St. Johann in Tirol

Travel Guide Europe Austria Tyrol St. Johann in Tirol

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Introduction

St. Johann in Tirol is a market town (Marktgemeinde) in Tyrol in the west of Austria and is a popular tourist destinations, both in summer as well as in winter.

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Sights and Activities

  • Hiking and climbing at the Wilder Kaiser mountain range.
  • Skiing with cablecar and chair lifts at the Kitzbüheler Horn (but not connected with the much larger skilift system of Kitzbühel).
  • The centre has a nice parish church and alpine houses.

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Getting There

By Plane

The closest airports are in Munich, Innsbruck and Salzburg.

By Train

St. Johann lies on the route from Innsbruck to Zell am See and on to Salzburg and Graz. In Wörgl it is possible to change trains to/from Germany, which crosses the border at Kufstein/Kiefersfelden. Check the website of ÖBB (Österreiche Bundesbahn) for more information and timetables.

By Car

Coming from the north you can reach St. Johann by heading to Munich, and from there keep the direction Rosenheim on the A8 Autobahn. Near Rosenheim, you have to switch to the A93, which becomes the A12 once it crosses the border at Kufstein/Kiefersfelden. Just passed the border you need to change to regional roads. First the B173, and than the B178, to reach St. Johann in Tirol. Note that for the little piece of Motorway you use between the border and the B173, you don't need to buy a autobahnvignet (or Tollsticker). Coming from the south, you have to get to Mittersill, which is easiest through the Felbertauerntunnel, and take the B161 there, which leads over the low and easy to drive Fernpass. From Innsbruck in the west you can follow the A12, until Wörgl and take the B178 to St. Johann. From Salzburg, you can take the B1, which takes you to the border, and turns into the 21 and 20, passing the town of Bad Reichenhall in Germany. After the border at Lofer it turns into the B178, which leads to St. Johann.

By Bus

The Post Bus Line from Kitzbühel via St. Johann and Lofer to Salzburg is usually faster then the train. For the time tabel look at ÖBB (Österreiche Bundesbahn).

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Getting Around

Despite being 660 metres (2,160 feet) above sea level, the town of St. Johann is almost completely flat. The town centre is pedestrianized from 10:00 to 18:00 and all services are within a few minutes walk. There are tour buses operating from the towns main car park to locations around Austria and as far away as Venice and Munich. The best way to travel around is by bicycle and some package holidays include free bike rental from the hotel. There are also a number of local rental companies. There are plenty of walking and cycling trails to choose from.

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Drink

All of the hotels have bars and there are a number of Inns which double up as accommodation and bars. In the Hauptplatz (main square) is the Gasthof zum Baren which has a restaurant / bar on the ground floor and at night the activity moves to the top floor where there is a balcony with views over the square to enjoy by candlelight with your drink. Restaurant da Seisl also has a good bar and Michi's Bar in the Hotel Fisher is very popular. In summer most people drink in the open under sun umbrellas.

There are also a number of bars / inns on Speckbacherstrasse and near the railway station including Bunny's which is an Australian Bar popular with tourists and young people in particular and the Old Dog which is an old style English pub.

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Sleep

There are many hotels and pensions in St. Johann.

View our map of accommodation in St. Johann in Tirol

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes are common in bigger cities. Hotels in cities do normally have internet terminals, more expensive hotels provide internet access directly in the rooms. There are many free WiFi Hotspots and quite a few restaurants, cafes and other places offers free wifie. McDonald's has free Wifi, as does Starbucks. Note that some places might charge a fee or includes just limited amounts of time. Be sure that your smartphone is not roaming data, as this will mean a huge bill, especially if you are from outside the EU.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112.The country calling code to Austria is: 43. To make an international call from Austria, the code is: 00.

Austria has a perfect GSM and 3G (UMTS) network coverage of nearly 100%. If you bring your own cell phone with you assure yourself that it operates on 900 MHz / 1800 MHz (GSM) or 2100Mhz (3G WCDMA). There are cell phones that operate at 1900 MHz (e.g. networks in the United States) which are not supported in Austria. If you plan a longer visit in Austria it might be useful to buy a new mobile with a prepaid card from a local cell phone network provider. Be aware that some remote areas (especially mountainous areas) do not have network coverage yet, though this rather the exception than the rule.Austria has a large number of cell network providers including A1, T-Mobile, Drei, Telering, Bob, Hot and Yesss. Bob, and Yesss have the lowest prices. Prepaid card costs €15 including 100 minutes talking time.

Post

For more information, it is best to check the Austrian Postal Service. They have more information about posting letters, postcards and packages to places both in Austria and to other countries in Europe and intercontinental destinations. The standard price for sending domestic letters/postcards is €0.55. Within Europe the price is €0.65, other places in the world are €0.90 to €1.40 for standard letters and postcards. Post offices typically are open between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, though the main ones are sometimes open a few hours longer and on Saturdays (sometimes only mornings) as well. If you want to send parcels internationally, you might consider using an international company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they offer fast and reliable services at relatively affordable rates.

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