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Tirol

The beautiful Austrian province of Tirol is one of the best skiing areas in winter. In summer it offers fantastic hiking paths and stunning views of lakes and valleys. In addition, Tiroleans love their traditions and food. It’s a great place to get an insight into the Austrian culture.

Cultural Highlights

Hungerburgbahn Innsbruck © Österreich Werbung/Andreas Hofer Hungerburgbahn Innsbruck © Österreich Werbung/Andreas Hofer

Architectural Highlights Tirol

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.
An architectural round trip of Tirol
Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lammerhuber

Castles and Palaces

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.
A grand choice
Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun Getreidegasse in Salzburg © Österreich Werbung / Diejun

Austria's Longest Shopping Streets

It's easy to browse the day away along one of these favourite shopping streets. The longest shopping mile of all is Mariahilfer Straße in Vienna, followed by Landstraße in Linz.
Shopaholic's Galore
The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller The Vienna Naschmarkt - a must see © Österreich Werbung/Peter Burgstaller

Popular Markets

Farmers’ market, flea market or potters’ market: Markets are a feast for all senses and a celebration of colours, scents and voices.
Austrian Market Culture
Grossglockner High Alpine Road © Großglockner Hochalpenstraße Grossglockner High Alpine Road © Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

Alpine Traditions

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.
Historic trails across the Alps
Christmas Market Old Town Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner Christmas Market Old Town Innsbruck © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner

Christmas Markets in Innsbruck

Imagine the lights of a Christmas tree rivalling with glistening tiles of the Golden Roof, the aroma of freshly made “Kiachln” (piping hot doughnuts laced with Sauerkaut) and the sound of Christmas carols. This is Christmas time in Innsbruck.
Visit Christmas Markets in Innsbruck
ostermarkt_innsbruck © alexander_tolmo ostermarkt_innsbruck © alexander_tolmo

Easter Markets in Tirol

Visit Innsbruck Easter Market and nearby Hall and Kufstein, plus don't miss the Easter Festival Tirol.
Visit Tirol at Easter
Hungerburgbahn Innsbruck © Österreich Werbung Andreas Hofer Hungerburgbahn Innsbruck © Österreich Werbung Andreas Hofer

Modern Design in Tirol

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.
Grand designs
Wedding in Austria © Dreamotions Wedding in Austria © Dreamotions

Weddings in Tirol

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.
Tirol wedding ideas
Coffee House Sign Salzburg © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer Coffee House Sign Salzburg © Österreich Werbung/Wiesenhofer

Kaffeehaus Coffee Culture

Every Austrian Kaffeehaus is different, but certain rules and regulations are honoured everywhere. Especially Vienna is known for its coffee culture and traditions.
A lot goes into a cup

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Skiing and Winter

Stubai in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Stubai in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

At the Top of 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.
3000m and Beyond
Kaffee und Kuchen auf der Seegrube © Innsbruck Tourismus Kaffee und Kuchen auf der Seegrube © Innsbruck Tourismus

Chilling on Top of Innsbruck

The Nordkettenbahn takes you straight from the town centre to Innsbruck's highest chillout zone in just 20 minutes. Relax with a glass of bubbles, a chilled beer or a fruity cocktail at 1900m.
Alpenlounge Seegrube
Skiing © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Skiing © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Where to Ski in Austria in December

If you can't wait for the New Year to hit the slopes, there are various Austrian resorts that guarantee snow in December. Forget monitoring those snow reports, just choose your destination, pack the thermals and off you go!
Snow guaranteed
Cross country skier in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Fankhauser Cross country skier in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Fankhauser

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks near to a hotel or resort in Austria? Here is a selection of classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters full of twists and turns.
Search Tracks
Innsbruck bei Nacht © Österreich Werbung - Mallaun Innsbruck bei Nacht © Österreich Werbung - Mallaun

Skiing in Austria by Car

Journalist Rob Rees shows you how to avoid airline aggro and save money by driving to the Austrian slopes.
Rob's guide
Gourmetrestaurant Kristallhütte © Österreich Werbung/Wolfgang Zajc Gourmetrestaurant Kristallhütte © Österreich Werbung/Wolfgang Zajc

Après-ski in Austria

While there are those who can hardly wait to take their place on the barstool of an elegant club or lounge after having scaled Austria’s mountain tops, others would rather treat themselves to an exquisite meal in one of the gourmet restaurants within easy distance of the pistes.
Of Barflies and Homebodies
Snowboarding in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Foto: Wolfgang Zajc Snowboarding in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Foto: Wolfgang Zajc

Snowboarding in Austria

Endless slopes, untracked powder snow - experience the Austrian mountains off the beaten track with a guided snowboard tour, or take to one of the many funparks.
On Tour with Your Board
Skifahren lernen © nassfeld.at Skifahren lernen © nassfeld.at

Freshers Ski Regions Austria

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.
First Time Skiers

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Lakes and Nature

Lake Plansee in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Gruenert Lake Plansee in Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Gruenert

Tirol

The "Heart of the Alps" where some 10,000 clean springs bubble to the surface offers a wonderful combination of majestic mountains and glittering lakes which are up to 27°C warm.
Bathing Lakes in Tirol
Golf club near Going at the Wilder Kaiser © Österreich Werbung, Niederstrasser Golf club near Going at the Wilder Kaiser © Österreich Werbung, Niederstrasser

Golf in Tirol

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.
Your alpine playground
Fishing on Lake Mondsee © Österreich Werbung/ Weinhäupl Fishing on Lake Mondsee © Österreich Werbung/ Weinhäupl

Fishing in Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Thunderous mountain streams, crystal clear lakes with record pike, and shady pools where trout, char and greyling are at home. Fishing in Austria is cherished as an insider tip by anglers all over the world.
Make a catch
Wörthersee Carinthia © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller Wörthersee Carinthia © Österreich Werbung / Peter Burgstaller

Round Trips along Rivers & Lakes

Round trips are a great way of getting to know our beautiful country, and a water-themed tour will take you to some of Austria's most stunning corners. Take a look at our route suggestions here.
Some recommendations
Wandern Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller Wandern Obergurgl, Ötztal © Österreich Werbung, Peter Burgstaller

Hiking along Rivers & Lakes

Austria's hiking trails provide many opportunities to enjoy natural waters along the way, from rivers and lakes to gorges and waterfalls.  
Waterside walks
kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister kaernten-fahrrad--oesterreich-werbung © Österreich Werbung, Fotograf: Andy Kuechenmeister

Cycling along Austria's Rivers & Lakes

Scenic cycle paths lead along picturesque rivers and glittering lakes, all well-signposted with wonderful stop-off opportunities along the way.
The most popular routes
Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer Faaker See © Österreich Werbung / Andreas Hofer

Water Sports

Enjoy a refreshing dip, give diving a go, or take a sailboat out for the day. Browse our selection of the best lakes for waters activities per region.
Austria's best bathing lakes
Hiker on an Alpine hut in East Tyrol © © Österreich Werbung, Diejun Hiker on an Alpine hut in East Tyrol © © Österreich Werbung, Diejun

National Parks in Austria

Austria is home to six unique national parks, offering a stunning variety of animals, plants and landscapes. When visiting Austria take the opportunity to admire nature in its undisturbed, pristine beauty and make sure you spend some time exploring one of these natural havens.  
As nature intended
Dachstein Sky Walk © Österreich Werbung / Popp Dachstein Sky Walk © Österreich Werbung / Popp

Spectacular Summit Platforms

It's worth making that trip up the mountain. In the Austrian Alps you are rewarded with views you could only dream of.
Taking it to another level

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Accommodations

Das Central Lobby © Das Central - Alpine . Luxury . Life Das Central Lobby © Das Central - Alpine . Luxury . Life

Das Central - Alpine.Luxury.Life

As the only 5* hotel in the alpine World Cup venue of Sölden, guests of Das Central can immerse themselves in warm Tirolean hospitality and the highest of standards.
As to be seen in the new Bond movie Spectre
Kaiserhof in Summer © Hotel Kaiserhof 5*S, Ellmau / Tyrol Kaiserhof in Summer © Hotel Kaiserhof 5*S, Ellmau / Tyrol

Hotel Kaiserhof

The old adage “good things come in small packages” might just as well have been describing Hotel Kaiserhof in Ellmau, part of the Wilder Kaiser resort area.
5*superior experience
Pool Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl © Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl Pool Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl © Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl

Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl

Picture-book scenery combined with elegance, tradition and rustic design awaits nature lovers, couples, hikers, skiers and families at Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl.
Your Obergurgl mountain experience
Stanglwirt Dining © Biohotel Stanglwirt Stanglwirt Dining © Biohotel Stanglwirt

Biohotel Stanglwirt

Eco-friendly living with an indulgent twist in unique surroundings. Biohotel Stanglwirt suits families, couples, tennis players, equestrians, golfers, skiers and gourmets.
Experience eco-friendly indulgence

Das Central Competition T&Cs

 
Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg © Schlosshotels & Herrenhäuser

Castle Hotels & Mansions

Castle Hotels & Mansions is a select group of romantic castle hotels, historic country homes, manor houses, estates, restaurants and inns across Austria.
Incomparably unique
Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels/Raffalt Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels/Raffalt

Wanderhotels - Best Alpine

Located in beautiful Alpine landscapes, Wanderhotels know all about hiking with free guided tours, equipment and hiking taxis, plus spas and fabulous cuisine.
The best hiking hotels in the Alps
Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels

Kinderhotels Family Holidays

Tired of theme parks and caravan sites? Looking to avoid the cost of a far off resort? Want to treat your family to a holiday that combines child-friendly fun with superior amenities and comfortable accommodation, and gives you the feeling that you’ve "gone somewhere" at fantastic value for money? Kinderhotels is the irresistible choice.
Having an amazing time
St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalets St. Martin Chalets © St. Martin Chalets

Chalets & Holiday Homes in Austria

Skiing and hiking chalets come in all sizes and all standards in the Austrian Alps, with some including luxury facilities such as saunas. Use our chalet finder to source your ideal lodgings.
Plan your alpine break
Hotel Kitzhof Pool © Hotel Kitzhof Hotel Kitzhof Pool © Hotel Kitzhof

Design Hotels in Tirol

Make one of Tirol's many design hotels your stylish base to discover the stunning natural surroundings.
Visit Tirol

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