Tyrolean winter or winter wonder in Tyrol. Tyrolean winter is as multifaceted as any other season. Winter sports enthusiasts? Epicurean? Culture junkie? Tyrolean winter is a melting pot for sport, culture and relaxation. 9 ski areas with a total of 192 kilometres of pistes. Within less than half an hour's drive. Skiing, tobogganing, snowshoeing, ice sports, cross-country skiing, bobsleigh rafting. Snow parks for the whole family.
And away from the snow sports? The possibilities - almost endless. Winter in Tyrol offers the most beautiful Christmas markets, carnival traditions, culture, towns, wellness temples. Tyrolean delicacies. Rustic huts. Romanticism. Paradisiacal nature. Far away from the hustle and bustle, noise and stress of everyday life. Put your feet up, take a breather, switch off. Tirol winter = let your soul dangle in front of a fairytale backdrop with an amazing view!
Tyrol in winter is a paradise for sports fans. More than 80 ski areas with a total of around 3,000 kilometres of slopes inspire skiers and snowboarders. Around 4,000 km of well-prepared cross-country trails are available for cross-country skiers. Fairytale snow-covered forests and a wide view of the Tyrolean mountains offer numerous routes for winter hikes and snowshoe hikes. More than 750 kilometres of toboggan runs offer fun for young and old alike. Winter holidays in Tyrol. Here everything revolves around the white gold.
The Advent and Christmas season in the Tyrolean winter is something special. When it is still green elsewhere, the first snow falls in Tyrol. The Advent season beckons. With its scent of fir trees. Festively decorated houses, streets and marketplaces. Reflection on old traditions and customs. Perchten and Krampus parades. Even before St. Nicholas knocks. Orchestral brass bands and carolers - the Christmas spirit is in the air. Then there are the Christmas markets. Pass the time until the Christ Child arrives. See Tyrolean nativity scenes.
Alpine cult(ur) with a scene. Tyrol in winter offers not only mountains, but also all kinds of things for culture fans. The Tyrolean holiday region is rich in cultural assets from all eras. Historic old towns tell stories from the Middle Ages. Lovingly restored. Splendid town houses. Rustic alleys. Throne-like fortresses. Proud churches & monasteries. The Golden Roof of Innsbruck. Salt city and mint of Hall. Kufstein Fortress and the Rattenberg glassmaking tradition.
But the Tyrolean winter can also offer high-quality cultural events. Theatre, art and cultural events as varied as the Tyrolean cultural scene. Contemporary painter meets Alpine brass band music. Festivals with internationally famous musicians go hand in hand with folk theatre and art in time-honoured walls. Theatres, galleries, museums & music stages - Innsbruck is a cultural centre. But the smaller towns and villages also have a lively cultural life.
Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, is small enough that almost everything can be done on foot. Innsbruck's landmark: The "Golden Roof" in the centre of the historic old town. The lively boulevard Maria-Theresien-Strasse is a great place for shopping. An insider's tip is the Wiltener Platzl with its magnificent Wilhelminian style houses, old crafts, original restaurants and Saturday farmers' market. Treat yourself to a green break in the Hofgarten. The Imperial Hofburg, the Hofkirche and Ambras Castle with the oldest museum in the world are a must-see.
The market town of Wattens in the Lower Inn Valley is characterised by the great Swarovski family of entrepreneurs. The Chambers of Wonder of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds are a world of experience designed by André Heller on behalf of the crystal glass manufacturer Swarovski, consisting of a park, art museum, shop and restaurant. The Crystal Worlds take you into the wonderful world of cut crystals. Also worth a visit is Austria's only typewriter museum in the historic old town of Wattens. The Tyrolean Fairytale Dream Worlds enchant fairytale lovers every summer. The open-air museum Wattener Himmelreich shows excavations of a settlement from prehistoric times and can be visited all year round.