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“Beautiful valley”
Review of Alpbach

Ranked #152 of 763 things to do in Tirol
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Owner description: This ski resort is located in a small village known for its friendly atmosphere.
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Alpbach is in a very picturesque valley close enough to Innsbruck for a day visit. The fact that a road was not built until relatively late has helped retained its charm. The planners have insisted that all chalets are build in the local style. The conference centre is very modern though but it is built into the hill side so does not detract.
I went late in the ski season (April) to do some hiking. The village is on south facing slopes so no snow but green fields. The slopes are north facing and are across the valley. The lifts are not convenient to the village so you have to take a bus if you are skiing. As for hiking there are loads of well signposted routes. Parts are in roads but traffic is very light as the road lead nowhere. There are no flat routes as they weave up and down the mountains. There is a busier road on the valley bottom that you would not want to walk along. A good route is to walk to one gondola station and go up to take in the views and have a beer/lunch. You can then walk to the other gondola and take it down (free) before walking back to the village.
Do not miss...
The candle light grave yard.
Take a gondola up. Walk down in summer.
Visit small guest houses for drinks/food.
Some things to note...
There is a good size Spar in the village.
The tourist info office is not much help so research on the internet before you go.
English is not spoken by everyone in this area so brush up on your German.

4  Thank Mmaatttt
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Alpbach, credited with being the prettiest village in Austria, is the perfect place for a ski holiday. All the buildings are in the traditional style and the effect amidst the mountain scenery is delightfully picturesque while the village has a bright and lively feel. It is small enough for ease of getting around yet large enough to have everything you need; ski hire, ski schools, supermarket, restaurants and bars. Access to the gondolas is easy via a 5 minute shuttle bus ride and the buses run frequently and are free. There are two ski schools. We thoroughly recommend Alpbach Aktiv with its young generation of instructors; enthusiastic and experienced and with good English. Connies in the village offers very good service in ski hire. Accommodation options are varied and good. We stayed at Gastehaus Schneider which was excellent. There are ski demos in the village every Wednesday night where you can watch some skilled skiing showmanship and enjoy a gluhwein in a party atmosphere. There are options for eating dinner in mountain huts and sledging back home on the snow covered roads. The ski fields offer a variety of on and off piste skiing for all levels and a variety of interesting mountain huts for lunch such as the Boglalm with traditional atmosphere and good home cooking. For an authentic Austrian village experience and very good skiing, don’t go past Alpbach

8  Thank Travel_addict13_10
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

I was in Alpbach, Austria for business meeting. The village is very beautiful. The places for ski, hiking and snow shoe walking are very attractive. The locals are very helpful.

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