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by Guest Author in Sports

Man or mouse?

In the Ötztal Valley – to be precise at 47° latitude – lies Austria’s largest outdoor adventure park. Our author, for whom summer in the mountains had so far meant nothing more than an easy walk in the meadows, agreed to take on the challenge of Area 47.

14 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Nature

Go with the flow

Tirol‘s central lifeline begins as a wild mountain stream at the Swiss border and rushes with impressive power through the Imster Schlucht gorge near the town of Landeck. From there it continues its journey a more gentle fashion through the rest of the region. We set out to discover life on the Inn and followed…

6 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

The early bird catches the worm

There is nothing that our author finds more difficult than getting up early. Can she learn to appreciate the morning hours with the help of local farmers high in the mountains of Tirol?

14 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Sports

Walking and talking

“Mountains are mute masters who make silent pupils,” wrote Goethe. In reality, however, there is no outdoor activity that lends itself to a good old chat quite like hiking in the mountains. Our author set off along the Stubai HighTrail with his 18-year-old son for a bonding session unlike any other.

16 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Sports

Flying or Lying

Our author attempted to learn the Nordic Combined discipline without any previous experience in this type of sport. He travelled to Tirol for his premiere. He learned how to defeat gravity and the lassitude of one’s own soul. And returned a happier person for it.

14 min. Reading time
TEXT Günter Kast | PHOTOS Robert Fischer
by Guest Author in People

I paint over problem areas

Everyone knows them: the panoramic maps on giant display boards in the ski region, or in folded information leaflets from the tourist information offices. What most people do not know: these maps are drawn by hand. Only a few experts worldwide have mastered the techniques required to do this. One of them is Heinz Vielkind.…

6 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Sports

Nights on the Mountain

The stars twinkle in the sky. The moon’s reflection shimmers in the snow. A few lights are flashing down in the valley. And a heavenly kind of peace prevails over the peaks. You can discover the mountains anew in the early or late evening hours. Allow us to introduce you to the most beautiful places…

4 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Food & Drink

Enjoy!

“You get nice round knees from eating soup,” is the somewhat peculiar Tirolean saying. It probably refers to the fact that soup was a staple food product until only a few decades ago. Not a starter like today, but a main course. One that was frequently eaten early in the morning. And again in the…

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