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Johann Egger Cooks: Grilled Venison Loin with Wild Herb Crust

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Young chef Johann Egger puts a culinary spin on traditional Alpine staples. His innovative style of cooking uses fresh and local ingredients and an inventive twist on classic favourites. The result is a spectacular menu of dishes you won’t soon forget, from charcoal butter with grilled venison loin and salad with beer dressing to grilled sourdough bread. Try these recipes if you want to get a ...
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Ten Reasons to Savour the Last Days of Summer

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There is that one day. When there is a crispness in the morning that signifies the golden hues of fall will soon dress the mountainsides of Tirol. A subtle message from Mother Nature that autumn is imminent. Making people say things like “fall is in the air”. This time of year always makes me get a little anxious as there is still so much to do as the days of summer come to a close. To a much...
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Family Attractions at Kitzbühel Area: Pillersee Family Land

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Amusement parks are happy to oblige with opportunities for hanging upside down from a roller coaster, swirling down a waterslide or riding easy on a slow train ride. My boys simply can’t get enough of all the attractions on offer and I’m really glad for them having fun… If there wasn’t the admission price—and the nominal fees per ride… Well, fortunately things are different here at...
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Ride Report: My Ötztaler – The Ötztal Cycling Marathon

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I love cycling and road cycling is my favourite discipline. This sport has fascinated me from when I was small. The speed, the stunning places to ride a bike, feeling my body as an extension of the bike… The joy and that incredible emotion of being one with the bike and the road under me. Not …

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Michael Ploner Cooks: Arctic Char in Spiced Tea Marinade

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Young chef Michael Ploner puts a culinary spin on traditional Alpine staples. His innovative style of cooking uses fresh and local ingredients and an inventive twist on classic favourites. The result is a spectacular menu of dishes you won’t soon forget, from Arctic Char in Spiced Tea Marinade for main to “Moosbeernocken” with Yogurt Mousse for dessert. Try these recipes if you want to get a...
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MTB Region Review: Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

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Mountain biking is obviously our passion, and it is great to share our passion with our six-year-old son. On our search for an appropriate “mountain bike playground” we ventured out to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis where we test rode the family-friendly Bike Park – and where we discovered the ten kilometer long signature trail.
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ROLF Spectacles: Visions in Wood

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A small, family-run business situated in a small village in Tirol’s Außerfern Region, ROLF Spectacles produces hand-made, lightweight wooden and stone eyeglass frames. With loving attention to detail and bold use of innovative techniques, ROLF makes each frame a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of eyewear—and the self-confident company keeps winning awards, such as the highly coveted 2016 German...
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Summit Stories: Guido Unterwurzacher and Wilder Kaiser Mountain

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His uncle took Guido Unterwurzacher, 12 years old at the time, along on a climbing trip in rugged Wilder Kaiser Mountain Range. Today, the Going resident is one of the most prolific mountaineering guides and rock climbers in the area, always looking for adventure wherever he goes. I joined him on an easy trek, yet Guido put a spectacular end to it.
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The Myth of the Ötztal Cycling Marathon

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“Every man should have a son, plant a tree and participate in the Ötztal Cycling Marathon,” says Austrian road cycling legend Wolfgang Steinmayr, 4-time winner of the Tour of Austria and competitor at the Ötztal Cycling Marathon in 2011. Many road bike races cater to serious competitors, and some are even billed as being tougher …

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Hip Wood: Three Manufacturing Companies Working with Stone Pine Wood

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The positive characteristics of the wood known as “Zirbe”, Austrian stone pine, Arolla pine or just stone pine, have been valued and used in Tirol for centuries. Three Tirol-based companies enable the traditionally rustic high Alpine timber to make the move into today’s modern interiors—in the form of translucent lampshades, wooden ventilation systems and award-winning furniture.
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10 Reasons Why You Should Try Canyoning

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Lately I found myself standing on a cliff, tall as a house, looking down into a canyon and wondering, “If anything could go wrong?” Sapphire blue water cascaded down slate grey rocks into a sparkling natural pool, into which I was supposed to leap. “There is always something that can go wrong,” answered my canyoning …

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MTB Region Review: Zell-Gerlos Zillertal Arena

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Summer in the Zillertal Valley is most commonly associated with towering mountains, craggy peaks and panoramic views of the Hintertux Glacier. Within Tirol the Zillertal Alps are known first and foremost as a haven for mountaineers in summer and skiers in winter. However, there is also plenty to keep mountain bikers busy in the Zillertal-Arena, stretching from Zell am Ziller to the Gerlos Pass....
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