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Tyrol – the heart of the Alps

From Innsbruck to the glaciers

Tyrol represents the Alps like no other region. It's the county with the most and highest mountains, the deepest and most spectacular valleys and the most beautiful ski regions – it's a county that appeals to everyone who has ever been here.

If you take a look at the map, you will instantly see that Tyrol is divided into the northern part, which is characterised by Inntal, and the separate East Tyrol, with Lienz as its centre. Together with the Italian province of South Tyrol, these three make up the historical region of Tyrol. North Tyrol, with Ötztal in the south-west, is mainly comprised of the Inntal and its tributary valleys. Because of its location on the Alps' main ridge (Alpenhauptkamm), it is here that you will find most of highest mountains in Austria. The greatest share belongs to the Ötztal with a total of 250 mountain peaks that are 3,000m or higher.

Traditions and customs

Many of the established traditions, festivals and customs are still celebrated in Tyrol, without becoming a living cliché. Nowhere else is it this apparent that patriotism and open-mindedness are in fact compatible: The Tyrolean people are proud, and rightly so, of their county and show it during various festivals and events.

Innsbruck – capital of the Alps

Innsbruck offers urban flair and a city steeped in history at the same time, but also alpine flair at its finest. On your day of arrival or departure or if you want to take a day off from skiing, a visit to Innsbruck is always worthwhile: Stroll through the streets, enjoy shopping or take a walk through the snowy city … we gladly advise you about what to see and where to go in Tyrol's capital. 

Ötztal – the highlight of Tyrol

Ötztal stands out amongst all the other Tyrolean regions. The borough Imst is the entrance to this valley around 50km away from Innsbruck. More than 250 mountains higher than 3,000m, amongst them Austria's second highest mountain, the Wildspitze, can be found in Ötztal. On each side you can discover different glaciers: In the ski region around our hotel two of those glaciers are connected and build Austria's biggest interconnected glacier ski region.

Experience Tyrol in winter at its most beautiful spot. The Alpenfriede Hotel in Ötztal at 2,090 metres is the perfect choice for a skiing holiday without compromises. We are looking forward to your no obligation holiday enquiry and will respond immediately with an individual offer. 

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