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Hall in Tirol

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Hall Mint & Tower and the Jesuiten-Church with the Karwendel in the background

Hall in Tirol is a town in the Innsbruck-Land district of Tyrol, Austria.


Located at an altitude of 574 m, about 5 km (3 mi) east of the state's capital Innsbruck in the Inn valley, it has a population of about 13,000.

Get in[edit]

By motorway:[edit]

Kiefersfelden - Kufstein border crossing - approx. 70 km to Hall via the A 12 motorway and then take the Hall Mitte exit for the town centre

Brenner border crossing to Innsbruck - Hall is another 10 km -> take the Hall Mitte exit from Switzerland -> Landeck – motorway as far as Hall approx. 80 km

Arriving by train[edit]

The environmentally-friendly way to get here is by train. Interactive timetable information from the ÖBB (Austrian Railways) for travelers arriving from Austria and neighboring countries here.

Interactive train information from the railway companies [1]

Arriving by bus[edit]

Very good bus service between Innsbruck and Hall on route 4 (every 15 mins.), D and S from the main station (Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof). Journey time approx. 30 mins.[2]

Get around[edit]

Puplic transportation is organised by the ÖBB Postbus GmbH [3]


With the so-called "Schatzkarte" (free guest card) visitors of the region get many discounts and benefits at about 25 partners in the region.

  • Hall Old Town

The 700-year-old town is situated 10km to the east of Innsbruck. During the Middle Ages it was much larger and more important than today's provincial capital of Innsbruck. The town flourished in the 13th century because of the vast deposits of salt in the area … The importance of the town increased dramatically, when during the 15th century the ducal mint at Merano in South Tyrol was moved here. Minted here was the first silver coin, the Thaler, a name, which later mutated into "dollar".

  • Town Hall - Hall

Count Heinrich von Görz-Tirol (1295-1335), briefly king of Bohemia, referred to his residence in Hall as the "Royal Palace". The Habsburg Duke Leopold IV presented the building to the town in 1406, since when it has been used as the town hall. After the fire that devastated the town in 1447, the town hall had to be rebuilt.

Dating from this time are the magnificent beams (1451) in the "Ratsstube". The chamber is still used today, not just for council meetings, but also for weddings.

It may be visited during office hours.

  • Burg Hasegg

Mentioned for the first time in documents in the 13th century, the castle was built to protect the salt mines, river trade, the bridge over the River Inn and also to guard the old salt route. The name is derived from its location on the corner by the panning houses, where brine was evaporated. "Egg" is derived from “Eck”, the German word for corner. During the 15th century the castle was enlarged to become a residence for princes. In 1567 Archduke Ferdinand II moved the royal mint here. The famous Georgskapelle chapel and the official state rooms are not open to the public, but can be hired for weddings and special occasions.

  • Hall Mint Museum

Go back to a time when coins meant wealth, money still had a magical shine, a currency was literally as hard as the material it was produced from and coin forgers could expect a cruel fate.

Visitors to the Hall Mint Museum are guided through half a century of European coin history with modern audio technology and the virtual coin warden Franz. In the process, they can discover the secrets of the mighty mint masters and the incredible machines they owned. Equipped with a special magnifying glass, visitors are encouraged to become researchers and to spot the hidden details on the coins. After a tour of Hall Mint, make the climb to the top of the famous Mint Tower. This second section of the museum houses a number of interesting exhibits.

And many more...[4]


  • Climbing

Climbers of the very highest ability will confirm that the Hall-Wattens region is a veritable haven for mountaineers.

  • Hiking

The Tyrol's largest country park - the Alpenpark Karwendel, picturesque valleys and famous mountain peaks, but also leisurely strolls in the valley. Dedicated hillwalkers and keen nature-lovers will not be disappointed by what they find in the Hall-Wattens region. Both the Eagles' Trail (known as the Adlerweg and the newest signposted footpath) and the Way of St James (Jakobsweg) pass through the region.

  • Biking

The Hall-Wattens region hosts seven official bike routes, two "Bike trail Tirol" tracks and the Inn Valley Cycleway, but the are also mountain bike routes of all difficulty levels. They pass through unspoilt countryside, introducing bikers to pretty villages, pubs and mountain huts serving enticing local specialities.

For more activies[5]


Many shops in the old town of Hall offer a wide range of goods.[6]


In Hall, there are many different restaurants. The dishes range from traditional Tyrolean to international cuisine. (Italian, Mexican, Greek, etc.)


Accommodation can be booked on the website of the local tourist office.[7]


Tourismusverband Region Hall-Wattens, Wallpachgasse 5, 6060 Hall in Tirol,

E-Mail:, Tel.: +43(0)5223 455 44-0, Homepage [8]



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