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by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Loud and Proud: Folk Music from Tirol

What do you think of when you hear the name Tirol? Men in Lederhosen? Sure. Women in Dirndln? Of course. But what about the music? We have put together a playlist featuring some of the best traditional music from Tirol including brass bands and accordions as well as less well-known instruments such as the dulcimer…

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by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Music in Tirol: From Rock to Reggae

From hard riffs to bubblegum pop, Carribbean calipso to Alpine afro – Tirol is home to a surprisingly diverse music scene that has much more to offer than just brass bands and yodelling.

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by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Five Family-Friendly Museums

Museums are booooooooooring? Think again! From medieval castles once inhabited by brave knights to glistening rooms full of crystal creations, Tirol is home to many family-friendly museums just waiting to be discovered. Many of them also offer special guided tours for children in the winter months, making them the perfect place for a fun and…

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by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Summer solstice fires in Tirol

Tiroleans mark the longest day of the year by lighting fires in the mountains. One of the areas with the most spectacular summer solstice celebrations can be found at the Zugspitze mountain. The tradition of summer solstice fires dates back many centuries and is today included on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.

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by Christina in Arts & Culture

Of Giants, Kings and Monsters: Tales from Tirol

Tirol is home to countless tales, myths and legends about miraculous meetings and extraordinary events. Passed on from one generation to the next, they have become part of regional folklore. Whether or not they are true depends very much on who you speak to. However, in some cases there is evidence indicating that the events…

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Exterior view with Jesuit Church
by Klaus in Architecture

The New “House of Music” in Innsbruck

By their nature, cultural centers must serve a variety of purposes. But chief among them is to promote a sense of wonder and welcome for its visitors. In the Tirolean capital of Innsbruck, this goal was accomplished with the newly completed “Haus der Musik”.

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by Rosanna in Arts & Culture

10 Surprising Facts About “Silent Night! Holy Night!”

On Christmas Eve 1818, a song was born that would wing its way into the hearts of people throughout the world. Now translated into hundreds of languages, “Silent Night! Holy Night!” is sung by untold millions every December – but how did this particular tune come to achieve such popularity? Here are ten surprising (and…

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