Bundesland Tirol Things to Do

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Bundesland Tirol Things to Do

  • Swarovski Crystal

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    I went to the information office inside the main train station. Got the voucher for the bus trip and entrance to Swarovski. That saved me time from buying the tickets in Swarovski and I highly recommend to do the same to avoid queues at the entrance. True, you pay for the entrance but your senses will be pleased with what awaits you inside....

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  • Old Town

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    "The Old Town"'s centerpiece is the Goldenes Dachl, a glittering Gothic oriel built for Emperor Maximilian I dappled with copper tiles. Nearby, wallow in Hapsburg majesty in the Hofburg imperial palace and the Hofkirche where Dürer's King Arthur statue solemnly guards the emperor's empty tomb. The works of Paul Troger, Klimt and Kokoschka draw...

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  • Maria Theresien Strasse

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    Maria-Theresien Strasse is Innsbruck's main street and a wonderful place to stroll around or sit at one of the side cafes and whatch the people go by. When we were there, they were getting ready for UAFA cup and seeing the soccer balls up along the street was lovely.

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  • Schloss Ambras

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    The Schloss Ambras was transformed from a fortress to a renaissance palace by the Arch Duke Ferdinand II who acquired the property in 1564. Entrance fees are €10 per adult and this includes the "Arts and Wonders" museum, the armour museum and the Habsburg Portrait gallery. The castle itself is a fine old pile and makes a lovely backdrop to a...

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  • Stadtturm (City Tower)

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    This tower was built between 1442 and 1450. Once it was a prison. When you're on the top of this tower you'll enjoy a wonderful landscape over the city center. You'll also see the houses on the river Inn. You have to climb 148 stairs to go to the top. Opening hours; october to may; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June to september; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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  • Goldenes Dachl

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    The Golden Roof (or Goldenes Dachl ) is the most well known landmark in the city of Innsbruck. Situated in the heart of the old town and looking down on Herzog-Friedrich-Straße this historic building with it's famous facade was built in the 15th century by Archduke Friedrich IV as the residence of the sovereigns of the Tirol. The actual golden...

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  • Nordkette

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    Right from the centre of Innsbruck you can be whisked away and up into the mountains by the Nordkettebahnen. This system of funicular railways and cable cars links the city centre with the summit of Hafelekarspitze. The Nordkettebahnen comprises 3 different 'legs' of the journey: The Hungerburgbahn links the city centre with the Alpenzoo and...

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  • Hofburg

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    This great palace is tucked in between the cathedral and the Golden Roof, stretching along Renweg. This magnificent and imperious building was the responsibility of Archduke Siegmund the Rich, who had it constructed in the Gothic style in the 15th century. From a distance on the outside, along Renweg, it doesn't look all that different from the...

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  • Triumphpforte

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    This triumphal arch at the southern end of Maria Thereisen-Straße was built in 1765 to celebrate the wedding of the then Archduke Leopold, Duke of Tuscany (later Emperor Leopold II) to the Spanish princess Maria Ludovica. When Leopold's father Francis Stephen of Lorraine died suddenly in 1765 it also became a memorial to him. The Northern side is...

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  • Bergisel

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    This ski jump site is really interesting to visit, and when you are there, think about what a ski jumper feels when he is about to go... Bergiel can be reached using the bus number 1. The "Bergisel" name derives from the name burgusinus (Latin) which means mountain, and later became Bergisel (German).

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  • Helblinghaus

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    The most distinctive building in all of the old town has to be the Helblinghaus. Diagonally opposite the Golden Roof, this extravagant baroque building was originally a Gothic town house dating from the 15th century. The baroque stuccoes were added in 1730, transforming the whole look.

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  • Alpenzoo

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    One thing you will probably want to avoid is coming to the Alpenzoo when it is 35+ degrees centigrade in Innsbruck. The zoo specialises in Alpine creatures, so when the heat gets too much they understandably take shelter. I found half of the zoo was nowhere to be seen, the other half were mooching from one dark shady spot to another. Still it is a...

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  • At the river Inn

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    I have been to the city by car a looong, long time ago (1993?). Then I had an excursion a long, long time ago to Swarovski with a side trip to the city. Strange but I have no recollection of the beauty surrounding the Inn river. I am glad that I stayed two nights in the city and I learned to appreciate it more. Well, I still did some shopping, but...

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  • Domkirche

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    "The Domkirche zu St. Jakob" (Cathedral of St. James) is an 18th-century Baroque cathedral in Innsbruck. The Domkirche of Innsbruck was rebuilt in 1717-24 by Baroque architect Johann Jakob Herkommer. The church suffered heavy damage in World War II, but was later restored. Innsbruck Cathedral has a plain but window-filled facade with two towers...

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  • Hofkirche

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    I do not really remember visiting this church, but my mother has photos of it and I know my sister and I must have been there too. The notes on my parent's photos say. "Emperor Maxmillian tomb - only he's buried in Vienna - Innsbruck Austria - we are the ones looking at it with the Wares". It looks to me as if there are two couples in front of the...

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  • Outside Innsbruck

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    if you have a car and want to experience the real mountain-feeling from first hand, visit the Stubai-Valley and the famous Stubai-Glacier! The Stubai-valley ("Stubaital") stretches from Innsbruck southwest, about 45 kms. On the way (there is an excellent road) you will pass some typical Tyrolean villages, like Fulpmes, Telfs and Neustift. At the...

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  • Hafelekar

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    The final stage of the Nordkettebahnen, the Hafelekarbahn, takes you by cable car from Seegrube to Hafelekar station which is just 15 to 20 minutes walk from the summit of Hafelekarspitze. The summit is 2269m above sea level and the path from the station to the summit is well defined and you are unlikely to be alone as this is a very popular...

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  • Wilten Basilica

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    Not quite as colourful as the Collegiate Church opposite, the grand Wilten Basilica is still an impressive sight out here on the edge of Innsbruck. This is actually Wilten's parish church, as well as a long standing place of pilgrimage. It is said that even Roman Legionnaires came to the church because of the fame of the Madonna painting inside....

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  • Annasäule

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    The Anna Column was built between 1704 and 1706 to commemorate Tirol's successful resistance of an invasion from Bavaria in 1703, during the War of Spanish Succession. The column has representations of the St. Anna, the Virgin Mary, and the patron saints of Tirol. It stands tall and proud with the snow capped mountains as its backdrop, and together...

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  • Ottoburg

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    The tiny windows with white red covers of the Ottoburg make an interesting contrast with the surrounding buildings. Built in 1494 ,and used presently as a hotel it is a monument of the Tirolean fight for freedom from 1809. Go to NEXT PAGE

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  • Wilten Collegiate Church

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    The abbey consists of the Collegiate Church (pictured) and the monastery. The first monastery on this site came about in 878AD. The legend is that a fight broke out between two giants, the local Tyrsus and a Germanic immigrant, Haymon. Haymon caused the death of Tyrsus and as atonement he is said to have built the monastery in Wilten. A statue at...

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  • Patscherkofel

    Innsbruck Things to Do

    Starting from the top of the mountain Patscherkofel you can walk along a very nice hiking track called the "Zirbenweg". It has its name from the trees you find along the way - the Swiss stone pine. But not only that - it has a big variety of flora (more than 400 different plants can be found along this hiking track). It is an easy-to-walk hike...

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  • Stubaital

    Very close to Innsbruck , after driving a few kilometers on the Highway south to Brenner and Italy, on your right side by the village of Schönberg starts the valley of Stubai. It is a glacier valley, from where the entrance and exit tax, used to maintain in good condition the high alpine road leading to the Stubai glacier. If you are looking for...

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  • Go skiing: Pitztal

    HochZeiger is the skiing area of Jerzens located in the Pitztal. An small and pleasant skiing playground from 1500m to 2500m asl with 45km of slopes and 1 cable car, 3 chairlifs, 2 Tbarlifts and 3 skilifts for beginner. Don’t be surprised to meet the Olympian winner Benni Raich at bthe top as it is also his ski trainings area.My VT HochZeiger...

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  • Ebbs - home of the Haflinger horses

    Haflinger horses are a special breed - originated in Tyrol in 1874.They were only a local Tyrolean mountain horse until the beginning of the 20th century.After the end of the Second World War the Haflinger spread throughout the area of the Central Alps and was estimated at several thousand horses. After 1950 did the Haflinger spread to all...

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  • Driving the Timmelsjoch-Hochalpenstrasse

    The northern part of this "Hochalpenstrasse" is almost open all year and you have to pay 10 EURO to drive this scenic street. This street has many many curves but the scenery is unforgettable.

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  • Cows and Tirol

    Before Tirol became one of the most popular winter tourist destinations in the Alps, raising cows for milk and meat was the main occupation of its inhabitants. I haven't seen much agriculture going on in those steep valleys surrounded by snowy peaks. The only well spread plant is green green grass - the main ressource for raising cows."Almabtrieb"...

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  • Tux glacier.

    Interesting excursion in the summer could be a visiting Tux Glacier's area and the area under it. You can see skiing people in the summer, nice view;)Under the Tux we have found a lot of marmot's holes and we have seen the marmot's families few times. Amazing views and the experience is see them and hear their whistling.

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  • Things to do in Winter for non-skiers

    Hiin the towns around Innsbrusck there are indoor pools if you would like to swim, a horse drawn sleigh ride might be nice, what about ice skating? You can explore some of the other areas - the train ride (sit on the left going up) from Innsbruck to Seefeld in Tirol is nice as is the town (go for lunch there) and you could also go further on this...

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  • The River Inn

    The river Inn runs almost through the whole lenght of Tirol from west to east,dividing it in 2 on her way to the Danube. Merging in Bavaria / Germany as wide as a highway,sometimes peaceful as a lake , sometimes muddy and turbulent. Its source is located somewhere in Switzerland , arriving in Tirol through the the Engadin Valley and then running...

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  • Kaisertal

    Kaisertal is the valley between the mountain chains of Zahmer Kaiser and Wilder Kaiser. It is the first Tirolean valley, starting at the entrance of Kufstein by Kaiseraufstieg.It is easily accessible at the entrance of Kufstein where starts the hiking trail called Kaiseraufstieg. If you are more adventurous tho , go on the right side of the river...

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  • Art and Craftsmen in Tyrol

    Within the valleys and breathtaking mountain peaks , have been raised lots of craftsmen - wood scuplors and carvers , painters , blacksmithers - their art is to be admired everywhere -in the streets as sculptures and signs, on the facades of the houses - as separate paintings or window and door decorations, on the roofs as wood carvings , roosters,...

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  • Go Skiing: Sölden...

    Sölden, a must see and ski! This huge skiing area from 1350m to 3309m asl offer a variety of snowy pleasure... Two glaciers ensure you snow all year around. You will need some time (around 60 minutes) from Giggijoch Tal to reach the Rettenbach Gletscher (=Glacier) but you will reward by a stunning icing scenery and some good steep slopes (not icy...

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  • Go skiing: Ischgl...

    Ischgl, the alpine Ibiza! Let’s dance! No let’s ski before the after skiing session (après-ski)! From Ischgl I took the 4km long Silvrettabahn (a 10 passenger funitel cable car) to reach Idalp at 2320 meters asl. There you will discover brand new skilifts (up to 8 seats chairlifts...) and slopes everywhere. Keep going up to reach the Austria-Swiss...

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  • Go Skiing: Serfaus, Fiss or Ladis...

    Serfaus, Fiss or Ladis... From these three Tirolean apline resorts you will access to a great skiing gateway: 180km of pistes and 53 lifts between 1200 -2770 meters asl. Don’t worry about snow coverage as 108 km of slopes are always in good condition to the extensive snow making system. Moreover 75% of the skiing area is above 2000 meters asl.For...

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  • Tirol Upperland / Tirol Oberland

    Tirol West or called aswell Oberland is the part of Tirol with the most breathtaking panoramas and peaks over 3000m. It has as a main city Landeck and it is spreading to province Vorarlberg at west, separating Germany from Switzerland and South Tirol/ Italy.see webcams from the main resorts in Oberland

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  • Austria's highest road

    The highest road in Austria is not the famous Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse but the road up from the Kaunertal along the aritficial lake Gepatsch-Stausee to tha melting down glacier at the foot of the Weissseespitze where a few skilifts are operating over some part of the Summer. This sceniuc and easy to drive road (a toll road) ends at 2800 m...

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  • Nauders and the Naudersberg castle

    At the end of the Inn valley , just some 5 km from the italian border and the Reschenpass is located the village on Nauders. A "Picture Perfect" place. Even if it seems an "off the beaten path", I would strongly reccomend you to go there if the chance presents itself . Even if it is just to have a "ritter esssen" - a Knight dinner in the castle...

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  • Innsbruck - the Tirolean Capital

    Innsbruck ("Innschbruck" as the locals call it ) is the main city of Tirol and its Capital .I was kinda surpised when I heard a local friend calling it "the capital",as I thought he meant Vienna. But as Bavaria is considered a land in Germany ,so are the tiroleans that are calling themselves a Land in Austria.What is absolutely stunning about...

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  • Zillertal

    Further down the road , at your left side ,by the town of Jenbach is the entrance of the famous Zillertal - a valley with a wide bottom and majestic mountain ridges surrounding it on both sides.Named after the Ziller river that is responsible of forming it , it includes the villages of Fugen , Ried ,Kaltenbach, Achau , Zell am Ziller , Hippach ,...

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  • Tirol Map of the area

    Tirol is a land,covered by mountains , so the main macro structure are the valleys. It is split in two by the river Inn, that runs almost through all its length. The upper part of the Inn valley , close to its source is called Oberinntal or translated means "Upper Unn valley". The Inn is born in Switzerland, but enters Tirol by the village of...

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  • Brixental and the Kitzbuhel Alps

    Arriving from Bavaria, the second valley that merges its waters in the Inn river is the Brixen valley with the villages of Hopfgarten ,Brixen i Thale ,Westendorf , Kirchberg and the world famous Kitzbuhel - the place of the rich and famous.Kitzbuhel Alps - See second pic for a map of the area.

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  • Wattens - the Swarovski Factory and...

    the Swarovski museum is one of the most visited places in Tirol after Innsbruck .It tells the story of its owner . - A man originally from Bohemia / Czech republic /, the craddle of crystals ,that found a machine that could cut extremely precisely crystal. Because of regulations in his country ,he preferred Tirol / Austria to start the use of his...

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  • Kufstein - the pearl of Tirol

    Kufstein ,the second biggest city of Tirol is situated on both sides of the wide and lazily flowing Inn river.The beautiful white castle - the symbol of Kufstein , is perched on a hill overlooking the city .The old town center is situated around its feet ,with it's most famous street - Untere Stadtplatz . It's where kufsteineans hang out in the...

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  • Erl - The Passion games Village

    Situated at the Entrance of Tirol ,at the Border with Bavaria/ GermanyErl is famous for its Passion games that take place every 6 years. They tell the story of Jesus Christ , played by the locals.In terms of recreation in the summer months,Erl has to offer - An outdoor swimming pool , waterfall located some 15 mins of walk fromthe center , a...

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