10 Things to Do in Tirol That You Shouldn't Miss

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.

1. Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen

Hoehenstrasse 145, Innsbruck 6020, Austria Transportation, Tramways
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4.5 based on 2797 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 ivornjen - Montville, AustraliaMontville, Australia

Worth it even with fear of heights and enclosed spaces

An old Trip Advisor review helped me with this (Tremont44113 Jul 2015). The review finished with 'If I can do it... so can you'. Well here's to that – I am glad I did. Thanks also to my partner who buffered me from crowds.You start at an underground stati

2. Grossglockner

| Salzburg/Kärnten/Tirol, Austria Nature & Parks, Mountains
Excellent
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5 based on 356 reviews

Grossglockner

Austria's highest mountain and centrepiece of the High Tauern National Park You can approach the Grossglockner in many different ways: it is the highest mountain of the Alpine Republic, one of the most striking elevations in the Eastern Alps and the summit of passion for many a mountaineer. The mountain is also home to people, numerous animals and rare plants. The Glockner is cloaked in secrecy, is the stuff of legend and has great attractive power. It is an obstacle on the path from north to south, yet a place where it has been overcome through the millennia. Join us and get to know his majesty, the Grossglockner, in his numerous aspects!

Reviewed By Planinar_Prisha - Zagreb, CroatiaZagreb, Croatia

Grossglockner ascent

Climbing highest peak of Austria (3798m) is amasing experience. You are rewarded by breathtaking view to Pasterze glacier with many wateralls beneath Grossglockner, great scenery of Hohe Tauern national park, and surrounding mountains.Depending on time of

3. Schwarzsee

Schwarzsee, Kitzbuhel 6370, Austria Nature & Parks, Bodies of Water
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4.5 based on 402 reviews

Schwarzsee

Reviewed By CatherinevSymons - Glossop, United KingdomGlossop, United Kingdom

Lovely to walk around.

I found to walk from the Alpenhotel Kitzbühelend end of the lake to be the best, there is a nice meditation garden and an option to go away from the lake on a longer walk. Part of the way around the lake is blocked by fencing which you have to make a deto

4. Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Kristallweltenstrasse 1, Wattens 6112, Austria Museums, Nature & Parks, Art Museums, Specialty Museums More
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3.5 based on 2692 reviews

Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds) turns Swarovski crystal into a living experience that is constantly changing and being reimagined for its visitors: In the Chambers of Wonder and the expansive garden, internationally and nationally recognized artists, designers, and architects have interpreted crystal in their own unique ways. After its third and largest expansion from 2013 to 2015, the fantasy world of the iconic Giant stretches over 7.5 Hectares, offering an unparalleled mixture of contemporary art, ancient history and fascinating nature. Since its opening in 1995, more than thirteen million visitors have visited Swarovski Crystal Worlds. That makes it one of the most popular attractions in Austria. Highlights of Swarovski Crystal Worlds are the Chambers of Wonder, the Crystal Cloud, which consists of 800,000 hand-mounted Swarovski crystals and drifts above the black Mirror Pool, the playtower and playground, wich gives children all kinds of playing experiences and the Daniels Kristallwelten. Cafe & Restaurant, which offers unforgettable culinary delights. The Swarovski Kristallwelten Store is a generous shopping landscape, which is the only area that brings together all of the product worlds of Swarovski. Enjoy your stay at Swarovski Crystal Worlds!

Reviewed By Elinamic - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom

Great exhibitions

We visited Swarovski Crystal Worlds on a snowy day from Innsbruck using the shuttle bus. We spent about 3 hours there and were able to see (almost) everything and even have a snack at the restaurant. The exhibitions inside the Giant were extraordinary. I

5. Penkenbahn - Mayrhofen Zillertal

Hauptstrasse 472, Mayrhofen 6290, Austria Transportation, Tramways
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4.5 based on 320 reviews

Penkenbahn - Mayrhofen Zillertal

Reviewed By AmirFDM - Nahariya, IsraelNahariya, Israel

Cable Car

The main cable car connecting the town of Mayrhofen with the Zillertal ski area.The cable car runs continuously in the ski season from 8 am to 5 pm.The busy hours are usually between 9 am and 10 am, uphill.On weekends, it's more crowded.

6. Altstadt von Innsbruck

Innsbruck, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 2050 reviews

Altstadt von Innsbruck

Reviewed By sandra n - Lemont, IllinoisLemont, Illinois

Loved Innsbruck Everything!

We visited Innsbruck with our tour company, had an excellent guided tour throughout Old Town, and then had lots of free time to explore on our own. We enjoyed it so much!. It is a beautiful, historic, quaint, walkable European town. I enjoyed everything,

7. Hungerburg Funicular

Hoehenstrasse 145, Innsbruck 6020, Austria Transportation, Tramways
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4.5 based on 1228 reviews

Hungerburg Funicular

A new way to climb a mountain: not far from Innsbruck’s famed “Goldenes Dachl”, an amorphous ice formation glitters in the sun. Upon closer inspection, however, it reveals itself as the lower terminus of the Hungerburgbahn hybrid funicular railway, whose striking appearance sprung from the imagination of star architect Zaha Hadid.

Reviewed By smnthklly - Reading, United KingdomReading, United Kingdom

Efficient and fun

The funicular is pricy but well worth going on to get to the cable car for the Nordkette. The train is comfortable and clean and departs regularly every day. The main station has a ticket office and toilet if required, and you will need your ticket to sca

8. Osttirodler - Alpine Coaster

Iseltaler Strasse 27, Lienz 9900, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4.5 based on 211 reviews

Osttirodler - Alpine Coaster

Reviewed By Ruth T - Mocksville, North Carolina, United StatesMocksville, North Carolina, United States

A Blast!

We had spent about 10 days in Europe, staying in walled cities, visiting Venice, etc., all the while posting pictures on fb for our family and friends. Got the expected responses until we posted pics of us on the alpine coaster...THIS is what got everyone

9. Bergbahn Kitzbuhel

Hahnenkammstrasse 1a, Kitzbuhel 6370, Austria Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Ski & Snowboard Areas
Excellent
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4.5 based on 537 reviews

Bergbahn Kitzbuhel

Reviewed By Paul M - BanburyBanbury

World class ski resort - but read on

Firstly - I hope I'm reviewing in the right place for the Hahnenkamm Bergbahn.We came here because we always like to go on a world-cup piste, so this year we planned to come for the Hahnenkamm.We only came for one day - the other days we were in other are

10. Kufstein Fortress

Festung 2, Kufstein 6330, Austria Sights & Landmarks, Castles, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 576 reviews

Kufstein Fortress

Reviewed By Niobe_B - Annecy, FranceAnnecy, France

Medieval fortress with interesting local history

Medieval fortress overlooking a river with local history museum, former state prisons & self guided tours. This fortress was first documented in 1205 as being Bavarian Duke Ludwig's and the Bishop of Regensburg's property. It was often the cause of confli

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