) runs throughout the summer too and offers a starting point for fantastic hikes.