Travel Diary: Austria 2017- A Guide to Tyrol

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summer alpine holidays are picture perfect from all angles. rolling green hilltops, towering mountains, still lakes; you really cannot go wrong with the surroundings. every few years my family and I are always drawn back to the Tyrollean region of Austria, they’re our favourite holidays, filled with cake-fuelled hikes and lake and city trips. there’s something re-charging about the mountains, being continually in the outdoors and part of a laid back culture. like most of Europe, the Austrian lifestyle seems simplified and more satisfying- but maybe that’s just the illusion of being on holiday!

what to do:

  • hikes/ mountains: Kitzbuhel Hahnenkamm (first 3 images) offers stunning views via cable car or foot, and worth a look at the famous ski run if you’re a snow sports fan. Hexanwasser is also a great day out, and particularly child-friendly
  • lakes: Zell am See and Achensee are both worth visiting, the latter is more picturesque but has there is much less to do, unlike Zell am See which has a town offering cafes and shops
  • city/ culture: Innsbruck and the Wattens Swarovski Crystal Museum– Innsbruck is fairly small so easily explored in a day, and Wattens offers a very insightful look into the magical world of Swarovski. Salzburg, home of Mozart and the Sound of Music steps is another favourite, again small enough to visit in a day

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See my previous post for more images from my trip

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