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Eckard

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World traveller, lover of new experiences, and Tirol aficionado Eckard Speckbacher is out exploring the hidden attractions. He offers insight into places and destinations that are less well known, along with restaurant and hotel recommendations.

Michael Ploner Cooks: Arctic Char in Spiced Tea Marinade

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Young chef Michael Ploner puts a culinary spin on traditional Alpine staples. His innovative style of cooking uses fresh and local ingredients and an inventive twist on classic favourites. The result is a spectacular menu of dishes you won’t soon forget, from Arctic Char in Spiced Tea Marinade for main to “Moosbeernocken” with Yogurt Mousse for dessert. Try these recipes if you want to get a...
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10 Only-in-Tirol Places to Stay

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After a full day of play on a Tirol getaway, there’s nothing more important than to relax in accommodations that fit your style. However, with so many things to do in the ‘Heart of the Alps’ — and even more places to stay — choosing might be the hardest part. Throughout the country, there are outstanding bed and breakfasts, apartments and hotels that offer unique amenities sure to make...
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Thomas Penz Cooks: Grey Cheese Soup, Vegetable Groestl and Apple Fritters

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Young chef Thomas Penz puts a culinary spin on traditional Tirol staples. His innovative style of cooking uses fresh and local ingredients and an inventive twist on classic favourites. The result is a spectacular menu of dishes you won’t soon forget, from Tirolean Grey Cheese Soup over Vegetable Groestl to Apple Fritters. Try these recipes if you want to get the wow factor into your cooking!
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Krapfenschnapper and Schlittenkopf – 10 Surprising Objects at the Museum of Tirolean Heritage

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The Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum (Museum of Tirolean Regional Heritage) in Innsbruck has accumulated a remarkable collection of everyday objects of rural, urban and aristocratic life in former days. Presenting a fascinating romp through Tirolean folk art, the museum holds an astounding variety of objects related to history, people, traditions and culture. It makes you wonder: Why does the museum have...
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Getting Started for the New Season: Six Tips from the Mountain Bike Expert

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Kurt Exenberger from Kirchberg in Tirol is one of the most successful coaches for Austria’s top mountain bikers and has been giving tips on how to mountain bike like a pro for many years. With the new mountain bike season fast approaching, expert tips regarding training and off-trail practice, basic bike maintenance, and trail finding come in quite handy. I asked Kurt if he would be willing to...
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Nordic Skiing in Tirol – My Best 8 XC Ski Tracks

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During the last few years, I more and more became a big fan of cross country skiing – I started with the skating technique but over the last two years I found classic is the way to go. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to ski in almost all of Tirol’s Nordic ski centers. So here’s my best of list, my personal top eight of Tirol:
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Meet a Tirol Speck Maker

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Ever had the chance to enjoy a hearty Tirolean “Marend”? The most important part of the Marend and the host’s pride is always a delicious, local charcuterie specialty named ‘speck’. It is distinctively juniper-flavoured, cured and smoked bacon native to Tirol. To find out more about high-quality speck, I visited award-winning speck producers Hannes and Gertraud Danzl in Schwaz. Among...
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