The East Tyrol is as lovely as it always looks in photographs of this delightful area. The beautiful mountain landscape, majestic snow-capped peaks, pristine Alpine lakes, castles, splendid cities and a rich history make holiday rentals in East Tyrol so desirable. Whether you are visiting in the winter for superb skiing, or in the summer when hiking takes precedence, this area is sure to surprise and delight every visitor.
The East Tyrol is best known for its skiing and winter sports. Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, toboganning and a host of other winter sports can be enjoyed by sportsmen and women in the winter. After the snow has melted, it leaves a breathtakingly beautiful landscape best explored by hiking, cycling and Nordic walking. The more adventurous may choose to go climbing, rafting, kayaking, swimming and paragliding. After a day of activity you may want to enjoy an evening by the fire or dine out in one of the excellent restaurants around your self catering chalet in East Tyrol. Soak away the aches and pains in the tub, or indulge in a massage or body treatment at one of the welcoming spas.
The National Park Hohe Tauern provides a wonderful environment for enjoying outdoor activities in the East Tyrol at any time of year. Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol state and is a delightful city to visit from your holiday home in East Tyrol. As well as offering breathtaking mountain scenery from its valley location, it has magnificent architecture in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Just 120 miles northeast of Innsbruck is Salzburg, best known as the home of Mozart and the Sound of Music. Incidentally the Trapp family singers actually performed at the music festival in Salzburg, long before the “Sound of Music” was filmed. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mozart’s home and the Cathedral are the main sights to be enjoyed.
The East Tyrol has warm sunny summer weather and cold snowy winters, making it ideal for skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. Temperatures reach an average 25°C (77°F) in July and drop to -7°C (20°F) in January. The East Tyrol has a couple of days of rain each month and heavy snow during the winter.
The main airport serving holiday rentals in East Tyrol is Innsbruck (INN) Airport. It has regular flights from all over Europe. Buses and taxis are available to transport tourists the 5km (3 miles) into the city centre or pick up a rental car for exploring this beautiful region.