Tag Archives: Tyrol

Walks: Seefeld In Tyrol, Western Austria (4K)

Seefeld is an Alpine town in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It lies on a plateau ringed by the Wetterstein and Karwendel ranges and is known for its cross-country skiing. The 1600s Seekirchl is a small baroque church with an onion dome. Frescoes in the Gothic St. Oswald church recount a miracle that reputedly occurred within. From there, a path leads to a hilltop circle of 12 massive stones representing the apostles.

Walking Tour: Innsbruck In Western Austria (4K)

Innsbruck, capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps that’s long been a destination for winter sports. Innsbruck is also known for its Imperial and modern architecture. The Nordkette funicular, with futuristic stations designed by architect Zaha Hadid, climbs up to 2,256m from the city center for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months. 

Alpine Drives: The ‘Ötztal Valley’, Western Austria

The Ötztal is an Alpine valley in the western Austrian state of Tyrol. It’s known for its ski areas at Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. A stone pyramid on the Similaun glacier marks the site where the mummified corpse of “Ötzi the Iceman” was found. Ötzi Village is an outdoor museum recreating life in the Neolithic era. Mountainside stairs and a suspension footbridge offer close-up views of nearby Stuiben Falls.

Video timeline: 00:00 Ambach, Oetz, Habichen, Tumpen, Umhausen 17:40 Au, Längenfeld, Oberlängenfeld, Huben, Bruggen 33:00 Sölden 41:00 Zwieselstein 50:00 Gurglertal – Untergurgl, Obergurgl