Tyrol (German: Tirol) is a state or Bundesland, located in the west of Austria. It comprises the Austrian part of the historical region of Tyrol. The state is split into two parts - called North Tyrol and East Tyrol - by a 20km-wide strip of land where the state of Salzburg borders directly on the Italian Province of Bolzano-Bozen (Alto Adige/South Tyrol).
North Tyrol borders Bavaria (Germany) in the north, the state of Voralberg in the west, Italy and Switzerland in the south and state of Salzburg in the east. East Tyrol also borders state of Karnten (Carinthia) in the east. Find property for sale in Tirol/Tyrol region
The highest mountain in the state is famous Grossglockner in the Hohe Tauern, with an elevation of 3,798 m (12,461 ft.). The capital is Innsbruck. Tyrol is popular for its famous skiing resorts, such as Kitzbuhel, Ischgl or St. Anton. Other larger towns and popular places to buy real-estate (flat, apartment, house, luxury villa, land or business/commercial property) in Tirol/Tyrol region are Kufstein, Schwaz, Reutte and Landeck.
Tyrol is among Austria′s most touristy areas, because this is where many of the big ski resorts are. The high-society′s choice is Kitzbuhel, which is also famous for its ski races. The Arlberg area with legendary ski resorts like St Anton, St. Christoph or Pettneu is famous for more serious skiing. The Tyroleans have a strong sense of regional identity, which is expressed in many distinct features: their accent, cuisine and life-style. Many ancient traditions were preserved in the mountain valleys, which turned into important trade routes between Italy and Central Europe as early as at the time of the Roman Empire. Get your own property in Tirol/Tyrol region.
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