This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Silz. To help you make friends with Silz before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The idyllic city of Silz, Austria, is surrounded by luxurious meadows and mountains, and enjoys a sunny spot in the upper Inntal Valley. Despite being secluded, the city is well linked to the rest of the neighboring world, with the Arlbergbahn railway and the Inntalautobahn motorway. The city -- home to the highest-located ski resort in Austria, the Kühtai -- attracts ski enthusiasts during winters, as well as rafting lovers in summer due to the bordering River Inn. There are plenty of hostels in Silz, Austria, situated right in the center of the city, from where you can easily access most locations on your itinerary.
If you plan to visit Silz in the summer, get adventurous by indulging in river rafting, canyoning, ferrata fixed-rope rock climbing, hiking, or cycling. Visit the Silzer Innau, an eighty-square kilometer forest west of the city that is home to some rare bird species such as the sandpiper bird, the short-toed tree-creeper, and the nightingale. Enjoy some outdoor sports while in the bosom of nature with the outdoor pool, miniature golf course, tennis courts, and the Forstmeile walking trail located at the heart of this forest. During winters, the Kühtai resort attracts skiers and snowboarders who can choose from a variety of ski runs in the region. However, if you prefer ice skating, Silz has an ice arena for you.
Experience the history of Silz, Austria by dropping in at the St. Petersberg castle that crowns a hill west of the city. Additionally, visit the parish church in Silz to know more about the place. The city of Silz also houses the Silz-Kühtai, which is the most powerful generating station in the Eastern Alps. Stop over here for a guided tour that will give you more information on how this plant works.
Most of the hostels in Silz, Austria, are traditional farmhouses or wood cabins equipped with all modern necessities such as hot shower, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and even complimentary breakfast. The staff at your Silz, Austria hostel will be very friendly, and they provide high-quality food, which you can enjoy in your room as you experience the view of the Alps or the River Inn through your window. Book a suitable room well in advance, so that you have a comfortable place to crash as you relish the things the city has to offer.
Written by local enthusiast for Silz hostelsAaron Barboza