Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg Travel Guide
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Plan Your Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg Vacation
The provinces of Tirol and Vorarlberg make up the western tip of Austria with Innsbruck, the capital of Tirol, the natural, historic, and economic center. These two provinces are so different from the rest of Austria that you might think you've crossed a border, and in a way you have. The frontier between Tirol and Salzburg to the east is defined by mountains; four passes routed over them are what make access possible. To the west of Tirol lies Vorarlberg; as its name implies, it's "before the Arlberg"—the massive Alps.
In Innsbruck travelers do not seem to stay long, so there is a fast turnover and, almost always, a room to be had. Travelers opt to set up their base not...read more
The gastronomic scene of Austria's westernmost provinces is as varied as its landscape: first-rate gourmet restaurants, traditional inns, rustic local taverns...read more
Things To Do in Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg
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The Ötz Valley: Outdoors enthusiasts love hiking through this region because of rich green pastures in summer and glittering expanses of white... Read more
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