After falling in love with a hunky Tirolean working in the UK many moons ago, I upped sticks and left the suburbs of London to follow my heart to Tirol. As a non-German speaker, it was a baptism of fire and I was immediately confronted with the weird and wonderful Tirolean dialect in its many forms. No language course or dictionary in the world could have prepared me for what lay ahead.
Three village resorts, one lift-linked ski resort: No one knows Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis better than the locals, so we asked Serfaus-native Eva Patscheider to join us for a day. She knows the resort peak to pub to pillow and shares a few secrets about her hometown with us, from the ‘world’s best Kaiserschmarren’ to the top lookout spots on the mountain and everything in between.
What is today a sleepy little town with pastel-washed houses and winding streets was once, believe it or not, the place where the richest and most powerful people of Europe lived, where an elephant took a rest, where famous physician and alchemist Paracelsus pursued his research and where a church stood the test of time. Schwaz offers surprises that stretch the traditional image of the town.
It is really mean. The sun is shining, the days are growing longer and the open-air season has begun. Spring has sprung, but not everyone feels energetic. For some, it is a season of leaden limbs and fits of yawning. While the world is waking up, they want to go to sleep. Observing the total renewal of nature after a long and cold winter is unbelievably beautiful, but it can make you behave like a...
A few minutes by road east of Tirol’s capital Innsbruck is what many assert to be the most beautiful town in Tirol—ancient Hall, origin of the Dollar and where kestrels fly in and out of Hasegg Castle. And with a wonderfully preserved historic center actually larger than that of Innsbruck.
Last season The Ski Club of Great Britain returned to the Austrian Tirol region to film season two of their 7in7 series, visiting seven different resorts. Follow their videographer’s journey as he shares his impressions of the resorts from a filmmaker’s perspective!
Going skiing in Kühtai over the next few weeks? Don’t be shocked if you see a flurry of cameras, skiers launching themselves off 45m jumps and maybe even the odd familiar face. Yes, British reality TV show The Jump is back — and with it a flood of celebrities have arrived in the Austrian Tirol.
Dazzle your WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat followers by capturing memories and tag your Tirol winter wonderland photos with # (Hashtag). And, bring your text messages to life with one of these winter-related ideograms and smileys ;-) …
From the “White Ecstasy” to “Chalet Girl” – the world renowned winter sports resort of St. Anton featured in classic and new films. What is real and what is fiction? The Set-Jetting TV Team has visited the beautiful and dramatic filming locations where movies and TV shows were shot in St Anton.
No one knows the iconic ski town of Alpbach better than the locals, so we asked Alpbach-native Christina to divulge a few secrets about her hometown and its “Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau” Ski Resort to share with you.
During the last few years, I more and more became a big fan of cross country skiing – I started with the skating technique but over the last two years I found classic is the way to go. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to ski in almost all of Tirol’s Nordic ski centers.
So here’s my best of list, my personal top eight of Tirol:
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – the ideal opportunity to get down on one knee and propose. But have you stopped to think about the ideal wedding venue? Somewhere beautiful, romantic and anything but the ordinary. Why not celebrate an extraordinary event at an extraordinary venue? Lena, our intern, has researched some of the most beautiful wedding locations in Tirol for this guest article...
Made in Tirol: Perfection in craftsmanship and pure natural materials are what make the “Hartl Doggl” Clog so special. The family owned and operated business out of Tirol’s scenic Zillertal Valley has been making wool clogs for about 50 years. A look behind the scenes.