Get inspired for your next visit to a historic town in Tirol with these itineraries, full of ideas for old town sights and attractions, places to refuel and retail therapy. Here’s an insider’s guide to four towns in Tirol that are steeped in history.
A town that has been praised in song, a historic fortress, frescoed facades, centuries old inns and restaurants and one of the last one-passenger chair lifts in the country: Steeped in history and character, the small town of Kufstein was hotly contested through the ages.9 min. Reading time
A blend of historic and modern architecture, finest glass art, jaw-dropping views and mouth-watering cakes and pastries: Rattenberg may be smallest town in Austria, but there is nothing small about its charming allure.7 min. Reading time
What is today a sleepy little town with pastel-washed houses and winding streets was once, believe it or not, the place where the richest and most powerful people of Europe lived, where an elephant took a rest, where famous physician and alchemist Paracelsus pursued his research and where a church stood the test of time.…10 min. Reading time
A few minutes by road east of Tirol’s capital Innsbruck is what many assert to be the most beautiful town in Tirol—ancient Hall, origin of the Dollar and where kestrels fly in and out of Hasegg Castle. And with a wonderfully preserved historic center actually larger than that of Innsbruck.9 min. Reading time