It was on Christmas Eve 1818, when a song that touched the world’s heart rang out for the first time in Oberndorf near Salzburg: “Silent Night! Holy Night!”. This was the humble beginning of what was to become the world’s most famous Christmas song. Translated into over 350 languages and dialects, the carol is sung…2 min. Reading time
I’m sure plenty of you are thinking about where to spend Christmas this year. In most cases it will be with your family, of course. And for many – if possible – in snowy surroundings. The team at the Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Austria’s official weather service, have done the maths and…4 min. Reading time
People have developed a love-hate relationship with “shovelling snow”, as the Tiroleans refer to snow clearing. It is exhausting, on the one hand. On the other, there is almost no other job where you can see the results of your efforts so quickly – especially when the snow piles up as high as it did…5 min. Reading time
Selection of our most interesting stories about huts, traditional recipes and the people who make Tirol what it is.
Part of a traditional farmhouse in Tirol, the cozy ‘Stube’ (or ‘parlor’) evokes a bygone era thanks to their timber paneling, perfectly accented by a roaring fire in the fireplace and favorites like homemade “Kaiserschmarrn”. Stop in to see the beautiful dining rooms and warm up over local comfort foods on a cold winter day.…3 min. Reading time
Stinky ski boots? Cold hands? No cabin rental for New Year’s Eve? Awesome days on the hill can quickly turn unpleasant if you’re not prepared. So here are some hacks to help your day run that little bit smoother and prepare for an awesome ski trip to Tirol this winter.9 min. Reading time
Originally an abandoned Alpine pasture hut at an elevation of 2,000 meters, Stieralm has been converted into one of Nauders’ loftiest fine dining experiences. It’s the most delicious way to celebrate a perfect day on the hiking trails or slopes.5 min. Reading time
Winter in Tirol begins with bells, banging and bizarre beings roaming the streets. Every year at the start of December, the devilish “Krampus” strikes fear into the heart of children. This centuries-old tradition is today more popular than ever.6 min. Reading time
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With 3,400 kilometers of ski runs, Tirol has some serious mileage on offer. Skiing and snowboarding come in many forms, and though every Tirol ski resort offers an amazing variety of terrain, each has its own flavour. If you fancy setting yourself a challenge or adding to your ski bucket list, check out these five…4 min. Reading time
The knitted hat is great for keeping warm in cold weather. Because this is one of the simplest pieces to knit, the hat is an ideal pattern for beginning knitters.3 min. Reading time