The Tyrol region is the tourists’ favourite destination in Austria, when it comes to sports.
Tyrol, also known as the „Heart of the Alps”, is waiting for you in winter and also in summer with never ending opportunities. Austria and Italy share this region. The part in Italy is known as South-Tyrol. North-, and East-Tyrol are on the Austrian side.
The resorts have built 4000 kilometres of ski courses for the tourists. If you would like to ski, you can choose from 1200 ski-lifts, 5700 kilometres of ski-runs, but you can also go on a trip using some of the 3300 kilometres of winter tourist roads.
If you travel to Tyrol to do some winter sports, it might be wise to look into the regions a bit more than usual. You can find over 80 different places for skiing, with different features.
Popular ski resorts are: St. Anton am Arlberg, Kitzbühel, the Zillertal Alps, East-Tyrol and the 5 Tyrolean glaciers.
This latter one shines out of the crowd with its wonderful natural landscape that you can enjoy whilst skiing.
If you love extreme sports, Tyrol is your place. It is perfect for hiking, rafting or just going on trips.
The centre of the region is Innsbruck. The city was founded in the Roman age. After the union of Austria and Tyrol, it was the princes’ headquarters.
The city itself is an outstanding cultural centre. It lies near to the Italian and Swiss borders. Some famous cities are easily approachable from here. The most important sights, Hofburg, Hofkirche and the Ambras Castle are located right at the feet of the Alps. The Tyrolean Museum Railways and the Kaiserjäger Museum are maybe the two most characteristic out of its many museums.
If you’d like to visit this beautiful region, it might be worth choosing bus rental, so that instead of driving and all the hassle, you could truly rest and relax.