Weather Austria

Tyrol Weather

The Tyrol is one of the most visited of the Austrian provinces and is characterised by its mountain scenery split by the strategic artery of the Inn valley running from the west to east across the province.

Historically speaking, the Tyrol included the north Tyrol (what outsiders normally mean when referring to "the Tyrol"); south Tyrol (now part of Italy - but still predominantly German-speaking); and the east Tyrol (now separated from the rest of the Tyrol and almost with the nature of a separate province - the most important town in the East Tyrol is Lienz).

To the north are the ranges of the Northern Limestone Alps, with the southern edge of the Karwendel range forming the scenic and much-photographed backdrop to Innsbruck's city centre. The river Inn eventually flows out of Austria on the northern border near Kufstein.

The Vorarlberg is located to the west, over one of two high mountain passes or through the Arlberg Tunnel, while the province of Salzburg lies to the east.

The higher ranges of the Southern High Alps block access to Italy. The mountains of the Ötz valley, the Stubai valley and the Ziller valley are all imposing massifs with some of the highest mountains in the country and split only by the all-year-round road access of the Brenner and the Reschen passes. The highest mountain in the Tyrol is officially the Grossglockner at 3,797m, as part of the peak lies in the East Tyrol. (Many people assume that the slightly lower Wildspitze in the Ötztaler Alps is the highest Tyrolean mountain.) The lowest point is located at Erl (465m) on the border with Germany.

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