Klaus

Klaus

Having worked overseas for years, Klaus Brunner came back home to explore Tirol with camera and microphone in tow. Home is where your heart is.


by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Music in Tirol: From Rock to Reggae

From hard riffs to bubblegum pop, Carribbean calipso to Alpine afro – Tirol is home to a surprisingly diverse music scene that has much more to offer than just brass bands and yodelling.

2 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Recommendations

Ask a Local: Fieberbrunn

The best places to eat? The most interesting things to see? The most beautiful mountains to climb? In our series Ask a Local we talk to people from Tirol and get the inside line on where they live. Today it’s the turn of Petra Astner from Fieberbrunn.

5 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

The Norseman on Seegrube Mountain

Snowboarding and Innsbruck go together like salt and pepper. As you’d expect for a place that is considered ‘the Birthplace of snowboarding in Europe’, their “Skyline Park” is pretty awesome. Terrain park shaper Bjarni Thor Valdimarsson, an Iceland native now living in Tirol, gives us an insight into what goes on behind the scenes.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

Having a Blast: The Men Who Make Avalanches Above Innsbruck

Heavy snowfall in Innsbruck is inevitably followed by the early-morning sound of explosions in the Nordkette Mountains. As the city’s awakes, the men of the avalanche safety commission are already out and about blasting away the snow to keep the population safe.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Recommendations

Ask a Local: Innsbruck

The best places to eat? The best things to see? The best mountains to climb? In our series Ask a Local, we get people from Tirol to give us the inside line on the places where they live. Today it is the turn of David Schuchter and Anna Pichler from Innsbruck.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

Lord of the Harakiri

With a notoriously steep ski run, innovative state-of-the-art lifts and 142 kilometers of downhill trails, it’s easy to see why Mayrhofen consistently ranks as a top Tirol ski resort. Behind the scenes, Josef Geisler is overall responsible for the smooth running of all operations of the resort.

3 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

The Reutte Helicopter Rescue Team

Searches for lost hikers, ski accidents or broken legs—when the location is remote and challenging in and around the mountains of Reutte, RK-2 helicopter’s rescue team is called upon. On board is Florian Selb who volunteers his time and expertise in the service of people who need assistance.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

Making Corduroy: The Ski Groomer on Harakiri Run

With a 78 percent grade, the thrilling double black Harakiri Trail rakes in hard-core honours for being Austria’s steepest downhill run. This sickeningly steep terrain requires a special winch cat to groom, which is driven by heavy machinery operator Christoph Egger.

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Recommendations

Five Nordic Ski Races for Everyone

Each year, more and more people are discovering how much satisfaction can come from Nordic skiing. To find some of that satisfaction yourself, check out any one of the large-scale Nordic races happening across Tirol each winter—if you want to suit up and jump in, here are five of the coolest events.

3 min. Reading time
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