“Wow,” I said to myself, “I wouldn’t have expected something like this in Stubai Valley.” Minimalist design, reclaimed timber and attention to detail… Schönherr Haus in Stubai Valley is not your average mountain retreat. Despite the stylish sports store on premises.4 min. Reading time
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
The Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl – The Perfect Haven to Do Research, Explore, Escape and … Indulge.
Perched high in the mountains, where the trees give way to open spaces and where the sunlight reflects the glistening white sprawling sparkling glaciers… is where you will find the Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl, ringed by jagged and snow-capped “Three-Thousanders”, high altitude peaks averaging 3,000 meters in elevation. Despite its high-elevation location, the research station…5 min. Reading time
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…5 min. Reading time
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…4 min. Reading time
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…3 min. Reading time
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…5 min. Reading time
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…4 min. Reading time
It’s the end of the beer world as we know it—the Tribaun, center and heart of the local craft beer revolution, is transforming the way Tiroleans enjoy this wonderful, inexpensive, storied beverage: beer. Located in 5, Museumsstraße Street in the heart of downtown, the Tribaun opened its doors to a craft beer-starved Innsbruck—and has done…5 min. Reading time