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by Esther in Arts & Culture

Hand-Carved Nativity Scenes – A Centuries Old Tradition in Tirol

Alongside biscuits and mulled wine, no Christmas in Tirol would be complete without a nativity scene. Almost all families have one. It is normally taken out of the cupboard shortly before 24 December, when Austrians celebrate Christmas, and set up in the living room for everyone to admire. The typical scene familiar to everyone from…

4 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Playlist: Top 7 Christmas Carols from Tirol

Sleepy shepherds, reflective yodelling and, of course, the classic “Silent Night, Holy Night” are among our seven favourite Christmas carols from Tirol. We have recorded each and every one to bring a little alpine atmosphere to your living room. Feel free to sing along!

3 min. Reading time
by Irene in Arts & Culture

Valley Life: Virgental

This summer, I wrote about the various Tirolean valleys and told stories of so much life in so little space in the series “Valley Life”. I want to introduce visitors from all over the world to Tirol and open local people’s eyes to the very special aspects of their otherwise familiar environment.

2 min. Reading time
by Benjamin in Arts & Culture

Aron Matthews

Aron Matthews is a music producer from the Zillertal Valley known for his summer-inspired pop tracks popular with radio stations and Spotify subscribers alike. We visited the musician in his studio to talk about life, Ibiza and the perfect song.

7 min. Reading time
by Irene Prugger in Arts & Culture

Here’s Looking at Ewe: The Homecoming of the Sheep.

Deeply rooted in tradition, towns across Tirol have turned their annual relocation of livestock from the mountains to their winter stables into a reason to celebrate. Bells are clanking, nervous ewes baaing and hooves clicking down the roads and parading through the villages. Watch on as the streets fill with sheep, lambs, shepherds, locals and…

5 min. Reading time
by Pauline Krätzig in Arts & Culture

Mountains are bridges

For over 600 years, humans and sheep have been going back and forth between the alpine pastures of North and South Tirol. 3,000-metre-high peaks, steep ridges, and human-made borders are not an obstacle for the tradition of Transhumance.

14 min. Reading time
by Irene in Arts & Culture

Valley Life: Wildschönau

This summer, I wrote about the various Tirolean valleys and told stories of so much life in so little space in the series “Valley Life“. I want to introduce visitors from all over the world to Tirol and open local people’s eyes to the very special aspects of their otherwise familiar environment. This time: Wildschönau.

3 min. Reading time
by Irene in Arts & Culture

Valley Life: Tannheimer Tal

In the series “Valley Life“, I write about the various Tirolean valleys and tell stories of so much life in so little space. My goal is to introduce visitors from all over the world to Tirol and open local people’s eyes to the special aspects of their otherwise familiar environment. This time: Tannheimer Tal.

3 min. Reading time
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