Tyrol is a relatively neglected region for landscape photographers. It is not a hidden fact that Tyrol is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe – not without good reason. Steep mountains, well-kept alpine meadows and a pleasant infrastructure make this small province in the west of Austria a popular destination for photography. We have photographed almost every corner of the valleys and many of the mountains; explored many photo locations, and would like to present to you our best recommendations for photo spots in Tyrol.
Innsbruck from above
Situated in a romantic fanatsy, Innsbruck is probably the only real city in the world in the middle of an alpine mountain world. The surrounding mountains are all accessible for hikers, and gondolas there make the ascent and descent quite easy.
You are spoilt for choice for the coveted view from above: Nordkette or Patscherkofel. Whether you climb the mountains on foot or take the gondola, the view is similarly mesmerizing. During a hike you will spend more time in nature and have earned your own summit happiness.
Mountain Moments Tip: From the Nordkette you have the most impressive views to Innsbruck – from the southern side the Nordkette forms a massive boundary wall of the city. Test both perspectives.
We also offer photo courses at short notice at both locations. With our Innsbruck Sunset Special Courses you will experience a sunset on the mountain with us.
Innsbruck Old Town
Innsbruck’s old town is small, but unique due to its alpine location. Particularly beautiful photo motifs can be found on Maria-Theresien-Straße (in both directions) and in front of the Golden Roof with a view of the Nordkette. Especially popular is also the Fotopoint at the market place (“Marktplatz” on the picture directly in front of the yellow building on the lower right, the house gallery is not visible on the left hand side) with the colourful row of houses Maria-Hilf above the Inn.
Mountain Moments Tip: Have a sunset drink at the market place (Marktplatz), enjoy the last rays of the day and take pictures with a tripod shortly before or after sunset.
Quickly accessible from Germany and very similar in form and shape to a Scandinavian fjord, the Achensee landscape photographer inspires an audience worldwide – the well-known Instagram photos are also mostly taken here.
Mountain Moments Tip: Our favourite spot is about 1 hour’s walk from the mountain station on the Bärenkopf – sure-footedness and a little bit of head for heights are prerequisites.
We also offer photo courses and hiking experiences here at Achensee – here you can comfortably and safely get to the best points and don’t have to worry about planning. Please ask for your desired date for an exclusive photo course at a hand-picked location.
Obernberg and Obernberger Lake („Obernberger See“)
Well-kept alpine meadows, charming alpine huts and a clear mountain lake – for many this is the dream image of Tyrol. In Obernberg and at Obernberger See you will discover a photographic treasure trove. The church in Obernberg lies picturesquely in front of an impressive mountain scenery and a small photo hike to the Obernberger See has so far inspired every (hobbyist) photographer.
Alpine sunrise and sunset
Tyrol is famous for its vast ski resorts with thousands of lifts. Some of them can also be used splendidly in summer to simplify the arduous way to the mountain tops, to experience a sunrise or sunset on a mountain in time.
If you would like to have this experience, but don’t dare to do it on your own – check out our current photo workshops, or ask directly for a private photo experience you will never forget! (just scroll a bit down on this page)
This mountain lake with incredible steep mountains in the backdrop is a true classic photo spot in the Tyrolean mountains. But be aware, you have to hike at least 2 hours on a steep hiking path to this spot and not every year this small lake has enough water.
Anyone who thinks of Austria and Tyrol combines steep mountains and lush alpine pastures. One of the most classic motifs – and also often used in Austrian advertising – is the small pond on the Hochalm Salfeins. When the water level is sufficiently high, the unique Kalkkögel are reflected in the water pond, which is only a few square metres in size.
Alpine photo hiking tour
Tyrol is known for its easily accessible mountains. Everywhere outside the ski areas, a very well signposted hiking network awaits motivated hikers. During a multi-day photo hike you will be completely immersed in the mountain world and feel the closeness to nature – you can stay overnight in one of the many alpine huts – for food, a roof over your head and a bed is thus provided and you can concentrate on your landscape and mountain photography.
Would you like to experience these top photo locations and sights by yourself? Book your photo course in Tyrol now and turn your holiday in Tyrol into a photo adventure! Private photo tours please inquire directly here or call.
So far our list of favourite locations and photo spots Tirol. What are your favourite spots? Which one do you find the most beautiful?
Hi, i am Marius, i love exploring the mountains and nature. Friends say, i know the mountains better than most locals, but actually i get lost all the time while photographing ;). Read more about the Mountain Moments Team.