Julia

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A brave mom to two wild boys, Julia König explores the great outdoors with her family in tow. Ready to attempt new challenges and explore new adventure playgrounds, she provides inspiration, travel tips, and destination reviews for families.

“Moosbeernocken”: My Two Favourite Recipes

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Bilberries are delicious fruits found growing wild in Tirol on high ground. The season for them is very short and when they ripen in June, we head off to the woods to pick them for dinner. Bilberry fruit pulp is purple, staining the fingers, lips, and tongue when eaten. They are eaten fresh and made into delicious dishes; the most famous one is “Moosbeernocken”, a real Alpine treat!
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A lift for (almost) every village

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A very special treasure can be found in almost every second Tirolese community: a village lift, also affectionately known as the “mayor’s lift”. Allow me to explain.
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How to Save Money on a Family Ski Trip

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A skiing trip with children ages 2 and older in tow isn’t a cheap way to holiday, which can seem off-putting. But it doesn’t have to be such a headache. Family ski trips can be tons of fun and create wonderful memories that last a lifetime. And there are quite a few things you can do to make the budget stretch that little bit more…
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Red Beet Dumplings Recipe: The Colourful Alternative to Spinach Dumplings.

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Since very recently, a box filled with fresh, local vegetables is dropped off at our front door once a week. That’s great and it tastes just great, however, honestly speaking there are sorts of vegetables I didn’t even know they are existing. Let alone, how to cook them. The other day I was looking at all these beetroot (= red beet) with vague plans of eating them for lunch/dinner/as a random...
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Spinach Dumplings Recipe: Here’s a Genius Way to Cook Spinach so that even Your Kids Will Love It!

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There are these days. It happens to all of us. It’s time to make lunch and I just don’t know what to make. Honestly speaking, it happens to me quite often. Well, if I’m at a loss, these spinach dumplings are just the thing! They are easy to make and always a hit with my boys. They contain enough spinach so my kids and I can enjoy healthy nutrients. They taste positively decadent, without...
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Get in the Swim: The 7 Best Swimming Spots for Families in Tirol

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Naturally, Tirol’s summer season is a beacon to travelers who love the great outdoors, with hundreds of miles of hiking trails and mountain bike routes and – what I like best – worthwhile attractions up on the mountains and down in the valleys. However, there’s no summer memory better than those spent “at the lake.” Fortunately, there are many places to dip more than a toe into the...
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