A Mountain Walk in Tirol
The feeling of boundless freedom.
The feeling of boundless freedom.
Whether you prefer leisurely hikes or challenging summit climbs, take your pick amongst 650km of walking trails and via ferrata routes in the Olympiaregion Seefeld.
Emerald green and nestled between the Karwendel and Rofan mountain ranges is Austria's largest mountain lake: the Achensee. Discover this natural gem and the outdoor activites that it has to offer.
With first-hand local knowledge, we've compiled a list of the best Austrian eateries, to guarantee a gourmet gastronomic break, whatever time of the year you might be visiting.
The combination of a protective wall and an exhibition space makes the Alpinarium Galtür and its architecture unique in all of Europe.
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 looking at just one of many examples of innovative architecture that create a stimulating contrast to the numerous historic buildings here in Tirol.
Summit platforms usually offer a spectacular view, but the Stubai Glacier took this one step further with a platform suspended in air, accentuating the image of the mountain.
Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: Markets are a feast for all senses and a celebration of colours, scents and voices.
The Heart of the Alps, where some 10,000 clean springs bubble up to the surface, offers a wonderful combination of majestic mountains and glittering lakes which are up to 28°C warm.
Innsbruck’s futuristic landmark is the Bergisel Ski Jump, known particularly as one of the venues for the international Vierschanzentournee competition.
From families to pros, from recreational riders to first timers, in the Zillertal biking is a whole lot of holiday fun.
Thermal waters that massage the skin, rejuvenation for the body, and clear alpine air at the door. Did you know physical well-being could be this agreeable?
Austria is filled with magnificent castles and palaces, grandiose witnesses of a bygone era. Follow the footsteps of emperors and knights and let history come alive.
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”.
"On your bike! Ready, steady, go!" Travel through outstanding landscapes in pure mountain air with a well-signposted network of cycle paths. Choose Austria for its unrivalled cycling and mountain bike routes, plus accommodation which offers the full service – from repairs to cycle sheds and delicious meals – a cyclist must experience Austria!
Make one of Tirol's many design hotels your stylish base to discover the stunning natural surroundings.
Visit Innsbruck Easter Market, and nearby Hall and Kufstein, plus don't miss the Easter Festival Tirol.
Handlebar and saddle remain, but the wheels are replaced by skis on the snowbike, and the pedals are simply not needed for your swift ride down the mountain.
The best routes and excursions for your Austrian road trip, through magnificent mountain passes, past spectacular lakes and through beautiful old towns.
A family holiday is a holiday with the kids, not all about the kids. But those who think children are obliged to go on countless hikes in Austria are a little behind the times.
For a number of years now there has been a free ski course for children in Tirol's Silberregion Karwendel. The kids learn to ski in just one week in a family-friendly ski area where snow is guaranteed.
Snow-covered mountains, blue sky, perfect slopes just waiting for the first track. Austria is the ideal place to make your skiing dream come true.
Tirol has 17 top golf courses with the Alps as backdrop, so you can combine your golf holiday with other outdoor activities such as climbing and mountain biking.
Guests at Hotel Lanserhof can improve their well-being with an individually tailored programme. The future of your sustained good health lies in the Austrian Tirol.
Past and future meet seamlessly in the heart of the Alps as Innsbruck’s world-famous sights, which testify to Tirol’s great past, stand alongside post-modern international architecture to create a fascinating blend.
Athletes with calves of steel compete for €20,000 in prize money at the Ischgl Ironbike mountain biking race through the Alps. The 79km-long course, with an altitude difference of 3820 metres, features demanding tracks, steep climbs and rapid descents.
Klangspuren is a festival of contemporary music, held annually in the town of Schwaz in Tirol.
Not merely the farmer’s mountain bacon is homemade here. That’s why everything at the Kreuz in Reutte/Tirol tastes precisely the way it’s supposed to: delicious, genuine and original.
Ski holidays 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: the five new chalets at the Maierl Alm offer all of this – and at affordable rates!
The amorphous, glowing glass structure is one of the stations on the Nordkettenbahn, designed by architect Zaha Hadid. It is a 100-year-old mountain railway, which has now four uniquely designed stops.
What an amazing feeling to carve down the slopes on a floodlit ski run, and what a choice you have in Austria!
St. Johann, Kitzbühel, Söll...The list of famous winter resorts that offer night skiing in Tirol is endless.
Long-standing favourite "My Fair Lady" will be headlining the 2014 operetta summer season at Kufstein Fortress.
110 teams, 440 athletes, 3 elements, 60km route and 6700 difference in altitude combined with incalculable winds and rapid white water make the Dolomitenmann what it is - the world's toughest team relay race.
For a moonlit ride across snowy meadows, book a nighttime Segway tour in the Tyrolean Serfaus.
There are hardly any winter sports enthusiasts who nail their boards to the wall when taking a time out from skiing, never to be used again. Most skiers head back to the pistes sooner or later, and Tirol's Silberregion Karwendel is a great place to do so.
Travel slowly. Magic words if you want to return from holiday less stressed than when you left, casting a glance at those apparent trivial things off the beaten track.
Not only skiers can have all the fun after dark. Here is a selection of floodlit parks for snowboarders.
In Hochpustertal there are three skiing areas ideally suited for families, the largest of which is the Thurntaler near Sillian with its 45km runs of all levels, going up to 2407m of sun-flooded slopes with views of the Dolomites and no waiting at the lifts.
The Eagle's Walk is the longest hiking path in Europe. Its main route winds through Tirol’s most gorgeous regions, from St. Johann to St. Anton am Arlberg.
Still a must at festive events, Queen Elisabeth was served this "royal" cake when she visited Tirol!
Known as Gröstl, this bacon, onion and potato fry-up is a real Alpine filler and tastes great served with a fried egg.
While many end the day at an Alpine hut, skiers who don't tire are drawn to the moonlit peaks of the Zugspitz Arena.
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.
Ever since Will and Kate decided to tie the knot we have all succumb to the Royal Wedding craze. But have you ever thought about celebrating your own big day in Austria? From luxury spa pamper weekends for brides-to-be, to being swept up the mountain to the chapel in a wedding gondola, find royal inspiration here.
Enjoy a pre-wedding pamper at Alpenresort Schwarz, float to the mountain top in the Zillertal wedding gondola, or host a sparkling ceremony at Swarovski Crystal Worlds. You will find endless amounts of wedding inspiration in Tirol.
Austria's mountain resorts offer activities for the skier and non-skier alike. Regions like the Arlberg, Kitzbühel, Innsbruck, the Stubai Glacier and Montafon offer not only great outdoor activities, but also amazing culinary delights.
Tirol is a world leader in its facilities to help disabled people reach its peaks. In addition to extensive ski facilities in winter, there are 24 approved wheelchair hiking routes for summer. And with the help of Roll Rinn stretchers, it is even possible to reach the summit of a mountain.
More than 400km of walking paths make the Wilder Kaiser mountains an absolute gem for hiking holidays. Trails include accurate directions and approximate walk times.
In Tirol, the processions marking “Fasnacht” (the Shrovetide carnival) are such wild celebrations that these traditional events are only staged every 3, 4 or even 5 years.
Anyone who thinks that Austria’s mountains are a closed-off, secluded world is mistaken. Their inhabitants have always cultivated contact and exchange with other regions and cultures.
Enjoy an invigorating 9-day walking package amidst the spectacular scenery of the Austrian Alps with Leger Holidays.From
Enjoy a great value 7-night package taking you to some of Europe's most beautiful villages, including half-board at a 3* hotel and the Alpbachtal Seenland Card, for access to summer mountain lifts and guided walks.From
The Wilder Kaiser holiday region is offering 7 nights half-board at a 3* hotel, with guided hikes, use of the local hiking bus and the Wilder Kaiser GuestCard included in your package price.From
The Berliner Höhenweg hiking tour takes you through the heart of the High Mountain National Park in Zillertal. Your package includes 7 nights half-board in mountain huts along the way and a hiking map.From
The 3-day running highlight through Tirol's Wilder Kaiser region.
In terms of musical heritage, 1685 was an outstanding year, with the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel and Domenico Scarlatti. These 3 towering figures of music's Baroque era are the focus of the 2014 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, which presents masterpieces from opera, sacred compositions, instrumental and chamber music.
For unique surroundings and cultural gems, book this One Traveller tour, which includes a Mozart concert in Salzburg.From
St. Anton am Arlberg is both an ideal mountain biking region as well as a great starting point for road racing tours like the gruelling ARLBERG Giro.
Austria is a real gem when it comes to bike breaks. The major cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.
Austria's legendary hiking trails provide plenty of opportunity to encounter natural waters along the way, from tranquil rivers and lakes to captivating gorges, canyons and waterfalls.
Austria’s diverse cultural offerings include over 200 festivals, stretching from world scale events to small regional gatherings. Many of them make use of Austria’s beautiful surroundings, and most of them offer an outstanding culinary menu to accompany the cultural experience.
3-night package, including a mountain bike tour, guided walk, night life explorer and choice of a river boat or an archery day.From
Tranquillity, simple pleasures, flower-strewn meadows and starry skies that city dwellers can only dream of. Discover the true luxuries of our time at an altitude of 1,400 metres in the mountain valley of Villgratental in East Tirol.
„Find your true inner self where nature is at its purest" is the motto of a lot of people who choose the wildly romantic mountain scenery and clear lakes of the National Park Hohe Tauern to relax.
High up in the Karwendel Mountains outdoor lovers can discover one of the most beautiful places in the Alps. The lovely Ahornboden with thousands of maple trees offers stunning scenery throughout the year.
Lively Ellmau lies in the SkiWelt, Austria's largest ski area, in the shadow of the Wilder Kaiser mountains.From
Alpbach and Niederau are traditional and charming villages, from which to explore the Ski Juwel slopes.From
From Sölden in Ötztal, you have easy access to three surrounding peaks above 3000m - the so-called Big 3.From
Seefeld is near Innsbruck, offering skiers and non-skiers unlimited leisure amenities and entertainment.From
St. Johann is a gem for beginners and intermediate skiers, close to Kitzbühel and with a great ski school.From
Ischgl prides itself in offering the ideal mix of superb skiing, designer outlets and a legendary nightlife.From