Nestling quietly in a peaceful valley, Alpbach, voted Austria's most beautiful village, is an ideal choice for walkers, hikers and for those who just want to relax in a place which has lost none of its 'olde worlde' charm. The whole of Alpbach is a 'fairytale' alpine village, renowned for its beautiful floral balcony and window displays. There are several shops, restaurants and cafés and the village brass band plays regularly throughout the summer, dressed in national costume. The village is a haven of peace and quiet and surrounded by picturesque walking country, from gentle rambles through meadows and woodland to the highest slopes accessed by the Wiedersbergerhorn gondola. The 'Alpbach Seenland Card' gives guests free use of all gondolas and buses in the valley, plus free entrance to many local attractions.
This is my first season working for Inghams as Resort Manager in Alpbach. I have lived part-time in the village for many years, first visiting on holidays as a child. I work here as a ski-instructor in the Alpbach Ski School in the winter months. I am also a qualified mountain walking guide and very much look forward to walking in the Alpbach valley with Inghams guests.
I love the traditional architecture which has been preserved by law since the 1960’s and the fact that the village is still a working farming community. Truly a picturesque gem which is unspoiled and offers tranquility to all who visit. Innsbruck and the medieval town of Rattenberg are within easy reach and walkers can enjoy an amazing 900 km of well marked paths within the Alpbach Valley region and all guests will receive a free bus travel pass which also gives free access to the mountain cable car system.
September (16-30) is when the villages in the Tyrol celebrate the annual ‘Almabtrieb’. The festival celebrates the end of the summer when the cows are led down the mountain to their stables for the winter. Cowbells echo through the valley as hundreds of cows pass by, all highly decorated in traditional costume. You’ll be welcome to join in the festivities!
Two Centres | Combine your stay in Alpbach with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or the Italian Dolomites.
Monastery Escapes | Alpbach can be combined with a stay in the St Georgenburg monasteries.
Resort Code: ATAL
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 1hr by coach.
Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No