Experience the southern holiday villages
A place to relax. The southern holiday villages are only a few kilometres away from Innsbruck, but still relaxed, peaceful and idyllic. The inspiring area around the Olympiaberg Patscherkofel scores with a successful mixture. Relaxed sporting activities and natural surroundings meet cultivated gastronomy. The southern holiday villages are easy to reach by public transport from Innsbruck and, in addition to the bus service, there is the wonderful, scenic tram route No. 6. This route snakes its way romantically through forests, past Ambras Palace and stops at the foot of the Bergisel. From there, it's just a short walk to the olympic ski jump and the Tirol Panorama Museum. Tram No. 1 brings you direct into the centre of Innsbruck.
Summer in the southern holiday villages
Pleasure is the order of the day here, whether it be a family-friendly panorama hike along the Zirbenweg or a visit to a traditional inn with wonderful cuisine. Trips to the Kneipp pool and Lanser See ensure refreshing moments, and guests golf here with a view of the Nordkette. In addition, there are numerous sporting activities from riding to tennis.
Winter around the Patscherkofel
The southern holiday villages offer classic winter sport sctivities and speedy highlights. The Patscherkofel's pistes enable a day of skiing with a view over Innsbruck. The ice rinks, hiking trails and cross-country ski runs in the area also ensure sporty fun away from the piste. For speed freaks, we have the olympic toboggan and skeleton runs in Igls as experiences of the highest order. For those who wish to try it, a trip on a toboggan through the ice canal with a professional pilot on board is a real highlight. The really brave may choose to try the skeleton run - head first down the hill. Pure speed intoxication!
Holidays for connoisseurs
First-rate restaurants and country inns turn the southern holiday villages into an area of indulgence in the heart of the Alps. Their speciality? Tyrolean cuisine of the highest standard. The ambience is tasteful and comfortable, and a look at the menu reveals tradition coupled with creativity. Our hosts also prefer to use the best ingredients from our region.
Events, traditions and culture
Tradition and culture belong to life in the southern holiday villages, where people respect their customs - a wonderful experience for guests too. Tyrolean evenings, early drinks meet-ups and open-air concerts give an insight into authentic village life. The region's history and lifestyles are explained in the exhibitions and museums, such as the nativity scene exhibition, the Goldbichl archaeology trail and the picturesque Hinterloch Mill. The Huttler Museum is also highly interesting, a place to learn about the history of carnival decoration. The masked men are very welcome guests at all carnival parades and balls.
Idyllic journeys by tram
Lean back, relax and enjoy the changing panorama. All without the need of a car or chauffeur. Tram line 6 takes its passengers from Innsbruck to Igls, through forests and meadows, past the beautiful Ambras Palace. The view over Innsbruck and the Inn Valley really is Idyliic. Holders of the Innsbruck Card travel for free, but tickets can be purchased in the Igls regional tourist office.