• Salzburg · 65km · 1hour 15 minutes
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So what's it like?
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 destination. Set high up in the Kitzbüheler Alps, from St Johann you’ll have the perfect reason to get out and about and discover this unique region.
St Johann itself is a real town with real people - laid back and with loads of personality. You could some spend time wandering around the shops, relaxing with a coffee at one of numerous street cafes 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.
Hikers have over 200 km of routes, both easy and challenging, in-between the Wilder Kaiser Mountains and the Kitzbüheler Horn alone. And plenty of lifts to elevate you above the clouds so you can explore further by foot. If walking isn’t for you, then never fear. 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. Golfer 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 public transport and cosmopolitan Kitzbuhel is just a short train ride away.
Get the most out of St Johann 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 30th April 2014.
Available from £284 (return)
There is a bus service to nearbly Ellmau, Scheffau and Söll and a train service from St. Johann to Kitzbühel, Kufstein, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Zell am See. The village also has a gondola into the mountains.
• St. Johann is a lively, bustling Tirolean town with cosmopolitan atmosphere, lots of fun for families and bursting with vibrant colour and local charm • Fantastic summer festivals include the Original Lederhosen Fest (July), 'Jaggas'n' Festival - Summer night's festival in St. Johann town square (July) and the Dumpling Festival (September) as well as weekly brass band concerts and Tirolean evening