If you’re looking for a summer holiday that is a little less run-of-the-mill, St Johann in Tirol could be the perfect starting point.
Set up high in the Kitzbüheler Alps, St Johann is one of the best bases for getting out, about and discovering the unique Tirol region.
St Johann itself is a real town with real people - laid back and with loads of personality. Spend your time wandering around the shops, relaxing with a coffee at one of numerous street cafés or sampling beers directly from the source at the Huber Brau Brewery. There are regular festivities going on - including the annual Knödelfest (dumpling festival) in September and the mid-summer Jaggasn.
Walkers have over 200km of routes, both easy and challenging, between the Wilder Kaiser Mountains and the Kitzbüheler Horn alone. And plenty of lifts elevate you above the clouds so you can explore even further by foot. There’s the Panorama Swimworld - an outdoor swimming complex with wellness centre, road and mountain biking galore and you could even take a dip in one of the nearby lakes. Golfers can also choose from 9 golf courses all within 50km of St Johann.
It’s also really easy to get to the local villages of Oberndorf and Kirchdorf by bus - and cosmopolitan Kitzbühel is just an 8-minute train ride away.
For summer 2016
Get the most out of the region with the St Johann in Tirol Discovery package. Learn how to make the perfect apple strudel, visit Salzburg and the hidden lakes of the Tirol and pack a mac for a trip to the top of Austria’s highest waterfalls.
Must book before 27th April 2016.
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