Tourist attractions in Tyrol

007 Elements

The name’s Bond. James Bond. That’s what Sölden’s unique cinema installation 007 Element is all about. Next to the filming location for “James Bond 007: Spectre”, gourmet restaurant ice Q, an experience centre has been set up at 3,048 metres above sea level to whisk you away into the world of 007. 007 Element is just one of many adventures that you can look forward to on your holiday in Sölden – but it definitely deserves a place on your to-do list.

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Innsbruck and its Alpenzoo

In Tyrol, there are two tourist attractions you should not miss during your holidays in Sölden, namely the town of Innsbruck and its Alpenzoo.

The historic centre of Innsbruck is impressive in more than one way: Historic residential buildings line the streets, while the landmark of the city, the Golden Roof, shines from afar. If you cast your gaze upwards, you will be enchanted by the majestic mountain peaks towering over the town. The main town in Tyrol offers other tourist attractions, such as the Hofburg, the massive Ambras Castle, and the town tower, from the top of which you can enjoy a beautiful view far beyond the town limits. 

Our tip: when the weather is fine, visit the riverside terrace; it feels almost like the seaside! As for night-time tourist attractions, we recommend visiting the 360° bar, to indulge in glass of wine while admiring the city lights from above.

From Innsbruck you just need a 15-minute-drive to reach the Alpenzoo (Alpine zoo). It houses 2,000 Alpine animals and rare indigenous fish species. The Alpenzoo is Europe's highest zoo and a big draw for both children and adults.

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The Timmelsjoch and the glacier road

The 2,509m-high Timmelsjoch, the mountain pass also known as the gateway to the south, is the direct route that leads from Sölden in Austria to Meran in South Tyrol, Italy. From mid-June to October the passis open to traffic in the daytime and offers the chance to observe the transition from the typical Alpine climate of Austria to the decidedly more Mediterranean temperatures of South Tyrol. The route offers several points to stop and admire the beautiful views. It just so happens that you can have a Kaiserschmarren for breakfast in Tyrol and a pizza for dinner in Meran. Unsurprisingly, the Timmelsjoch is one of the most popular destinations in Tyrol!

The 15km-long Ötztal glacier road leads from our hotel in Austria to the glacier ski areas of the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glacier, at about 2,800m. 

Along the way you will be rewarded with spectacular views over the eastern Alps. Once at the top, it goes through the highest road tunnel in the Alps, which stretches over 1.7km to connect the two glacier ski areas.

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Swarovski Crystal Worlds and Schwaz silver mine

The silver mine in Schwaz and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens are always worth a visit.
Since their opening in 1995, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds have charmed millions of visitors: Entrancing crystals, beautiful gardens, and of course the famous Swarovski giant add up to a memorable experience for young and old. The 16 Chambers of Wonder inside the giant contain the personal interpretations of crystal offered by Austrian and international artists, designers, and architects. Contemporary art and ancient history hold hands in the 7.5-hectare garden, creating an evocative atmosphere as unique and faceted as only crystal can be. In addition, a play tower and a playground are there for children to play while their parents are temporarily ensnared by the magic of crystal.

The silver mine in Schwaz is a journey through time into the depths of the Earth 500 years ago, the town of Schwaz was home to more than 10,000 silver- and copper miners. The mine’s 800m-deep tunnels can be explored on foot and by mine train, and offer an interesting insight into the world of mining. The silver mine in Schwaz is especially popular among children. 

Which attractions would you like to visit today? Simply ask for information at the reception of our hotel in Sölden. We will be delighted to help you with your planning at any time.

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