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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.

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by Klaus in Recommendations

Five Unforgettable Places to Stay

If waking up in an igloo or with close-ups of Austria’s tallest mountain sounds like your kind of vacation, then we’ve got five ideas you won’t soon forget. A different twist on wintertime slumber, these amazing places to stay in Tirol are a start to get your imagination going.

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by Klaus in Food & Drink

Wine from Tirol: when vines begin to climb

In the past it was not taken seriously, but now it is an award-winning wine. More and more Alpine vine growers press wine of remarkable quality in Tirol. South of the Brenner this has been a long tradition, however, further north it is a pioneering achievement.

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by Michael in Sports

How to Be a Better Skier: 9 Ways to Improve Your Skiing

Nikolaus Niedermoser from Neustift Ski School in the Stubai Valley provides lots of handy tips on improving your skiing technique in his YouTube video series. This blog post sums up Nik’s most important pieces of advice. The fascinating thing about skiing for me is that I always learn something new every year. Short turns, carved…

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Selection of our most interesting stories about huts, traditional recipes and the people who make Tirol what it is.

by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Five Family-Friendly Museums

Museums are booooooooooring? Think again! From medieval castles once inhabited by brave knights to glistening rooms full of crystal creations, Tirol is home to many family-friendly museums just waiting to be discovered. Many of them also offer special guided tours for children in the winter months, making them the perfect place for a fun and…

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by Fiona Park in Recommendations

Tirol on a Budget

Hear the words “budget travel” and you might think grotty hostels, cramped overnight bus travel, and kebab for dinner for the fourth night in a row. But think again! In Tirol there are plenty of restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions where you can get your mountain fix without breaking the bank. Here are our top…

6 min. Reading time
by Fabienne in Bits & Pieces

Fall in Tirol: 10 Not-to-Miss Experiences

There’s something magical that happens when leaves begin to change colours, the air turns crisp and cool and days are getting darker earlier. Autumn brings a new set of activities to fill your days—here is my ultimate autumn bucket list:

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