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 Olympic mountain 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 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.