Top 10 things to do in Tyrol

Tyrol

A province in the Alps that may feel like a fairy tale

Tyrol is a region in Austria.

Full of romantic lakes and castles and beer drinking lederhosen clad locals playing ump-papa music and marching in bands, the place can seem a bit fairy tale to the visitor at times because it is! Innsbruck and Bolzano/Bozen are the only real "bigger" cities making it a natural paradise too. The roads get clogged with tourists however in the summer and winter months. Tyrol is popular for its famous ski resorts, which include Kitzbühel, Ischgl and St. Anton.

Region in Austria
Typical length of visit: 1 day
Rating: 4.1

Top 10 things to do in Tyrol

Kitzbühel

Kitzbühel
Offers a great variety of upscale dining experiences, amazing roof top bars and luxury spas

Innsbruck

Innsbruck
Innsbruck, the Capital of the Alps offers the perfect blend of city life and Alpine adventure

Ambras Castle

Ambras Castle
One of the most important sights in the city houses

Hofburg Innsbruck

Hofburg Innsbruck
Feel the lifestyle of prominent Austrians of the past in one of the three most important historical buildings in Austria

Innsbruck's Old Town

Innsbruck's Old Town
Travel back in time strolling through the 800 year old city center, a classic Austrian hybrid of Gothic and Baroque

Goldenes Dachl

Goldenes Dachl
The Goldenes Dachl is a landmark structure located in the Old Town section of Innsbruck, Austria. It is considered the city's most famous symbol. Completed in 1500, the roof was ...

Hofkirche, Innsbruck

Hofkirche, Innsbruck
The Hofkirche is a Gothic church located in the Altstadt section of Innsbruck, Austria. The church was built in 1553 by Emperor Ferdinand I as a memorial to his grandfather ...

Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

Tyrolean Folk Art Museum
The Tyrolean Folk Art Museum is considered one of the finest regional heritage museums in Europe. Located next to the Hofkirche and across from the Hofburg in the Altstadt section ...

Tyrolean State Museum

Tyrolean State Museum
The Tyrolean State Museum , also known as the Ferdinandeum after Archduke Ferdinand, is located in Innsbruck, Austria. It was founded in 1823 by the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum Society ...

Hofgarten, Innsbruck

Hofgarten, Innsbruck
The Hofgarten is a protected park located on the edge of the Altstadt section of Innsbruck, Austria. The park covers an area of 10 hectares , and borders on the ...

Bergisel

Bergisel
The Bergisel is a hill that lies to the south of Innsbruck, Austria, in the area of Wilten, where the Sill river meets the Inn Valley.The word's first syllable Berg- ...

Patscherkofel

Patscherkofel
Patscherkofel is a mountain and ski area in the Alps, in Tyrol in western Austria, 7 km south of Innsbruck. The peak rises to a summit elevation of 2,246 m above sea ...

Tivoli-Neu

Tivoli-Neu
 Tivoli-Neu  is a multi-purpose stadium in Innsbruck, Austria. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of FC Wacker Innsbruck and Swarco Raiders Tirol. The ...

Glungezer

Glungezer
The Glungezer is a mountain in the Tux Alps in Tyrol southeast of Innsbruck in Austria. ...

Armoury, Innsbruck

Armoury, Innsbruck
The Armoury in Innsbruck, Austria, is a former military arsenal that is now a museum. It lies in the Innsbruck quarter of Dreiheiligen.HistoryMaximilian I had the Armoury ...

Birkkarspitze

Birkkarspitze
The Birkkarspitze is the highest mountain in the Karwendel range, Austria. It is located within the Innsbruck-Land District of Tyrol, Austria. ...

Baggersee Innsbruck

Baggersee Innsbruck
Baggersee Innsbruck is located in the south-eastern part of Innsbruck at the Inn River and belongs to the city district Amras. With an area size of 2.8 ha it is ...

Herzsee

Herzsee
The Herzsee is a lake near the village center of Aldrans in the Tyrol region of Austria, and serves mainly for fish breeding. Formerly the Lake was opened to the ...

Große Arnspitze

Große Arnspitze
The Große Arnspitze is the highest peak in the Arnspitze Group in the Wettersteingebirge mountains. It is located west of Scharnitz in Austria. The border between Germany and Austria runs ...

Grand Pond

Grand Pond
The Grand Pond, also called Castle Park Pond, is located in the park east of the main entrance of Castle Ambras in the city area of Innsbruck. The lake was ...

Riedel: a Symphony of Glass & Taste

Riedel: a Symphony of Glass & Taste
Takes you on a journey through the sensory world of glass, crystal and craftsmanship

Tirol - Alpine Sophistication

Tirol - Alpine Sophistication
21st-century designs harmonize with the silhouettes of medieval buildings and quaint Alpine farmhouses

Crystal Worlds Wattens

Crystal Worlds Wattens
The world looks different from inside a giant crystal

A mountain walk on the Adlerweg

A mountain walk on the Adlerweg
Experience the magnificent Alpine panorama and the thundering of a mountain waterfall as though the world is yours

Alpinarium Galtür

Alpinarium Galtür
Unique in all of Europe because its architecture and exhibition space

Arlberg Hospizhotel

Arlberg Hospizhotel
Stay at the historic former residence of the brotherhood of St. Christoph founded in 1386 right next to the slopes.

Astounding views, for all hikers

Astounding views, for all hikers
One of the most dramatic hikes to take in the Austrian Alps which happens to be one of the easiest and most accessible

Igls. Austria special

Igls. Austria special
Wanderweg Holidays offers a great package to Igls in Tirol, which offers great walking and hiking trails.

Inn and Ziller Valley

Inn and Ziller Valley
Enjoy beautiful cycling through the Tyrol Mountains without the hassle of packing and unpacking each day

Klangspuren Schwaz

Klangspuren Schwaz
A contemporary music festival that follows unconventional paths (Spetember)

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern
Bordering the Austrian provinces Carinthia, Salzburg and Tirol the National Park Hohe Tauern

Restaurant Top Mountain Star im Ötztal

Restaurant Top Mountain Star im Ötztal
A high point in every sense of the word, located in the heart of Tirol.

Riedel Glas

Riedel Glas
Without the glasses of Tirol’s glassmaker, wine wouldn’t taste half as good.

Stanz: Austria’s top distilling village

Stanz: Austria’s top distilling village
It takes a village: Stanz in Tirol is Austria’s top producer of high-quality Schnapps.

The Mint Museum Hall

The Mint Museum Hall
An impressive reminder of a time when currency was literally as hard as the material it was produced from

Tirol: Architectural Highlights

Tirol: Architectural Highlights
Tirol’s innovative architecture create a stimulating contrast to the numerous historic buildings in the city

Try and hike the Hahnenkamm

Try and hike the Hahnenkamm
For skiers, the Hahnenkamm mountain in Kitzbuehel is the holy grail of ski racing...

“Fasnacht” & the Tirol mask-carvers

“Fasnacht” & the Tirol mask-carvers
Wild traditional celebrations that are only staged every 3, 4 or even 5 years

Bergisel Ski Jump

Bergisel Ski Jump
Bergisel Ski Jump - venue for the international Vierschanzentournee ski jump competition.

Exhibition „Mountains, a mysterious passion“

Exhibition „Mountains, a mysterious passion“
A special show in a modern exhibition space

Gourmet Restaurant Europa Stüberl

Gourmet Restaurant Europa Stüberl
Combines gourmet excellence and a strong wine list with a classic Tyrolean layout

Hungerburg Funicular

Hungerburg Funicular
The hybrid funicular railway whose striking appearance sprung from the imagination of star architect Zaha Hadid

Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

Innsbruck Festival of Early Music
The oldest existing festival for early music

Innsbruck's Imperial Church

Innsbruck's Imperial Church
Served as a staggeringly ambitious memorial to the Holy Roman Emperor who shared his blood

Innsbruck’s Shining Imperial Palace

Innsbruck’s Shining Imperial Palace
Discover how the Habsburgs made Innsbruck their home with examples of a fascinating stretches of time

Kaufhaus Tyrol

Kaufhaus Tyrol
A shopper’s paradise on six levels rises in sharp contrast with Innsbruck’s historic old town

Modern Architecture in Tirol

Modern Architecture in Tirol
Discover modern Tirol influenced by the work of Zaha Hadid

Nordkettenbahn

Nordkettenbahn
Climb Innsbruck’s majestic Nordkette mountain range through the cable car designed by star-architect Zaha Hadid

The Tirol Panorama

The Tirol Panorama
The gigantic panoramic painting known as the “Riesenrundgemälde” is the centrepiece of the museum

Traverse Innsbruck in Style

Traverse Innsbruck in Style
The hybrid funicular railway whose striking appearance sprung from the imagination of star architect Zaha Hadid