What to do and see in Tirol, Austria: The Best Places and Tips

March 18, 2018 Toi Mattera

Once known as The Land of the Mountains, the 10,000-square-mile province of Tirol is a wonderland of gushing rivers, lush meadows and rugged peaks. Fantastic hiking trails wind along paths through the Zillertal Alps. Famed resort towns confetti the mountainsides, including Kitzbühel, St. Anton, Ischgl and Seefeld, site of some events in the 1964 and 1976 Winter Games. Compact capital Innsbruck is a medieval gem. The Tirolean identity is strong: Expect to see lederhosen and feathered hats.
Restaurants in Tirol

1. Hell Valley

Hammersbach | parking at Hammersbach, 82491 Grainau, Bavaria, Germany +49 8821 8895
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5 based on 187 reviews

Hell Valley

Reviewed By Leon Z - Drunen, The Netherlands

We did this tour today when it was not so hot. The climb to get to the attraction takes about 1 hour. There you can have a drink before paying your entry fee and then one can walk further uphill over stairs and footpaths along the waterfall between two huge Mountains. Sometimes you walk alongside the water, sometimes through covered corridors carved out of the rocks. It takes about half an hour to arrive at the top and then one can either return the same way or use an even longer route. Not for people with bad feet or legs. It's steep and sometimes difficult although the rating says "easy". Nevertheless when you have 3 hours and a good condition, it's a must-do activity.

82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany +49 8821 3167
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Partnachklamm

Reviewed By Alan F - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

This is a very exciting experience in winter when the ice is well established. It can get very busy and congested. There is a small fee at the entrance. Note that there are no toilet facilities once you enter the gorge. You need waterproof shoes and a camera. At its best in February/March if you want to see the best ice formations.

3. Ischgl-Samnaun ski area

Ischgl, Austria +41 81 861 86 00
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ischgl-Samnaun ski area

Reviewed By Roland C - Ashford, United Kingdom

An immaculate ski area on a steep mountain with excellent ski lifts. Ideally a resort for Intermediate skiers due to the steep slopes but plenty of wide runs for those in need of space to traverse. Lots of snow making kit too if the weather is not ideal. Thoroughly enjoyed our week there.

4. Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen

Hoehenstrasse 145, Innsbruck 6020, Austria +43 512 293344
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen

Nirgendwo sonst liegt die Grenze zwischen urbanem Raum und rauer Bergwelt so nah zusammen: Mit den Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen gelangt man in nur 20 Minuten vom Stadtzentrum in hochalpines Gelande. Der Besuch auf der Innsbrucker Nordkette lasst in Sachen Aussicht keine Wunsche offen. Bereits an der Bergstation der Hungerburgbahn erscheint den Besuchern die Landeshauptstadt Innsbruck aus einem vollig neuen Blickwinkel: 300 Meter uber der Stadt geniesst man den traumhaften Ausblick auf die Hauptstadt der Alpen. Mit der Seegrubenbahn erreicht man kurz darauf die 1905 Meter hoch gelegene Seegrube. Von dort offnet sich der Blick auf das gesamte mittlere Inntal, die Stubaier und Zillertaler Alpen und uber das Wipptal bis zur nahe gelegenen italienischen Landesgrenze. Fur den Aussichtshohepunkt geht es mit der Hafelekarbahn weiter auf das 2256 Meter hohe Hafelekar: Dort steht die dicht besiedelte Inntalfurche auf der einen Seite im Kontrast zur unbesiedelten Wildnis des Alpenparks Karwendel auf der anderen Seite. Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Stadt und Berg werden die Eindrucke hoch uber Innsbruck zum einzigartigen Erlebnis

Reviewed By Hema P - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Highly recommend this ride, you get great views of the city. Be sure to go right to the top. there are 3 stops along the ride. However, if the weather is bad, they will not go further than the 2nd stop. The ride is easy and comfortable. there is a restaurant one of the stop.
sensational trip and very picturesque.

5. Hintertuxer Gletscher

Hintertux, Austria +43 5287 8510
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4.5 based on 473 reviews

Hintertuxer Gletscher

Reviewed By kaveeeen - Wattala, Sri Lanka

We went to this ALPHS mountain on July 2017.we went with four families .From the starting point(cable car)I was so excited.we went in three cable cars each having a station to stop .as I was going up and up I could see slowly slowly ice layers and mountain covered with thick snow .As we reached there I did some ice sports and then later went on the glacier ride with th guide .guide was informative showing al the paths inside the glacier .The temperature was 4 degrees and as we were going in it became more and more colder .we went on a boat on ice water also.Then whole glacier rider adventure was fun trampling ice water and slipping .CHEERS TO SUCH AN AMAZING AUSTRIAN ALPHS MOUNTAIN

6. Serfaus Fiss Ladis

Gaensackerweg 2, Serfaus 6534, Austria +43 5476 6239
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4.5 based on 599 reviews

Serfaus Fiss Ladis

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is THE holiday region for families in winter as well as in summer. The skiing area is situated on a sunny alpine plateau above the Tyrolean Inn Valley and offers 212 skiable kilometres of pistes, 68 lift and cable car systems, 112 km maintained cross-country skiing trails, 10 freeride routes, 9 fun areas and many more winter fun sports. Also in summer Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a very special holiday destination. Amongst 500 km of signposted hiking trails the destination provides a bike park, countless biking trails, the summer toboggan run Fisser Flitzer, a summer fun park, the family coaster "Schneisenfeger" and many other attractions.

Reviewed By Rosanne B - Harare, Zimbabwe

This resort caters for families with young children. Lift operators are helpful and friendly. Ski school instructors are good with children. Restaurants cater for children and some even have microwave ovens and games cupboards. The runs down to Fiss village are fantastic. Some runs around Serfaus are very steep, so try them first before taking your young children down them. The accent by car to the village is steep and there are a number of sharp turn.

B179 Road, Reutte 6600, Austria
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4.5 based on 553 reviews

Highline179

Reviewed By Angie P

Just couldn't do it . So let me explain, I am afraid of heights and when I got there and realized that the bridge did move and ya it was definitely high I bowed out. My friend went and loved the views. My understanding is that is the longest suspension bridge in Austria. It was a great walk in the forest to get there. Yes it is up hill but the path is paved. Someone traveling with us has back and leg issues and was able to do the walk. You also have the opportunity to go to the Ehrenberg castle ruins which have a wonderful 360 view of your surrounding. Mountains and a village below. We could actually hear Bavarian music playing from the town. Again me and my heights there were a few freaky spots for me . I really enjoyed this stop. We did not do the museum that was also there by the parking area in the valley. For hiking lovers they do have a few trails you can take.

8. Lienzer Bergbahnen/ Osttirodler Alpine Coaster

Zettersfeldstrasse 38, Lienz 9900, Austria +43 4852 63975
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4.5 based on 175 reviews

Lienzer Bergbahnen/ Osttirodler Alpine Coaster

Reviewed By Linda W

Great attraction for all ages. This long and exciting coaster is a buzz and safe for all ages. It starts with a ride up the mountain in the cable car, where there is a restaurant and many trails to walk or take the coaster back down into Lienz. It is very reasonably priced and worth a second go.

Maurach, Eben am Achensee 6213, Austria
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4.5 based on 510 reviews

Achensee

Reviewed By A A

We did! My wife and our dog...it is 28 km walk around the lake.
We started in Pertisau and did the circle. The village itself is nice and quiet. Than you have walk for ca 7 km ups and downs with lovely view on lake and surroundings. There are some huts on the way, but don't expect anything special. But we want to enjoy the nature!
Many attractions around - cycling, kitesurfing, yachting, running, train for kids. Really lovely day.
Take good shoes and water with you and have a great day!

10. Timmelsjoch high alpine road

Otztal Str, Obergurgl, Austria +43 512 581970
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4.5 based on 169 reviews

Timmelsjoch high alpine road

Reviewed By msi911 - Naerum, Denmark

If you ever drive to Italy from Austria or vice versa don't cheat yourself for this trip through the Timmelsjoch pass via via Ötztal.
Narrow roads and some really amazing views - bring lunch and stop somewhere and enjoy it and the views.
Do remember cash for the toll road - no cards accepted last time I did the trip ;)

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