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No matter what time of the year, Saint Anton or St Anton am Arlberg is a fabulous holiday destination.

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The beautiful Austrian village of St. Anton am Arlberg (St Anton) is known for its lively après-ski scene. (The social activities and entertainment following a day on the ski slopes.)

It is a beautiful village, situated in a beautiful valley, in the Tyrolean Alps.  A village with traditional as well as modern international influences.

The beautiful town has just the right amount of shops to make strolling through the village a pleasure and a fun shopping experience.  You’ll find restaurants of international quality here and serving cuisine from all over the world.  Pretty mountain chalet-style restaurants and fabulous views complete picture perfect scenes all around.

St Anton am Arlberg

Best time to visit St Anton am Arlberg

St Anton Arlberg Ski Resort

Any time of the year is a good time to visit the beautiful village of St Anton am Arlberg.  

Winter

During winter the ski resort is busy.  At times almost too busy for the beginner, but it certainly is a beautiful and fun time to visit.  If you love snow-ski, this popular ski destination will definitely not disappoint.  After all St Anton am Arlberg is also called the “cradle of alpine skiing”.  The reason being for the role it played in the invention of snow ski as a sport.

Winter time also brings the most magical time of the year:

Christmas Time!!! 

If you’re looking for beautiful Austrian Advent markets, look no further.  Everywhere in Tyrol you will discover beautiful vistas during Christmas time and St Anton is no different.  In fact it is beautiful during this time of year.  Sip on a traditional Glühwein while you take in the charming atmosphere of this little village:  Holiday lights illuminating the Christmas Market and pretty streets.

Christmas holidays in St Anton is big. You’ll find not just one, but many, Father Christmas figures climbing up and down the chimneys. They’re just as busy in the mountains as down in the village.

New Year’s Eve !!

On New Year’s Eve, there is a service in the town’s church, the Midnight Mass. This in itself is an experience as the church is usually packed, with people standing in the entrance doors, and even if you don’t understand the language you can not help but get a sense of calmness and peace. It sure is a recommendation from “Travel-and Home”, irrespective of your religious denomination.

You can not miss seeing the small but impressive Baroque church. It dates back to the 17th century, and what’s quite outstanding is that there is a 15th-century stunning altarpiece inside. 

Summer

Der Sommerurlaub in den Tiroler Alpen ist wunderschön.

During summer time the area changes into a lush green Austrian alpine dream.  With cow’s grazing alongside flowery meadows, the ringing of bells echoing into the valley…  It all completes the typical Austrian picture-perfect destination

There is simply no shortage on spectacular vistas.  Here you will find the traditional wooden buildings decorated with flower boxes and winding trails up mountain slopes.  But you will also find a rather modern village at the same time that offers quite a lot to do during all seasons.

Cable cars to fabulous view points

Taking the cable car or Bergbahn to popular vista points is obviously a favorite amongst tourist in summer time.

The Galzigbahn runs from St. Anton up onto the Galzig mountain.  At the starting point the spectacular architecturally modern building is sure to make you stop for a while.

Vallugabahn connects to Galzigbahn and is made up of two sections:  You can change from the Galzigbahn to the Vallugabahn at the mid-way station on the Vallugagrat ridge.  Valluga Mountain (often referred to as the ‘home mountain’ of St Anton) has a beautiful viewpoint that is definitely worth the visit.  A spectacular Instagram photo spot.

Other cable ways in the area is Gampenbahn and Kapallbahn.