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Comfort | Convenience | Nature
Wonderful villages near the city yet surrounded by the diversity of nature: the four holiday villages of Rum, Kematen, Völs and Zirl lie to the east and west of Innsbruck and sit between 574 and 622 meters above sea level. These villages are the perfect starting point for memorable city and mountain adventures. They are strongly established as a destination for business travellers and are ideally located for families and adventurers – perfectly framing Innsbruck.
Four places with great diversity
Ideally located in the heart of Tirol
These villages all have one thing in common – close proximity to Innsbruck. Sightseeing and nature, shopping and mountain adventures –here city and countryside are wonderfully connected and great public transport links make it easy to explore the nearby attractions anytime.
The A12 Inn Valley motorway, the A13 Brenner Pass and the international airport in Innsbruck are just a short drive away. Business travellers meet here on some of the most important transport routes in Central Europe. And the ideal combination of peace, relaxation and close proximity to the city make this a particularly great destination for conferences, seminars and business trips.
In both summer and winter alike
Rich histories and vibrant traditions characterise these villages, which are popular residential areas for locals and a real paradise for rock climbers.
The Climbers Paradise west of Innsbruck is fast becoming one of the hotspots of the rock climbing scene. The climbing elite meet here to conquer the Martinswand and the legendary Ehnbachklamm – and to enjoy the quality of life at the foot of this fantastic climbing area.
The Cyta shopping centre is a nice place to stroll around with many shops and restaurants. The campsite in Völs and the outdoor swimming pools in Völs and Zirl offer diverse holiday fun for families, as do the tennis courts, the mini-golf course and the gun range in Zirl. Hiking and biking highlights include the popular Inntalradweg (Inn Cycle Path), the Kemater Alm mountain hut, the Magdeburger Hütte mountain hut and the Solsteinhaus mountain restaurant and guesthouse. In winter, visitors can enjoy curling and ice skating in Zirl or visit one of the many mountain huts for tobogganing fun with family and friends.
The village of Rum, east of the Capital of the Alps, offers numerous sports and recreational facilities, as well as many great events at the FoRum. The mountain huts above Rum – the Rumer Alm and the Enzian Hütte – welcome locals and visitors in both summer and winter alike. The indoor swimming pool and the Rossau leisure facility with swimming lake are well worth a visit. And guests can also follow the Way of St. James or explore the beauty of Tyrol on the Inntalradweg (Inn Cycle Path).
The nearby Rossau swimming lake, the exciting indoor swimming pool with sauna and waterslides, the skating, biking & running tracks, the 45-kilometre-long network of hiking trails, attractive mountain tours, the nature adventure trail for all the senses, the forest playground & exercise area, the nature trail, the tennis courts in the forest, the fun park and the beach volleyball court make Rum a sporty, fun and family-friendly place to stay.
Whether east or west of Innsbruck: the nearby ski areas in Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck are easily accessible in winter on the free ski bus. The various resorts offer great diversity, including tobogganing, ice skating, curling, cross-country skiing, great pistes, powder, ski tours and fun parks.
Holidays near the Karwendel Alpine Park
920 km² of pure nature. Every season here is pristine and untouched. Flora and fauna grow freely and are just waiting to be discovered on guided nature tours and alpine park tours. The free mountain hiking programme offered by Innsbruck and its holiday villages promises unforgettable encounters amidst stunning alpine scenery.
Highlights in our region
Cultural locations with alpine roots
Beautiful churches and chapels, Baroque architecture, the Passion cribs in Zirl and festivities throughout the church year define the rhythm of these local communities.
The many social highlights in Rum bring the village to life, for example the traditional “Rumer Mullerschaug’n” carnival celebrations and the “Rum Muller Parade” (hosted every four years). Other events held at the FoRum and the bandstand include the open-air cinema in summer, the Beach Volleyball A-Cup, the Beach Soccer Cup, the Tyrol Easter Festival (held in Rum from time to time), the Christmas Markets, many celebrations organised by local clubs and associations and the farmer’s market every Saturday.
Zirl offers an insight into the busy lives of Tyrolean farmers from years gone by and shows how connected they were with nature. In spring, visitors can admire the “Türggeller” carnival characters with their elaborate costumes made of corn husks.
The beautiful handmade nativity scenes in Rum and Zirl are a wonderful display of faith and tradition. They are the pride and joy of the “Krippenverein” (Nativity Scene Association) in Rum and the Local History Museum and “Krippenmuseum” (Nativity Scene Museum) in Zirl. Privately owned nativity scenes can be admired by individuals but are unfortunately not open for groups. Viewings can be arranged with the “Krippenverein” (Nativity Scene Association) in Rum. Nativity scenes displayed at the Parish Church of St. George, the “Marienkapelle” (Madonna chapel) and the bandstand in Rum are open to the public.
The historical findings from Völs, the urnfield and the famous “Völser Bacchus”, a bronze bust that is displayed alongside many other interesting international exhibits in the Thurnfels museum in Völs, show the true historical value of these holiday villages.