Located in a sunny valley between the Kitzbuhel Alps and Rofan Range, Alpbach is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in the mountains. With its traditional, alpine architecture and breathtaking scenery, it's no wonder that this picture-perfect resort was once voted 'Austria's most beautiful village'.
A family-friendly village with heaps of charm
Although it's a well-known winter resort, Alpbach is a popular tourist hotspot during the summer. Pine-clad mountains, flower-filled meadows and rolling green hills are just some of the delightful sights that await you at this time of year.
In addition to unspoilt landscapes, another major appeal of Austria holidays in Alpbach is the laid-back atmosphere and welcoming hospitality. The resort is a hit with couples and families looking for a restful retreat, and sees visitors returning year after year to enjoy the slow-pace way of life.
Relaxing days in the village can be spent visiting the picturesque church, browsing quaint souvenir shops or stopping off at one of the cosy cafes to enjoy a hot drink and strudel.
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Food and drink
Compared to larger resorts in the Tyrol region, evenings in Alpbach are mostly a quiet, informal affair. The Postalm is one of the area's busiest night spots thanks to its rustic atmosphere, live music and a large sunny terrace which proves popular among thirsty walkers.
For something a bit different, book a guided tour of the local brewery, Kristallbrauerei, and sample some local beers. When it comes to eating out, there's a good selection of friendly and affordable restaurants in the village, with both national and international dishes available.
The spit-roast chicken at the Boglalm mountain restaurant is a must-try – but you'll have to order it a day in advance due to its long-standing reputation as an authentic delight.
Where to stay
Accommodation in Alpbach is mostly wooden, chalet-style buildings with flower-filled balconies. This is largely due to the 1953 law which imposed strict rules to preserve the village's traditional appearance.
Holidaymakers can choose from a variety of board options, whether you're looking to live it up in your very own lap of luxury with an All Inclusive hotel or prefer a cosy Bed and Breakfast or Self Catering apartment.
Most of the hotels in the area offer on-site restaurants and bars and are conveniently located in the centre of the village. Some residences include indoor pools with spas and wellness centres, where guests can unwind and treat themselves to a massage.