by Jakob in Arts & Culture

Christmas markets in Innsbruck

From mid-November each year, Innsbruck transforms into a colourful and magical festive world. The city’s atmospheric Christmas markets set up at six separate sites, each with a unique character. More than 70 stalls sell traditional products and create an authentic ambience for visitors and locals to enjoy. Christmas Market, Golden Roof Beneath Innsbruck’s famous Golden…

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by Jakob in Sports

Hiking tip: hut hike in the National Park Hohe Tauern

Tirol’s mountains brim with beautiful hiking routes, with some of the most impressive walks to be found in the Hohe Tauern National Park in East Tirol. Extensive glacier fields, glacial valleys with striking peaks and vast forests of larch, spruce and pine provide an impressive backdrop to the National Park, and the many mountain huts…

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by Jakob in Sports

Local secrets: The Herz-Ass Tour, Villgratental valley, East Tirol

I’ve got a secret for all you long-distance hikers, mountaineers and expedition seekers. A real insider tip from my home area… As long as time can remember, the 50 majestic peaks surrounding the Villgratental valley have formed a beautiful heart shape. But it wasn’t until December 1988, that two East Tirol mountaineers made the first…

3 min. Reading time
by Jakob in Recommendations

My Top 5 refuges in East Tirol

You wake up, walk over to the window, draw the curtains wide and see, in the distance, countless mountain peaks glowing red in the rising sunlight. There is absolute silence but the mountains call. For some, breath-taking moments like this are rare but it’s a scene which greets Tirol’s mountain huts every morning. As…

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by Jakob in Family

Family Holidays in Hochpustertal holiday village

How does a car-free, romantic holiday village with a varied program of outdoor activities for adults and children sound for your next family escape? If you’re thinking ‘yes please,’ then I’d highly recommend Hochpustertal holiday village in Heinfels, East Tirol. Hochpustertal holiday village offers a fantastic, whole-family experience and, with free childcare (children aged…

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