10 Spots That Prove Tirol Is As Spectacular As You Think It Is

Looking for the best places to see in Tirol? Look no further.
9. Dezember 2021

Alpine mountain landscapes, crystal clear lakes and historic cities. Tirol is for those you want to just sit somewhere and admire the views as well as those wanting to earn their turns on touring skis. There is so much beauty to be seen, so let’s dive into 10 of the most spectacular places.

10 spots you must visit when in Tirol

1. Olpererhütte An Insta Famous Bridge

The title photography shows a bridge, that has in the recent years gained fame on social media. It’s right next to a hut and the hike there is fairly easy – but don’t mistake an alpine hike for a stroll in the park. Arrive early or off-season to avoid crowds.

2. Innsbruck Alpine City Vibes

The self claimed capital of the Austrian alps is a vibrant city with the best and most beautiful backyard one (mountain lover soul) could wish vor. It’s home to 30.000+ students and a winter day might start at a lecture and end with the last chair.

Innsbruck in the snow.
Classic Innsbruck views with the iconic mountain backdrop.

3. Nordkette: Outdoor Playground for Everyone

Innsbruck, again. But this time seen high above from the mountain range Nordkette. It’s the perfect melting pot for tourists, hikes, mountain runners, (e-)bikers, downhill bikers, paragliders, yogis, skiers, snowboarders & foodies (more than 6 huts within 0,5-3 hours hiking). It’s also at the border to the Karwendel nature park, the largest one in Austria. Seegrube and Hafelekar are spots up on the mountain that can be reached by cable car. More yoga info here.

Yoga class on Nordkette mountain near Innsbruck.
Nordkette is the perfect outdoor playground for kids everyone.

4. Plansee Nordic Vibes in the Alps

What looks like a fjord, really just is a beautiful lake close to the border of Germany. A hotspot for photographers, fishermen, hikers and bikers.

Woman sitting at the fjord shaped mountain lake in Tirol.

5. Brandenberger Ache River

The color of this river is just unreal in summer time. Hike along the river or jump in for a refreshing swim.

Man sitting by a mountain river in tirol.

6. Großglockner Highest Summit in Austria

Austria’s highest mountain is party in Salzburg, Carinthia and Tirol. The most common way up starts at Kals and is a 2 day alpine tour, which is usually done with a guide.

Climbing on the ridge at mountain Grossglockner.

7. Scenic Flight: Tyrol from Above

Can’t be bothered hiking up a mountain? See them all from above while flying without an engine. Mountain Soaring is run by expert flight instructors who fly self launching motor gliders. A unique and memorable experience!

Mountain Soaring scenic flight above the alps in two gliders.
See the alps from above with Mountain Soaring. ©SimonRainer

8. Obernberger See: Mountain Lake Beauty

Close to the Italian border, this lake is a real gem. The hike to the lake (bus stop + parking) takes around 30minutes and is perfect for families. To go around the lake you should plan for an extra hour or 1,5hrs. It’s a unique place at any time of the year!

Obernbergersee Lake in Tirol Wipptal.
This lake never fails to amaze.

9. Indian Summer in the Alps

October/November is when the larch trees turn yellow, red and look as if they were on fire. Alpine indian summer vibes can be seen at Stubai valley as well as in the Karwendel (Ahornboden) or Pfundser Tschey in Oberinntal.

Eulenwiesen hike in late autumn in Tirol.
Hiking across Eulenwiesen in Stubai.

10. Unique Accommodation in the Snow

Top your winter experience off with an igloo night high up in the mountains in Kühtai ski resort. The stay includes a nighttime hike, fondue dinner, a bonfire and sauna to warm up before cuddling up in a warm expedition sleeping bag inside an igloo.

Igloos at night in Kühtai, Tirol.

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