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by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Summer solstice fires in Tirol

Tiroleans mark the longest day of the year by lighting fires in the mountains. One of the areas with the most spectacular summer solstice celebrations can be found at the Zugspitze mountain. The tradition of summer solstice fires dates back many centuries and is today included on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.…

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Exterior view with Jesuit Church
by Klaus in Architecture

The New “House of Music” in Innsbruck

By their nature, cultural centers must serve a variety of purposes. But chief among them is to promote a sense of wonder and welcome for its visitors. In the Tirolean capital of Innsbruck, this goal was accomplished with the newly completed “Haus der Musik”.

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by Benjamin in Arts & Culture

Manu Delago’s Way to the Top

Innsbruck-born composer and pioneer of the Hang, Manu Delago comes in with his new project: Following the journey of seven musicians on a dramatic mountain climb, “Parasol Peak” is a unique and awe-inspiring movie and accompanying album.

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by Irene Prugger in Arts & Culture

Alpine Pasture Stories: Juifenalm in Lüsensertal Valley

En route to Juifenalm Alpine Pasture Hut you can hear the cows mooing, the hens clucking and the pigs grunting even before you arrive! This wonderful place high above Gries im Sellrain is filled with happy family life and animals. Which isn’t surprising, as this Alpine retreat is a working farm—and a true natural gem.…

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