Latest Articles

by Klaus in People

Having a Blast: The Men Who Make Avalanches Above Innsbruck

Heavy snowfall in Innsbruck is inevitably followed by the early-morning sound of explosions in the Nordkette Mountains. As the city’s awakes, the men of the avalanche safety commission are already out and about blasting away the snow to keep the population safe.

4 min. Reading time
by Julia in Bits & Pieces

“Downhill”: The Filming Locations

The film “Downhill” featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell was shot in winter 2019 on location in Ischgl, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and the Kaunertal Valley in the Austrian Tirol. We have taken a close look at the filming spots to find out where you can ski “The Beast” yourself.

9 min. Reading time

Specials

Selection of our most interesting stories about huts, traditional recipes and the people who make Tirol what it is.

by Klaus in Recommendations

Ask a Local: Innsbruck

The best places to eat? The best things to see? The best mountains to climb? In our series Ask a Local, we get people from Tirol to give us the inside line on the places where they live. Today it is the turn of David Schuchter and Anna Pichler from Innsbruck.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

Lord of the Harakiri

With a notoriously steep ski run, innovative state-of-the-art lifts and 142 kilometers of downhill trails, it’s easy to see why Mayrhofen consistently ranks as a top Tirol ski resort. Behind the scenes, Josef Geisler is overall responsible for the smooth running of all operations of the resort.

3 min. Reading time
by Eckard in Food & Drink

Fine, Fruity, Formidable – The Best Schnapps From Tirol

Autumn is the time of year in Tirol when preparations are in full swing at local distilleries to turn local fruit and turnips into schnapps. As winter arrives, the distilling process begins. When it comes to drinking these fine, fruity and formidable creations, however, there is no special season. Anytime is good! Just remember one…

4 min. Reading time
by Benjamin in Recommendations

Five Tips for a Relaxing Ski Holiday in Tirol

For most of us, holidays are first and foremost about one thing: relaxing. Winter holidays in the mountains of Tirol are no different. However, long queues at the breakfast buffet or hangovers at high altitude can put a downer on what is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable times of the year. We…

3 min. Reading time

#lovetirol

Follow @visittirol on Instagram and use #lovetirol - if you are lucky we might share one of your photos from our account.

by Fiona Park in Food & Drink

6 Delicious Cakes You Have To Try In Tirol

Ever walked past a patisserie shop in Tirol and found yourself wanting to devour everything in the window? Yup, us too. Tirol has so many wonderful cakes and desserts on offer that it can be hard to know which to choose. So to help you on your next coffee house adventure, here are 6 delicious…

5 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Game for a Game?

Tiroleans are renowned for being a little reserved when you first get to know them, so there is no better way to break the ice than with a game of “Perlaggen”, “Doz’nhacken” or “Tschongelen”. Here are nine traditional games from the region ideal for long nights in mountain huts.

9 min. Reading time
1 by 60

Go up
Down