AdventureAustria is an independent English owned travel and events agency based in the Tyrolean town of Lienz in south Austria.
We’ve put together the following travel guides to help visitors get the most out of their holiday in Austria. Whether you are planning only to stay in Lienz or planning to venture on to other parts of Austria, you’ll be sure to find some useful information here.
aradise in the Alps
Whoever thinks of Tyrol, thinks of mountains. Perhaps mountain hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. But Tyrol offers more than just mountains.
There are majestic summits and picturesque valleys, sheer cliffs, gentle alpine pastures and magnificent glaciers. Tyrol, the land of mountains is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in Austria. The special blend of scenic beauty, hospitality and first-class tourist infrastructure attract guests each year from all over the world. Whichever direction you approach the Province of Tirol, the landscape is dominated by the powerful backdrop of the mountains. Over 500 peaks in Austria’s third biggest state protrude higher than 3,000 meters and imposing mountain ranges dominate the alpine landscape of the five main regions: Außerfern, Oberland, Unterland, Innsbruck and East Tyrol.
The mountain scenery is also the reason that in Tyrol only about one-eighth of the total area is used as a permanent living space. In addition, approximately a quarter of the Tyrol’s total surface area is under conservation. Tyrol currently has approximately 700,000 inhabitants and the largest city and capital is Innsbruck.
It is located in the centre of Tyrol and blends tradition with modern. Here is an 800 year old town centre offering art, architectural highlights and exciting events.
Tyrol is in western Austria and extends to the north of Italy. The area was at times under a common rule. After the First World War and the destruction of the Habsburg Empire in 1919, Tyrol was divided to two states. In 1363 The Habsburgs acquired the county of Tyrol. Because of its geo-strategic position and financial strength and its role as a bridge for the Habsburg territory, Tyrol was a core country well appreciated by the Habsburgs and therefore received a special status. In 1919 Tyrol was torn into separate states. Today there are three countries in the tradition Alttirols: the Austrian Tyrol, the Italian Autonomous Province of Bolzano (South Tyrol) and Trentino. Ethnically, economically and socially, Tyrol is a colourful and eventful land certainly full of contradictions and contrasts and looks back on a past that is historic and stimulating.
Many restaurants offer a wide selection of Austrian and international dishes. You can find fine cuisine at the highest level in the many gourmet restaurants and comfortable inns, many of which are beautifully styled with historic and comfortable ambience.
Alfred Miller’s Schöneck: Alfred Miller’s creations received 2 Rosettes (16 Points) and won a Michelin star. Also the very well stocked wine cellar leaves no wishes open. Reservation is required. Weiherburggasse 6, 6020 Innsbruck
The Schindler: excellent for use of products from the surrounding regions or from Austria. Maria-Theresien -Strasse 31, 6020 Innsbruck
Hotel Gasthof Goldenes Lamm, whoever visits this hotel’s cosy village inn, will recognize immediately why it is so appreciated. The taverns are comfortably furnished, the kitchen with the finest food and all efforts focusing on the guest. Oberbach 14, Weissenbach/Lechtal
Hotel Alte Post: For over 100 years, the Hotel Golden Post has been well-known for its hospitality and quality. In the cosy restaurant, traditional hearty favorites are served with seasonal themes. Dorfstrasse 21, Fieberbrunn
With the Innsbruck Card visitors get to experience Innsbruck and its surrounding holiday towns and villages. The Innsbruck Card is available for 24, 48 and 72 hours with 50% discount for children between 6 and 15 years. Discover Innsbruck’s museums and attractions free of charge. You can take advantage of the free travel on public transport, the Sightseer Bus and the cable cars around Innsbruck. The Innsbruck Card includes the following services: free admission to all museums and attractions in the Innsbruck region, 1 return trip with the aerial cable car, free bus services including the Hop On Hop Off bus as well as on the scenic routes. An extra touch are the Photo Points (Photo Points are fixed cameras in the city, which are activated with your Innsbruck Card. Use your Innsbruck Card to automatically take a photo of yourself. The photos are stored online and can be retrieved at any time.)