St Johann in Tyrol Holidays
At a glance
Catch a gondola ride up Harschbichl mountain
Go cross-country skiing
Swig local beer al fresco
Destinations in St Johann In Tyrol
Top things to See and Do in St Johann in Tyrol
There are no bathing lakes in St Johann itself, but just to the west of the town is Badesee Going - an emerald-toned pool of water at the foot of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, fed by natural sources from the peaks.
Natural swimming lake
Recently voted the most beautiful natural swimming lake in Tyrol, it owes its title to the clear green water, photogenic location and assortment of activities on offer - like the huge beach volleyball court, which is the largest in western Austria.
The water reaches a mild 24°C, ideal for swimming in the warmer summer months. Kids will love the 100m open-air slide and the extra wide XXL slide. There’s even a spot for tiny tots to splash around safely in the non-swimmers area, as well as an adventure playground complete with pirate ship.
The weekly farmers' market offers local and regional products, like meats, breads, mountain cheeses, schnapps, honey, herbs and crafts. This is an ideal opportunity to pick up some bargain souvenirs.
There are a few clothes stores, sports shops and a cosmetic pharmacy selling premium beauty products and perfumes. There are also specialist stores worth paying a visit to - especially the small, independent chocolate shop just off the main square next to the Tabac.
Pick up an ice cream from one of the cafés in the square, and spend a quiet evening strolling along the river that flows through the middle of town.
Pop by Cubo, just past the train tracks. There's a beautiful sky lounge at the top, serving delicious cocktails with a side of spectacular mountain views.
Coffee culture is big in the Kitzbühel Alps. So in St Johann you’ll find lots of hidden cafés and bistros offering delicious hot drinks and cakes. One of the favourites is Oma’s Häferlcafé, or ‘grandma’s big milky coffee’, which is served in a traditional Austrian mug.
Grab a slice from Villa Masianco
Just by the level crossing is Villa Masianco, a pizzeria with very generous portions that also serves delicious burgers, pasta, salads and other dishes. They also do takeaway, so you can sit down by the river on a sunny day.
Beer with a view at Huber Bräu Brewery
The tower of the Huber Bräu Brewery has a restaurant at its top level. As well as hearty Tyrolean fare, the restaurant has an observation balcony where you can enjoy the views of the Wilder Kaiser with a locally brewed beer.
Spoilt for choice at Café Bar Eggers
A short walk away on the Hauptplatz is Café Bar Eggers, a modern but cosy bistro with outdoor seating - ideal for people watching. They have a varied menu, from sandwiches to salads and pastas, and cocktails to coffees. There's also free Wi-Fi, so you can share your snaps with your friends.
Sample strudel at Grander Schupf
A favourite among the locals is the Grander Schupf, which is an uphill walk from the resort. Reasonable prices, good strudel and a quaint, comfortable atmosphere make this Austrian chalet an ideal place to stop for a hot drink, lunch or even dinner.