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Tyrol
"Land between the mountains", this is how the Tyrol is defined, which lies between the Austrian and Italian Alps.
Picturesque farmhouses and beautiful landscapes rich in forests and mountains make Tyrol a beloved and popular tourist destination.
Among the best-known region in Austria, Tyrol includes interesting cities like Innsbruck (122,500 inhabitants), Kufstein (17,900), Telfs (14,800), Wörgl (12,800) and Lienz (11,800), with many possibilities for shopping, fairs or even a few evenings in a pub.
But the importance of Tyrol is also found in its ancient fortresses, among its majestic castles, in taking the time to stop in the modern thermal baths or to even visit the zoo parks where your children can pet the animals.
Educational paths will take you through the breath-taking nature of the Tyrolean Alps.
Either in summer or in winter, the possibilities for enjoying a sport holiday in Tyrol are endless.
Immersed in a stunning mountain setting, you can hike, climb, ski or go snowshoeing. And after a day of intensive physical activity, you can complement it with a day of relaxation at the spa or indulge in an evening of food tasting of the culinary specialties of Tyrol.
Territories like the Silberregion Karwendel, with its silver mine in Schwaz and ski slopes and paths, as well as the oldest sanctuary in Tyrol, or the Hall-Wattens region, with Hall known as the city of salt and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, are interesting tourist attractions from any point of view.
But there are also lakes, like Achensee, nestled between the Karwendel and Rofan, with its emerald green waters making it the largest alpine lake in Tyrol, so grand in size that is called the "Tyrolean Sea".
The Achensee stretches out like a green carpet, just like a fjord in Achental.
The lake is famous for its beaches thanks to its favourable climate: a real paradise for sailing aficionados, windsurfing and scuba diving with its formidable conditions for practising their passion.
Many other physical activities can also be practised throughout the whole area, including golf, Nordic walking, horse-riding, skiing, tennis and much more: there is so much to discover, even for hikers and cyclists!
In addition, altitude thrill seekers can ride the Karwendel cable car or take a trip back in time thanks to the oldest steam train railway still in operation.
The spirit of adventure and Alpine wellness make the Tyrolean Mountains even more interesting and gratifying!
The most important city of the Austrian Tyrol is Innsbruck, whose symbol, the characteristic "Golden Roof", is known throughout the world and shines amidst the backdrop of the Alps.
The Wipptal valley begins in Innsbruck and stretches up to Fortezza, in Italy, where it is named the Upper Eisack Valley.

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