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Austria Province of Tyrol (Tirol)


State of Tirol Tourist Information, Hotel Accommodation and Travel Guide

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Tyrol (or Tirol) is a state in the western part of Austria, which represents the Austrian part of the historical area Tyrol. The territory of the state Tyrol is separated into two parts (North and East Tyrol) by the state of Salzburg. North Tirol is bounded by Bavaria (in Germany) on the north, by Vorarlberg on the west, by South Tyrol (in Italy) and Switzerland on the south and by the state Salzburg on the east. East Tyrol is bounded by the Austrian states Salzburg and Carinthia.
The capital of the state Tyrol is Innsbruck, which is extremely popular with its university. Tirol is the third largest state in Austria and its total territory is 12 648 sq km with population of 673 504 people.


Tyrol is separated into nine districts and a statutory town – Innsbruck. The districts with their administrative centers are Landeck (Landeck), Reutte (Reutte), Imst (Imst), Innsbruck-Stadt (Innsbruck), Innsbruck-Land (Innsbruck), Schwaz (Schwaz), Kufstein (Kufstein), Kitzbühel (Kitzbühel) (all of which are in North Tyrol) and Lienz (Lienz) which is in East Tirol.

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The highest peak in the state is Großglockner in the Hohe Tauern, which is 3 798 m high. The state itself is widely known for its skiing resorts some of which include Kitzbühel and St. Anton. Other big towns include Kufstein, Schwaz, Reutte and Landeck. At the moment one of the most popular places for skiing is Kaunertal where you can admire the Gepatsch glacier and Weißsee peak.

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Here are some interesting places for you to visit:

  • Castles - Burg Freundsberg, Burg Laudegg Castle, Festung Kufstein, Ruine Rettenberg and more;
  • St. James Cathedral;
  • Monuments - Allerheiligenkapelle/Marin Chapel, Bauernhofsiedlung, Bergisel, Fiss "Gonde" and many more;
  • Museums - Freundeskreis Filmmuseum Thiersee, Swarovski Kristallwelten, Archäologisches Museum, Museum Kitzbühel and so many more;
  • Caves - Blaue Grotte (Blue Grotto), Devil´s Mill, Spannagelhöhle and so on;
  • Nature preserves - Alpine Flowers Garden, Axamer Lizum, Earth Pyramides, Nature at its Best, Naturpark Kaunergrat and others;
  • Nature trails - Almenweg (Alpine pasture trail), Alpenblumengarten, Bibelweg, Panoramaweg, Piller Moor…;
  • Plus churches, monasteries, historic buildings, galleries, gorges, waterfalls, botanical gardens and many more
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Here is also a small fraction of the nearly 300 available skiing areas in Tyrol - Bergbahnen See - Familienskigebiet, BergWelt Wilder Kaiser - Brixental, Imster Bergbahnen GmbH u. Co. KG, St. Johanner Bergbahnen Ges.m.b.H., Axamer Lizum, Bergbahnen Pettneu, Bergbahnen St. Jakob, Cross-country skiing in Serfaus, Elfer Lifts, Fellachlift, Gaisberg night run, Glarcherlift in Thiersee, Haidenhof Practice Ski Lift, Hochpustertal Lifts, Jungholz Skilifts, Kienleiten Ski Lift in Brandenberg, Kleiner Skilift, Mayrhofen Mountain Lifts, Muttereralm Ski Area, Patscherkofel Olympic Mountain, Pillersee cableway, Reutte Lifts, Rinn Children's Land, Tiroler Zugspitzbahn mountain railway, Vögelsberg Ski lift and so, so many more.

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