Top 5 things to do in Tyrol
1. Terfens – Haus steht Kopf
2. Wildschönau – 1. Tiroler Holzmuseum
3. Kufstein – Festung Kufstein
5. St. Johann in Tirol – Ballooning Tyrol
Terfens is one of Austria’s strange curiosities. It is extremely accurate, but it is important to be not quite the right attraction… you will certainly have noticed that everything is a little different in Austria…
Experience a unique and strange new world. This attraction is a fully-furnished house that is upside down and gives the visitors the chance to take the world from the perspective of a bat. Ordinary becomes exciting and common place objects are new and interesting. All fixtures are located on the ceiling. Even a parked car in the garage can be admired by looking up. The upside down house is a place to have fun and let your imagination run free. You’ll also be guaranteed some quirky, impossible photos!
Why only write messages Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter? In Austria, and particularly in Tyrol the motto is: slow down. What about sending a holiday message with an old fashioned postcard? In the 1. Tyrolean Holzmuseum (Wood Museum) you can find postcards made from wood – the somewhat different holiday impression!
This ancient fortress is one of the most popular destinations in the Tiroler ‘Unterland’ and offers an attractive programme for the whole family. The former state prison in the Emperor’s tower, a museum full with Tyrolean history and a special exhibition in the artillery laboratory “Emperor Maximilian and the fortress Kufstein” allow history to become alive and offer an exciting journey back into the past. Visitors can go ‘Behind Bars ‘ to take a look behind the heavy prison doors in the Emperor’s tower or join a special night tour to explore ‘Fortress Kufstein by night’ – the proud fortress in the glowing light of the moon.
The Innsbruck Hofkirche is home to the tomb of Emperor Maximilian I, Tyrol’s most important historical art monument and is one of the grandest imperial tombs in Europe. 28 larger-than-life bronze statues, flank the grave. Marble reliefs with scenes from the life of the Hapsburg prince adorn the cenotaph. Other attractions in the Hofkirche include the 450 year old Ebert organ, the grave monument of Andreas Hofer, the Silver Chapel with the silver altar and the tombs of Archduke Ferdinand II and his wife Philippine Welser. The Hofkirche is testimony to a world far beyond the German-speaking one with Maximilian I and Ferdinand I. employing some of the best European artists of the time.
Hot air ballooning is a very special experience. See Tyrol from a completely different side and enjoy the unique landscape and nature from above. In a hot-air balloon you can float silently over the mountain peaks and if you have a fear of flying, it must be said, that in a balloon there is no dizziness or fast movements. A bit of courage, warm clothing and sensible shoes are all that’s required. Hot air ballooning in Tyrol is possible all year round.