Tirol Offers The Facts!

Tirol Offers The Facts!

Tirol Offers The Facts!

August 2007

TIROL - THE FACTS, DO YOU KNOW?

...the steepest and most visited ski racing course in the world is in the Tirol? Every year the "Streif" attracts thousands of skiing addicts to the famous Hahnenkamm races in Kitzbühel. (www.kitzbuehel.com)

...the parallel turn was invented in the Tirol? Toni Seelos of Seefeld, one of the most successful racing skiers in the Thirties, revolutionized skiing with this new technique. (www.schi-seefeld.at)

...around 60 per cent of the world's production of ski edges comes from the Tirol? Located in Innsbruck, the "Friedrich Deutsch" metal works produce 2,000 tons of ski edges of top-quality steel every year, ensuring that skiers come to grips with the pistes.

...there are 64 schnaps distilleries in the Tirolean, Upper Inn Valley village of Stanz? The distiller's craft has long traditions here and the "distilling village" is known for its "Stanzer Zwetschke". (www.tirolwest.at)

...the highest 2-toque restaurant in the world is located in the Tirol? The Verwallstube at the top stage of the Gallzigbahn in St. Anton am Arlberg is situated at 2,185 metres above sea level. Russia's President Putin, Caroline of Monaco and other celebrities have eaten here. The restaurant is only open during the winter season. (www.stantonamarlberg.com)

...Europe's only village underground railway is in the Tirolean winter sports resort of Serfaus? To alleviate traffic in the 1980s an underground railway was constructed beneath the main road. A hovercraft runs noiselessly and vibration-free from the entrance to the village to the cableway, a distance of 1.3 kilometres. Four stations provide easy access for guests. Holidaymakers arriving by car are only allowed to drive to their accommodation. Day tourists have to leave their vehicles at the car park by the entrance to the village and walk a few metres to the station. (www.serfaus-fiss-ladis.at)

...the largest connected skiing area in Austria is located in the Tirol? It is the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental. 250 km of runs (160 km with snowmaking equipment) and over 90 state-of-the-art lifts guarantee pure pleasure in the snow. (www.skiwelt.at)

...Austria's highest winter sports resort is situated in the Tirol? Kühtai in the Sellraintal, south of Innsbruck, is 2,020 metres above sea level and offers an absolute snow guarantee from early December until well into spring. (www.schneegarantie.at)

...Austria's most modern wellbeing world is in the Tirol? The 50,000 sq.m. "Aqua Dome" site at the entrance to the Ötztal mixes the primeval power of warm thermal water with the imposing Ötztal mountains for a new kind of thermal experience. (www.aqua-dome.at)


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