Located 10km west of Innsbruck, Zirl is a municipality with almost 8,000 residents and often referred to as a "suburb" of the nearby regional capital.
For locals, Zirl marks the border between the Oberinntal (western) and Unterinntal (eastern) parts of the Inntal Valley. To the north lies the Zirler Berg leading up to Seefeld, while to the south flows the Inn river. Without a doubt the most iconic "landmark" in Zirl is the Martinswand, a huge rockface popular with climbers. The municipality is also a good starting point for hikes and mountainbike rides into the Karwendel Nature Park, Tirol's largest nature reserve. In winter it is just a short drive to the ski resorts Rangger Köpfl, Axamer Lizum, Seefeld and Kühtai. Both the regional capital Innsbruck and the town of Telfs can be reached quickly via the motorway and offer a huge variety of museums and other attractions.