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Sightseeing in Tirol - what to see. Complete travel guide

Seekirchl Seefeld in Tirol 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.
Plansee 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, an unusual attraction, the Inverted House, was built for tourists. All the items here are upside down. The visitors of its unusual entertainment center can look over all 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 a 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 a very beautiful submontane district, on a high hilltop. Its entrance is adorned like the head of the giant, 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.
Plansee Tirol is a popular center of hiking tourism. It is more interesting to explore beautiful historical cities in winter. At this time, 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 most popular hiking route is 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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Reference information
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'

Swimming pool at Hotel Hubertus

From the series “Most Scary Swiiming Pools”
A wonderful recreation area with tables and spacious terraces is equipped for guests on the roof next to the pool. You can sunbathe there. Guests of the upscale hotel can use the pool even in winter. It is equipped with a powerful water heating system. Specially raised edges were equipped in the pool instead of standard sides so as not to block the picturesque scenery for vacationers. They merge with the horizon and make the boundaries of the pool literally intangible. This adds even more thrills. … Read further

Linderhof Palace

From the series “Rococo Architecture – Famous Monuments”
One of the most interesting places in the territory of the palace is Venus Grotto. This is an artificial cave. It was built in the palace park in 1877. The height of this cave is 10 meters. It also has a chic design. A unique system of artistic illumination was formed in this cave at the end of the 19th century. It is one of the first in the world. A vast park surrounds the palace. Its area is about 80 hectares. It will be interesting to walk through it at any time of the year. Fountains and artificial waterfalls work in the park in the summer. … Read further
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