Destinations in Tyrol for people of all ages

Numerous sights and destinations in Tyrol make of our country in the mountains the place to holiday! Here our guests do not only find plenty of lakes or ski resort, but also a great variety of cultural highlights with something for every taste. Here are the top destinations and events in Tyrol, our little service for you so that you can start planning your holiday at our hotel in time and make sure not to miss out on any highlight.

Rewarding destinations in Tyrol: Kurstein fort and Hero’s organ

One of the most memorable sights in Tyrol is the Kufstein fort, mentioned for the first time in official documents in 1205. For many centuries it was used as a military base. Today this trademark of Kufstein is a popular destination in Tyrol, and for good reason. Visit the impressive fort with its wooden parapet walk, the Elisabeth battery with canons, the “deep fountain” (of proud 60 metres) and a mysterious subterranean rock passage. And make sure to also pass by the two museums: the fort and local history museum and the museum in the (former) state prison

Here you also find the largest open-air organ in the world. This so-called hero’s organ was built in memory of the victims of World War I in 1931 and offers no less than 4,307 organ pipes. Its unique sound can be heard every day at 12.00 o’clock far beyond the city, calling out for peace in the world.

Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Riedel show glass hut

One of the most popular destinations in Tyrol are the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens. In 1995, in occasion of its 100-year anniversary, the crystal glass producer Swarovski ordered the construction of a visitors centre with 14 wonderful chambers, where the visitors can admire crystal in all of its facets. Since then the Crystal Worlds have attracted over 13 million visitors.

Another worth-while destination in Tyrol, not far from our hotel in Ebbs, is the show glass hut Riedel in Kufstein. Here, in this fascinating manufactory the world-famous mouth-blown Riedel glass is still crafted by hand. Take a tour and watch the glass blowers at work. 

Interesting sights in Tyrol: Innsbruck and Rattenberg

If you wish to visit a town during your cultural tour of Tyrol, you might choose the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck. Innsbruck is a charming city with a medieval Old Town and plenty of cultural highlights such as the Golden Roof, the Court Church, the Imperial Palace and the gigantic panoramic painting at the historic Bergisel. Also sports fans will get their money’s worth in Innsbruck: Visit the bob run in Igls, the Bergisel ski jump and the ice stadion which was extended only recently.

Also Rattenberg is a must-see destination in Tyrol. With its close-to 400 inhabitants Rattenberg is the smallest town in Austria. The picturesque medieval pedestrian zone is characterized by the unique workshops of the numerous glass-blowing workshops. Also the Augustiner monastery with its museum, the handicrafts museum as well as numerous shops and souvenir boutiques make of the little town a charming sight.

Premium events in Tyrol

Tyrol offers the stage for numerous premium cultural events, in any season of the year. Here are some of the best events in Tyrol.

  • Kufstein Operetta Summer
    The Kufstein fort offers the unique ambience for the Kufstein Operetta Summer. Operetta newbies will be thrilled.
  • Tyrolean Festspiele Erl
    The musical highlight of the events in Tyrol are without a doubt the Tyrolean Festspiele Erl, directed by Maestro Gustav Kuhn.
  • Passion Plays Erl and Thiersee
    A century-old tradition and worth-while event in Tyrol: Every six years the two places Erl and Thiersee offer the stage for the Passion Plays, showcasing the history of the suffering and death of Christ. The whole village participates in this catching and moving spectacle.
  • Hödnerhof
    On the roofed festival areal (very close to our Flower Café) you enjoy concerts with renowned stars from the world of schlager, country and folk.
  • Floral Parade
    This event in Tyrol is a highlight for flower fans. Every year in August countless festive chariots with fantastic figures are paraded across Ebbs, decorated with more than 500,000 blossoms.
  • Concerts on the Kufstein fort
    The fort arena offers the stage for numerous events in every season. Here you enjoy concerts by Rainhard Fendrich and Zucchero, the Kufstein Music Festival and many other top events in Tyrol.

Special for our guests:

The event shuttle bus (organized after registering for the chosen event at the tourist office) brings you from Sattlerwirt directly to some of the above-mentioned events – free and convenient.