A classic saunter leads along gingerbready Römerhofgasse, a reconstructed medieval lane that looks fresh-minted for a Disney film set with its overhanging arches, lanterns and frescoed facades. Even the crowds and souvenir kitsch – marmot ointment, Dirndls, strapping Lederhosen, you name it – detract little from its appeal.

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Nearby Tyrol attractions

1. Festung Kufstein

0.19 MILES

Lifted high on a rocky crag like an offering to the alpine peaks that surround it, Kufstein's turreted castle provides a fascinating insight into the town…

2. Liebfrauenkirche

13.87 MILES

This rococo church has a chunky 48m belfry and an elaborately frescoed interior.

3. Pfarrkirche St Andreas

13.89 MILES

Slightly above the town is this Gothic-meets-baroque parish church, identified by its steep, wood-shingled roof.

4. Alpine Flower Garden

13.96 MILES

Arnica, edelweiss and purple bellflowers are among the 400 alpine blooms flourishing at this quiet garden atop Kitzbüheler Horn. It’s a four-hour (14km)…

5. Museum Kitzbühel

14.07 MILES

This museum traces Kitzbühel’s heritage from its Bronze Age mining beginnings to the present day. The big emphasis is on winter sports, and the permanent…

6. Schloss Herrenchiemsee

22.1 MILES

An island just 1.5km across the Chiemsee from Prien, Herreninsel is home to Ludwig II’s Versailles-inspired castle. Begun in 1878, it was never intended…

7. Frauenwörth Abbey

23.3 MILES

Founded in the late 8th century, this is one of the oldest abbeys in Bavaria. The 45-minute tours are in German only.

8. Torhalle

23.36 MILES

The austerely romanesque Carolingian Torhalle built in AD 860 houses medieval objets d'art, sculpture and changing exhibitions of regional paintings from…