The Tyrollean Alps are one of the most beautiful sections of mountains in the world, coming from the east coast of the United States I had never seen “real” mountains before. To say that I was awe inspired would be an understatement. We took a trip to the Tirol with my parents, my sister and brother-in-law and their kids in 1985. Sitting on the terrace of a country restaurant eating venison and overlooking the mountains is a memory indelibly etched into my consciousness. The Tyrol or Tirol is a region of the eastern Alps in western Austria and northern Italy. Inhabited in ancient times by Celtic peoples, the Tyrol constantly passed back and forth, in whole or in part, between Austria and Italy in the 1800s. Its present division dates from the Treaty of St. Germain in 1919. The hub of the Austrian Tyrol is the City of Innsbruck also included is the ski village of Kitzbuhel.
There is a small zoo in the mountains overlooking Innsbruck.
This should be on everyone’s bucket list.