What do we see on rainy days
My 10 tips for a rainy day in Tyrol, excursions when it rains
1. Hall in Tirol
A trip to Hall in Tirol: For me, this small town is still one of the underestimated destinations and is therefore still pleasantly not overcrowded. The old town is even bigger than the one in Innsbruck and has been renovated in an exemplary manner over the past two decades. What I like best is strolling through the alleys, the large parish church with its curious history (tower from the Baroque, the rest of the Gothic) and the Mint Tower and the museum there. So you can easily switch between a tour of the interior and a walk in the rain and in between I recommend the warm and cozy lounges in the Goldener Löwe inn on the upper town square for lunch.
2. Tratzberg Castle
I visit Tratzberg Castle every 2 years in rainy weather and I am always fascinated anew. The Goess-Enzenberg family who owns it have created a castle “to touch and experience”. In addition to the extensive restoration, a great deal of commitment has also made it possible to make some of the most outstanding rooms of the castle accessible to the public. The castle rooms are wonderfully furnished and one can vividly imagine court life a few centuries ago. The 1a audio guide makes this even easier.
3. Rain walks
Rain-hiking: I will now spare every reader the clever saying about the right clothes when it rains. When walking in the rain, I swear by a special hiking umbrella from Doppler with which I venture out even in continuous rain and wind. Popular tours are then along alpine paths, which mostly run protected in the forest and are laid out along a goods path, on which one can walk safely and while entertaining is possible. Movement increases the good mood and there is guaranteed to be a place in the hut. My most frequent tours in the rain lead me to the Walderalm (start in Gnadenwald), to the Rumer Alm (from Innsbruck) or the Aldranser Alm (from Aldrans), to the Gasthaus Pfandl from Kufstein starting in the direction of Kaisertal or to the Jagdhausalmen (St. Jakob im Defereggental / East Tyrol). All of the huts mentioned are open almost all year round, even when it rains.
Aldranser Alm near Innsbruck
Jagdhaushütte, St. Jakob in East Tyrol
4. Folk Art Museum
The Folk Art Museum in Innsbruck is so rich in exhibits that you can spend many hours there. The Tyroleans themselves tend to do it less and many of my friends were the last time on the mandatory school trip to the museum. I always like to look at the tomb of Emperor Maximilian (and the very successful multimedia show), and the Tyrolean parlors from different centuries as well as the costume exhibition are one of the highlights. If you are still in the mood for a museum, you should marvel at the collection of Tyrolean and international artists in the nearby Ferdinandeum or consume a well-earned refreshment in the excellent museum restaurant "Kunstpause" and then start a stroll through Innsbruck.
View into a Tyrolean parlor in the Tyrolean Folk Art Museum
A visit to the medieval town of Rattenberg is easy to do even when it rains. You can stroll through the beautiful city center (note how the streets were curved at the time and thus positively influenced the atmosphere and the streets convey a spaciousness) but then the Kisslinger world of glass experiences is waiting to be explored and you should be rewarded The best thing to do in Rattenberg is to have an apple strudel at the Hacker confectionery. If you're lucky, you might even be able to spontaneously take part in an apple strudel workshop and learn how to make the dough thin.
For me, Kitzbühel is also one of the very rainy excursion destinations. In addition to the old town, when strolling under the umbrella, you can see which rainwear trendsetters are currently wearing and a look into the shop windows of top international brands can sometimes be inspiring. But my real tip is the Walde Museum in the city center. In this Kitzbühel City Museum, a permanent exhibition is dedicated to the famous Kitzbühel painter, and there are always interesting special exhibitions. And afterwards you can experience a welcome grounding from a gastronomic point of view in the nearby Huber Bräu Stüberl around the corner to strengthen yourself. Really good Tyrolean restaurant cuisine. Good Appetite! And I always drink my coffee in the Cafe Praxmair across the street.
7. Baden in Tyrol / Alpenbad Leutasch
And now let's dive right in: there is a large selection of pool worlds in Tyrol, as is well known, here are my 3 preferred. The Alpenbad in Leutasch was completely rebuilt and partially renovated just a few years ago and is particularly pleasant due to its manageable size and the well-designed sauna world. Also because, even when it rains, you are usually lucky not to have to turn back at the parking lot.
Photos: Alpenbad Leutasch
8. Arlberg well.com
The Arlberg well.com Center in St. Anton is a small pool and sauna highlight without the crowding factor. In summer it is just a paradise to use the beautiful wellness center and marvel at the spectacular mountain scenery from the outdoor pool.
well.com am Arlberg, (C) TVB St. Anton am Arlberg
9. Aqua Dome
And then of course Tyrol’s most spectacular bathing and thermal baths should not be missing as a tip: the Aqua Dome in Längenfeld in the Ötztal has been a magnet for visitors for years and with good reason. Who doesn't like to enjoy the surroundings in the outer bowls - a real treat even on rainy or cold days. Here, too, you have to plan your visit cleverly in order to avoid the biggest rush of visitors on rainy days.
10. Swarovski Crystal Worlds
One of the best tips for spending a rainy day comes at the end of course: the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens are not one of the most visited sights in Austria for nothing. The glittering magic world with a very high artistic standard should definitely be seen. The only downer: the crystal cloud in the garden doesn't shine when it rains and the queues for visitors can get really long when it rains - I recommend using the off-peak times.
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