Destination guide

Go tell it on the mountain—skiing, yodeling, and more

Nestled in western Austria, the state of Tyrol is known for its world-class ski slopes, historic Habsburg sites, and beloved folk traditions. Its alpine capital city of Innsbruck lays claim to important Habsburg Empire landmarks such as the baroque-style Hofburg Palace and the Gothic Hofkirche Church, as well as the iconic 15th-century Goldenes Dachl. Outside of Innsbruck, you can explore charming villages that are about as authentic as you can dream up, complete with cozy wooden bars and clanging cowbells off in the distance, all against a backdrop of rolling green hills and scenic mountain peaks.

Things to do

Up high, down low—from ornate castles to historic mines

Many of Tyrol's main attractions are in Innsbruck, including the 16th-century Schloss Ambras palace, the gothic Hofkirche royal court church, and the baroque Hofburg palace. Also consider the Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, exploring history and artifacts from the Bronze Age. A stroll through Innsbruck's Old Town is a must, if only to see the Goldenes Dachl, the copper-tiled symbol of the city. Outside Tyrol's capital, you'll find the turreted Festung Kufstein fortress and the Silberbergwerk Schwaz mine—a must with kids, where visitors hop aboard a mini train and ride down into a historic silver mine.


Glug gluhwein in winter and pull pilsners in summer

The best things to do in Tyrol depend entirely on what time of year you're planning your visit. If you're coming in winter, plan to spend your days skiing, snowboarding, and throwing back apres ski gluhwein around a cozy fire. (Pro tip: look for Tyrol vacation rentals with cozy fireplaces.) If summer is more your speed, plan to spend much of your time outdoors—whether you're hiking the alpine trails or enjoying a refreshing pilsner in a sunny beer garden. The spring and summer months also boast a ton of music and culture festivals throughout the region.


From winter ski mecca to summer sun haven

Tyrol becomes one of Europe's most popular ski destinations as soon as the first snow falls, so keep in mind that December through early April is most definitely peak season. This means high prices and huge crowds, but the buzzing vibe is worth it. In summer, you'll find Tyrol vacation rentals to be more affordable, and the general ambiance a bit more subdued. Spend sunny days hiking along the mountain trails, but come fall, the rains move in and many of the resorts close up shop for a few months.

Natural features

Tyrol—German for "killer alpine scenery"

Thanks to its setting among the Austrian Alps, Tyrol's natural beauty is its biggest attraction. In winter, the snow-covered mountains are majestic and gleaming, while in spring and summer they come alive with fields of wildflowers, green pastures full of bell-laden cows, and yes, music. (The yodelling here is no joke.) The Rosengartenschlucht hike is known for its ease, culminating with stunning views of a waterfall. After, you'll wind through a thick, green forest, along a trail overlooking the Lechtaler Alps, and past the Blaue Grotte cave pool, noted for its surreal shade of blue.

Where to stay around Tyrol?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,768 vacation rentals near Tyrol. From 876 Houses to 149 Chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tyrol for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Tyrol?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tyrol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Innsbruck: 789 vacation rentals
  • Saint Anton am Arlberg: 810 vacation rentals
  • Kitzbuhel: 1,651 vacation rentals
  • Ischgl: 693 vacation rentals
  • Zillertal: 2,397 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Tyrol! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Tyrol?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tyrol:

  • Innsbruck: 789 rentals
  • Saint Anton am Arlberg: 810 rentals
  • Kitzbuhel: 1,651 rentals
  • Ischgl: 693 rentals
  • Mayrhofen: 1,007 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Tyrol?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Tyrol are:

  • Innsbruck Airport (INN): 989 vacation rentals
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo (CDF-Fiames): 595 vacation rentals
  • Bolzano Airport (BZO): 930 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Tyrol?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Tyrol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: 1,323 rentals
  • Tirol Panorama: 1,084 rentals
  • Top Schermer 3000 Ski Lift: 733 rentals
  • Zillertal Arena: 2,920 rentals
  • Stubai Glacier Cable Car: 865 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tyrol listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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