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by Guest Author in Nature

Meet the Animals of the Innsbruck Alpine Zoo

Take a walk around the Alpine Zoo at Innsbruck while scouting animals that roam large-acreage, natural habitats. With its distinctive hillside setting above town, the zoo is a must-see for animal and plant lovers. You can even discover endangered species that were protected by the Alpine Zoo’s conservation programs. Meet some of the mountain animals…

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

Hunters, gatherers and gourmets

Understanding nature, enjoying fresh produce, staying healthy. More and more people are getting out into the forests and meadows to search for ingredients for their kitchen. The trend, known as foraging, has spread around the globe. In Tirol people have been living off the land for thousands of years, making the most of what nature…

8 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Nature

Rise & Shine: 5 Great Early Morning Activities in Tirol

Sorry, night owls: When it comes to eye-opening activities, Tirol is really a morning person’s world. There are many beautiful places that have a magical quality early in the morning that you just can’t experience any other time of the day. Here are five recommended experiences for larks who are happy to wake up early…

4 min. Reading time
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
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