Southern holiday villages
Relaxing | Delightful | Revitalising
Innsbruck’s southern holiday villages are located just five kilometres south of the Capital of the Alps and promise to make both winter and summer holidays an enjoyable and active yet relaxing experience. The villages range from around 650 to 1,100 metres above sea level and are set on an idyllic sunny plateau at the foot of the Vital Park Patscherkofel. Visitors can enjoy hikes at varying altitudes, the largest golf course in the Innsbruck area, mountain biking, skiing, tobogganing, relaxation, culture, delicious cuisine and a lot more – all far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Eight villages. Eight treasures: rich tradition, Olympic flair and relaxation.
The southern holiday villages are located just a 15-minute drive from the city centre – or a short journey on the frequent public transport links – out past the striking Bergisel Ski Jump or stately Ambras Castle.* Rich in natural beauty and culture – these eight treasures are just waiting to be discovered.
* Free bus service on lines 4141, 4132 and 4134 within the southern holiday villages (Innsbruck not included) for enjoyable hiking on the Zirbenweg trail, gentle walks, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, etc.
The idyllic villages and close proximity to Innsbruck make this a truly special destination packed with highlights. Experience a spectacular bobsleigh or skeleton ride at the Olympic Bobsleigh and Luge Track. Enjoy downhill fun on the slopes, cross-country skiing and tobogganing at Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck. Or explore the idyllic winter landscape on numerous hiking trails.
If the sun takes a break, Innsbruck’s many attractions are just a few kilometres away. It’s also possible to do a trip to Italy, Salzburg or Munich thanks to the excellent transport links and close proximity to the Brenner Pass.
The southern holiday villages have already played host to the Olympic Games three times. Today, the well-known hotels, typically Tyrolean apartments, numerous traditional guesthouses and wonderful natural highlights make this an international destination with family flair.
The pace of life also feels different here. Associations and customs create a strong sense of village community and shape the cultural year with events like the “Krippele schaun” display of traditional wooden nativity scenes, the “Christmas in the Mountains” celebration in Igls, the Patsch Christmas concert, the Advent concerts in Ellbögen and the numerous carnival celebrations, such as “Schiane gian” in Igls, the “Huttler’n” in Igls and Vill, the “Mullerschaug’n” in Aldrans and the “Mullerschaug’n” and “Schnellenschlagen” in Lans.
Relaxing, delightful and revitalising: three words that perfectly capture a stay in the southern holiday villages. Draw new strength from nature, enjoy a healthy lifestyle, eat exceptional food, stay in family-run accommodation and experience tradition – this is what the region is all about. The area includes 25 circular hiking trails, such as the Zirbenweg and the Speckbacher trail. Along the routes, 15 mountain huts beckon for wonderful sunny breaks with views of the valley and delicious alpine delicacies.
Explore the Run & Walk Park in Igls-Lans and Rinn, experience pure nature at Lanser See lake or play a few rounds on beautifully manicured terrain at the region’s three golf courses. There are also tennis courts in the area and first-class riding facilities for horse riding enthusiasts.