Tyrol

Last Updated: 5th May 2014

The Tyrol is a region of western Austria and northern Italy most famous for its towering Alps, fantastic skiing and laid back, casual yet active lifestyle and fresh, clean environment.

Home to towns like Hopfgarten, Innsbruck and Itter in Austria and Bozen on the Italian side of the border. The region also incorporates the Brenner Pass on the Austrian/Italian border.

The people of the Tyrol share many cultural similarities with the Bavarians of southern Germany however they possess a fierce cultural independence from their fellow German-speakers and even their own countrymen. If you’re in a bar in a region and ask someone if they’re Austrian, often the answer will be “No! I’m Tyrolian!” – Prost.

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