Dazzling lights and beautiful cityscapes: Ines Mayerl loves the exciting, fast-paced big city life. But no matter how far she may travel, she always returns home to escape to the mountains, to discover stylish, new cafés in Innsbruck and to hit the slopes.

by Ines in Bits & Pieces

Make Your Own Advent Wreath: Step-By-Step Instructions

Making your own Advent wreath in the run-up to Christmas is a dearly held tradition in many Tirolean families – including mine. Every year my grandfather would go into the forest to collect branches from the bushy green fir trees and then weave them together into a wreath which would take pride of place at home.…

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by Ines in Recommendations

Where Snow Meets Sun – My Favourite Slopeside Patios in Tirol

Imagine sitting with an inventive drink, on a sun drenched terrace, listening to chill music while overlooking the most awe inspiring mountain views after a day on the slopes. Sounds like paradise doesn’t it? Spring is my favourite ski season. Having enjoyed the awesome spring conditions on the slopes, I find myself a patio and…

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by Ines in Sports

Worlds Wrap: Round-Up from the 2018 UCI Road World Championships

The 2018 UCI Road World Championships concluded on Sunday, September 30, 2018, with the elite men’s road race bringing the curtain down on a week of epic racing in Tirol. 275,000 spectators coming from around the world to watch the UCI Road World Championships were having a great time in Tirol. Here’s a look back at all…

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by Ines in Sports

From Valley Low to Glacier High: A Tirol Road Bike Picture Story

From portraits over landscapes to sports: Acclaimed British photographer George Marshall creates winning shots that are both authentically pure and highly aesthetic. He has dedicated his life to riding and documenting BMX at an early age. Later, he has moulded his passion into a career. He has now swapped his trick bike for a road…

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by Ines in Sports

An E-Bike Picture Story of the Kitzbühel Alps

Denise, Alex and Gero wanted to find the answer to a nowadays much asked question: Why e-bike? They wanted to see for themselves what it is like to step on a bike that gives you extra power. Can you see more in a day? Go longer distances? Go up steeper hills? Can you cover more…

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by Ines in Companies

ROLF Spectacles: Visions in Wood

A small, family-run business situated in a small village in Tirol’s Außerfern Region, ROLF Spectacles produces hand-made, lightweight wooden and stone eyeglass frames. With loving attention to detail and bold use of innovative techniques, ROLF makes each frame a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of eyewear—and the self-confident company keeps winning awards, such as the highly coveted…

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by Ines in Arts & Culture

“Everything should come together in one moment like this ’Gesamtkunstwerk’”

Dutch Tord Boontje is one of Europe’s most celebrated industrial designers. In collaboration with British fashion designer legend Alexander McQueen he created one of his first projects for Swarovski in 2003, the spectacularly sparkling crystal tree “Silent Light”. Now he’s back in Wattens with the installation “Winter Wonderland”, a luminous fairytale landscape with sparkling sculptures.…

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by Ines in Recommendations

Do You Dare? Diving Platforms at Tirol’s Swimming Lakes and Pools

Splash & swim the day away at our lakes and outdoor pools! No one can resist the watery call of adventure to cool off on a hot summers’ day. Thrill seekers meet their match on diving platforms throughout the country. My personal best is jumping off into the water from the quivering 3-meter springboard. Do…

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