Alpbach has a population of 2,600 and is located in a beautiful location on the edge of the Inn valley at an altitude of 1,000 meters. It is undoubtedly considered one of the most beautiful villages in Austria. Alpbach is an impressive picturesque resort with very strong tradition. The village is one of the most well preserved villages of Tyrol, due to the extremely construction restrictions which preserve the traditional character of the village. It was named “the most beautiful village in Austria” because of its unique style of wooden construction and the charming grandeur of the flowers.
What To See...
Pfarrkirche St. Oswald
The church of St. Oswald is a gem in the village. The first church was built in 1369 and since then has maintained the tall outer tower. In this tower hang 5 bells, the oldest one dates back to 1601 and is called “the heroine”. The present church was built around 1720 in a Baroque style, and in the surrounding area there is a cemetery which always looks to be full of beautiful flowers.
Alpbach offers you a wide choice of trails to enjoy great hikes. Going up the mountain you will enjoy the panoramic view of the village which is truly magical.
The idyllic Alpbach atmosphere in the middle of the Kitzbühel Alps is unique in Tyrol and has a lot to offer you! In summertime is an ideal place for those seeking relaxation, as it has numerous hiking trails in the surrounding mountains. In winter, skiing in Alpbach is a popular activity and you will find many ski slopes and ski schools available for you and your children.
Innsbruck is less than 50 minutes drive away. The old town has some magnificent sights reminiscent of a fairytale in an impressive scenery in the Alps. A wonderful city that you have to visit at least once in your life. Generally around Alpbach, about half an hour you will also find some beautiful places like Kitzbühel and Kufstein. Kitzbühel is a medieval town, and features an internationally renowned ski resort that runs from mid-October to early May.
What To Eat
Gasthaus Jakober Hotel has a great restaurant, where you will taste mainly traditional cuisine and many varieties of beer. Generally because the village is very small the choices are limited, so it would be a good idea to have a look at what each restaurant has to offer. In this case, however, we were completely satisfied with everything we tried and we highly recommend it to visit it.
How to move
There are several ways to reach Alpbach by train, bus or car. Overall You will need to be very careful as the road to the village is one way and in many places without protection. So prefer to avoid to move by car without an important reason. The nearest airport is Innsbruck, just 60 km from Alpbach.
Where to stay
The village has many hotels due to high traffic in summer and even more in winter due to skiing. We chose the Gasthaus Jakober, a traditional hotel that we enjoyed our stay in and we really felt like locals. I will never forget the beautiful,colorful flower beds that adorned our wooden balcony. Accommodation in the village varies from 80-120 euros depending on the hotel and the period of your visit. You can make your reservations via Booking.com
Alpbach Through Our Eyes...
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