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by Gastautor in Companies

From wooden wall plugs to sustainable slippers

Is it really possible to build and run an ecologically friendly five-star hotel with over 100 beds? The Naturhotel Waldklause in the Ötztal Valley set itself this challenge – and was a pioneering success. We find out how the Auer family turned vision into reality.

10 min. Reading time
by Gastautor in Companies

Sustainable transport for a greener future

Every holiday begins with a journey to the destination. Tirol is home to a plethora of initiatives, projects and concepts aimed at encouraging locals and visitors alike to go green and embrace eco-friendly transport. We have taken a closer look at a number of these ideas, from flat rate tickets for public transport to tiny…

8 min. Reading time
by Irene in Architecture

Not Your Ordinary Hotel: Trinserhof in Gschnitztal Valley

When you book a room at Trinserhof, you’re in for a hotel experience like no other. While it may sound like a bit of a contradiction, it’s a little bit traditional (obviously), a little bit rustic, with a hint of modern, and infused with an heirloom and handmade look, created with great attention to detail…

5 min. Reading time
by Irene in Architecture

kontor Boutique Hotel: Blending the Old with the New

Ursula and Marek Drasny, the owners of a 500-year-old house in Hall in Tirol have turned a costly burden into a moneymaking business by opening up to overnight guests. What is involved when you convert your historic house into a boutique hotel? Does it take courage or ingenuousness to reach for dreams?

5 min. Reading time
by Christina in Companies

TirolWool: A Story of Success

Tirol sheep wool is high in demand right now. Read on to find out why and what the Tirol Mountain Rescue has got to do with it… and the reason why I desperately need a new winter jacket.

4 min. Reading time
by Ines in Companies

ROLF Spectacles: Visions in Wood

A small, family-run business situated in a small village in Tirol’s Außerfern Region, ROLF Spectacles produces hand-made, lightweight wooden and stone eyeglass frames. With loving attention to detail and bold use of innovative techniques, ROLF makes each frame a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of eyewear—and the self-confident company keeps winning awards, such as the highly coveted…

6 min. Reading time
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