Eckard

Eckard

World traveller, lover of new experiences, and Tirol aficionado Eckard Speckbacher is out exploring the hidden attractions. He offers insight into places and destinations that are less well known, along with restaurant and hotel recommendations.


by Eckard in Food & Drink

Wildschönau Region: Awesome Places to Stay and Dine

Near the town of Wörgl, in the east of Tirol, the main road branches off south into a side valley. The visitor is immediately struck by the lush meadows and dense forests stretching out across the valley floor. And the flowers, the flowers! Everywhere you look you see dashes of vibrant colour decorating the balconies…

6 min. Reading time
by Eckard in Recommendations

A Long Weekend in October – 3 Reasons to Love Fall in Tirol

Ready for a weekend escape? The season of vibrant fall colours is arguably the most beautiful time of year to visit the Heart of the Alps. The list of what to do in Tirol in October is long, from glacier skiing in the morning and hiking in the afternoon to simply enjoying the incredible fall…

4 min. Reading time
by Eckard in Food & Drink

Wilder Kaiser Region: Awesome Places to Stay & Dine

Many travel far and wide to discover the bounty of beauty that is jagged and rugged Kaiser Mountain Range in every season. Set against the impressive backdrop of legendary climbing peaks, like the 2,344-meter summit of Ellmauer Halt, this scenic region oozes charm while putting visitors on the doorstep of Tirol outdoor adventures. Sure, there’s superb skiing…

7 min. Reading time
by Eckard in Food & Drink

My Six Best Coffee Shops with Cakes in Innsbruck

I have to admit, I like a little sweetness in my life every now and then. A steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. A delicate cake. A spoonful of sugar really does help everything go down. Whatever tantalising treat you’re in the mood for, let the experts do the work and delve into six of…

6 min. Reading time
by Eckard in Food & Drink

Johann Egger Cooks: Grilled Venison Loin with Wild Herb Crust

Young chef Johann Egger puts a culinary spin on traditional Alpine 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 charcoal butter with grilled venison loin and salad with beer dressing to grilled…

5 min. Reading time
by Eckard in Food & Drink

Michael Ploner Cooks: Arctic Char in Spiced Tea Marinade

Young chef Michael Ploner puts a culinary spin on traditional Alpine 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 Arctic Char in Spiced Tea Marinade for main to “Moosbeernocken” with Yogurt Mousse…

4 min. Reading time
by Eckard in Recommendations

10 Only-in-Tirol Places to Stay

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…

3 min. Reading time
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