Hall in Tirol Travel Guide
Herz Jesu Basilika
Herz Jesu Basilika
Beautiful old town, hardly any tourists
In a nutshell
read more about in Rick Stevens books - Hall is worth to see
Schlossergasse / Locksmith lane is one of the most beautiful streets in the old town of Hall.At No 13 on Schlossergasse is the oldest art and construction locksmith in Hall, dating from the 15th century.
Sacred Heart Convent and the Jesuit church
At the southeast part of the old town of Hall , you can find the Jesuit church, Sacred Heart Convent and Stiftplatz . In 1569 the sister of Archiduke Ferdinand II – Magdalena along with her sisters and other noblewoman moved into the newly founded convent. The architectural...
the Town hall
Next to the church is the Town hall of Hall proudly bearing the colorful coats of arms of the city and its rulers. The short-term King of Bohemia , Count Heinrich von Görz-Tirol (1295-1335) , called his “town castle” the “Royal Palace”.Habsburg Duke Leopold IV gave the...
The St.Nicolas church yard
At the back of the parish church is St. Magdalen’s Chapel, that was first mentionned in documents in 1330. The double chapel decorated with frescoes is used as a War Memorial Chapel. Not to be missed are the late-Gothic winged altar (second half of 15 century) and frescoes...
parish church St. Nicholas
In the year 1400, Hall had about 3 000 inhabitants. The people were deeply religious and the money was abundant, so many churches were built. Skilled builders, craftsmen and painters created unique works in Hall and its surroundings . Churches, chapels and monasteries are...
Oberer Stadtplatz and Langer Graben
The “Oberer Stadtplatz”square is the living heart of the old town. The main street leading to it is the previously mentioned “Langer Graben“, where you can see on Sundays locals dressed in traditional costumes or tourists with cameras on their way up.The local people love...
Returning to the “Langer Graben” on the way to the old town main square , I took left on the steep way up of “Kurzer Graben“. Open side doors will give you a glance into antique furnished interiors or hidden countryards where fluffy white cats peak through mosquito nets. I...
After crossing the square and continuing straight there is another jewel in the crown of Hall – the Shergentorgasse . Vaulted arches, faded painted facades and metal bars from long gone times are still to be seen . The Shergentorgasse – Shergentor or Henchmann’s Gate was the...
the Sigismund, Archduke of Austria fountain
The Salvatorgasse ends by a crossing of several streets among which the Langer Graben, Schmiedgasse and Shergentorgasse. At their intersection can be found a small square with the Sisigmund, Archduke of Austria fountain .Note : In 1477 Arciduke Sisigmund,also known as...
You can enter the old town of Hall from many sides, but I had my eye on this street for awhile.On the left , you can see the fortificated wall of Schloß Rainegg. The old corner house, situated at the crossing of the two streets is called Nagglburg .I took the right street...
“Salvatorgasse”. The street was originally called “Marktgasse”, because of the market located here from the mid 13 century. Its name changed to “Salvatorgasse” in 1890 when the St. Salvator church took fire. It’s fascinating to find yourself in the deserted narrow streets...
This is today an art gallery and exhibition center. There are lots of exhibitions, concerts, theatre perfomances and other events that takes place here. Check out if there is any interesting events while you are nearby, it can many times be worth a visit.It used to be salt...
1 Review and 59 Opinions This hotel is found in Hall, a small city just 6km east of Innsbruck. It is just a stones throw away...
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...
Zum Schwarzen Adler: 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!
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
Written Jan 5, 2010
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 Hinterhorner Alm Iwas unable to resist their great Apfelstrudel. While I was eating it I noticed that I got interested exotic spectators like this lama. No wonder, there is no Apfelstrudel in Bolivia.
Updated Apr 26, 2005
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Useful phone numbers
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,...
Few words in German (Austrian)
Here are some words you might like to know:good evening: Abendgood night: guade Nochthi / hello: hallo / servasgood day: grias Godgood morning: Morgengood bye: Wiedaschaunbye: pfiat Dithank you: donkschesorry: tschuldigecheers: prost / servasplease: bitte / bittschebless...
Well this is another specialty, that you don't have to miss.Sachertorte is a chocolate cake, invented by Franz Sacher in 1832 for Klemens Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties.The trademark for the "Original...
Apfelstrudel is a traditional pastry of Austria and a popular dish in many countries that once belonged to the Austro-Hungarian empire. It is the most widely known kind of strudel.Well if you like sweet, don't miss that, you are inside the country who is really specialist in...
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