Kristina

Kristina

Having a degree in geography, Kristina Erhard has travelled the world and visited Africa many times before deciding to finally plant her roots in Tirol. She provides passionate and tried-and-true expertise on everything she sees, feels and tastes.


by Kristina in Architecture

Giggijochbahn Gondola in Sölden. The Latest of Ski Resort Innovation.

Tirol’s Ötztal Valley is home to a ski resort innovation that is future-proofing the snow-sports industry: The new state-of-the-art Giggijochbahn Gondola in Sölden. Architect Johann Obermoser regards the building of gondolas as a link between the built and natural environment. Making the Alpine setting, with its beauty and built-in drama, accessible for people. Mission accomplished.

4 min. Reading time
by Kristina in Architecture

The Timmelsjoch Experience – Bridging Natural and National Boundaries.

Extreme natural environments can inspire great achievements. This applies, in particular, to architecture. Mountainous areas are known for their harsh climates and sparse landscapes. Because of these extreme conditions, structures built in these areas must have a higher standard of functionality and durability. Alpine regions seem to demand more of architecture and at the same…

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by Kristina in Arts & Culture

The Life of Farmers in Tirol in Time Lapse. The Tirol Farmstead Museum.

History comes alive at the unique Tirol Farmstead Museum in Kramsach: Since the 1970ies, visitors have been welcomed for tours of more than 30 restored farmhouses including period outbuildings, blacksmith sheds, chapels and mills, depicting the history of rural Tirol. And now it’s even better—to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Farmstead Museum worked…

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by Kristina in Arts & Culture

The Erl King. Crowned by the Festival House.

Building a most intriguing new structure in the middle of nowhere, in the small village of Erl near the Austrian-German border, is of course worthy of note. Following a two-year construction period, the new Erl Festival House opened its doors in December 2012. Jutting out resolutely from the wooded landscape, the interplay between the building’s…

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Foto: Norbert Span
by Kristina in Arts & Culture

Mountains on fire: the Herz Jesu celebrations in Tirol.

The Herz Jesu Fires in Tirol have a proud tradition dating back more than 200 years. Each June the region’s mountains come to life as locals celebrate the summer solstice. Hubert Pedevilla from the Stubai Valley has been involved for many decades in this ancient tradition which sees burning hearts and crucifixes light up the…

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by Kristina in Architecture

High Art and Culture, Literally. The New “arlberg1800” Contemporary Art and Concert Hall in St. Christoph am Arlberg.

To start with, the best thing about this project is the passion behind it. “arlberg1800” is more than an art hall. It’s more than a concert hall. It’s a bold venture, driven by love and passion. It’s both, a noble attempt and a declaration of belief, opinion, motive, and intention. It’s Tirol with a cosmopolitan…

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by Kristina in Architecture

Chambers of Wonder Swarovski Crystal Worlds

A veritable Who’s Who of the world’s artists have been working on bringing the stars from the sky, to give a face to this sparkling universe. And who would have thought: the starting point for the journey to this far flung galaxy is not in one of the world’s metropolises such as New York or…

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