With snow-covered mountains and festive markets, there are few places in the world more Christmassy than Tirol. But for outsiders, some of the customs and traditions might seem slightly on the odd side. We asked six newcomers to the region to share the things that surprised them most about Christmas in the Austrian Tirol.5 min. Reading time
If waking up in an igloo or with close-ups of Austria’s tallest mountain sounds like your kind of vacation, then we’ve got five ideas you won’t soon forget. A different twist on wintertime slumber, these amazing places to stay in Tirol are a start to get your imagination going.2 min. Reading time
In the past it was not taken seriously, but now it is an award-winning wine. More and more Alpine vine growers press wine of remarkable quality in Tirol. South of the Brenner this has been a long tradition, however, further north it is a pioneering achievement.5 min. Reading time
Selection of our most interesting stories about huts, traditional recipes and the people who make Tirol what it is.
Nikolaus Niedermoser from Neustift Ski School in the Stubai Valley provides lots of handy tips on improving your skiing technique in his YouTube video series. This blog post sums up Nik’s most important pieces of advice. The fascinating thing about skiing for me is that I always learn something new every year. Short turns, carved…10 min. Reading time
Here in Tirol, as in many other places, November isn’t exactly famous for its great weather. However, that makes it the ideal time of year to be indoors, out of the wind and rain, and enjoy a little peace and quiet before things get crazy in the run-up to Christmas. Here are some of our…3 min. Reading time
Museums are booooooooooring? Think again! From medieval castles once inhabited by brave knights to glistening rooms full of crystal creations, Tirol is home to many family-friendly museums just waiting to be discovered. Many of them also offer special guided tours for children in the winter months, making them the perfect place for a fun and…3 min. Reading time
Hear the words “budget travel” and you might think grotty hostels, cramped overnight bus travel, and kebab for dinner for the fourth night in a row. But think again! In Tirol there are plenty of restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions where you can get your mountain fix without breaking the bank. Here are our top…6 min. Reading time
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Do you know what a Doggl maker is? Or how about a Säckler master, a micro carver or a stone printer?4 min. Reading time
There’s something magical that happens when leaves begin to change colours, the air turns crisp and cool and days are getting darker earlier. Autumn brings a new set of activities to fill your days—here is my ultimate autumn bucket list:8 min. Reading time