Breathe in the clear mountain air and savour the pristine natural surroundings! The Zirbenweg trail leads through centuries-old Swiss pine forests. The scent exuded by the trees has a beneficial effect on body and mind. And the breathtaking views likewise offer balm for the soul. The 2½-hour hike that leads from the Patscherkofel mountain to the Glungezer mountain offers stunning panoramic views of the Inn Valley, Innsbruck and the Nordkette range. The trail is easy going and relatively flat. A shuttle bus service is available for the return journey.
The southern holiday villages offer a paradise for winter sports enthusiasts of all ages. Here you don't have to be an expert to enjoy the snow to the full. With only moderately steep slopes, the two ski areas guarantee skiing and tobogganing fun for the whole family. Little ones are well taken care of in the Kinderland Rinn, which offers perfect conditions for young children to take their first 'skiing steps'. The Patscherkofel and Glungezer ski areas and Kinderland Rinn belong to the Olympia SkiWorld. A free ski bus is available to take guests from Innsbruck and the surrounding holiday villages to the ski slopes and then back to their holiday resorts.
A winter paradise during the cold months and a refreshing oasis in summer - the southern holiday villages have something to offer at every time of the year. One particular highlight during the warm summer months is the Lanser See lake. Whether you take a refreshing dip, enjoy a boat trip or simply relax on the shore in the shade of the trees, the lake and its surroundings offer blissful tranquillity, sport and recreation and pristine natural beauty. The area is also perfect for leisurely walks both in summer and winter. The lake is easy to reach from Innsbruck by bus or by tram (line number 6).
Located to the south of Innsbruck the 'gentle giant' has served as the location for several momentous events. The world's best skiers battled it out for medals on its slopes during the 1964 and 1976 Olympic Games and during the Youth Olympic Games in 2012. The Patscherkofelbahn aerial lift carries skiers, hikers and all those who simply want to savour the view of Innsbruck up to its lofty heights. The Olympic bobsleigh run in Igls is also a regular venue for nail-biting competitions. What's more, it offers visitors the chance to try out the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton.
HHearty cheese or spinach dumplings, traditional 'Gröstl', steaming hot 'Schlutzkrapfen' and many other Tyrolean specialities offer irresistible delights for locals and holiday guests alike, and they can be savoured in the numerous restaurants and taverns of the southern holiday villages. From traditional fare to award-winning cuisine, there's something to suit every taste. From the gourmet dishes served in the restaurant Wilder Mann, to cosy taverns such as Isserwirt, Walzl, Ägidihof, Bärenwirth and Grünwalderhof, to traditional rustic inns, here in the southern holiday villages you can truly indulge your palate!
Enjoy leisurely hikes from one scenic Alpine pasture to the next at an altitude of 1,600 metres and savour the fantastic views offered by the Patscherkofel and Glungezer mountains. Rustic mountain huts along the way offer idyllic spots in which to rest and enjoy some hearty local specialities. Take the opportunity to taste an authentic Tyrolean 'Marend' platter!
Blissful tranquillity, clear mountain air and a breathtaking Alpine panorama - that's what awaits you in the idyllic tributaries of the Wipptal valley. In the untouched mountain landscape you can leave the troubles of everyday life far behind you and recharge your batteries. And if you would like to discover more about the local flora and fauna, then you can join a fascinating Nature Watch tour.
The lush, green pastures that flourish during the summer months are transformed into a glittering paradise for walkers in winter. Snow-covered trails, meadows and fields offer perfect terrain for winter walks and hikes and for snowshoeing. The southern holiday villages are ideal starting points for exploring the Patscherkofel and Glungezer mountain areas. Particularly scenic too are the tributary valleys of the Wipptal. Immerse yourself in the serene tranquillity of the winter landscape and, with a bit of luck, you might even catch a rare glimpse of an Alpine hare.
Grab your board and let the fun begin! The snowparks in the southern holiday villages -Snowpark Innsbruck Patscherkofel, Glungezer Parks and Sane Rinn Jibpark - offer fun and challenging obstacles and fantastic powder snow for beginners and pros alike.