You are in the heart of the Alps, in the land of Empress Sissi! Tyrol is spectacular with sumptuous peaks and deep valleys, natural parks, mountain lakes and glaciers. This area is ideal for skiing in winter and hiking in summer while enjoying the beautiful scenery. And to walk in any season, accompanied by your tour guide. In this destination there are large world-class ski resorts and small good-natured resorts, maple and larch forests, streams and brooks, warm chalets and inns, flower meadows and cows in the mountain pastures. Tyrol, a western Austrian state bordering Italy, Germany and Liechtenstein, is known for its preserved folklore and beautiful capital Innsbruck, both sporting and cultural. You will discover museums and the largest alpine zoo in Europe. Dare to cross the Holzgau suspension bridge in the Lech valley, 200 m long, which crosses the Höhenbach gorge at 100 m from the water, with a breathtaking view of the stream and waterfall. Look for the Tiroler Wirtshaus green signs at traditional inns where you can enjoy pretzels and good local traditional recipes with beer. Tyrol is also Heidi's country, full of tenderness and romance, with its edelweiss, folk music and dances in costumes and songs including the typical yoldel.

What to visit Tyrol?

When to go to Tyrol?

When to go to Tyrol? Austria, due to its different tourist possibilities, can be visited in any season. In summer, many hikes are possible throughout most of the country. Austria has more than 50,000 km of marked trails for all levels. In addition, summer is the season for many renowned cultural festivals: festivals in Vienna, Salzburg, Bregenz, Ars Electronica and many others. In winter, Austria and especially Tyrol are perfect for snow sports. In Tyrol, Christmas has kept its traditional spirit, which makes it the magical celebration of our childhood memories. You will have the chance to experience a pre-Christmas evening that attracts both locals and visitors. In a family and warm atmosphere, you will listen to traditional Christmas carols while drinking a mulled wine with spices.

How to go to Tyrol? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

For Austria, the agencies will mainly offer short stays in Vienna ("in the footsteps of Sissi","Romantic Vienna"...). But you can also opt for a visit to Salzburg, a tour through the whole country, or hikes around the Salzkammergut lakes or in the Dachstein. There are also many winter sports stays in Tyrol. Finally, there are also combined language and ski holidays.

It is very easy to go alone to Austria, the road, rail and air transport networks being very developed and the means to get there are numerous (plane, train, coach, car...). The main danger in Austria is the mountains: beware of falls and be well equipped; the risks of avalanches are also very real (www.lawine.at). In the mountains, check the weather before you leave and get your compass and maps. Do not swim anywhere, as lake waters can be dangerous.

Domestic flights, given the distances, are very much in competition with trains, although students and people under 24 can sometimes benefit from reduced prices. The rail network is very dense. If you want to travel by car, no problem, but your car will have to be reliable because the slopes are steep. Namely: vehicles using highways must do so and display it on the windshield.

Prepare for your trip Tyrol

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Tyrol? Austria, due to its different tourist possibilities, can be visited in any season. In summer, ma...
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Weather forecast

The Austrian climate is generally alpine in nature. In the north, the climate is continental and alpine, while in the...
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Budget

Austria, whose currency is also the euro, has a reputation for being a country with a high cost of living. It is true...
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Formalities

Austria is a member of the European Union and the Schengen area. For a European national, a valid identity card is su...
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Health

Health conditions are excellent in Austria and Tyrol. However, make sure your vaccinations are up to date. In additio...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to go alone to Austria, the road, rail and air transport networks being very developed and the means...
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How to get organized?

For Austria, the agencies will mainly offer short stays in Vienna ("in the footsteps of Sissi","Romantic Vienna"...)....
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Getting around

Domestic flights, given the distances, are very much in competition with trains, although students and people under 2...
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