Hall in Tirol Travel Guide

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    Jesuit Monastery & church
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Hall in Tirol Things to Do

  • BURG HASEGG & MINT MUSEUM

    Hasegg Castle is located on the other side of the road to the old historic centre. It is worth going over to see the Castle that dates to the early 1300s. The building was originally erected to protect the salt mines, the shipping industry, the bridge across the river Inn and the old Roman Road.Then in 1477, Sigismund, Archduke of Austria...

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  • DIE HEILIG GEIST CHURCH

    In the Lower town square is a church that is hidden away. I happened to notice it, went and tried the door and found I could enter. This Church is not like the others. The former hospital church or church of the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis, was built in the 1342. The Tertiary Sisters took over the church mid-19th century. Inside, the interior...

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  • MINING & SALT MUSEUM

    I wasn't interested in seeing this Museum, but perhaps you will be, especially if you have never seen one like this before. It is known that salt was mined in the 13th Century in the Halltal valley. Hall Mining Museum, is a replica of the Halltal Valley Salt Mine. Inside the Museum everything is virtually exactly as it was left in the year 1967....

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  • ARCHDUCHESS MAGDALENA WELLS

    In the Stiftsplatz (Monastery Square) is where I found the Archduchess Magdalena well.Archduchess Magdalena of Austria (1532-1590) was one of the daughters of the Roman-German King & later Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, & his wife Anna of Bohemia & Hungary. Magdalena chose to “serve God." It was she who founded the religious community of Hall in...

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  • JESUIT CHURCH & MONASTERY

    The Jesuit college was founded in 1571 and a Grammer school in 1573, here in Hall in Tirol. The monastery was completely renovated between 1671 and 1684. The two churches on the Stiftsplatz are the only sacred buildings dating back to the late-Renaissance era in Tyrol. The church, consecrated in 1610, was turned into baroque in the 17th century....

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  • UPPER TOWN SQUARE (OBERER SQUARE)

    I have already reviewed some of the sights in the Upper Town square, there still is more to see here though!The Rathaus has its own Café. I didn't stop for a meal or anything, I just looked at the reliefs on the Rathaus wall beside the café. The outdoor eating area of the Café would have been inviting on a better weather day! A few steps further...

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  • ST JOSEPH'S CHAPEL

    St. Joseph's Chapel is a few steps away from the Parish Church of St. NIcholas.This Chapel was built in 1690 as a grave Chapel of the Counts of Khuen Belasy. The family crypt is under the western chapel area as well as a large number of bones and skulls.This octagonal building was painted pink, and had a dome and a turret with onion dome and a...

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  • SAINTS AGAPITUS AT ST. NICHOLAS

    The other saint is Saint constantius in St. Nicholas church.Once again, there is controversy as Roman Martyrology lists several Constantiuses. Which one is at the church of St. Nicholas?Is it Saint Constantius of Rome, a priest who opposed the Pelagians, martyred in Rome in 418. Saint Constantius of Trier, who was killed along with several others...

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  • SAINTS AGAPITUS AT ST. NICHOLAS

    The Roman Martyrology lists seven saints named Agapitus. Here in St. Nicholas are the relics of Saint Agapitus of Palestrina. Evidently, there is controversy if they really are his bones, as they are meant to be in Palestrina, Italy and a few at Besancon, France.So, who was Saint Agapitus?As a young boy of 15 years, he was arrested by order of the...

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  • WALDAUF CHAPEL

    Another must see, is the Waldauf Chapel in the Parish Church of St. Nicholas.The Chapel was established in 1281 and was initially Gothic in style but through changes over the centuries, it is now of baroque appearance. The Waldauf Chapel, located in the northern part of the nave in St. Nicholas Parish church, is named after Florian Waldauf zu...

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  • PARISH CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS - INTERIOR

    I loved the interior of this Church, A MUST SEE!I didn't go much on the interior colours, they seemed to clash, and the frescoes were dark and didn't come out well in photos, probably because they were in the darkness of a very high vaulted ceiling.The church has much to see, so I was happy to have it to myself.At the choir vault, the main image is...

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  • PARISH CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS

    I'm standing in the Upper town square and looking at the enormous Roman Catholic parish church of St. Nicholas - I was thinking, this church is rather big for this town!In any town of this size in 1281, the parish church would be smaller. It turns out, this church was much smaller too, that was until salt was found and brought work to Hall in...

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  • THE RATHAUS

    The next interesting building I came across used to be the city Castle, no wonder it looked such a strong defensive building. Count Henry of Gorizia-Tyrol (1295-1335), who was also King of Bohemia for a short time called the Castle home. In 1406, he gave Duke Leopold IV of Habsburg, the building which is now used as the Town Hall. During the great...

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  • CHECK THE MAP - WHICH WAY TO GO

    At the same roundabout, there is a map on the old stone wall of the historic centre and a pretty little fountain of three children and three frogs.I took a look at the map which is located on the old town wall that circles the town. Next a look at the streets and trying to decide which one to choose. They all look very interesting. One is very...

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  • SALVATOR CHURCH

    The Salvatorkirche, also known as Kirche zu Ehren unseres Herren und Erlosers, I found at the end of the Salvatorgasse where I was beginning my walk. The church was donated by one of Hall's citizens, Hans Kripp, and built between 1400 and 1406.It is inside where Johann Kripp and his family are buried. When a bomb landed and damaged the church, this...

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  • JOSEPH SPECKBACHER MEMORIAL

    I have walked up the hill to a roundabout where six roads converge, not all of them for traffic. The centre was planted with pretty flowers, something I had already noticed about Hall in Tirol, plenty of parks and gardens!A little hidden in an ivy covered wall was the memorial to the dashing Tirolese freedom fighter, Joseph Speckbacher (1767-1820),...

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  • POLICE STATION MURAL

    As it happened, we had parked our car beside a small park along Unterer Stadplatz. First things first, that is before setting off on a walk, was to have a look at the park. Here was a pleasant area with three fountains of water in a pond surrounding by many garden seats, pleasant on a sunny day, but only a quick look for me on a wet day! It is...

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  • The Mint and Münzeturm

    The Hall Mint (Münze Hall) has a great history and Hall seems very proud of it. This is where the Habsburgs minted their coins and the Thaler (the ancester of the dollar) was invented. The mint was established by Ferdinand II in 1567 and produced coins right up until the Bavarian occupation in 1809. In 1975 the mint was reopened and a few coins...

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Hall in Tirol Hotels

Hall in Tirol Restaurants

  • Great Service on the Oberer Stadtplatz

    The location is obviously the big draw here. The Rathaus cafe sits right next to the old Rathaus (Town Hall) of Hall and so in summer there are tables outside and you can enjoy a great view of the historic heart of the town whilst having your lunch. In many places you find that eateries in such advantageous positions forget that they also should...

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  • Guest house “The Golden Lion”

    At the opposite part of the town square, is the Gasthouse “The Golden Lion” with the excellent local restaurant and http://www.dianabar.at/. Don’t hesitate to take a look at their homepage – it has been created with lot of taste and love. Unfortunately for what I can see it’s only in german, so I would like to translate the opening words for you…”...

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  • The best Schnitzel I had

    A pretty normal Austrian restaurant with great food for very reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere. The Wiener Schnitzel with chips and cranberries I got here hardly fit on the plate and it was a taste sensation!

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Hall in Tirol Transportation

  • PARKING IN TIROL

    Hall in Tirol is located on the old main road, (Innsbruckerstrasse) not the Autobahn, even so, there is still quite a lot of cars and trucks passing through the city centre - Just try crossing the road!As we arrived by car, we had to find a park. Early morning, there were quite a few street parks which are paid parking. You buy a ticket from the...

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  • By Train to Hall in Tirol

    Hall is well connected by train. The station (bahnhof) is a short 10 to 15 minutes walk from key attractions of the old town and the castle (Burg Hasegg). Trains to Innsbruck are very frequent, as are trains heading East to Jenbach and Kufstein. Services are provided by ÖBB (the Austrian federal railway) and are clean, comfortable and...

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Hall in Tirol Shopping

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    Located in the enchanting old town, the haute-couture and tirolean wear boutique of an award winning young tailor will satisfy the expensive taste .

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Hall in Tirol Warnings and Dangers

  • CROSSING THE ROAD

    Even though there is an Autobahn that bypasses Hall in Tirol, still a lot of traffic passes through the centre of Hall in Tirol. The traffic was constant with hardly a decent gap between cars.Trying to cross the road was quite difficult! It wasn't until later that I happened to come across this underpass, which of course I used, only wish I had...

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  • Highways toll

    To use highways you must purchase and display a tax disc (vignette) on your vehicle. Choose from 10-day, 2-month and annual tax discs.The penalty for not displaying a disc is €120 for cars and €65 for motorcycles. They are sold at border crossings, fuel stations and post offices.€7,50 for 10 days€22 for 2 months€70 or so for a year

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Hall in Tirol Off The Beaten Path

  • Heilig Geist Kirche (Holy Spirit Church)

    The Heilig Geist Kirche is another lovely little church in Hall, but one that is often missed by visitors, despite being on the path between the old town and the Münzeturm and Berg Hasegg. Set back from the street and almost hidden behind the attached church school you can see the frontage of this baroque church built in 1727/8. You can't go far...

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  • Hinterhorner Alm

    an attractive excursion from Hall is the Hinterhorner Alm which is reached via Gnadenwald (situated on a plateau northeast above Hall) from where a toll road leads up to Hinterhorner Alm at 1600 m. From here you have a spectacular view down to the valley of the river Inn and a convenient start for easy panoramic hikes as the one to Walderalm. On...

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  • The Bones in the Church

    The Church of St Nikolaus in Hall in Tirol contains a grim but captivating collection of remains of various minor saints on display in glass cabinets in the Waldaufkapelle. These were donated to the church by the knight Florian Waldauf and the collection consists of 45 skulls and 12 other bones. They rest on embroidered cushions and are decorated...

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  • Oberer Stadtplatz

    I just love this square at the centre of the old town of Hall in Tirol! It's just what I would have hoped for. Surrounded by lovely old buildings, lined with good cafés and not crowded with other tourists. There views of the tower of St Nikolaus Church on a fine day are superb.

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    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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Burg Hasegg
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Stiftsplatz and the Sacred Heart Convent
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The Jesuit Church
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St Magdalen's Chapel
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Pfarrkirche St Nikolaus
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Rathaus
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Schlossergasse
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Sacred Heart Convent and the Jesuit church
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The fountain at Uterer Stadrplatz
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The lady with the moon and stars
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the Town hall
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The St.Nicolas church yard
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parish church St. Nicholas
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Oberer Stadtplatz and Langer Graben
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Fuchshaus
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Kurzer Graben
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Shergentorgasse
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Schlossergasse and Schmiedgasse
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the Sigismund, Archduke of Austria fountain
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Waldaufstraße,Nagglburg,Salvatorgasse
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Salvatorgasse
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Salzlager
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Hall in Tirol's Christmas market
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Lots of idyllic corners
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"Nagglburg"
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Few words in German (Austrian)
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Sachertorte
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Apfelstrudel
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The Pfarrkirche (Town Parish Church)
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Damenstift and Jesuitkirche
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Burg ( castle ) Hasegg and mint tower.
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Rathaus and Oberer Stadtplatz
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Fascinating ancient buildings in altstadt Hall
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Burg Hasegg courtyard and burgtaverne.
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Oberer Stadtplatz and Pfarrkirche bell tower
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Stadtpfarrkirche St. Nikolaus
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Nice old streets
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The city
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Stadtmuseum
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