Visitors to Tirol will experience a majestic and enchanting mountain landscape sure to touch their soul. Countless outdoor activities and a warm welcome make holidays in this stunning region an unforgettable experience.
“Here, finally, I have found a place of quiet – a place of peace the like of which I could have only wished for,” wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about Tirol in 1829. Today, many visitors still come to this region in the west of Austria to leave behind their worries, to escape the stress of everyday life and to be at one with nature. With more than 500 mountains over 3,000 metres, more than 600 glaciers along the main alpine ridge, and countless lush green meadows and charming wooden huts, Tirol boasts a truly unique landscape.
Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, both in summer and winter. Hiking and rock climbing are popular activities during the warm summer months, while in winter many people come to Tirol to enjoy alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and tobogganing in the snowy landscape. From the valleys of Ötztal, Paznauntal, Pitztal, Zillertal and Stubaital to East Tirol, Lake Achensee, the regional capital Innsbruck and the legendary ski resort of Kitzbühel, Tirol’s villages, towns and regions are famous for their customs and traditions, museums and galleries. Guesthouses and inns are the perfect place to sample hearty cuisine and relax after a long day out in the fresh air. And when things hot up in summer, there are plenty of mountain lakes to cool off in, let your thoughts wander and simply lose yourself in the moment.