The location makes it possible: From Mieders im Stubaital, you can reach Italy in less than 30 minutes and the Olympic city and provincial capital Innsbruck in less than 15 minutes. This way you can choose: Do I wish to enjoy Italian joie de vivre and the Mediterranean climate of South Tyrol, or do I prefer to stay with the hospitable and sporty Tyroleans?
Simply decide by the weather. When foehn winds are blowing in Innsbruck, bad weather usually prevails in South Tyrol. Conversely, it often is the case that when the weather in South Tyrol is nice, Innsbruck is covered in clouds of fog. The reason for this is the Brenner Pass. It is responsible for the climate, which we appreciate a lot. Just like the proximity to our South Tyrolean neighbors. Host Josef also makes use of this when he decides about the destination for today’s hike or skiing trip.
South Tyrol, our Mediterranean neighbor
South Tyrol, especially Ratschings, is a great family skiing area and always worth a visit. Cross-country skiing or hiking to the end of the valley are highly recommended. Also, Sterzing with its Rosskopf mountain is a great destination. At Rosskopf, you can of course go skiing in winter and hiking in summer. Sterzing, with its picturesque old town, offers numerous nice restaurants, great street cafés and a shopping area lined with Italian fashion stores. The Sterzing Christmas market is very popular also with Tyroleans, as the delicacies offered here differ from the typical Tyrolean dishes. Brixen, which is only a few kilometers from Sterzing, also has a beautiful and romantic Christmas market that you should not miss. At the Brenner Pass, South Tyrol’s largest outlet with a huge selection of stores of all kinds can be found, and there are still some of the popular market stalls selling fresh fruit and vegetables.
Discover the variety of indulgence in Tyrol with the “Stubai Gourmet Program”: Various events and exhibition businesses take you into the world of culinary delights in the mountains. With the Stubai Gourmet Voucher, you can participate in a program of the same name and use these vouchers also for food. The motto is: Seeing – hearing – tasting – smelling – feeling: From wine to speck, from cheese to schnapps. Tasting is allowed and even welcome!
In addition to Innsbruck, Tyrol has many other towns and attractions that you should not miss out on during your holidays at Hotel Serles. Hall in Tirol has a historic old town with many small alleys perfect for strolling around and shopping, Kufstein with its impressive fortress is also home to the famous Riedel glass manufactory, where you can find beautiful glass products as souvenirs. Rattenberg is the smallest and probably most charming town in Tyrol. The Schwaz silver mine is a popular destination for families and the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens sparkle with millions of the popular little stones. In Kramsach, located in the Tyrolean “Unterland” area, the Museum of Tyrolean Farmhouses takes you on a journey through time and provides insights into the lives of the farmers in the previous century. Beautiful original farmhouses from various regions in Tyrol have been carefully rebuilt here. Kramsach is also the home of probably the funniest cemetery in Austria: The cemetery museum with particularly amusing tombstones.
As you can see, your Stubaital holidays are guaranteed to be rich in variety. At the same time, you never have to drive more than an hour to find the next impressive town. While driving through Tyrol and South Tyrol, discover the many small places that are worth a visit. Often, a bench with a marvelous view of the Tyrolean mountains can be enough to bring you one step closer to happiness.