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Breathe Easy: Nine Pollen-Free Places in Tirol Above 1,500 Metres

Updated on 23.07.2020 in Recommendations

As the days get warmer, pollen levels are also on the rise. Hay-fever sufferers will be pleased to know that there are lots of places in the mountains of Tirol where they can enjoy a symptom-free summer holiday thanks to the clean alpine air.

At altitudes above 2,000 metres the concentration of pollen in the air is significantly lower than in the valley. Here, high above the pastures and meadows, grasses flower for just two weeks a year. Visitors allergic to dust will also appreciate the clean air at higher altitudes. Above 1,500 metres there are hardly any dust mites, while at 1,800 metres and higher it is impossible for them to survive. We have put together are a few tips on the best places in Tirol to enjoy an allergy-free holiday in summer. All are fine bases for walking, hiking, relaxing and simply getting away from it all for a few days with a bit of a digital detox.

1. Kühtai

Altitude: 2.017 metres

2. Obergurgl

Altitude: 1,907 metres

3. Vent (Ötztal Valley)

Altitude: 1,900 metres

4. St. Christoph am Arlberg

Altitude: 1,765 metres

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5. Gries im Sulztal (Ötztal Valley)

Altitude: 1,569 metres

6. Galtür (Paznauntal Valley)

Altitude: 1,548 metres

7. Niederthai (Ötztal Valley)

Altitude: 1,540 metres

8. Kaisers (Lechtal Valley)

Altitude: 1,518 metres

Photo: Naturparkregion Lechtal Photo: Naturparkregion Lechtal 

9. St. Sigmund im Sellraintal

Altitude: 1,513 metres

Photo: Innsbruck Tourismus / Tom BausePhoto: Innsbruck Tourismus / Tom Bause

World traveller, lover of new experiences, and Tirol aficionado Eckard Speckbacher is out exploring the hidden attractions. He offers insight into places and destinations that are less well known, along with restaurant and hotel recommendations.

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