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Jagdhausalmen Alpine Pastures, Defereggen, East Tirol, Austria, Europe

10 Reasons to Love Tirol in Summer

Updated on 05.07.2017 in Bits & Pieces

Buchacker Alm, Angerberg
Buchacker Alm, Angerberg

Who needs a beach?! I prefer summer in the mountains. Why? Well, I’ve rounded up ten of the best reasons for spending a summer in Tirol:

1. The Scent of Mountain Pastures

The sound of cowbells. The warm summer sun on your skin. Fond childhood memories. Awesome.

Walder Alm, GnadenwaldWalder Alm, Gnadenwald

2. Pure Refreshment on an Alpine Pasture Hut

An ice-cold beer is that perfect reward for the hiking efforts of the day. With stunning views of peaks as far as the eye can see.

From last weeks hike near Leutasch #tbt ??? – ? @martina.nairz – #tirol #tyrol #austria #lovetirol #rotmoosalm #leutasch #mountainlove #neverstopexploring #hiking #bestviewever #summerishere #sommer #wandern #berge A post shared by Tirol (@visittirol) on Jul 14, 2016 at 2:15am PDT

3. Tirol’s Alpine Lakes!!

When the sun runs hot, there is nothing wrong with finding your mountain equilibrium with a dip in one of Tirol’s aquatic gems. It’s going to be a quick plunge, but if you are up for the thrill, you’ll earn the chill. And those stunning views!

Rinnensee Lake in Stubai Valley, one of Tirol’s most beautiful mountain lakes.Rinnensee Lake in Stubai Valley, one of Tirol’s most beautiful mountain lakes.

4. Cool Nights

No sweltering temperatures. No noisy air conditioning. Just a good night’s sleep.

Farmstay on Straganzhof in East TirolFarmstay on Straganzhof in East Tirol

5. Wildflower Viewing

There are few scenes in nature that rival blooming Alpine flowers: In the summer, high-mountain valleys are speckled with red Alpine roses, a form of rhododendron. Breathtakingly beautiful.

Largozalm, 2000m A post shared by Marika { Tirol , Austria } (@marmelis_dietirolerin) on Jun 23, 2014 at 8:39am PDT

6. Thunderstorm in the Mountains

There’s nothing like a thunderstorm in the mountains! A fascinating spectacle!

7. Sunrise Walks

When the skies turn into a fiery, warming “Alpine glow” over the mountains at sunrise. What a way to start the day!

Sunrise at Kitzbüheler Horn Peak, with Loferer Steinberge Range in the backgroundSunrise at Kitzbüheler Horn Peak, with Loferer Steinberge Range in the background

8. Beautiful in the Rain, too

Maybe it is even most beautiful in the rain?

Currently it's not the best weather for hiking through the austrian alps ⛰??? #theglobewanderer #hiking #crazy #weather #wanderlust #wander #clouds #austrianalps #wildernessculture #mthrworld #fantastic_earth #discoverearth #earthfocus #naturegood #natureadventure #amazing #nature #awesomeearth #natgeo #natgeotravel #landscape #capturelandscapes #landscapelover #travelingourplanet #mymountain #beautifuldestinations #discoveraustria #visitaustria #natureadventure #ig_austria @discoverearth @discoveraustria @visitaustria A post shared by Michael Werlberger (@michaelwerlberger) on Jun 6, 2016 at 12:35pm PDT

9. Mountain Views

Having a picturesque view of the mountains practically anywhere you go in Tirol is incredible. They are awe-inspiring, supernaturally beautiful, and their size is truly humbling. Are they even more beautiful when the warm weather comes around? We couldn’t agree on that one.

View from Sulzenau HutView from Sulzenau Hut

10. Snow

In fact, you can even ski if you want to. Yep, that’s right – up on one of Tirol’s glacier ski resorts.

Snowboarding in August – check ✔️! whoa what a trip! the past couple of days were surely the craziest but among the best of our all ideas so far!! ?☀️?❄️ #summersnowboarding #alps #chasingsnow #osterreich #ontopoftheworld #hintertuxergletscher #mobilnytydzien93 #shotoniphone6splus #snowgirl #polishgirl #mountainlovers #vscoedit #pixelpanda #artystycznapodroz #outsideisfree #outdoors #mountaingirls #bestmountainartists #lovetirol #neverstopexploring #pixelpanda #icapture_mobile #tv_pointofview #femipleasure #pochelmets #happiestgirlintheworld #natureromantix #cloudporn #snowboarding #panoramic A post shared by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Aleksandra (@ununusual) on Aug 8, 2016 at 11:48pm PDT

Whether it’s a lesser-known destination or a random trailside attraction, nature lover Eva Thöni will be there with her camera in tow, eager to share her greatest mountain moments with you.

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