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Places of interest in winter:

Kitzbühel

A world-renowned, pulsating town!
Situated at the foot of the Hahnenkamm (1,712 m) and the Kitzbühel Horn (1,996 m), the town of Kitzbühel enjoys the reputation of being one of Austria’s premier winter sports resorts. In conjunction with the ski runs and lifts at the neighbouring Kirchberg in Tirol, Jochberg and Thurn Pass, Kitzbühel is set in the heart of one of Austria’s largest joined-up skiing areas. Holidaymakers in Kitzbühel have a choice of 148 km of ski runs in the local area while cross-country skiing enthusiasts can look forward to 40 km of trails. In summer there are 120 km of mountain biking trails to explore – not to forget 500 km of hiking routes. Further attractions include six tennis courts and four golf courses, the Kitzbühel swimming pool, Austria’s sole curling arena and Schwarzsee lake.
TOURIST OFFICE: A-6370 Kitzbühel, Hinterstadt 18
TEL.: +43 (0) 5356/777
INTERNET:
www.kitzbuehel.com

http://www.kitzbuehel.com/

The city of Salzburg

Salzburg – a world-class city!
Salt – also known as ‘white gold’ in these parts of the world – gave the town her name. Salzburg, a famous city steeped in tradition, is situated at the northern edge of the Alps – at the intersection of old European trading routes. In the 21st century it has established itself as a modern centre of culture in the heart of Europe. The facts are as endearing as they are impressive: although the city has barely 150,000 inhabitants or so, it stages over 4,000 cultural events a year and has some 20 Baroque church buildings. Unmistakeable, too, the silhouette of the town with the mighty fortress of Hohensalzburg, the Baroque cathedral, the Franciscan and University Church in front of the Mönchsberg and the fabulously impressive Untersberg in the distance. All these are just a few of the unmissable sights on a visit to Salzburg.
TOURIST OFFICE: Auerspergstraße 6, A-5020 Salzburg
TEL.: +43 (0)662 / 88987-0
INTERNET:
www.salzburg.info

http://www.salzburg.info/

Innsbruck

Innsbruck is surrounded by impressive mountain backdrops.
Innsbruck and its village resorts have lots to offer – thanks mainly to their location in the heart of the Alps. This is the perfect place for those in search of interest and adventure. Innsbruck – the capital of the Alps – makes for an excellent ‘base camp’ for excursions to other places in the Tyrol and its neighbouring regions. Because it’s so easy to get to and because of its central location in the heart of the Alps, Innsbruck is a superb starting point for trips to the entire Central Alpine region. After all, many rewarding destinations await you inside the borders of the Tyrol.
TOURIST OFFICE: 6021 Innsbruck, Burggraben 3
TEL.: + 43 (0)512 / 59 8 50
INTERNET:
www.innsbruck.info

Silver mine

An underground experience:
Whatever you do, don’t forget to factor in sufficient time for a visit to the silver mine museum and exhibition in Schwaz. The Grubenbahn colliery railway takes you down some 800 metres underground to what is an extraordinary, unforgettable experience. Follow the footsteps of the miners who toiled away at the seams of silver and copper some 500 years ago and let yourself be taken back into an age when the earth was still considered flat...
Above all, don’t miss out either on a visit to the historic centre of Schwaz with its Gothic parish church, the house of the Fugger dynasty of Augsburg merchants, the house of commerce and the Franciscan monastery.
OPENING TIMES: summer: 9 am – 5 pm; winter: 10 am – 4 pm
ADDRESS: A-6130 Schwaz/Tirol, Alte Landstrasse 3a
TEL.: +43 (0) 5242 / 72372
INTERNET: www.silberbergwerk.at

http://www.silberbergwerk.at/

Swarovski

A kaleidoscope of transformation!
In 1895 Daniel Swarovski I moved to the village of Wattens in the Tyrol. The name today is a byword for the production of the most exquisite crystal and precision optics. In 1995 Swarovski Kristallwelten commissioned artists such as André Heller, Brian Eno, Studio Azzurro and others to create an ‘area of amazement’ in celebration of the company’s centenary jubilee. Once inside the water-spewing Alpine giant, the visitor discovers the phenomenon of crystal in an encounter that appeals to all of the senses. Rigid geometric shapes dissolve into colours and music. Prepare to be entranced!
OPENING TIMES: daily, 9 am to 6.30 pm
ADDRESS: A 6112 Wattens, Kristallweltenstraße 1
TEL.: +43 (0)5224 / 51080
INTERNET: www.swarovski.com

http://www.swarovski.com/crystalworlds

Kufstein mit Festung

Als Tor zu Tirol ist Kufstein in den Geschichtsbüchern und Erinnerungen tausender Alpenbesucher verankert. Heute fügt sich der Zauber von historischen Gebäuden in engen Gassen, von Malereien, Brunnen und Kirchen in die moderne Shopping- und Kulturstadt. Die Festung Kufstein - spannende Erlebniswelt für die ganze Familie! Alte Mauern, versteckte Winkel und geheime Türme, auf der Festung Kufstein gibt es für kleine und große Besucher viel Spannendes zu erleben. Die altehrwürdige Festungsanlage zählt zu den beliebtesten Ausflugszielen im Tiroler Unterland und begeistert täglich geöffnet mit einem attraktiven Programmangebot für die ganze Familie.
ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN Festung: ganzjährig, 10:00h-17:00h
ADRESSE: A-6330 Kufstein , Oberer Stadtplatz 6/III
TELEFON: +43-5372-66525-99
INTERNET: www.kufstein.com