What is the definition of quaint? St. Johann, Austria.

Just a little warning about this post: I am probably going to be using the word ‘quaint’ quite often as I feel the word was invented to describe this town in the Tyrol region of Austria. We chose to stay in St. Johann due to its close proximity to adventure sport locations, and we ended up discovering the quaintest of towns that offer numerous year-round activities, good food and shopping, and breathtaking views. This is one of my favorite smaller towns that we have visited.

The Kaiser Mountain range in St. Johann

The Kaiser Mountain range in St. Johann

What is the best way to explore such a quaint town? Renting some bikes! It was a great way to get around thanks to the nice trails near our hotel, and you don’t have to worry about parking. We were able to explore a good portion of town in a short amount of time.

Hanging out with our bikes!

Hanging out with our mountain bikes!

Mrs. Jessetter on the trail!

Mrs. Jessetter on the trail!

Quaint buildings!

Quaint buildings!

Cool buildings in town

Cool buildings in town with quaint people!

Quaint decorative things!

Quaint decorative things!

Downtown area

Quaint downtown area

Teeny tiny church

Teeny tiny church

In addition to biking around, we took a ski lift up a local mountain to enjoy the view of the valley and mountain range.

Some friends heading up the ski lift

Some friends heading up the ski lift

View from the top of the lift

View of St. Johann from the top of the lift

The Jessetters on top the mountain!

The Jessetters on top the mountain!

Restaurant at the top

Restaurant at the top

Great desserts!

Great desserts!

Skydiving over St. Johann

Skydiving over St. Johann

The coolest/most odd discovery we made in St. Johann? A concrete toboggan course! It actually makes sense though. What better way to get down a mountain than flying down a concrete track? Oh, and you can race (apparently helmets not necessary)!

Definitely at your own risk!

Definitely at your own risk!

Mrs. Jessetter after picking out her toboggan

Mrs. Jessetter after picking out her toboggan

On your mark, get ready.....

On your mark, get ready…..

There is some awesomeness

There is some awesomeness

More of the toboggan track

More of the toboggan track

There is also no shortage of delicious food in the area – especially if you like sausages and beer!

Jessetters' night out!

Jessetters’ night out in St. Johann!

Austria beer=big and delicious

Austria beer=big and delicious

Watch out for badgers in the area! We had a close encounter...not counting this guy

Watch out for badgers in the area! We had a close encounter…not counting this guy

Mmmm...sausage

Mmmm…sausage

St. Johann is such a quaint and relaxing place. It is the perfect location to unwind after a day or two of adventure activities. Thanks for the memories!

Mountain range near St. Johann

Mountain range near St. Johann

Mountain near St. Johann

Mountain near St. Johann

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