Out of Tirol’s total population of over 739,000, some were foreign-born. They came here to study, to work or to travel. They fell in love and found joy in being a local in such an amazing place. In this blog series, we are visiting people who are now Tiroleans by choice and ask them why they decided to stay here for the long run.
Homeland? A tricky concept for Oscar Germes-Castro. He prefers to say that he feels at home in two places: one of which is the Mexican city of Chihuahu and its population of 809,232; the other is Tirol, with its 739,002 inhabitants. He couldn’t stand the Tirolean dialect at first; he likes traditional Tirolean food –…7 min. Reading time
How could a city full of mountain-sport-loving people somewhere in the Alps become the centre of a ballet dancer’s life? Enrique Gasa Valga tells us about his journey. One that spans two decades and takes him from Barcelona to Cuba and finally ends in Tirol. And why Tirol means more to him than just skiing…8 min. Reading time
All she wanted to do, actually, was to leave her homeland Sweden for a short time. To travel to Hawaii first, and then to the mountains. In fact, sports-loving Sara from Sweden has been living in Tirol for several years now, at Lake Achensee Region. Happily. Above all because she likes the Tirolean way of…8 min. Reading time
It sounds like a modern fairytale: How a young man from France, who is a passionate snowboarder, gets a job as an aerospace engineer in Tirol. And how a tragic accident inspired him to live his dream. This is the story of Benoît Caillaud, one out of the 739,000 people living in Tirol.9 min. Reading time
Lizette Zöschg was born in South Africa, in the metropolis Cape Town and has been living in the tiny town of Hall in Tirol for more than 30 years. On my visit to her Café, she told me how she turned a car mechanic into a comedian and why she considers local people like frozen…9 min. Reading time
A young woman has turned her dream of living in the mountains into reality and made Ötztal her new home. This is the story of Vreni Meijerink, one of Tirol’s 739,000 inhabitants.6 min. Reading time