Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

by Mary in Bits & Pieces

12 things that make Christmas in Tirol a unique experience

With snow-covered mountains and festive markets, there are few places in the world more Christmassy than Tirol. But for outsiders, some of the customs and traditions might seem slightly on the odd side. We asked six newcomers to the region to share the things that surprised them most about Christmas in the Austrian Tirol.

5 min. Reading time
by Christina in Bits & Pieces

Mountain Weddings

Small weddings are on the rise as couples seek to make their weddings a more personal and intimate celebration. Lonely beaches are very popular, but what could be dreamier than getting married on a mountaintop, surrounded by all of nature’s glory? Mountain weddings make a unique alternative to the standard beach destination wedding.

6 min. Reading time
by Theresa in Bits & Pieces

TimeTour: A Virtual Time Travel Experience of Innsbruck

Have you ever wondered what it used to be like in Innsbruck in the year 1905? Well, there was an iron bridge over the Inn River, a tram route across Maria-Theresien-Street and a custom house in front of the Triumphal Arch. I know that because we placed ourselves back in time: Thanks to a VR-enhanced…

2 min. Reading time
by Anja in Bits & Pieces

Which Trail Food Type are You?

When you’re preparing to go out for a hike, food can make or break your ascent—and did you know that everything tastes better at altitude? You get to meet different types of personalities on the trail, and they all pack different snacks to keep their energy levels up. Here are five different types of trail…

3 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Bits & Pieces

The early bird catches the worm

There is nothing that our author finds more difficult than getting up early. Can she learn to appreciate the morning hours with the help of local farmers high in the mountains of Tirol?

14 min. Reading time
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