Fresh alpine air, scenic strolls and hearty Tyrolean cuisine – holidays to Soll couldn't get more blissful if they tried.

A taste of Tyrol

Sitting just shy of the German border amid north Austria's Wilder Kaiser Mountains, Soll's a treat all year round. In winter, locals hit the nearby slopes, then warm up with a glass of Tyrolean schnapps. Come summer, there are plenty of hiking trails and festivals to keep visitors on their toes.

Great outdoors

Drive south to the Salzburg region and you'll find Hohe Tauern National Park – the biggest conservation area in the Alps. It's enormous, but you can reach the thundering Krimml Waterfalls in 90 minutes. As you wander through flower-filled meadows and alpine forests, keep your eyes peeled for resident marmots, ibex and golden eagles.

Local folklore

Traditional Tyrolean architecture gives Soll its fairy tale feel – think frescoed houses with pine-wood balconies. For a taste of age-old customs, dance alongside locals to live folk music out in the open air. You may even see a few toe-tappers and thigh-slappers wearing traditional lederhosen.

Out and about

Here are some ideas of things to do when staying in Söll:

• Lakeside promenade
• Lakeside path
• National park
• Guided glacier walks
• Waterfalls
• Museum

At a Glance

  • Soak up the traditional Tyrolean vibes, from the onion-domed churches to the wildflower meadows
  • Catch some local culture at the brass band parade on Tuesday evenings
  • Dip your toe in the man-made Ahornsee Lake – or go straight in from the diving board or airbag