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Sightseeing in Tirol - what to see. Complete travel guide

Tirol is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. There is literally everything that you may want, including beautiful parks and nature reserves, historical and architectural attractions, modern entertainment centers and museums. Tirol is interesting at any time of year. In winter, there are always lots of tourists at ski resorts; in summer, scenic places attract fans of hiking and relaxing stay.
Tirol can be visited at any time of year. Winter alpine landscapes attract fans of skiing; in warmer months there are lots of excursion fans and ecotourists here. The region offers excellent … Open
The capital of the region is the city of Innsbruck; the Alpine Zoo, Ambras palace and Hofburg fortress are its main attractions. Each year, Ambras palace hosts the festival of early music; this festival always attracts a lot of travelers. Those wishing to explore natural attractions of these places are sure to take part in a tour around lakes of Tirol. Lakes of Achen, Pillersee, Valheze and Schwarzsee are true miracles of nature. The largest lake in these places is Tristacher See located in the eastern part of the province.
Several medieval fortresses and castles have survived in small towns. The old fortress and the chapel built in the late 15th century are situated in Landeck. The chapel houses a large collection of ancient frescos and a historical museum. Hal is interesting because of Gazegg Castle and Mint; they were completed in the second half of the 15th century. Tratzberg Castle housing the armory in one of its rooms is situated in Stans. The building also has a great value and is a fine example of Renaissance style. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. You can comfortably travel through the region not only by rail, but also by bus. Tram running along very scenic places is available to visitors of Innsbruck. 2. Given that the local … Open
Those who want to know more about the history of the Middle Ages are sure to enjoy exploring Kramsach region. This is the true open-air museum; every building and every street here reminds about significant historical events. Vacationers with children are advised to spend at least one day in Thal-Assling, where there is a large amusement park. A tour to Schwartz allows seeing deep mines and places where silver was mined. Despite the fact that all the towns and districts of the Tirol are close, each of them is unique.
Many travelers associate Tirol only with winter holidays. Actually, it is interesting to visit this picturesque region at any time of the year. Here, you can admire beautiful nature and see a lot of interesting attractions. Fans of excursions should definitely visit the village of Terfens located in the surroundings of Innsbruck. Several years ago, the unusual attraction, the Inverted House, was built for tourists. All the items here are upside down too. The visitors of its unusual entertainment center can walk along the rooms and evaluate their extraordinary design. In the entertainment center, you can take a lot of unusual pictures. It is especially popular with young people and tourists with children.
National food of this picturesque Austrian region illustrates its usual simple and harmonious way of life. All the popular dishes are very simple and hearty. Travelers looking for an … Open
In the tiny town of Wattens, there is the popular “women’s” attraction, the Swarovski Kristallwelten (the Museum of Swarovski Crystals). It is one of the most unusual museums in Austria. The museum is located in the very beautiful submontane district, on the high hilltop. The entrance to it is adorned like the head of the giant who is the famous character of local legends. In the museum resembling a fabulous cave, you can admire wonderful crystals and accessories. This museum houses the biggest cut crystal that weighs 300 thousand carat. The visitors can see here a lot of special interactive exhibits. They can be inside of the big crystal, walk through the ice tunnel, and observe the collection of unique pieces of art. On the territory of the museum, there is a shop where visitors can buy high-quality jewels with Swarovski crystals.
Tirol is a popular center of hiking tourism. While it is more comfortable to walk along beautiful historical cities in winter, you can admire the unique Alpine nature in all its beauty. There are very interesting hiking routes in the valley of Debanttal. They let admire not only marvelous natural landscapes, but also several unique historical sites. The popular hiking route is called “Cedar Path” that starts near the mountain peak of Patscherkofel. One of the longest hiking routes is the Stubai high-mountain path. It will take you 8 days to cover it.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Tirol
♥   Castle 'Ambras Palace' , 12.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Freundsberg' , 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tratzberg Castle' , 18 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Kropfsberg' , 25.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Lichtenwerth' , 26.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Tirol
♥   Nature Park 'Karwendel' , 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Hochgebirgsnaturpark Zillertaler Alpen' , 34.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Ötztal' , 57.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Hohe Tauern' , 68.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Kaunergrat-Pitztal-Kaunertal' , 75.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Tirol from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Dolomiti

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Many people choose Dolomiti for a winter vacation. There are a lot of various placed of interest and good ski routes. Ski resort Arabba is one of the most extreme in the world. There you can find the most complex routes. The beginners in skiing or families can go to Tre Valli. It has a lot of entertainment and rich nature. … Read further

Harakiri Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The professionals think that literally every person with a proper level of preparation can overcome this piste. You just have to consider the right skiing technique. Today the special warning signs in different languages ​​are placed on one of the most dangerous slopes in the world. In addition to the ski slopes, the trainers and the doctors are always on duty. It is recommended to ski on the other 'black' ski slopes of the Mayrhoven in front of the 'Harakiri' slope. … Read further
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