Lamb chops from Posidonas Greek restaurant in Innsbruck.
Eat & Drink

5 Favourite Innsbruck Restaurants for Families

Innsbruck Restaurants have changed quite a bit since we arrived in 2010. As meat-eating South Africans, we often crave a good hamburger but they were weirdly absent from restaurant menus. Thank goodness, the humble meat […]

Postbus in Tulfes, Austria.
Road Travel

All About Car Rental, Buses and Shuttles

From car rental to buses, taxis and shuttle services – here are some road transport options in Tyrol if you’re not driving your own car. Rental Cars Several big car rental agencies are represented in […]

St Nicolas parish church in Hall in Tirol.
Hall in Tirol

The Riches of Hall in Tirol

Hall in Tirol has the oldest old town in Tyrol. I think it is also the most impressive. The well-preserved town centre, the medieval Hasegg Castle (Burg Hasegg) and the mint where the world’s first thaler (of […]

Swarovski Crystal Worlds' Giant.
Attractions

Be dazzled by Swarovski Crystal Worlds

To find the Swarovski Crystal Worlds (Kristallwelten) at our front door was one of the biggest surprises when we arrived in Tyrol seven years ago. I never knew Swarovski crystals came from Austria, never mind […]