In numbers: Summer in Tirol
Last updated on 22.02.2024
How many guests come to Tirol each summer? How many hiking trails and mountain bike routes are there? How many natural springs find their source in Tirol’s mountains? How large are the region’s nature parks? Here are some interesting facts and figures about summer in the Heart of the Alps.
22,700,000 overnight stays were recorded in Tirol in summer 2023.
6,335,000 arrivals were recorded by Tirol’s tourism businesses in summer of 2023.
574 mountains over 3,000 metres can be found in Tirol. The Großglockner (3,798 metres) and the Wildspitze (3,768 metres) are the highest peaks.
~ 24,000 kilometres of hiking trails maintained by the Alpine Association lead through Tirol. For a bit of perspective, it is 6,500 kilometres from Innsbruck to New York.
24 stages and 320 kilometres in North Tirol, 9 stages and 93 kilometres in East Tirol make the Eagle Walk the region’s most famous long-distance hiking trail.
~ 170 mountain huts run by the Austrian Alpine Club plus many more huts and mountain restaurants welcome hikers and visitors.
6 Trail running regions have a holistic trail running offer.
2,060 pastures covering 1,200 square kilometres of meadowland preserve the natural alpine landscape and are used to produce delicious specialities from the mountains of Tirol.
~ 770 fully qualified mountain guides and 2,000 fully qualified hiking guides ensure guests stay safe and have fun in the mountains.
~ 6,600 kilometres of signposted and inspected mountain bike routes await in Tirol, suitable for both standard mountain bikes and electric-powered mountain bikes.
350 kilometres of specially constructed singletrack trails provide downhill mountain biking fun in the mountains of Tirol – and new ones are being built all the time.
12 bike parks from East to West welcome downhill mountain bikers with varying levels of ability.
7 Gravelbike routes in 7 regions lead through Tirol.
~ 1,000 kilometres of cycle paths cover the whole of Tirol – an excellent way to explore the region at a gentler pace and enjoy some of the best sightseeing highlights en route.
5,000 sport climbing routes and 3,000 alpine climbing routes await vertical adventurers.
600 multi-pitch climbs can be found in Tirol – perfect for ambitious rock climbers.
~ 5,700 square metres of wall space at Innsbruck Climbing Centre, which hosted the World Championships in 2018.
~ 80 via ferrata and 130 rock-climbing areas in Tirol, 40 of which are suitable for families.
~ 800 boulder problems in 9 boulder areas, including 5 quality-approved family-friendly areas.
~ 10,000 natural springs can be found in the mountains of Tirol.
1,856 square kilometres are covered by the Hohe Tauern National Park, which extends into the neighbouring provinces of Salzburg and Carinthia. Tirol is also home to five more nature parks.
~ 340 farmsteads and 24 quality-approved family-friendly accommodation providers offer the chance to experience life on a working farm.
16 regions have the status Tirolean Family Nests and are specifically aimed at families with children.
> 400 day trip destinations waiting to be explored in Tirol.
200 museums are listed on Tirol’s official museum portal.
26 mountain adventure parks focused on five core themes provide plenty of action and adventure.
110 guesthouses in Tirol have been awarded the coveted status “Tiroler Wirtshaus” and serve high-quality traditional food.
119 restaurants in Tirol with awarded toques by Gault Millau in 2024. This puts Tirol at the top of the list of Austrian provinces with the highest number of toques – ahead of Salzburg and Vienna.
170 mountain huts and alpine eateries tested by Gault Millau are presented in the Alm- und Hütten-Guide Tirol 2024. The SchneetalALM in Nesselwängle was honoured as “Hut of the Year”.
237 gastronomy and hotel businesses have received the “Bewusst Tirol” award by increasingly focusing on regional products.
14 four-toques restaurants are located in Tirol, which is the most in the whole Austrian region.
2,657 gold-fired copper tiles make up the Golden Roof, Innsbruck’s number one sightseeing attraction.
23 golf courses, of which 19 are Golf in Tirol partner clubs, invite players to tee off in stunning surroundings.
54 quality-checked golf accommodation ensure an all-round successful golfing experience.
~ 16,600 members of 301 brass bands keep Tirol’s musical traditions alive across its 19 brass band regions.
~ 160 cultural initiatives can be found spread throughout all valleys and corners of Tirol.
> 300 folk and local theatres are part of the cultural diversity of Tirol.
> 25 high-quality festivals from music, theatre to film and literature are organised.
332 day and night train connections lead to Tirol.