Tyrol, Bavaria, South Tyrol, and Liechtenstein

Not only does the Arlberg deliver many surprises, but the surrounding regions also provide plenty of opportunities to see and experience more during your summer holiday. Learn more about the world-famous ice mummy Ötzi by visiting the Ötzi Village in the nearby Ötztal; enjoy duty-free shopping in the high Alpine village of Samnaun; or dive into the medieval atmosphere of ancient castles and fortifications in Tyrol and South Tyrol. Beautiful stretches of land are waiting to be discovered along the high alpine roads of Silvretta and Timmelsjoch, or on the Kaunertal glacier. Bregenz and Innsbruck, the Alpine capital, as well as Vaduz in Liechtenstein and Appenzell in Switzerland lure visitors to revel in a particularly enticing atmosphere and tempt them with many shopping opportunities and attractions. Ask at our reception for suggestions and detailed information about the most rewarding destinations to explore around the Arlberg.

Over 400 kilometres of hiking trails lead you through the Lechtal Alps and the Verwall Group. Follow the well-signposted paths to discover hidden gems and natural spectacles along the way, and to experience the reward of reaching the top of a mountain.

Mingle with the locals as you dive into lively club and village fêtes or mountain celebrations testifying to Tyrol’s lively traditions. The colourful world of hearty cuisine, strong schnapps, freshly tapped beer, and pure enjoyment awaits.

Sightseeing & excursions on your holiday am Arlberg
Sightseeing attractions around St. Anton

The highest lying European zoo with a wonderful overall view of the former and current animal world in the Alps with more than 2,000 animals of more than 150 species. A worldwide unique cold water aquarium with rare local fish species.

The Alpine zoo is reached in around 1 hour’s drive from your hotel in St Anton Pettneu 

„Innsbruck is wonderfully situated“, noted Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on his Italian trip in 1816/1817. Almost two hundred years after this „classical-touristic“ PR-remark in the travel diary of the great German prince of poets, Tyrol’s state capital presents itself as an administration and business centre, university-, congress- and cultural city as well as a sport and tourism metropolis.The Golden Roof was built under Duke Friedrich IV. in the early 15th century. Upon the request of Emperor Maximilian I, Nikolaus Türing the Elder constructed the original bay in the years 1494 – 1496. The two story bay is 16 m wide and the roof itself is 3,7 m high and decorated with 2,600 gold plated copper tiles – from these it gets its name.

Innsbruck is reached in around 1 hour’s drive from your hotel in Sankt Anton Pettneu.

The old town, named Oberstadt (upper city) because of its position, was founded in 1212. In the centre of the lower courtyard is the Hugo-von-Montfort fountain, which has received new clothing for the 600 year celebration of the poet. One has the loveliest panorama view from the „Pfänder“. You reach the peak in only a few minutes hanging comfortably in the cable car. Bregenz – The festival and congress city on the Bodensee. There is a beautiful lake promenade with the enormous stage on the lake. The „Bregenz Festivals“ (since 1946) count towards the worldwide most famous music festivals. As an increasing number of craftsmen were moving into the suburbs from the 15th century, business life moved to the space outside the city walls. In the upper city there are still several old houses, like the Kraulandhaus, that used to belong to the Deuring family, and the Blumenegg estate, which was owned by Schmid von Wellenstein. Bregenz is one of the most attractive cities in Austria, unique here: three countries – one city. The Swiss peaks and the gentle hilly landscape of southern Germany boldly touch against Bregenz.

Bregenz is reachable from your hotel in St. Anton Pettneu in about 90 minutes.

This high alpine road is 26 km long and embedded in the landscape with a lot of consideration for nature and the ecology. The wonderful scenery, the enormous crevasses in the ice and the Weißseespitze mountain that is constantly in front of your eyes make the drive to the glacier into a real experience. For many months of the year the best skiers and snowboarders from around the world train here. Starting from Feichten, the 26 km long panorama road passes the Gepatsch reservoir and the Gepatschhaus right up to 2,750 m, directly into the eternal ice of the Kaunertal glacial region. Take the chairlift up to 3,000 m and hike on further to the view of the three countries (Dreiländerblick). The Gepatsch reservoir has a capacity of 140 million cubic metres of water. The electricity developed per year is 620 million kilowatt hours.

The Kaunertal glacier road is reachable from your hotel in St Anton Pettneu in about 90 minutes.

Hohenschwangau castle
It is first mentioned in the 12th century under the name Burg Schwanstein (Schwanstein castle) as the seat of the nobility of Schwangau. In the year 1832 Crown prince Maximilian, who was later to be King Max II, bought the ruins and had it rebuilt by the theatre painter Dominik Quaglio in English Tudor style. The castle served as his summer residence and was the happy nursery for Ludwig II.

Linderhof castle
In isolated mountain loneliness, King Ludwig II had the park and castle facility Linderhof built from 1874 to 1878. The inspiration and example for the rococo castle was the sphere of the French sun king Ludwig XIV.

Neuschwanstein castle
The construction of this castle took 17 years (1869 – 1886) and the building work has to this day never been completely finished. The road leading to the castle entrance is closed to public traffic. There are nostalgic horse-drawn carriages or shuttle busses which provide transport. It is recommended that you go on foot up the climb to Ludwig‘s version of the Castle of the Holy Grail („Gralsburg“).

The kings‘ castles in Schwangau are reachable from your hotel in Sankt Anton Pettneu in about 90 minutes.

Between Innsbruck and Kufstein – in the Tyrolean lake region – this Tyrolean open air museum was founded in 1974. The visitor submerges into the living and working world of former times, which controlled the way of life in our country for a long time. The documentation of the farming culture that shaped the face of this country, which is threatened to die out due to the great economic changes, is the target of the museum. Traditional farming practices, architecture, tools and fences display the ways of life that have been greatly reduced.

The farming museum is reachable from your hotel am Arlberg in about 2 hours’ drive.

This place is like a real fairy tale for people. You suddenly experience what you only knew from dreams. Those who walk through the head of the giant, reach the sensual energy of a production that, from the music to the fragrances, from the lighting to the architecture, from the visible to the merely tangible, promises to be an exceptional visit. The Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens offer a journey of discovery for your head. You will be whisked away to a breath-taking world of sparkling fantasy. Watched by giants, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds are hiding magnificent treasures and unique experiences.

The Swarovski Crystal Worlds are reachable from your hotel in St. Anton Pettneu in about 1.5 hours’ drive.

Where parents are also allowed to be children. Rolba-Run: pure tobogganing fun on the 1.2 km long summer toboggan run. Comet swing: to reach for the stars. Children’s roller-coaster: Off you go! Acrobatic curves for the whole family. And many more attractions.

The funpark at Leutasch is reachable from your hotel in St Anton Pettneu in about 1.5 hours’ drive.

The Ötztal association for prehistoric buildings and local history with its seat in Umhausen built the „Ötzi village“ in association with the Umhausen council. It is an open air archaeological park that should demonstrate to the visitors how „ life, housing and farming in the early stone age was“, at the time of Ötzi.

The Ötzi-village is reachable from your hotel am Arlberg in about 1 hour’s drive.

Samnaun (1,800 m) lies in the Swiss Kanton Grisons in the heart of the Engadine. The centralisation of the Swiss tax system in 1848 brought the dealings with Tyrol abruptly to an end. Only in 1888 and then again in 1892 were applications made to the federal authorities to exclude Samnaun from the Swiss tax area. In 1892 the government complied with this request and Samnaun was pronounced tax-free. Through its freedom from taxes Samnaun has a price advantage, which after the elimination of the European duty-free business can only be found in a few places in the EU.

Samnaun is reachable from your hotel in St. Anton Pettneu in about 1 hour’s drive.

Landeck castle was probably built in the first half of the 13th century on the towering cliffs above the Inn by the Count of Ulten and later extended by Count Meinhard II of Tyrol and Görz. In 1282 the seat of the Landeck court was already here with a sovereign guardian. The castle had its heyday under the knights of Schrofenstein. In 1520 the late gothic hall and the castle chapel were made by Emperor Maximilian the first’s court painter and builder, Jörg Kölderer. The courtroom with its original beamed ceiling from 1520 was the official seat of the sovereign guardian. In 1797 Landeck castle lost its significance as a seat of justice and until 1965 it was a dwelling and barracks. Today Landeck castle is the landmark of the town.

Landeck castle is reachable from your hotel in St Anton Pettneu in only 20 minutes’ drive.

In the 15th and 16th centuries Schwaz was the mining metropolis of middle Europe. Experience up close how 500 years ago more than 10,000 miners made great efforts digging for silver and copper. Submerge yourself in the unique world of the legendary Schwaz silver mines. Let an experienced mine guide take you safely through a labyrinth of tunnels, shafts and hand worked diggings. Inside admire the 400 million year old rift, the then so sought-after fahl ore and the famous Schwaz water lifting technique which was once a marvel of technology.

The silvermine in Schwaz is reachable from your hotel in Stankt Anton Pettneu in about 1.5 hours’ drive.

The 22.3 km long road leads from Galtür (1,584 m) over the Bielerhöhe (2,032 m) to Partenen (1,051 m). The Bielerhöhe is the starting point for lovely hikes and interesting high alpine tours in the Silvretta. The Silvretta reservoir is Europe’s highest lying lake with regular motorboat traffic at over 2,000 m above sea level. The lake has a storage capacity of 38.3 million cubic metres of water. The electricity produced is 134.69 million kilowatt hours. Round trip: Holiday region Arlberg-Stanzertal up to Pians, through the Paznaun over the Silvretta-High alpine road into Montafon to Bludenz, through the Klostertal over Arlberg and back again.

Duration of the round trip from your hotel in St. Anton Pettneu and back is about 3 hours.

St. Anton is mainly a winter sport village and a favourite meeting place with the pedestrian zone and its many shops and boutiques and a multitude of restaurants and cafés. the Skiclub Arlberg with its 5,300 international members celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2001 with the skiing WM. In the course of the FIS Alpine Skiing-WM in 2001 in St. Anton, a row of new buildings from which the village also profited after the Skiing-WM.

St. Anton is reachable from your hotel am Arlberg in only 5 minutes.

The drive over the 2,509 m high Timmelsjoch through the Ötztal Glacial world into the Southern Tyrolean wine mountains of the Passeier valley to Meran and further into the south remains an unforgettable experience. The „secret gaps“ in the Alps or the direct way into the south for the motoring tourist, take in the most beautiful areas of Northern and Southern Tyrol. The road as a touristic drawing point enables many people to experience the mountains closely, lets them feel the closeness of the glacier and the cold wind, but it also shows a hint of the harsh reality of mountain agriculture.

The Timmelsjoch is reachable from your hotel in St. Anton Pettneu in around 2 hours’ drive.

With the seat of the royal house, the government and parliament, Vaduz is the main town of Liechtenstein. In the centre of Vaduz many attractive shops and the Liechtenstein art museum have opened their doors. Since 1939 Vaduz has also been the residence of the prince regent and his family. The town was first mentioned in a document in 1150. The name Vaduz belongs to the Rhaeto-Romanic language and comes from the time in which the Romans were rulers of the province of Rhaetia. The lively main town with its new pedestrian zone invites you to linger in the cosy street cafés and offers a multitude of cultural attractions.

Vaduz is reachable from your hotel in St Anton Pettneu in around 2 hours’ drive.

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