The stunning region of Tyrol is, with its impressive snowy peaks and distinctive architecture, quintessentially Austrian. One of the most beautiful mountainous areas in Europe, Tyrol has a lot to offer all year-round regardless of whether you prefer indulging in winter sports, finding a cosy spot by the fire or hiking, mountain climbing or cycling in the milder months.
Tyrol has a rich history that can be traced back to pre-Roman times. During the late Middle Ages, the region was a key location which led to the construction of many castles and fortresses that are still standing today, such as Castle Tyrol which gave the area its name, proudly presiding over the countryside from their hilltops. Today, Tyrol is a paradise for nature lovers with many activities that will delight the whole family.
Skiing gear is a must during the winter months, while spring and summer are the best time of the year to enjoy fishing and golfing. The weather can be as temperamental as the rough Alpine horizon and therefore a raincoat is always a good idea. The region is easily accessible by car or train.
Wherever you choose to go in Tyrol who will leave wanting to see more. If the opportunity to enjoy some of the best ski stations in Europe is not enough, how about enjoying a picnic by a picturesque waterfall while breathing some invigorating fresh air?
Holiday in Tyrol
Innsbruck, Tyrol’s capital is a wonderful treasure trove of medieval architecture and bustling nightlife. You will lose track of time as you stroll down narrow cobbled lanes discovering yet another delightful hidden corner from where you can observe the imposing Alps. There are several markets that sell mouth-watering local produce which will allow you to make the most of your own self-catered accommodation, and countless ski stations to choose from in Tyrol, most of which are within driving distance from Innsbruck.
Ötztal Natural Reserve offers unsurpassed opportunities to explore no less than 67 glaciers as well as magnificent green forests and the impressive Stuibenfall – largest waterfall in the region. Karwendel Natural Park is the perfect spot for birdwatchers where you can observe stone eagles in their natural habitat. Children will have a field day in Salvenaland Water Park, where they can play to their heart’s content while the adults enjoy a game of tennis.
Visitors will find folk festivals all year-round. In February, most towns hold a colourful Carnival parade to celebrate the imminent arrival of spring. The midsummer bonfires are a sight to behold, with fiery beacons lighting up the sharp edges and ridges of the mountain ranges, while Christmas is enthusiastically celebrated with numerous winter markets and carol singing.
Renting holiday accommodation in Tyrol
Despite being a bustling holiday destination, Tyrol still proudly conserves much of its local flavour and the ideal way to discover it is by staying close to the local people and renting a stunning ski chalet, or perhaps an apartment with stunning views of the jade Alpine mountains.
Cramped hotels with noisy tourists just can’t compare with the freedom of having your own holiday rental that will give you the perfect excuse to speak with local residents. Only they can tell you where to find the finest family-run eatery away from the tourist trail where you can try the best trout, or recommend the village with the most authentic Christmas market. Renting holiday accommodation in Austria will guarantee that a perfect holiday is even more memorable. After a long day marvelling at the breath-taking natural beauty, you deserve to get cosy by the fire with a glass of schnapps in your very own holiday rental.