Popular Accommodations in Tyrol
- Kufstein Fortress
- Innsbruck Alpine Zoo
- Swarovski Crystal Worlds
- Hiking and skiing
- Bacon Dumplings and Gröstl
Most popular in Tyrol
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Vacation rentals in Tirol
Tyrol offers a varied landscape of mountains, valleys, meadows and idyllic villages in which you will find numerous holiday apartments. Accommodation in secluded locations is available in lofty mountain heights with breathtaking views. In addition, the state capital Innsbruck seduces with some comfortable apartments in the historic center.Charming accommodations in charming surroundings
Whether holiday home, holiday apartment or chalet, most vacation rentals blend harmoniously into the Tyrolean landscape. Book a remote wooden chalet to enjoy plenty of privacy. The holiday apartments are also mostly in Tyrolean country houses with colourful flowering balconies. A chalet with plenty of space and some optional extras, such as a sauna or whirlpool, is particularly comfortable.Highest comfort through the extra service of the landlords
Tyrol attaches great importance to warm hospitality, which is not only evident on the way, but also in the holiday home. Some accommodation providers therefore offer a shuttle service so that you can travel to your holiday destination without a car. In addition, you can rent bicycles or skis from some landlords. If you don't want to worry about breakfast, it's best to book it in addition to your holiday apartment.
Holiday in Tyrol
Location and orientation
Tyrol is a federal state in the west of Austria and borders south on Italy, north on Bavaria, west on the federal state of Vorarlberg and east on Salzburg. The provincial capital of Tyrol is Innsbruck, which is located in the west of the country. From Munich to Innsbruck the journey by car takes about two hours.Landscape features of the region
Tyrol is scenically shaped by the Alps, which is why you will find some "three thousand metre peaks" here. The highest mountains in the region are the Ortler with 3,905 metres altitude difference, the 3,851 metre high Königsspitze and the Großglockner with 3,798 metres altitude difference. Tyrol is also divided into North and East Tyrol, with North Tyrol comprising the Außerfern, Oberland and Unterland regions. The landscape in East Tyrol is characterised by the Iseltal, the Lienzer Talboden and the Osttiroler Oberland.Experience pure nature in the National Park
Austria's largest nature reserve, the Hohe Tauern National Park, runs through the Austrian provinces of Tyrol, Salzburg and Carinthia. There you will find a grandiose high mountain landscape and some excursion destinations such as the Großglockner High Alpine Road, the high mountain reservoirs Kaprun and the Krimml Waterfalls.
Travelers and Activities
There are endless hiking trails through Tyrol, which will let you forget your everyday life and enjoy the moment. Whether short distances or hikes lasting several days, along the Adlerweg in East Tyrol you will find everything your heart desires. The routes through the Pitztal and those to the Achensee are also very beautiful.A paradise for winter sports enthusiasts
The possibilities for skiing, tobogganing or snowboarding that Tyrol offers you in winter are unique and can be found in large numbers. Tyrol has a total of 78 ski resorts, where around 3,400 kilometres of pistes of all levels of difficulty await you for fun downhill runs.Experience the pleasures of swimming in summer
In Tyrol there are cool mountain streams and remote mountain lakes, which are not only a feast for the eyes when hiking, but also invite you to jump into the cool water. In particular the Achensee, which is the largest water body in the country, should be mentioned here. The fjord-like mountain lake is often referred to as the "Tyrolean Sea". Here you can swim, paddle or surf, and all this with a fantastic panoramic view of the Alps.
Tyrol was inhabited as early as the late Neolithic Age, as the discovery of the glacier mummy Ötzi proves. The male mummy, which died demonstrably between 3359 and 3105 B.C., was found at the Tisenjoch.
Top 5 travel tips
Visit the Kufstein fortress, whose area of 26,000 square metres is larger than the entire old town of Kufstein. Built in the 13th century, the castle has some interesting elements, such as the imperial tower, the fortress fountain and the barracks. Lovers of historical walls should also visit Ambras Castle in Innsbruck, one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in the country and home to Europe's oldest collection of armour and art.2. Glittering crystals seduce the senses
The Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens were designed by André Heller. You can admire glittering chambers of wonder, magical rooms and numerous crystal objects by Swarovski. The Crystal Worlds is the most visited tourist facility in Tyrol, which will give you exciting and new sensory impressions.3. The highest zoo in Europe
The Alpenzoo Innsbruck is the only themed zoo in the world where everything revolves around the animal world of the Alpine region. Visit around 2,000 animals of 150 species in the outdoor enclosures, terrariums and aquariums, which are located at an altitude of 727 metres. In addition, there is a show farm with old livestock breeds and a collection of fish species from the Alpine region, which is considered to be the largest in the world.4. In the footsteps of the miners of the mountains
The Schwaz silver mine is a wonderful excursion destination in Tyrol. Here you can gain an insight into how 500 years ago more than 10,000 miners searched for copper and silver. This rich deposit of mountain treasures made Tyrol one of the richest regions in Europe at that time.5. The finest culinary delicacies
Tyrolean cuisine is hearty, spicy and characterised by meat, bacon and cheese. On the menu you will therefore often find noodles, dumplings and dumplings as a side dish with game and fish. The region's specialities also include ham bacon, cheese spaetzle, Schlutzkrapfen and Tyrolean Gröstl. Tyrol is also home to Schüttelbrot, a type of bread with a long shelf life, which in earlier times was an important criterion for food in winter, especially for mountain farmers in remote regions.