As one of nine states within the federal republic of Austria, Tirol is well known not only for all-season access to the Alps, but also for a variety of other attractions. With the state capital city of Innsbruck serving as home base, I explored the city on foot, and the following parts of the state with train and bus:
Hall in Tirol,
Wilder Kaiser (Going, Ellmau, Scheffau).
For each location, I list the “why” (you should visit) and the “how” (you can get there from Innsbruck). I had specific goals, including a search for a Nobel Prize laureate, visit with friends, and expansion of a long-term photography project.
Why: “Austria’s most beautiful village”, “Europe’s Most Beautiful Flower Village”. How: S-Bahn or regional train to Brixlegg, then bus 4074 to Alpbach. Key: Alpbachtal Seenland.
Spring morning, across the valley to Wiedersberger Horn, and St. Oswald Church at lower-right (X70).
North from Hotel Böglerhof (X70).
Why: pre-Roman trade route, historical ties at the border between Austria’s Tirol and Italy’s South Tyrol. How: S-Bahn or regional train to Brenner. Key: South Tyrol (Italy).
On the southbound Brennerbahn train: between St. Jodok am Brenner and Gries am Brenner (X70).
Visitors from Bonn, Germany in Brennero, Italy (X70).
Imagining having this daily view in Going am Wilder Kaiser (X70).
The Apfelstrudel ice cream was pure magic at Eismanufaktur kEISer in Going am Wilden Kaiser (X70).
With transport authorities IVB Innsbruck, VVT Tirol, and ÖBB Austria, I travelled to Alpbach (half-day), Brenner (half-day), Hall in Tirol (half-day), Nordkette (half-day), Scharnitz (half-day), Stubaital (half-day), and Wilder Kaiser (full day).
Click the arrow-window icon at the upper left corner of the map below for the legend.
I made all photos above with a Canon EOS6D mark1 (6D1) and a Fujifilm X70 (X70) between 9 and 14 May 2018; alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-ccA.