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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.

4 min. Reading time
by Christina in Arts & Culture

Of Giants, Kings and Monsters: Tales of Tirol.

Tiroler Sagen sind alte Geschichten über wundersame Ereignisse und ungewöhnliche Begegnungen in Tirol, übertragen von Generation zu Generation. Die Geschichten sollen sich genauso zugetragen haben. Ob ein wahrer Kern dabei ist oder nicht, kann keiner wissen. Manche Zeugnisse aus dieser Zeit sprechen dafür. Ein paar meiner Lieblingssagen möchte ich euch hier vorstellen.

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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”.

3 min. Reading time
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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Veröffentlichung von „Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!“ aus dem Jahr 1832
by Rosanna in Arts & Culture

From Hawaiian to Icelandic: “Silent Night” Around the World

It was on Christmas Eve 1818, when a song that touched the world’s heart rang out for the first time in Oberndorf near Salzburg: “Silent Night! Holy Night!”. This was the humble beginning of what was to become the world’s most famous Christmas song. Translated into over 350 languages and dialects, the carol is sung…

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by Benjamin in Arts & Culture

Manu Delago’s Way to the Top

Innsbruck-born composer and pioneer of the Hang, Manu Delago comes in with his new project: Following the journey of seven musicians on a dramatic mountain climb, “Parasol Peak” is a unique and awe-inspiring movie and accompanying album.

4 min. Reading time
by Michael in Arts & Culture

Discover the Myths and Legends of Tratzberg Castle

Perched on a hilltop high above Inntal Valley for half a millennium, this imposing Renaissance-style castle has been built by the Taenzl Brothers around 1500. To honour their clients, the House of Habsburg, they erected ornate Habsburg Hall with a wall painting that depicts the enormous family tree of Habsburg. Later, the Fugger Family, a…

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