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When to Visit Tirol: A Month By Month Guide: November – Our Tips for the Relaxing Month

Updated on 30.10.2019 in Recommendations

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Here in Tirol, as in many other places, November isn't exactly famous for its great weather. However, that makes it the ideal time of year to be indoors, out of the wind and rain, and enjoy a little peace and quiet before things get crazy in the run-up to Christmas. Here are some of our top tips for spa breaks, concert experiences and museum visits in November.

November sport

If the sun is shining and the weather gods are smiling, November can pick up where the month of October left off with outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains. If, however, autumn has well and truly arrived with its wet and windy weather then there is no better place to get away from the cold and damp for a few hours than one of Tirol’s many spas and pools. The Aqua Dome in Längenfeld is one of the region’s largest and most well-known spas. Its trademark floating bowls around the main spa building are the perfect place to lie back and enjoy the incredible landscape as you let yourself float in the warm water. Visitors who wish to stay longer than just a day can check in at the Aqua Dome hotel. The Naturhotel Waldklause in Längenfeld offers its guests free admission to the Aqua Dome, though the hotel also has its own spa covering 1,800 square metres. Click here for more top tips on spa and wellness hotels in Tirol.

The floating bowls surrounding the main spa building are the most eye-catching feature at the Aqua Dome in Längenfeld. Photo: Tirol WerbungThe floating bowls surrounding the main spa building are the most eye-catching feature at the Aqua Dome in Längenfeld. Photo: Tirol Werbung

November culture

November really is the perfect museum month. Of course there are many interesting exhibitions on show in the regional capital Innsbruck, but Tirol’s other towns and villages also have plenty to offer. For example, the museum in St. Anton am Arlberg showcasing the long and rich history of this town widely considered the birthplace of alpine skiing. From modest beginnings the resort has grown to become hugely popular with both locals and visitors alike, not least thanks to the incredible Arlberg Tunnel blasted through the mountains and the large new railway station designed to accommodate the hoards of visitors in winter. Another place in Tirol synonymous with alpine skiing is Kitzbühel. This town hosts the world’s most famous downhill ski race, the Hahnenkamm, every January. For art lovers it also has a museum dedicated to the town’s most famous son, the painter Alfons Walde, whose striking oil-on-canvas images are iconic throughout Tirol. The collection includes not only many well-known landscapes but also some rare nudes, sketches and photographs. The view from the roof of the museum is also impressive and invites visitors to cast their gaze over the colourful buildings in the centre of the town decorated according to plans drawn up by Walde himself. The museum also houses a collection tracing the history of Kitzbühel from the Bronze Age all the way through to the 20th century.

Museum of KitzbuehelMuseum of Kitzbuehel

November events

Late November marks the start of the season in a number of Tirol’s ski resorts. This is traditionally celebrated in party hotspot Ischgl with a huge concert. The star guests in 2019 are the German hip-hop band Seeed, who will be bringing their reggae and dancehall vibes to the mountains on 30 November. On the same day the resort of St. Anton will welcome German pop singer Sarah Connor and songwriter Nico Santos. As well as these concerts, the resort will also be organising a downhill race where amateurs can compete in teams of two for the first trophy of the season. Last but certainly not least, the resort of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl will throw open its door from 13 November with plenty of live music and après-ski fun.

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Benjamin Stolz lives and loves the contrasts of Tirol. Despite being born and raised in this mountainous region, he is afraid of heights. He is a paper-loving online blogger, a city dweller from the countryside and a firm believer that there is more to discover in Tirol than you might think.

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