Towns & Culture

"Jewels" within beautiful nature

Most people that visit us for the first time in Tyrol do so because of the the impressive natural scenery. However, if you have already visited you will know that embedded in this landscape there are picturesque towns and villages, interesting museums and exhibitions, entertaining concerts and much more worth discovering! For example ...

Kufstein (35 mins)

The Kufstein song – the best-selling folk song – made the town on the river Inn famous. Amongst other things, sights worth seeing in the second biggest town in Tyrol are the Kufstein Fortress which can be seen from afar, with the largest outdoor organ in the world, the "Thierberg" ruins and the Hohenstaffing castle. Perhaps you will recognise some of the views. The classic film "The Flying Classroom" by Erich Kästner from 1953 was completely filmed in Kufstein.

Innsbruck (45 mins)

The symbol of Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol, is the golden roof in the well-preserved Gothic old town. Also worth visiting are the Helblinghaus with its baroque stucco façade, the Hofburg with its state rooms and the Alpine Zoo. Some more tips?

  • Summer
    At the
    Ambras castle you can listen to the concerts.
  • Winter
    At the Bergiselschanze the annual Four Hills ski jumping tournament takes place.
  • The whole year ...
    … numerous shops and boutiques for shopping with city flair.

Rattenberg (18 mins)

The glass town of Rattenberg, the smallest town in Tyrol, takes you on a journey to the middle ages. From businesses, traditional to tiny, through to museums; here almost everything revolves around the theme of glass and craftsmanship. In the old town it is also worth seeing the Rattenberger parish church, the nail-makers' houses and the Augustine monestary with museum. For culture lovers we recommend a visit to the Rattenberger Schlossbergspiele to see a theatre performance.

Schloss Tratzberg (30 mins)

As if taken from a fairy-tale, the Renaissance castle in Tratzberg is enthroned above the Inn valley. From the end of March to the beginning of November there are guided tours around the magnificent apartments, as well as grand old paintings and historic armour on display. We have one more tip for you ...

 

  • For children:
    Children can explore the castle and the age of chivalry on an exciting fairy-tale tour at the same time as their parents. Further attractions include the slow train "Tratzberg-Express", playground, children's birthday parties at Tratzberg and evening tours with the knights' table, including supporting programme ...