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.Architectural Highlights in Tirol
We absolutely understand that not everyone feels inclined to track up a mountain in snow shoes. However the reward that awaits you is quite grand: an unforgettable experience in the wild that can only be had by moving beyond the flurry on the ski slopes.Learn more about soft winter activities...
In the Renaissance and Baroque, Innsbruck was one of Europe’s most important centers of music. The Innsbruck Festival, the oldest existing festival for early music, carries on this tradition each August.Learn more about the Festival of Early Music in Innsbruck
Historic, comfortable, wood paneled dining rooms create an incomparable and genuine atmosphere at “Sigwart’s Tiroler Weinstuben” underscored by luscious, straight-forward cuisine which never loses sight of its Tyrolean roots.Learn more about Sigwart’s Tiroler Weinstuben in Brixlegg
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!Learn more about Maierl in Kirchberg
Marveling 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”.Learn more about Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens
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.Learn more about The Penz in Innsbruck
Princely pleasures on Lake Achensee: that one lives like royalty at the Travel Charme Hotel on Lake Achensee is no coincidence – it was, after all, built some 550 years ago. And it is not only the fact that this is the only hotel located directly on the lakeshore that makes the Fürstenhaus so exceptional.Learn more about Hotel Fürstenhaus in Lake Achensee
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.Learn more about Klangspuren in Schwaz
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!Learn more about Naturhotel Waldklause in Längenfeld
A mere five-minute walk separates the Hotel Kitzhof from Kitzbühel’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.Learn more about Hotel Kitzhof in Kitzbühel
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 favorite residence of the Habsburgs.Learn more about the Hofburg in Innsbruck
A new way to climb a mountain: not far from Innsbruck’s famed “Goldenes Dachl”, an amorphous ice formation glitters in the sun. Upon closer inspection, however, it reveals itself as the lower terminus of the Hungerburgbahn hybrid funicular railway, whose striking appearance sprung from the imagination of star architect Zaha Hadid.Learn more about Hungerburg Funicular in Innsbruck
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”.Learn more about Tirol Panorama in Innsbruck
The Top Mountain Star in the Oetztal Valley is a high point in every sense of the word.Restaurant Top Mountain Star in the Oetztal Valley
To experience the symphony of glass and taste of a truly outstanding wine get a behind the scenes look at the Riedel factory in Kufstein/Tirol, where these exquisite glasses are made. Explore an amazing range of glasses from the narrow-mouthed port glass, to the balloon-shaped Burgundy glass, capable of holding an entire bottle of wine, and don’t forget to take some of these wine jewels home.Learn more about Riedel glasses
For nearly a century, a funicular system offered passage around the hills of Innsbruck. In 2007 the system was retired, and replaced with something so architecturally stunning that it became a tourist destination in its own right. The journey is what matters on the Hungerburgbahn, and it happens in futuristic style.Learn more about Hungerburg Funicular in Innsbruck
Feel the atmosphere of 500-year Tirolean history in the landmarked Romantic Hotel Schwarzer Adler in Innsbruck. The combination of history and style easily fulfills the high expectations of any traveler today and invites for a stay in one of the world’s most romantic cities in midst the Alps.Stay at the Hotel Schwarzer Adler...
One of the most dramatic hikes to take in the Austrian Alps happens to be one of the easiest, and most accessible. All ages will enjoy the jaw-dropping views and contemplative pace of the Zirbenweg Trail. Approachable from multiple directions, it offers enough variety to bring hikers back again and again.
Almost five hundred years ago, construction began on a church that would inspire awe throughout the country, and generation after generation of amazed visitors. The man behind the Hofkirche Innsbruck? Ferdinand I, and his undertaking would serve as a staggeringly ambitious memorial to the Holy Roman Emperor who shared his blood.
In the Tyrolean capital, the Grand Hotel Europa is home to a grand dining experience, renowned throughout the country. Europa Stüberl combines gourmet excellence and a strong wine list with a classic Tyrolean layout that will stay with you long after your visit. Innsbruck wouldn't be the same without this institution.
Travel back in time strolling through the 800 year old city center of Innsbruck. A classic Austrian hybrid of Gothic and Baroque, the Old Town exudes a special charm and sophistication that is unique in the Alps.Learn more about the historic town of Innsbruck...
The best way to climb Innsbruck’s majestic Nordkette mountain range: Step on board the Nordkette cable car designed by star-architect Zaha Hadid and rise to new heights with fantastic views – and all in just twenty minutes from Innsbruck’s old town. Now this we call unique!Take a ride up the mountain...
Discover the birth place of the modern-day Dollar. In the historic town of Hall in Tirol, the ancient Mint Tower is an impressive reminder of a time when currency was literally as hard as the material it was produced from. Have fun exploring the history of money and mint your own coin as a souvenir.
Innsbruck’s Imperial history is a story all by itself. A glorious city deep in the alpine mountains, the Habsburgs loved Innsbruck, the rougher surroundings, and the distinct Tyrolean culture. Visit Innsbruck’s shining example of this fascinating stretch of time and discover how the Habsburgs made Innsbruck their home.
For skiers, the Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbuehel is the holy grail of ski racing, home to the world’s most famous and most challenging downhill course, the Streif. You will likely never have the chance, or possibly the desire, to ski down the celebrated race course, but during the summer season, a marvelous hike down the course will be an exhilarating experience.
At this *****Arlberg hotel you reside at 5900 feet above sea level right next to the slopes. Located partially in the historic former residence of the brotherhood of St. Christoph, which was founded in 1386, the Arlberg Hospiz is the perfect example of consciously lived hospitality.
A vacation in Austria gets you close to nature and allows you to get to know the people and the wonderful traditions. Austria's landscapes are incredibly varied and the options are endless. Be it a relaxing walk or experiencing the great outdoors in the Austrian Alps. Keep in mind that you are never far from historic city centers, cultural events and gourmet restaurant.Make your reservation now
It's the season! During the four weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, charming Christmas Markets pop up in every Austrian town, big and small, all over the country. Shop for Christmas tree decorations and souvenirs, or just enjoy the festive atmosphere and join the locals in the early evening to enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine and some roasted chestnuts.Learn more about Austrian Christmas Markets
Set against a glorious Alpine backdrop, Tirol invites visitors to enjoy the warm local hospitality in what is guaranteed to be an unforgettable Austrian experience. Here, 21st-century designs harmonize with the silhouettes of medieval buildings and quaint Alpine farmhouses.Learn more about Tirol