When going on vacation to the Austrian region of Tyrol, one part of the suitcase will certainly be occupied by sports uniforms, and the second by knitted unsightly, but comfortable sweaters and sneakers, the run of which has more than one kilometer of St. Petersburg embankments, Moscow squares and hiking trails. And all because the picturesque, famous for its breathtaking nature, the region is famous for its huge number of attractions and first-class ski slopes. It remains to have time to enjoy not only extreme sports, but also wander through the numerous cathedrals, ancient castles and fortresses. Check liuxers for customs and traditions of Austria.
The main resorts of Tyrol:
- Innsbruckand surroundings (Igls, Axamer Lizum, Fulpmes, Neustift, Tulfes, Imst)
- Kitzbüheland Kirchberg
- the Otztalvalley (Sölden, Obergurgl, Hochgurgl)
- Ischgland Kappl
- Zillertalvalley (Mayrhofen, Zell am Ziller, Fügen, Kaltenbach)
- Arlberg(Anton, Lech)
You can make sure that the high-altitude resort of Tyrol will not deceive the expectations of even the most demanding snowboarders and skiers on the slopes, the total length of which is 3500 km. Six ski areas in the vicinity of the capital are combined into the “Innsbruck Grand Ski Pass” of 53 lifts. The most interesting and famous Austrian ski resorts are concentrated in the highest mountainous region of Austria.
Tyrol has over 600 mountain peaks over 3,000 meters high, and five high mountain glaciers allow skiing even in summer.
4 things to do in Tyrol
- Visit an amazing house in which everything is turned upside down. There is a relatively young interesting exhibit in the Austrian village of Terfens, not far from Innsbruck.
- Buying jewelry made of sparkling stones in the store of the Swarovski Crystal Museumis a good reason to quench your thirst for jewelry. Opening hours: daily from 9:00 to 18:30.
- Listen to a real Tyrolean yodel, for example, during the walking yodel route.
- Stand on the side of the mountain and shout loudly “A-a-a-a-alps, I came-and-and-eha-a-a-al”, specifying in advance whether your slope is avalanche-prone.
Entertainment and attractions of Tyrol
This region, whose pretty towns have rhythmic, biting names: Ausserfern, Oberland, Innsbruck, Stams, Womp, Schwaz, Ficht, Kramsach, and others, amazes with a variety of tastes, dialects, traditions, and architecture.
It is better to start acquaintance with Innsbruck – the capital of Tyrol. On a tourist note: a visit to the Hofkirche, the Franciscan monastery, the chapel church for Emperor Maximilian II, a visit to the Hofburg, the former residence of the rulers of the land, after which the Ambras Palace, the former residence of Ferdinand II, where works of art are now collected and the Habsburg Gallery is located. Children will love the local alpine zoo.
A special type of recreation that Tyrol can boast of is hiking, fortunately, there are a lot of trails and winding fascinating routes here.
Especially popular is the Tratzberg Castle, built in the 13th century and recognized by the Austrians as the “pearl of the German Renaissance”. The painting of its walls is a unique example of decorative art.
Hall is a small suburb of Innsbruck with a historic center where the Italian style of buildings nestled among the mountain peaks is preserved. Most go to visit the Mint and Gazegg Castle, but stay longer, fascinated by the charm of the streets of the town.
Lakes of Tyrol
In the hot summer time, tours around the lakes of Tyrol will bring amazing pleasure. Everyone can appreciate the beauty of local landscapes; not only creative people, but also ordinary tourists draw inspiration from the lakes Achensee, Pillersee, Walhesee, Tristacher See and Schwarzsee.
A special type of recreation that Tyrol can boast of is hiking, fortunately, there are a lot of trails and winding fascinating routes here. The most popular among them are: the nature and culture trail in the Debanttal valley, which takes about three hours to walk, the Cedar Trail between the peaks of Patcherkofel and Glungetzer in the Tuka Alps (the path lasts 2 hours), the Stubai High Trail, famous for its crazy beauty of landscapes and requiring patience and endurance for as long as 8 days, and the “Miners’ Trail” will replenish your knowledge of the history of the Tyrolean mining masters (6 hours).