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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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Nature Watch Spectacle: Rutting Season

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What could be better than watching stags lock antlers in a head-to-head battle? Rutting season is the most exciting time of year to view wildlife in Tirol as they engage in fierce mating battles.
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Pre-Season Preparation Past and Present: Football Training Camps in Tirol

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While the players of Hamburger SV were taken up onto the eternal ice of Tirol’s glaciers, Jürgen Klopp preferred activities such as canyoning and abseiling to strengthen team spirit during his time at FSV Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. In the summer months a huge number of football clubs come to Tirol for their pre-season training camps. But why is this quiet corner of Austria such a mecca for...
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9 Most Instagrammable Places in Tirol

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Dazzle your Instagram followers by capturing memories at one of these photo-worthy locales throughout Tirol. But don’t forget to enjoy the view and to capture the moment for yourself, too, though ;)! Happy snapping!
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Summit Stories: Matthias Wurzer and Großglockner Mountain

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If you climb the same mountain more than 300 times, there are very little chances to experience something new, see something different, aren’t there? Well, 32-year old mountain guide Matthias Wurzer succeeded in doing so. How? He told me on our joint tour of Großglockner, the mountain in his backyard and Austria’s tallest peak.
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10 Only-in-Tirol Places to Stay

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After a full day of play on a Tirol getaway, there’s nothing more important than to relax in accommodations that fit your style. However, with so many things to do in the ‘Heart of the Alps’ — and even more places to stay — choosing might be the hardest part. Throughout the country, there are outstanding bed and breakfasts, apartments and hotels that offer unique amenities sure to make...
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Elderflower Syrup: My Best Recipe

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Elderflower syrup making season is here!  In June, the Elderberries are flowering and there is no better time to be outside harvesting elderflowers. Ahh, the taste of summer. Ice cream, sunbathing, swimming, …  And, of course, elderflower syrup. This refreshing and delicious syrup is a great way to capture in a bottle the essence of summer! Here’s my best elderflower syrup recipe for you.
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Five Ways to Cool Off by the Water This Summer

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Tirol may be landlocked, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great ways to cool off. As the weather heats up, that’s your cue to cool off with aquatic activities, amazing summer cool downs and splash-worthy fun in crystalline Alpine rivers and lakes.
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MTB Region Review: Lermoos in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

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The Grubigstein mountain is known first and foremost in the mountainbike scene for its excellent circular rides. But in recent years it has also gained a reputation as a small but perfectly formed destination for trailriding. With a new trail added in recent years, I thought it was time to take a look myself.
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Mountain Adventure at Kitzbühel Area: Scheffau KaiserWelt

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“I want a sword!”, “I want to go to the airplane!”, “I want to go here every day!” … that is what I heard on our day trip to Kaiserwelt in Scheffau. And I found it great that my project of visiting all cool family attractions in the environs of Kitzbühel is appreciated that much …

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Thomas Penz Cooks: Grey Cheese Soup, Vegetable Groestl and Apple Fritters

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Young chef Thomas Penz puts a culinary spin on traditional Tirol 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 Tirolean Grey Cheese Soup over Vegetable Groestl to Apple Fritters. Try these recipes if you want to get the wow factor into your cooking!
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Summit Stories: Sigi Hatzer and Großvenediger Mountain

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Sigi Hatzer has bagged the 3,660-meter peak of Großvenediger for more than 900 times – last summer he did so together with his ten-year-old son Lorenz. I joined them on this memorable trip and learned a lot about the many years of friendship between a mountain guide and iconic Großvenediger Mountain.
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