After falling in love with a hunky Tirolean working in the UK many moons ago, I upped sticks and left the suburbs of London to follow my heart to Tirol. As a non-German speaker, it was a baptism of fire and I was immediately confronted with the weird and wonderful Tirolean dialect in its many forms. No language course or dictionary in the world could have prepared me for what lay ahead.
Three village resorts, one lift-linked ski resort: No one knows Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis better than the locals, so we asked Serfaus-native Eva Patscheider to join us for a day. She knows the resort peak to pub to pillow and shares a few secrets about her hometown with us, from the ‘world’s best Kaiserschmarren’ to the top lookout spots on the mountain and everything in between.
What is today a sleepy little town with pastel-washed houses and winding streets was once, believe it or not, the place where the richest and most powerful people of Europe lived, where an elephant took a rest, where famous physician and alchemist Paracelsus pursued his research and where a church stood the test of time. Schwaz offers surprises that stretch the traditional image of the town.
It is really mean. The sun is shining, the days are growing longer and the open-air season has begun. Spring has sprung, but not everyone feels energetic. For some, it is a season of leaden limbs and fits of yawning. While the world is waking up, they want to go to sleep. Observing the total renewal of nature after a long and cold winter is unbelievably beautiful, but it can make you behave like a...
A few minutes by road east of Tirol’s capital Innsbruck is what many assert to be the most beautiful town in Tirol—ancient Hall, origin of the Dollar and where kestrels fly in and out of Hasegg Castle. And with a wonderfully preserved historic center actually larger than that of Innsbruck.