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by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

Tour de Tirol – Cycling through Tirol on your Gravel Bike

Gravel paths, forest roads, long bike paths along the river – up until now you needed various different bikes in order to explore Tirol. But now we have gravel bikes for all these different routes. These bikes with their wide tyres and the light road bike frame promise lots of fun on the road as…

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by Alexander in Bits & Pieces

Unexpected changes

Last winter, Tobias Spechter and Lukas Aichhorn made their dream come true: They became the new tenants of Lizumer Mountain Lodge (Lizumer Hütte) in the Tux Alps. Then the winter arrived, and after the winter things did not really go as expected. In this story, you will find out more about their plans, mountain lodge…

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Specials

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

by Wolfgang Westermeier in Nature

Getting Your Hands Dirty: Farmyard Holidays

The closest most of us come to life on the farm is buying a bunch of carrots from the friendly lady at the market on Saturday morning. However, here in Tirol there are a number of working farms which invite visitors to muck in, get their hands dirty and learn what life is really like…

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by Klaus in Food & Drink

Buchteln: A Sweet Treat from Tirol

Butter, schnapps, sugar, flour and eggs: the ingredients for Buchteln are enough to make a dietician run a mile, but we don’t care. We’re talking real soul food. Buchteln are one of the tastiest sweet dishes from Tirol and a real favourite of ours. They look a little bit like miniature clouds when they come…

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by Sebastian Höhn in Arts & Culture

Volunteers help with the art of haymaking

When in July and August it is time to mow the Alpine pastures, many farmers’ families in Tirol prepare themselves for the busiest weeks of the year. Some of them rely increasingly on volunteers to help them. Michael Schüller is one of these volunteers. He quit his job as a controller to help the mountain…

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by Sandra Langmann in Feel Good

Take time to relax!

In our digital affluent society, we are longing for complete calmness and peace more than anything else. But how can we achieve this? Our author has escaped into the mountains to find out how and where to relax best. Is it by burning off energy? Meditating? Could a rush of adrenalin be the answer? Find…

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#lovetirol

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

by Gastautor in Feel Good

Go slow! Five slow tourism spots in Tirol

Rushing mountain streams, silent alpine summits, tiny hamlets off the beaten track – and no stress anywhere to be seen. Tirol is full of slow tourism places. Some are hidden away at the end of the valley, while others are just a stone’s throw from some of the region’s main transit routes. We have put…

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by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Climb Every Mountain: Summit Crosses in Tirol

For locals and visitors alike, climbing a mountain in Tirol wouldn’t be complete without a grinning photo at the top next to a mighty crucifix. But why do almost all mountains in Tirol have a “summit cross” crowning their peak?

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