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Autumn in Tyrol: pleasantly full of variety, colors and traditions

TRAVEL NEWS (press release) – September 6, 2022: Golden forests, white mountain peaks, wide views and comfortable temperatures: when summer comes to an end and winter is just a little longer, Tyrol shows its most beautiful side in autumn. The days are wonderfully fresh and cooling, the autumn sun is pleasantly warm and the landscape is submerged in golden yellow, orange and reddish hues. It is the best time to explore the heart of the Alps on foot, attend traditional events and enjoy a well-deserved and varied holiday. We have made a selection especially for this with some tips for autumn in Tyrol.

About Tyrol

Tyrol is one of the leading holiday destinations in the Alps with its 34 regional branches. Tyrolean tourism is based on a history of almost 200 years and countless pioneering milestones. In summer as well as in winter, guests appreciate the alpine mountain landscape and nature, the high quality of the service and infrastructure as well as the hospitality. Die Tirol Werbung GmbH is located in Innsbruck, is part of the Lebensraum Tirol Holding GmbH and acts as the tourism marketing organization of the country. Its task is to position Tyrol as the most popular destination in the alpine world.

Autumn hike to Obernberger See

The Obernberger See, which is located in a side valley of the Wipptal, is a great destination for an easy and pleasant autumn walk. With the majestic Tribulaun peaks in the background and the crystal clear waters of the Obernberger See in the foreground, the larch forests at an altitude of around 1.600 meters above sea level shine in beautiful shades of yellow. The 6-kilometer walk, including a tour around the lake from the Waldesruh car park, takes about two hours. More information on https://www.visittirol.nl/herfstlandschappen-obernberger-see en https://www.visittirol.nl/a-obernberger-see-1.

Autumn hike to the natural gem Obernberger See © Tirol Werbung, Mario Webhofer
Autumn hike to the natural gem Obernberger See © Tirol Werbung, Mario Webhofer

Autumnal mountain tour Kellerjoch

Not only a pleasant walk, but also mountain tours are still possible in autumn. For example to the Kellerjoch near Schwaz im Inntal. Especially in autumn, mountaineers at an altitude of 2.344 meters above sea level are rewarded with great views of the Karwendel, the Rofan Mountains, the Tux and Zillertal Alps as well as the main Alpine ridge with the Hohen Tauern. Tip: The tour is ideal for an autumn sunrise hike, with an overnight stay in the Kellerjochhütte. More information about the walk can be found at https://www.visittirol.nl/a-wandeling-schwaz-kellerjochhuette.

Autumnal mountain tour to the Kellerjoch © Tirol Werbung, Charly Schwarz
Autumnal mountain tour to the Kellerjoch © Tirol Werbung, Charly Schwarz

Tradition at the Tyrolean Almabtrieb

They are perhaps the most beautiful traditional events in Tyrol: the so-called “Almabtriebe” which are celebrated throughout the country on various weekends in September. More than 2.100 mountain pastures are home to 110.000 cattle, 70.000 sheep, 5.500 goats and 2.000 horses in summer. When the animals return to the valley in the autumn, decorated with flowers, bells and bells, it is appropriately celebrated by the guests and locals alike. 40 larger and smaller Almabtriebe are organized in the autumn in Tyrol. An overview of the most beautiful events can be found at https://www.visittirol.nl/almabtrieb.

Experience tradition up close during the Tyrolean Almabtrieb © Alpbachtal Tourismus, Gabriele Grießenböck
Experience tradition up close during the Tyrolean Almabtrieb © Alpbachtal Tourismus, Gabriele Grießenböck

The wellness hotels and thermal baths of Tyrol

Start the afternoon with an autumn hike through the mountains and end the day relaxing in the spa – that's the perfect relaxing holiday in a wellness hotel in Tyrol. Thanks to exclusive spa areas with several pools and saunas, fitness rooms, massages and cosmetic treatments as well as an active offer such as yoga. With Pilates, meditation and guided walks, those seeking tranquility will get their money's worth. And if you also want to enjoy a day in the water, you can visit the thermal baths and medicinal springs of Tyrol. More information on https://www.visittirol.nl/wellness.

Relaxation for body and soul in the wellness hotels and thermal baths of Tyrol © Tirol Werbung, Manfred Jarisch
Relaxation for body and soul in the wellness hotels and thermal baths of Tyrol © Tirol Werbung, Manfred Jarisch

Autumn-like snacks from the Tyrolean kitchen

At the beginning of October, harvest festivals with festive mass and processions take place in many places in Tyrol. The tradition of the harvest festival can also be found on the menu in the café-restaurants and inns of Tyrol. Autumn-like products such as venison, mountain lamb, pumpkin, potatoes and mushrooms are then on the table. But you can also enjoy countless autumn snacks from the Tyrolean cuisine during events such as the culinary pilgrimage route to Santiago.

Autumn holidays for big and small

You will experience the exciting adventures in nature! Especially in autumn, when the days are no longer so hot and the landscape is radiantly colorful, the mountains, forests and lakes of Tyrol offer the perfect environment for a varied autumn holiday for young and old.

Alternating autumn holidays for young and old © TVB Osttirol, Elias Bachmann
Alternating autumn holidays for young and old © TVB Osttirol, Elias Bachmann

During an adventurous walk, treasure hunting, sailing on rivers or sleeping in a tree house - it never gets boring. With various family-friendly accommodations and locations such as the Tiroler Familiennester with certified childcare, it will be an unforgettable stay. Or how about an overnight stay in a cabin with the whole family?

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