Tyrol, the heart of the Alps and Europe. Situated in the middle of the continent, the Tyrol has been hosting travelers since time immemorial. While the mountains, the difficult-to-pass passes, snow-covered steep slopes were still feared at that time, they developed over time into a center of attraction for guests from all over the world.
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Today, in addition to cross-country skiing, skiing, snowboarding and freeriding in ski resorts with state-of-the-art lifts, Tyrol also offers numerous other natural highlights and is also a guarantee for a relaxing vacation in summer. Meanwhile, almost twelve million guests come to Tyrol every year. With almost 50 million overnight stays, Tyrol counts more overnight stays than Vienna, Rome or Berlin. No wonder, since the whole mountain world is open to you here! Hochfügen is the ideal destination to get to know Tyrol in all its facets.
It all began in the middle of the 19th century, when citizens began to appreciate the Tyrolean country air. "Get out of the hot city, up to the cool mountain" was the motto. Healing springs that had been known for centuries were rediscovered. Spas sprang up and were visited by emperors, kings and the nobility. In 1910, the first tourism law was passed as a milestone. After the world wars, tourism took off. In 1958/59, 10 million overnight stays were counted for the first time. At about the same time, Hochfügen also developed into a winter
winter holiday resort. The initiators were Fred Unterwurzacher, a baker from Fügen, and the resourceful skier and mountaineer Hans Theato from Munich. Two platter lifts were built in the remote valley - Lamark and Pfaffenbühel. They took skiers from 1,500 to 1,950 meters above sea level. The 1964 and 1976 Winter Games made Tyrol known worldwide as a winter sports resort. It was not until the 1990s that winter tourism replaced summer tourism as the main driving force. The 2008 European Championships pushed the Tirol brand once again, especially because the European champions Spain and Neustift (Stubaital) were hosted.