A guided walk through the centuries

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On this guided tour, you will discover enchanting squares, narrow andwinding alleys, ‘tell-tale’ signs and the most important sights of the largestold town in the Tyrol. Love at firstglance!

Hall in Tirol is one of Austria’s most beautiful towns: Tradition and modernity, urban chic and scenic natural beauty build enthralling contrasts and unexpected harmonies.

The first mention of a settlement here was found in documents dated 1256. The name derives from the Middle High German word "hal", meaning a salt mine or source of salt. A document from 1316 mentions the town "Hall im Inntal", but from the 19th century it was generally known as "Hall in Tirol".

In 1486 Hall Mint embossed the "Taler", also called "Guldiner". The word "dollar", i.e. the U.S. currency and that of many other countries, is derived from the German word. In 1534 the merchant Wolfgang Vitl from Ausgburg built a glassworks here, and it prospered until well into the 17th century.1567 saw the founding of Hall Convent and the neighbouring Jesuit monastery. Before then the Augustinian monastery was near the Salvatorkirche. This was followed by the opening of the Franciscan Monastery (1645) and the Poor Clare Monastery (1723) near what is now the psychiatric hospital. Of the two monasteries, only the Franciscan Monastery remains today.

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Highlights

  • largest medival and old town in the west of Austria

  • first city in Austria, which got the state prize for the protection of historical monuments and buildings

  • exciting storys

  • the town hall is the most popular wedding hall in Tyrol

  • ‘tell-tale’ signs

Participants

min. 1 til max. 50 people

Languages

German, English

Location name / Meeting point

Tourist board Hall-Wattens

Parking space

short time parking in front of the tourist board, parking garage Untere Stadt und Thurnfeldgasse (P1 + P2)

Public Transportation

line 504, bus stop Unterer Stadtplatz

On this guided tour, you will discover enchanting squares, narrow andwinding alleys, ‘tell-tale’ signs and the most important sights of the largestold town in the Tyrol. Love at firstglance!

Hall in Tirol is one of Austria’s most beautiful towns: Tradition and modernity, urban chic and scenic natural beauty build enthralling contrasts and unexpected harmonies.

The first mention of a settlement here was found in documents dated 1256. The name derives from the Middle High German word "hal", meaning a salt mine or source of salt. A document from 1316 mentions the town "Hall im Inntal", but from the 19th century it was generally known as "Hall in Tirol".

In 1486 Hall Mint embossed the "Taler", also called "Guldiner". The word "dollar", i.e. the U.S. currency and that of many other countries, is derived from the German word. In 1534 the merchant Wolfgang Vitl from Ausgburg built a glassworks here, and it prospered until well into the 17th century.1567 saw the founding of Hall Convent and the neighbouring Jesuit monastery. Before then the Augustinian monastery was near the Salvatorkirche. This was followed by the opening of the Franciscan Monastery (1645) and the Poor Clare Monastery (1723) near what is now the psychiatric hospital. Of the two monasteries, only the Franciscan Monastery remains today.

More Information

Highlights

  • largest medival and old town in the west of Austria

  • first city in Austria, which got the state prize for the protection of historical monuments and buildings

  • exciting storys

  • the town hall is the most popular wedding hall in Tyrol

  • ‘tell-tale’ signs

Participants

min. 1 til max. 50 people

Languages

German, English

Location name / Meeting point

Tourist board Hall-Wattens

Parking space

short time parking in front of the tourist board, parking garage Untere Stadt und Thurnfeldgasse (P1 + P2)

Public Transportation

line 504, bus stop Unterer Stadtplatz

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