The combination of a protective wall and an exhibition space makes the Alpinarium Galtür and its architecture unique in all of Europe.
The combination of a protective wall and an exhibition space makes the Alpinarium Galtür and its architecture unique in all of Europe.
High in the hills above Innsbruck, one of the most important sights in the city houses some of the most important cultural works in the country.
In wintertime, you can get here only on skis, and are well advised to spend the night. The reason is simple: the culinary and wine offers on the Angerer Alm can simply not be resisted.
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.
International contemporary art fair with focus on art works created after 1960s.
Perched high above Lake Achensee, the Asi-Lodge is captivating for its equally unique and innovative mix of stylish ambience, traditional Tirolean hospitality, Alpine wellness, and an abundance of sport activities.
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.
Nothing is as inspiring and invigorating as new discoveries. Our selection of extraordinary travel experiences throughout Austria will make your trip even more special. Find "off the beaten path" wine taverns, attend world class concerts or explore the best scenic hiking trails...
Innsbruck’s futuristic new landmark is the Bergisel ski jump, known particularly as one of the venues for the international Four Hills ski jump competition.
During the time of advent you'll find a number of christmas markets in Innsbruck. Have a Gluehwein and enjoy the christmas spirit until January.
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.
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”.
Looking for an upscale dining experience in Tirol? We have compiled a list of restaurants, that will enhance your travel experience.
As a fascinating counterpoint to the historic Imperial Apartments of the Hofburg Innsbruck, a special show in a modern exhibition space one level below examines the subject of Alpinism.
Our interactive magazine for your vacation in Austria, now available for download onto your iPad. The iAustria App features travel tips, destination information and special recommendations on where to stay, where to eat and what to do in Austria.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music from the Renaissance and the Baroque period is held annually at the Ambras Castle in Innsbruck.
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.
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.
International dance performances from classical ballet to various modern dance forms, jazz and modern expressive dance.
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.
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.
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.
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 Tyrol provides a welcome contrast.
Contemporary music festival. This year's program features george Benjamine and the music development process in Spain during the last years.
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.
Even 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.
Guests at this hotel can improve their wellbeing with an individually tailored program. The future of your sustained good health lies in Tirol.
The historic village inn in Stumm, home town of skiing legend Stephan Eberharter, is itself an enticing invitation that everyone hastens to accept: to savor awhile, to linger awhile.
Traveling on a shoe-string budget? Throughout Austria you'll find great low budget hotels.
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!
At the Metzgerwirt in Uderns, it is far from ‘all sausage’, nonetheless you shouldn’t depart without have tasted that, too. It is homemade, and it is scrumptious.
Galerie St. Barbara with their »musik+« concert series, presents a varied program of top notch music performances in Innsbruck and Hall.
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
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.
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!
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!
Looking to rent a chalet, villa or an apartment for your stay in Austria? We have compiled a list with properties throughout Austria.
The Top Mountain Star in the Oetztal Valley is a high point in every sense of the word.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Once a year at the beginning of May, Austria’s best chefs and the top vintners form the Burgenland meet in Sölden to provide an extraordinary culinary experience amid the majestic peaks of the Ötz Valley.
It takes a village: Stanz in Tirol is Austria’s top producer of high-quality Schnapps.
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.
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.
This rare panoramic painting of Innsbruck from 1896 shows one of the most significant historic events in Tirol’s history. It’s artistic quality and exquisite detail still impress patrons today.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
"Music is life. Life is self-determination and no one should have the right to dictate how to live or what music is.” Gustav Kuhn
The only thing ‘wild’ about the Wilder Mann is, perhaps, what happens in the kitchen during the season of ‘wild game’. This snugly old country inn has been popular for centuries for travelers and guests from far and near alike.
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.