Alpenhaus Idalpe, Ischgl
Alpenhaus Idalpe is the brand new meeting spot on the Idalpe in Ischgl.
Winter vacation in your private chalet with room for up to eight people, your own wellness oasis, optional hotel service, and the ski lift right by the front door? Yes it is possible: the five new chalets at the Maierl Alm offer all of this – and at affordable rates!
From a modest country inn to an award-winning boutique hotel: guests are drawn to Kitzbühel’s Schwarzer Adler for its traditional hospitality, modern architecture, and stupendous views across the entire city from the longest rooftop pool in the Alps.
Kitz Garni, Kitzbühel
Sometimes less is more — this is what the owners of the Kitz Garni thought when they set about reducing their 36 guest rooms by nearly a third and transforming their old 3-star establishment into a boutique hotel.
The combination of a protective wall and an exhibition space makes the Alpinarium Galtür and its architecture unique in all of Europe.
All are of one opinion, from Time magazine to wine pope Robert M. Parker: without the glasses of Tirol’s glassmaker, wine wouldn’t taste half as good.
A wide-angle view of history: this new, modern museum provides an impressive survey of Tirol’s turbulent history and its effect on the country and its people. The centrepiece of the museum is the gigantic panoramic painting known as the “Riesenrundgemälde”.
Flying High in a Winter Wonderland
Pure pleasure in the powder.
Summer in Alpine Pastures
Relaxation and calm, between heaven and earth.
Tirol: Architectural Highlights
Visitors to Innsbruck in the summer months may be amazed to encounter a glacier-like, futuristic ice formation in the middle of the city, but they are experiencing just one of many examples of innovative architecture that serve to create a stimulating contrast to the numerous historic buildings here in Tirol.
Architecture in Austria
Austria’s diverse architectural landscape include imposing imperial buildings, spectacular art-deco architecture as well as contemporary masterpieces.
Christmas Markets in Innsbruck
Imagine the lights of a Christmas tree rivalling the glistening tiles of the Golden Roof, the aroma of freshly made “Kiachln” (piping hot doughnuts laced with Sauerkaut), and the sound of traditional Christmas carols. This is Christmas time in Innsbruck.
Long-standing favourite "Im Weissen Rössl" will be headlining the 2015 operetta summer season at Kufstein Fortress.
Tyrolean Festival Erl
Since 1998, a festival with international standards, mainly with visitors from German-speaking areas, but also from other parts of Europe or even the USA and Japan. The Tyrolean Festival Erl is not just any music festival.
International Hahnenkamm Race
Jumps up to 80m, steep slopes up to 85% and speeds up to 140km/h. Less than 2 minutes to complete the stretch of 3.3km. An altitude difference of 863m from the starting point (1665m) to the finish (802m). An average speed of 103km/h. This is the most difficult ski piste in the world.
From the old town to new heights
It is Innsbrucks unique setting as a dazzling city inbetween impressive mountain ranges, that the Hungerburg funicular takes advantage of: Just a stone throw away from the famous “Goldenes Dachl” (golden roof) you can start your journey into lofty mountain heights.
Skiing is a child’s play
A ride on the magic carpet? A stroll through the dino forrest or the fairy tale village? An expedition in the Fiss cave world? Children will have a whale of a time in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Apart from the numerous attractions, the Kinderschneealm is the winter-paradise for mini-skiers. Celebrating its 20th birthday this year, the Kinderschneealm is still playful as a child, but offers full-grown possibilities.
Innsbruck - The capital of the Alps
With its unique blend of urban flair and winter sports, Tyrol's regional capital names itself the capital of the Alps for good reason. Multi-faceted and full of surprises, Innsbruck is the perfect venue for a skiing holiday with an urban touch.
Austria's Top Ski Resorts
Pure joy on skis - this is what you will find in Austria's top ski resorts. Whether you want to coast down the piste leisurely or fly down the expert downhill run, in these resorts you will be spoilt for choice.
When a hotel is voted “Europe’s most beautiful environmentally-friendly hotel” for the third year in a row by an expert jury of the German travel magazine “Geo Saison”, it must be something special. And it is: the Waldklause!
Arlberg - skiing at its best!
This is the place where serious skiers enjoy fantastic powder runs from November until April. 5 charming Tyrolean villages and the unique combination of boundless skiing pleasure and traditional après ski make the Arlberg so unique!
A glass palace with panorama views: in terms of furnishings, The Penz, located in the heart of Innsbruck, is not much different than other 4-star hotels. That special something is to be discovered on the fifth floor, where the bar and restaurant offer spectacular views of Innsbruck by night.
Hotel Kitzhof in Kitzbühel
A mere five-minute walk separates the Hotel Kitzhof from Kitzbuehel’s fashionable town centre. But there is a world of difference between the hustle and bustle of the chic ski resort and the peace and quiet of this 4-star hotel with its modern Alpine ambience.
A shopper’s paradise on six levels: in the centre of Innsbruck’s historic old town, with its centuries-old buildings, English star architect David Chipperfield’s new Kaufhaus Tirol provides a welcome contrast.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds Wattens
Marvelling like a child is rare these days, but one cannot help it when standing in the interior of a huge crystal, watching light refracted in hundreds of mirrored surfaces. The imposing Crystal Dome is the showpiece of the “Swarovski Crystal Worlds”.
Past and future meet in the heart of the Alps, where Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to the Tirol province’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
Traditional inn Wilder Mann in Lans
The only thing ‘wild’ about the Wilder Mann is, perhaps, what happens in the kitchen during the season of ‘wild game’. This snuggly old country inn has been popular for centuries for travellers and guests from far and near alike.
Sigwart's Tiroler Weinstube in Brixlegg
If you try to imagine the ideal, typical, country inn in the ideal site, the picture your imagination comes up with is devilishly close to the actual Gannerhof in Innervillgraten. Everything here is just...picture perfect.
In the middle of Tirol’s Alpine landscape, one is treated to a close-up look at the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past, such as Empress Maria Theresa and “Sisi”: Innsbruck’s Hofburg, one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria, was once a favourite residence of the Habsburgs.
Innsbruck Festival of Early Music
In the Renaissance and Baroque, Innsbruck was one of Europe’s most important centres of music. The Innsbruck Festival, the oldest existing festival for early music, carries on this tradition each August.
Klangspuren Festival of Contemporary Music
Whether it is a mushrooming trip with contemporary composers or the traditional “pilgrimage” that in the course of one day leads to the various performance venues: each September this festival of contemporary music follows unconventional paths.
Design Hotels in Austria
Designed by celebrity architects and furnished by star interior designers: Austria’s design hotels satisfy the mind and tempt the senses.
Traveling throughout Austria by car? This route planner helps you find the shortest way to your travel destination and calculate the travel distance.
Adlerlounge in Tirol
At the epicenter of the stupendous mountain world of the Grossglockner,modern architecture interfaces with enjoyment and culture.
Innsbruck - Winter sport meets urban flair
The winter sports program of the Olympic Ski World Innsbruck reads like a wish list: easy for beginners, steep for advanced skiers and extreme for free riders. That is all available with just 1 ski pass where you ski in 9 different ski resorts. And once you have finished your last run you can enjoy the amenities the capital city of the Alps has on offer.
Arlberg - The Cradle of Alpine Skiing
It is a legend in itself, a byword for passion, the crowning pinnacle of its sport! The Arlberg region – The Cradle of Alpine Skiing and the home of choice for all those who have succumbed to the fascination of the Alpine winter.
“The White Ring” – The longest ski race in the world
Ski races have a long tradition at the Arlberg, but this is without a doubt one of the most spectacular races during the winter season.
The Eagle Walk
Hike the longest hiking path of Europe – the Eagle Walk in Tirol.
Discover a new way of experiencing Tyrolean nature and observe true miracles at undisturbed natural setting.
St. James Trail
“Spiritual walking” is gaining in popularity. It is the kind of travel on foot where the journey itself is the reward. The world famous Jacob Trail gives opportunity to return to your center, step by step.
Austria’s hiking villages
The Austrian hiking villages consist out of 50 holiday regions and resorts all over Austria. These villages dedicate their focus on nature, landscapes and physical exercise and fascinate their visitors with unique hikes.
Tirol - a mountain bike mecca
Tirol is one of Europe’s most popular biking regions. Routes totaling some 5,000 km wind through the province’s fabulous valleys and even alpine pastures.
Why ski in Austria?
Great weather, enviable vertical drops and unrivalled winter playgrounds are just a few of the reasons why you should consider Austria for your next winter holiday.
St. Anton's newest lodging experience – TheMOOSER
Panoramic views of unspoiled wilderness from relaxing lounge chairs, some of the best skiing just out the front door and a unique blend of rustic Tyrolean style with contemporary design – The new Hotel TheMOOSER opened in December 2011. It is one of St. Anton’s most coveted lodging locations - for good reasons.
Art, Architecture & Design
Austrian artists, architects and designers have long moved beyond the traditional boundaries of their genres. They are and always have been world travelers, connoisseurs - and at times, provocateurs.
Popular Walking Resorts
The Hills are still alive in Austria! If you are looking for picture perfect scenery, fresh mountain air and crystal clear lakes, Austria offers an abundance of choices. Following is our selection of some of the most scenic Alpine resorts.
National Parks in Austria
Austria has six National parks, almost 60 nature preserves and „nature parks“, about 35 „hot spots“ for bird-watching, 20 Alpine gardens and many other opportunities to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty