Austria, Austrian Tyrol
This charming little market town set in the wide sunny valley close to Kitzbühel is full of Austrian traditions with a Baroque twin spire church and pretty town square filled with quaint cafés that play host to regular festivals and celebrations throughout the summer. There are plenty of shops and restaurants - guests enjoy the ‘Huber Bräu’ local Brewery with its very own tower, for traditional cuisine and views. The town is surrounded by miles of gentle walking and cycling paths, including riverside and valley walks to Kitzbühel, as well as up to higher peaks accessible by gondola. Bus and train links are excellent and its central location between Innsbruck and Salzburg make it a great base for excursions. There is a full programme of events run each week by your Inghams Rep.
Here’s an unusual one! The 33rd Dumpling Festival in St. Johann, Austria on the 20th September with the longest dumpling table in the world, 300 meters long producing around 25,000 delicious dumplings! St. Johann’s main street, Speckbacherstrasse, becomes one enormous open-air restaurant. Socializing with the locals, traditional brass band music and lots of good food and drink are the order of the day!
Resort Code: ATJO
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 1hr 30mins by coach.
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Transfer Approx. 2hr by coach.
Supplements may apply on some flights
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
Pre-book 2 full day excursions and receive a third half price (discount will be applied to the cheapest excursion and please book the excursion in resort)
A magnificent drive along a famous Alpine road leading right into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park up to the highest mountain in Austria at 3,073m, for breathtaking glacier views and a chance to see wild marmots at close range. One of our most popular excursions for nature lovers, we enjoy lunch on top of the mountain.
Full day, £37
Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life.
Full day, £31
Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views.
Full day, £31
Journey via the romantic village of Reit im Winkl to the Chiemsee, known as the “Bavarian Sea”. The Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria. The biggest of several islands on the lake and accessible only by boat is Herrenchiemsee. The name derives from a sumptuous and wildly extravagant palace built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Marvel at the richly decorated interior and the stunning grounds all modeled on the Palace of Versailles. A fascinating insight into the world of a truly eccentric King.
Full day, £39
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Walkers' Lift Pass £26 - 3 in 7 days
We recommend the pre-bookable Harschbichl I and II walkers’ lift pass for access to a variety of walks for all levels. The lift runs from approx. 23 May.
Festivals & Events
Regular annual festivals and events bring St. Johann to life throughout
the summer with live music, beer tents, food stalls and entertainment:
• Weekly farmers’ market in Town square
• Brass band concerts in Town square
• Excellent weekly Tyrolean evening (pay locally)
• Vintage car rally (early Jun)
• Billy goat mountain top festival (mid Jul)
• Summer Solstice bonfire night (mid Jul)
• Village ‘Jaggasn’ festival (mid Jul)
• The famous St. Johann ‘Knödelfest’ the world’s
largest dumpling festival! (mid Sept)
Dates are approximate.
Walking in St. Johann 800-1,890m
St. Johann is set in a wide and beautiful valley between the majestic Wilder Kaiser massif and the Kitzbüheler Horn. There are many additional side valleys to explore and over 200km of marked hiking paths and nine themed walking trails. St. Johann is also the start of Austria’s famous ‘Eagles Way’ long distance walking trail from East to West Tyrol. Terrain varies from meadow walks and riverside trails to the higher peaks of the Harschbichl gondola. Excellent bus and train links also make it easy to explore the neighbouring Kitzbühel, Ellmau and Söll walking areas with ease. POPULAR WALKS include the riverside and woodland trails to:
Popular Walks include the riverside and woodland trails to:
Kitzbühel | Easy | 2-4 hrs
Eiffersbacher Waterfall | Moderate | 4 hrs
Lourdes Grotto & Gmail Chapel | Moderate | 4 hrs
First stage of the ‘Eagles Way’ heading west to the Rummierhof Inn | Moderate | This stage gived fantastic views over St. Johann and the Kitzbühlerhorn.
Tourist Office Free Guided Walks
St. Johann Tourist Office runs FREE programme of guided walks that changes weekly, plus hiking booklets and stamps for those completing stages of the ‘Eagles Way’.