Originally known as the Land of the Mountains, Tirol is a 10,000 square mile province of Austria that features spectacular scenery. The picturesque landscape consists of rugged peaks, lush meadows, and flowing rivers. The region is home to several mountainside resort towns such as Kitzbhel, St. Anton, Ischgl, and Seefeld. The capital of Innsbruck is a medieval wonder that history buffs will thoroughly enjoy. Outdoor and nature enthusiasts will love the amazing hiking trails that follow the paths through the Zillertal Alps as well as the skiing, biking, and rafting options in the area. There are plenty of options for arts, culture, dining, and entertainment too. With something for everyone, Tirol is a destination that is bound to impress everyone who visits.
Some of the attractions you will want to experience include:
-The Stubai Glacier: This is Austria's biggest self-service ski deposit. The recently constructed valley terminal features a World Cup training course, several downhill runs, and a fun park.
-Dom zu St. Jakob: This cathedral is a spectacular example of 18th century Baroque style. The interior was designed by painter Cosman Damian and sculptor Egid Quirin, two brothers from Munich.
-The Golden Roof: Known as a symbol of Innsbruck, this structure overlooks the town's main street, Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse. It showcases a three-story balcony topped with more than 3500 gold-plated tiles on a porch constructed for Maximilian I.
-Mayrhofen: Located in the center of the Ziller Valley, this town is a walker's and landscape photographer's paradise. Once visitors reach the peak there are plenty of cafes, bars, and restaurants to enjoy.
With all of the lush beauty Tirol has to offer, no matter where the vacation rental you book is located, you'll find the environment a true tranquil getaway.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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