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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.

Our Favourite Skiing Spots in Tirol 2018/19

a perfect ski day in the Zillertal © Zillertal Tourismus / Simon Hausberger a perfect ski day in the Zillertal © Zillertal Tourismus / Simon Hausberger

Zillertal

Surrounded by sparkly three-thousanders, the wide, sunny Zillertal provides an authentic welcome in the heart of the Alps.

Discover Zillertal
Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol

St. Johann in Tirol

The winter wonderland of St. Johann in Tirol enchants with snowshoe hikes, sleigh rides and fine regional food.

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Top of the Mountain Concerts on the "Idalp" in Ischgl © Tourismusverband Paznaun-Ischgl / no  name Top of the Mountain Concerts on the "Idalp" in Ischgl © Tourismusverband Paznaun-Ischgl / no name

Ischgl in Tirol

Relax if you can. For top-class skiing and world-beating nightlife, it’s Ischgl every time.

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View from Hopfgarten Wilder Kaiser © SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental View from Hopfgarten Wilder Kaiser © SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental

SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental in Tirol

One of Austria’s most modern ski areas, SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, makes a perfect family resort.

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270 kilometres of pistes at Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn © Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn 270 kilometres of pistes at Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn © Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Join the fun at the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, found both on and off-piste plus cosy huts galore.

Discover the Skicircus
Farmhouse in Alpbachtal © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / Berndhard Berger Farmhouse in Alpbachtal © Alpbachtal Seenland Tourismus / Berndhard Berger

Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau in Tirol

Experience true Tirolean hospitality in Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau, one of Tirol’s largest ski areas.

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Christmas market in Innsbruck's old town © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner Christmas market in Innsbruck's old town © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner

Innsbruck in Tirol

Where history, culture and city fun meet fantastic skiing. Enjoy a cultural escape to Innsbruck and ski nine nearby areas.

Discover Innsbruck in Tirol
A untouched slope in Soelden © Ötztal Tourismus / Ernst Lorenzi A untouched slope in Soelden © Ötztal Tourismus / Ernst Lorenzi

Ötztal in Tirol

Three mountains over 3000m, two glacier ski areas, and one of the longest guaranteed snow seasons in the Alps.

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Skier takes a steep slope in Berwang © Tiroler Zugspitz Arena Skier takes a steep slope in Berwang © Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

The laid-back outdoor life of Tiroler Zugspitz Arena is a favourite of families and friends alike.

Discover Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol Freerider enjoys a ride on an untouched slope © TVB St. Johann in Tirol

Austrian Winter Tales

Find Your Favourite Skiing Destination 2018/19

Wondering where to go skiing this winter? We have some ideas – and so do the locals. We’d like to show you around a range of skiing spots you will love, plus introduce you to someone who knows the area inside and out. Because who better to talk to for real insiders’ tips?

Find out where your journey will take you this winter!

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Cultural Highlights

Nordkette funicular station Hungerburg © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner Nordkette funicular station Hungerburg © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner

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 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 / Lois Lammerhuber Rudolf's Crown at the Imperial Treasury in Vienna © Österreich Werbung / Lois 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
The Getreidegasse is Salzburgs Highstreet and offers traditional Austrian cafés to enjoy a nice shopping break © Österreich Werbung /  Diejun The Getreidegasse is Salzburgs Highstreet and offers traditional Austrian cafés to enjoy a nice shopping break © 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
At the Austrian markets you have the opportunity to buy directly from regional farmers © Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH / Pixelpoint Multimedia At the Austrian markets you have the opportunity to buy directly from regional farmers © Wörthersee Tourismus GmbH / Pixelpoint Multimedia

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 © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver Grossglockner High Alpine Road © Österreich Werbung / Julius Silver

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 © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner Christmas market-Old Town Innsbruck © Innsbruck Tourismus / Christof Lackner

Christmas Markets in Innsbruck & Tirol

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
Nordkette funicular station Hungerburg © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner Nordkette funicular station Hungerburg © TVB Innsbruck / Christof Lackner

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
The viennese Kaffeehaus Café Sperl offers exquisite service since 1880 © WienTourismus / Peter  Rigaud The viennese Kaffeehaus Café Sperl offers exquisite service since 1880 © WienTourismus / Peter Rigaud

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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Winter in Tirol

Flyvende snowboarder i Snowpark i Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Flyvende snowboarder i Snowpark i Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc

Snowboarding

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
Viewing platform Stubai, Tirol © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Viewing platform Stubai, 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
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.
Snow guaranteed
Cross-country skiing in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter Cross-country skiing in Bregenzerwald © Bregenzerwald Tourismus GmbH / Adolf Bereuter

Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks in Austria? Here are some classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters.
Search tracks
Schneeschuhwanderung am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt Schneeschuhwanderung am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt

Snowshoe Hiking

Snowshoe hiking is a special way of experiencing nature, far from the modern world. Here are the best places to try it in Austria.

Snowshoe Hiking in Austria
Winterwandern am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt Winterwandern am Dachstein © Österreich Werbung / Herbert Raffalt

Winter Hiking in Austria

Winter hiking in Austria is a great way to enjoy beautiful winter landscapes. Here are some of our favourite places for a winter hike.
Austria's Best Winter Hiking
Winter magic © Österreich Werbung / Robert Maybach Winter magic © Österreich Werbung / Robert Maybach

Horse-Drawn Sleighs and Dogsledding

A horse-drawn sleigh ride or a dogsledding adventure – in Austria, you can experience winter in tandem with animals.

More on Horses and Huskies
Tagesausklang in Innsbrucks Altstadt © Österreich Werbung / Josef Mallaun Tagesausklang in Innsbrucks Altstadt © Österreich Werbung / Josef 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
Kristallhütte Zillertal © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Zajc Kristallhütte Zillertal © 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
Skifahren lernen © Skigebiet Nassfeld Hermagor Skifahren lernen © Skigebiet Nassfeld Hermagor

Freshers Ski Regions Austria

Snow-covered mountains, blue sky, perfect slopes waiting for the first track. Austria is the ideal place to make your skiing dream come true.
First Time Skiers
Kaffee und Kuchen auf der Seegrube © TVB Innsbruck Kaffee und Kuchen auf der Seegrube © TVB Innsbruck

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 at 1,900 m!
Alpenlounge Seegrube

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Lakes and Nature

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

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
Alpine Golf Course © Österreich Werbung / Niederstrasser Alpine Golf Course © 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
Fisher on Mondsee © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl Fisher on Mondsee © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang 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
A earned break at lake Hintersteiner on the third stage on the Eagle Walk © Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz A earned break at lake Hintersteiner on the third stage on the Eagle Walk © Tirol Werbung / Jens Schwarz

Lake and River Hiking

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.
The best lakeside hiking trails
Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister Carinthia's lakes offer great opportunities to cool down during a hot summer day or as a break during your bike trip © Österreich Werbung / Andy Küchenmeister

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
Alpine hut in the Hohe Tauern National Park © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera Alpine hut in the Hohe Tauern National Park © Österreich Werbung / Peter Podpera

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 / G. Popp Dachstein Sky Walk © Österreich Werbung / G. 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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Accommodation

Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels Europa Kinderhotels Family © Kinderhotels Europa

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
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
Stanglwirt Dining © Biohotel Stanglwirt Stanglwirt Dining © Biohotel Stanglwirt
Tirol
Going am Wilden Kaiser

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
Pool Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl © Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl Pool Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl © Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl
Tirol
Obergurgl

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
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
Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels / Herbert Raffalt Spiegelsee with Dachstein, Styria © Wanderhotels / Herbert 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
Kaiserhof in Summer © Hotel Kaiserhof 5*S, Ellmau / no  name Kaiserhof in Summer © Hotel Kaiserhof 5*S, Ellmau / no name
Tirol
Ellmau

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
Das Central Lobby © Hotel Das Central / Alpine . Luxury . Life Das Central Lobby © Hotel Das Central / Alpine . Luxury . Life
Tirol
Sölden

Das Central

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 seen in the Bond movie Spectre

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