Innsbruck City is small town but beautiful old center (the “Altstadt”). The most important tourist sites are the so-called “Goldenes Dach” (golden roof), a lodge with, of course, a golden roof that was built by order of Emperor Maximillian. The imposing (and, by the way, empty) tomb of this Emperor lies near the famous Hofkirche (Court’s Church). Nearby is the Museum of Tyrol Folklore Art, where a good impression can be had about the ancient Tyrolean architecture, typical costumes and traditions.
The province of Tyrol is undoubtedly the most popular among visitors to Austria. According to these visitors Tyrol has the most beautiful valleys, the loveliest villages and the typical Austrian “Gemütlichkeit” (coziness). Highlights of a visit to Tirol are the capital Innsbruck, the rough valleys of the Zillertal, Stubaital and the Oetztal with nice little towns like Kitzbühl, Hall, Seefeld and Kufstein.
Kufstein is famous for its narrow medieval alleys and streets and for its “heroes organ”, one of the few open-air organs in the world . And, of course, there are numerous possibilities for hiking and wandering around in the mountains of Tyrol. This province is also the most important ski and winter sports area in Austria. Innsbruck has hosted the Olympic winter games twice. Through the Felbertauerntunnel East Tyrol can be reached. Here, the main city is Lienz. East Tyrol has a milder climate because of its situation on the southern part of the alps, and is less tourist-oriented than its neighbor. Palm trees (!) add a southern touch to Lienz .