Top places to visit in Tyrol with children, as a couple, or alone
Time for an away game? There are countless attractions and places to visit in Tyrol and its surroundings simply waiting to be discovered. Many attractions are very easy to get to from the active and family hotel Truyenhof.
Whether you want to visit a town with your partner, or plan a day trip with children, here is a selection of the highlights in the region which you shouldn’t miss out on.
Places to visit by car & by rail
2 magnificent passes and one prince – Davos/Liechtenstein
After a lovely drive through tranquil Engadin, we reach to Davos via the Flüelapass (2383 m) you then continue through romantic Prättigau into the principality of Lichtenstein and Vaduz. After a visit and short stay, we continue via Feldkirch and Bludenz into Austrian Montafon where we reach the Paznauntal by taking the fascinating Silvretta High Alpine Road. By driving past Ischgl, we get back to Ried via Landeck.
3 border drive – Austria, Switzerland, Italy
The “classic” amongst Alpine trips. We drive over the Reschenpass into romantic, south Tyrolean Trafoital, past the Ortler Massif (3905 m, the highest mountain in South Tyrol), via the highest and oldest Alpine Crossing, the Stilfser Joch (2757 m) and over the Umbrailpass until we get to the Münster Valley. Then, this wonderful route takes you back through the Swiss National Park into Engadin, then via dreamy villages such as Scoul, back to Ried.
Silvretta High Alpine Road
The Silvretta High Alpine Road links Montafon (Vorarlberg) with Paznauntal (North Tyrol). As you approach from the west, you gain 985 m around 30 tight bends, whilst on the eastern side there are just 2. Enjoy fabulous views from the Silvretta reservoir on the Bielerhöhe.
Bernina Express – The King’s route
A high point of your holiday. Drive via Swiss Engadin to Pontresina (1805 m). There, a seat awaits you in a panorama carriage of the renowned Bernina-Express train (prior reservation is necessary). You travel through breathtaking scenery before arriving at your destination, Poschiavo (1014 m). The route back takes you via Puschlav, a southern valley in the Swiss Alps. If requested, you can travel back via the Italian tax-free zone in Livigno (an extra 60 km) or straight back to Ried via the Berninapass.
Our tip: the Kaunertal Glacier
After Prutz, the road branches off into the Kaunertal valley. We continue to the end of the valley, past the wonderful Gepatsch reservoir (the largest reservoir in western Austria) up to a height of 2750 m. At the glacier, you have the possibility of continuing to the Dreiländerblick at a height of 3108 m on the Karlesjochbahn lift. You are sure to be amazed by this impressive glacier world. In summer, it is a wonderful place for biking or hiking, and in winter, the Kaunertal Glacier is one of the most beautiful skiing areas in Tyrol and in the whole of Austria.