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by Irene in Food & Drink

A Fine Surprise: Chocolate from Tirol

Product visionary, agricultural economist, idea woman, enabler, and entrepreneur: Innsbruck-native Therese Fiegl has masterminded a range of products based on local ingredients that combine high-quality workmanship with environmentally friendly options. This is her personal way of addressing the big challenges of the world.

6 min. Reading time
by Sebastian Höhn in People

Being Herdsmen for a Summer

Fire, water, cattle and wood. Essentially, this is all Sarah Kofler, Janis Pönisch and their two children need each summer, when they leave their work and city life in the valley to spend two months on an ‘Alm’ high in the Austrian Alps. Tending 34 cattle in a world that you thought was long gone…

7 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 Klaus in People

The Village Lift of Navis

Installed in 1960, powered by a 42-horsepower diesel engine, crossing the village road: The T-Bar lift of Navis represents a fading era of the snow sport. Lift operator Friedl Peer has been keeping the lift running for two decades.

5 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

Eddie the Eagle in Tirol

With the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld in full swing, Tirol welcomed a very special guest: Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards – the worst and the most popular ski jumper of all time!

5 min. Reading time
by Klaus in People

The DJ at the Mother of all Après Ski Bars

MooserWirt in St. Anton, “The Mother of all Après Ski Bars” epitomizes the après scene—and DJ Gerhard’s signature tunes send the crowd into an après frenzy that has to be seen to be believed. He has been spinning the turntables for 25 years and is still going strong.

5 min. Reading time
Tirol Botschafter Gunnar Munthe
by Theresa in People

The Awesome Norse

A young Swedish economics student dropped out of university, ran away to the Tirolean Alps and bought a bar beside a ski run above St. Anton. His name was Gunnar Munthe and at his bar he presided over the evolution of a new kind of après ski, turning a once-genteel activity into something raucous and…

1 min. Reading time
TEXT Günter Kast | PHOTOS Robert Fischer
by Guest Author in People

I paint over problem areas

Everyone knows them: the panoramic maps on giant display boards in the ski region, or in folded information leaflets from the tourist information offices. What most people do not know: these maps are drawn by hand. Only a few experts worldwide have mastered the techniques required to do this. One of them is Heinz Vielkind.…

6 min. Reading time
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