The Tyrol is made up of untouched landscapes, idyllic mountain villages and a magnificent mountain world that makes this region that covers the west and southwest of Austria and Northern Italy, a nature lover’s paradise.
The Tyrol also contains the Hohe Tauern National Park that extends for more than 1,800 square kilometres and covers large sections of the Eastern Alps and features a marvelous variety of natural scenery. One of the most popular regions in the park is the Defreggental and the pretty health resort of Sankt Veit.
Southern Tyrol, at the edge of the Central Alps in Italy and south of Brenner Pass, is one of the most important traffic routes in Europe. With much less traffic than the Brenner but far more scenic is the Grande Strada Delle Dolomiti, a hundred kilometre long Alpine road that travels from Bozen to Cortina d'Ampezzo.
In the Ebbs Stud, at the foot of the Kaisergebirge in the Austrian Tyrol, is a fine example of Tyrolean culture. The Haflinger breed of horse that is friendly, strong and reliable is a cross between a Tyrolean pony and an Arab stallion.
Auffach is the starting point of one of the most spectacular journeys into the mountain world of the Kitzbühler Alps.From the comfortable panoramic cabins of the Schatzbergbahn there is a wonderful view across the high Wildschönau Valley and surrounding mountains.
In contrast to other of the Tyrol’s cities, Innsbruck has the atmosphere of a large city but it is also known for its historic charm.The city’s unique landmark is an architectural masterpiece of Late Gothic design that is called the Goldenes Dachl due to the three thousand gilded copper tiles that cover the roof of its two storey oriel.
The Tyrol is a land of mountains, a sparkling gem in the very heart of Europe and a region full of tradition and history.A veritable love affair with nature!