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Travel guide for South Tyrol and Tyrol

Learn more about what to consider when traveling to South Tyrol and Tyrol. Starting with tips for the car journey, advice on traveling with children, to checklists for safety in the mountains, here you will find all the important information.

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Holiday in South Tyrol: The Renaissance of Agritourism

In South Tyrol, agriculture has always played an essential role. For this reason, agritourism – that is, vacation on a farm - has developed into a significant economic factor.

Bar Kristi in Sterzing: A warm paradise for vacationers and connoisseurs

“Welcome to the Bar Kristi in Sterzing, where vacationers and locals alike feel at home. Under the warm leadership of Kristi, an atmosphere full of joie de vivre and hospitality awaits you. Discover our diverse selection of wines, sparkling wines, and champagnes, as well as creative cocktails in a welcoming, rustic-modern setting. Whether on the sunny terrace or in the cozy interior – enjoy relaxed moments with us, from morning coffee to evening drinks with music. Bar Kristi is your perfect place for unforgettable holiday experiences in Sterzing.“

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Winter vacation in South Tyrol: New ski rules for this season

Anyone who has planned a skiing holiday in South Tyrol for the winter season 2023/24 should definitely be aware of the skiing rules.

Magical Places in South Tyrol: The Malles Sun Labyrinth

A still relatively young place of power in South Tyrol is the Sun Labyrinth on the so-called Malser Hoache, which was built in 2010.

Traffic Rules for a Tyrol Vacation: An Overview of the Most Important Regulations

The Tyrolean Road Act sets out the regulations for road users. To ensure you are safe and informed while on vacation, we have compiled the most important ones for you below.

Traffic Rules in South Tyrol - Safe Travels

Anyone traveling by car during their vacation in South Tyrol should take a look at the traffic regulations in advance. We have summarized the most important ones for you.

Four-legged friends welcome: Holiday with a dog in South Tyrol

Do you want to travel with your dog? In South Tyrol, numerous dog-friendly hotels, guesthouses, and farms invite you to an unforgettable vacation in a dreamlike nature.

Bus trips to South Tyrol
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South Tyrol is to become a showcase region for environmentally conscious accessibility and mobility. The measures for this were recently presented by IDM, HGV, the Chamber of Commerce, and the country.

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Popular travel destinations in Tyrol - Austria

Tyrol is an extremely popular holiday destination all year round. Due to the well-developed infrastructure, there are ideal conditions for relaxing days with the whole family.

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Popular travel destinations in South Tyrol

Here you will find an overview of the most popular travel destinations in South Tyrol.

Local tax and tips in Tyrol
Fees, Organizational Matters, and Opening Hours in Tyrol

Additional costs and open doors - In the popular tourist regions of Tyrol, the collection of a local tax is common.

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Fees, Organizational Matters, and Opening Hours in South Tyrol

What additionally comes on the bill during vacation and when the doors are opened

Highway tolls and penalties
Highway fees and fines - Speeding in Tyrol

Traveling by your own car brings a lot of comfort. You avoid waiting times and transferring, you don‘t have to pay so much attention to weight when packing as if you had to carry everything yourself, and of course, you have the freedom to plan the route according to your own needs.

Highway tolls - Penalties
On the way on the fast connections to South Tyrol - Highway tolls - Fines

(As of: March 13, 2024) One likes to rely on the comfort of one‘s own car on vacation. At home, it stands at the door and patiently swallows all the luggage you want to take along. One does not even have to worry about exactly timed departure times – you are the master or mistress of your own schedule and can independently decide on rest breaks.

How you can inspire children to enjoy hiking
How you can introduce children to the joy of hiking

Hiking is the miller‘s delight – but not always that of the children.

Safety While Hiking - Tips for a Safe Hiking Trip

Whether mountain or valley – a hike in Tyrol and South Tyrol always needs to be well prepared.

Travel Preparations Tyrol
Travel Preparations TyrolBefore Departure - Tips for Packing Your Suitcase

Unfortunately, the endlessly refillable suitcase has not yet been invented.

Winter equipment for the car
Winter Equipment for the Car - When the Snow Falls

When the days become shorter and the thermometer is more reluctant to move into higher ranges, the signs can no longer be denied – winter is coming with cool steps.

Driving in winter
Driving in winter - The Snow King in the rearview mirror

Winter is the time for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and tobogganing. Tyrol and South Tyrol play their best cards here.

Traveling with children
Traveling with Children - Little People on a Big Journey

“When will we finally get there?” – Those who travel with children will probably know this question better than they might want to. Boredom and being strapped to a seat is not the ideal notion of a vacation for children.

Travel pharmacy for children
Travel Pharmacy for Children

Have the most important remedies in your own luggage

Heat in the car
Heat in the Car - When the Holiday Drive Turns into a Battle Against the Heat

When the summer sun is beating down, the holiday car trip to Tyrol or South Tyrol can quickly become a sweaty ordeal.

Travel preparations South Tyrol
Travel Preparations South Tyrol - Before Departure - What do I pack in my suitcase?

At the beginning of every trip there is always the big question: What do I take with me and what spends my vacation at home in the closet?

Checklist for rental cars
Checklist for Rental Cars

The advantages of mobile independence on vacation are obvious.

Caution with hotel reviews
Caution with hotel reviews - When honesty also takes a vacation

In Tyrol and South Tyrol as well, it has become a habit: The first step of vacation planning is nowadays increasingly done via the internet.

What to do in case of hotel deficiencies? Paradise is far away.

Now and then it can happen – you have booked your vacation in Tyrol or South Tyrol and are looking forward to a good dose of carefree relaxation, but the conditions on site spoil your plans – unfortunately, the bill has already been paid.

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