Sankt Johann in Tirol Travel Guide

  • St. Johann in Tirol
    St. Johann in Tirol
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    Blossom in St. Johann in Tirol
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    St Jakob's church cemetery
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Sankt Johann in Tirol Things to Do

  • HUBER BRÄU TURMSTÜBERL

    This Brewery was one of the first sights we saw in St. Johann. At the time, I didn't realize that it had been operating since 1727, and since 1883, four generations of the Huber family have owned the Brewery.As we didn't want a drink or a meal, we just viewed the operations through the outside window. Traditional brewing like what took place in the...

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  • THE HAUPTPLATZ

    The Hauptplatz is the main square in St. Johann in Tirol. It's surrounded by many beautiful buildings and is a really appealing square.There are plenty of cafes with outdoor seating and plenty of shops, lots selling clothing and souvenirs. It you wanted some genuine Austrian leather shorts, then this was the place to come and buy them. I did by...

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  • SIGNS & MONUMENTS

    St. Johann in Tirol has the beautiful frescoed buildings and some interesting wrought iron signs hanging from their walls.The first sign [photo 1] was rather interesting, as at the top was 'George and the Dragon," and below were two men in a row boat. At first I thought the animal in the open box was a Bear but now I can see it isn't - Does anybody...

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  • LÜFTLMALEREI IN ST. JOHANN

    “Lüftlmalerei”, refers to the many mural paintings I saw in St. Johann in Tirol. It can be found in many towns and villages in Tirol as well as in Bavaria. There are many gorgeous buildings in town, so I spent quite a while walking and taking photos. This style of painting is a variant of the trompe l’oeil. With this technique, paintings are done...

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  • THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DEANERY CHURCH

    The Roman Catholic Deanery Church of St. Johann in Tirol, is dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist and St. Catherine.I came across the church in the centre of St. Johann in Tirol. I had read it is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in the Tyrolean country, so I was very happy that I could go inside!This...

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  • WIESENHOFER MEMORIAL

    The double well is a monument to the Dean of St. Johann, Matthias Wiesenhofer (1752-1819). His good deed was during the Tyrolean uprising. It is believed he saved the town from being burnt down by the French and Bavarians in 1809. The statue was built in 1908 and can be found in the church square.

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  • HERITAGE LISTED PROPERTIES IN...

    St . Johann in Tirol has quite a lot of heritage listed properties scattered around town. I found quite a few in Bahnhofstrasse.My first building is an old one that was used as a Laundry room, am not sure what the building is now. - Bahnhofstrasse 8 The 2nd, was the building where the administrative authorities of St. Johann are based and do there...

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  • THE CEMETERY

    The Church of St. Anthony is surrounded by a wall, so I had to enter the church - yard through a gate. Surrounding the Church was another lovely Austrian cemetery, once again many wrought iron crosses and quite a few with more modern headstones. One in particular was very large and different, perhaps an important person? - see photo. Each had their...

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  • CHURCH OF ST. ANTHONY

    The rather cute church of St. Anthony was built between 1669 & 1674 in honor of the famous preacher and teacher, "Anthony of Padua Church." On a side wall is a crucifix is from 1815.Inside is a lovely black Baroque altar from 1674 showing St. Anthony of Padua. Looking up into the dome of the chapel and there is a beautiful fresco of the Blessed...

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  • MARIA HIMMEL FAHRTSKIRCHE

    Built in 1728 by Abraham Milbauer. This was the first large baroque church in the area. It was built on the site of an earlier gothic structure.

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  • Trekking and Cable Cars

    The Tirol Mountains are gorgeous and trekking and biking through them is a highlight of travelling to Austria. There are cable cars that go up to the moutain tops during the summer and you can take in the views from above. The cables are used during the winter for skiing but the views in the summer from above the mountain tops is just as gorgeous...

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  • Great swimming pool complex

    You should also check out the Panorama Badewelt - it really is a super complex - 1 indoor pool, 1 kiddie pool (very nice), indoor water slide, outside there is a olympic sized swimming pool, 2 kiddie pools with more water slides and a playground. Not to mention the surrounding mountain views. Not only that but you can swim through from the indoor...

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  • Sauna complex at Panorama Badewelt

    For 13.50 Euros you can spend as much time as you like at the Saunawelt. 2 aroma steam rooms, outside sauna, plunge pool, 3 indoor saunas, footwashing section, relaxation area, showers, some with massage jets, some with crushed ice! Really fab complex. You can hire towels or bathrobes for 2 Euros. One tip though: you're not allowed to wear your...

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  • Fountain

    The town's fountain, just near the main square, gives honour to a roman catholic priest who in 1809 boldly faced the enemy all alone at the entrance of the parish and asked the French general Lefebre in perfect French to spare the village. The general, surprised by the priest´s courage, complied with the request and St Johann was spared...

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  • Streets of St Johann

    Its just a short walk from the railway station (also where the bus stops) into the pedestrianised centre of St Johann. Walk slowly and take in all the many details and frescoes which adorn the buildings.

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  • The post office

    The post office in St Johann is a big cream building in the central square of the town.Like other buildings this has an interesting, decorative mural - depicting coach and horse telegraph posts from former years. A close of this detail can be seen in the travelogue.

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  • Shopping

    St Johann is a good place to go shopping - there are several boutiques selling beautiful clothes, different to what you'd get back home as well as shops for traditional tirolean costumes. Plenty of souvenir shops as well - almost bought this t-shirt as a warning for Richie if he visits many more beer halls ;-)

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  • Church Interior

    Inside the baroque church are famous fresco paintings, e.g. one by S.B. Faistenberger - so if you are interested in art then pop inside. There is also a fine pulpit and the painting on the high altar shows all the patrons of the church.

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  • Pfarrkirche

    St Johann's beautiful baroque church, situated in its central cafe-lined square, was built between 1723 and 1732 by Abraham Millauer. Its impressive frontage in pastel yellow and white has two fine steeples.

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  • St Johann

    The tirolean town of St Johann is one of the larger ones in this region. It lies at the base of the Kitzbuhler Horn in a broad valley at the crosspoint of the Wilder Kaiser valley.It has a colourful, central pedestrian zone full of shops and cafes as well as the beautiful baroque church, which lies just off the main square. It was a lovely way to...

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  • Historical St Johann

    St Johann has several historic buildings which are colourfully decorated. One of these is the Schellhornhaus which was the headquaters of the Tirolean freedom fighter Speckbacher in 1809. Its not possiblte to visit inside but the outside facade is interesting enough.

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Sankt Johann in Tirol Hotels

Sankt Johann in Tirol Restaurants

  • COFFEE & CAKES

    We happened to be in this area, saw the Café and decided to give it a go.Café Konditorei has been around since 1919 as a café-patisserie . We put our order in, then went and sat in one of the comfortable chairs by the window. The Café has a choice of ice-cream, warm and cold snack, cakes and pastries.Our cake and coffee was good, so no complaints...

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  • Cheap Eats

    The Grill is a popular place with the younger set, mostly teenagers and early 20 year olds, in Sankt Johann but I did see a few parents with thier children place orders. You can eat inside and watch tv while you enjoy your food or you can order take-away from the walk-up window. The food is "American", meaning pizza, hamburgers, fries and hotdogs...

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  • The best ice-cream in town!

    The piles of creamy ice-cream and frozen yoghurt on display will make your mouth water. They also do ice-cream sundaes and italian coffee.

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  • Best Schnitzel!!

    The restaurant/hotel is located at the foot of a mountain that is accsible by a chairlift so that is certainly an added bonus. The service was always good and it is quite cosy as the rooms reflect the Tirolian style. Definitely the CHAMPION SCHNITZEL..( mushroom Schnitzel)Whenever my parents and I went there for dinner I ordered it every day..:) I...

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  • Gasthof Bären

    Nice cafe in the main square of St Johann. Good place to sit and people watch and rest those feet from all the hiking we'd done. Just sat in the sun, relaxing and had a few drinks here - an ice-cream soda and an iced coffee and cream concoction which I highly recommend.

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  • Local food

    The restaurant is located next to the schuhhaus (Shoe house) and has some very good local food.Try the salad. It was very fresh and good.

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Sankt Johann in Tirol Nightlife

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    by mustardgirl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It was the liveliest place in St. Johann. Although Austria is known for the best after-ski, this region was meant to be one of the quietest. Bunny’s pub proved it wrong though. It was good fun!
    Every night there is a different theme: karaoke, live music, 2 eur night etc.

    We saw a bunch of young locals going around, taking pictures of everyone and giving out their cards. Most of the people threw it away but for some reasons I kept it. As I found out they take pictures and put it up on their web page. Have a look - http://www.artynet.at
    You can get a pretty good idea what’s happening in St. Johann at night time.

    Dress Code: Don’t think there is any. The biggest party animals hit the pub straight after the slopes are close so it can get a bit too warm and sweaty there. Mind your feet because ski boots can be a big hazard at the dance floor…

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Sankt Johann in Tirol Off The Beaten Path

  • ST. JACOB AM HAUS ST JAKOB'S CHURCH

    This town is situated between St. Ulrich am Pillersee and St Johann in Tirol. This pretty mountain village was settled in the10th century. We made a stop here so I could go and see the local Church whose patron saint is St. Jakob. This gothic church was built in the 17th century.Well, I didn't get to see the " marvellous figures and oil painting of...

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  • SCENIC DRIVE TO ST. ULRICH AM PILLERSEE

    Located just 16kms from St Johann in Tirol is the beautiful Pillersee lake and the township of St. Ulrich am Pillersee. The town was named after bishop Ulrich, bishop of Augsburg.It was in the 10th century when the first Bavarians came and settled in this area, then in the 12th century, the Black Monks of the monastery of Rott am Inn arrived. I can...

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  • HISTORIC CHURCH CEMETERY

    I have just been inside Waidring church, now it's time for me to have a look at the exterior. I must admit that I really enjoy looking around cemeteries and even though I can't read German, I have found the Austrian cemeteries interesting and pretty.The Waidring church was situated on the high side of the road and had a small Chapel in the yard...

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Sankt Johann in Tirol Favorites

  • Old farmhouses

    Our rep told us that the old farmhouses are built with a cowshed at the rear as the cows help to keep the house warm in winter. Find time if you can to have a walk round the rural outskirts of St Johann - a real mix of old farmhouses and modern buildings, all very beautiful and neat.

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  • Yellow Church

    I think this is the most famous landmark in St. Johann - everyone who has been there has a picture of it.

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  • It’s just a lovely little town ...

    ... with houses that are as colourful and picturesque as if they had been taken off a children’s book…

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