Hiking

by Julia in Feel Good

A Pilgrim’s Progress

“All roads lead to Rome,” the saying goes. However, everyone knows that pilgrimages are about more than just getting from A to B. They are a chance to escape the stress of daily life, to be at one with yourself – and to explore the nature of Tirol.

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by Theresa in Recommendations

10 Places in Tirol you simply have to visit in 2020

A family weekend in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, a spa getaway in Kitzbühel and vegetarian cuisine in Stumm are just three of the things we think you should have on your Tirol bucket list for 2020. Our blog team has been hard at work putting together a list of places in Tirol you simply have to visit in…

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by Klaus in Recommendations

Ask a Local: Wildschönau

Where to eat and drink? Which attractions you won’t want to miss? Which peak to bag? “Ask a Local” is a new series exploring iconic places in Tirol from the perspective of the people who know it best: locals. This time around, Wildschönau-native Christine Silberberger gives us the scoop.

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by Klaus in Nature

Hohe Tauern National Park: A Rich and Varied History

Teeming with unique wildlife species and plant species found nowhere else, Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest protected high-country landscape of Austria. Read on to learn what led to the establishment of Austria’s first National Park.

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by Jannis in Nature

Editor’s Pick: The Home Mountains of the Tirol Blog Authors

The world’s sky-scraping mountains lure hikers anxious for that bragging rights for summiting their heights. However, we think that one of Tirol’s biggest claims to fame is its awe-inspiring mountains, too. Some of these peaks are famous, while others are not as well known. Here we have rounded up (in no particular order) 13 of…

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by Irene in Architecture

Mountain Huts Close Up: Bayreuther Hut at Rofan Mountain Range

One of the most beautiful moments for hut keeper Anton Herrmann Kraft is very early in the morning, when everything is still peaceful and quiet. Standing on the terrace and watching the sun rise over the mountains gives him strength and encouragement for the long and busy day ahead of him. By the way, ‘breathtaking’…

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by Anja in Bits & Pieces

Which Trail Food Type are You?

When you’re preparing to go out for a hike, food can make or break your ascent—and did you know that everything tastes better at altitude? You get to meet different types of personalities on the trail, and they all pack different snacks to keep their energy levels up. Here are five different types of trail…

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by Irene in Architecture

Mountain Huts Close Up: Erlanger Hut in Ötztal Valley

But, as ancient Greek poet Hesiod put it, “between us and virtue the immortals have put what will make us sweat.” And sweat you will – as the steep five-hour climb from Umhausen or Tumpen will cost you lots of sweat and toil. But it’s so worth it. In 2008, Christian Rimml swapped his…

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by Klaus in Sports

Five Epic Long-Distance Trails for Tireless Hikers

Long-distance hikes are tough and testing, but the rewards are undeniable. There’s the feeling of absolute adventure out among Alpine nature, the chance to escape workaday stresses and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing one: These five “Great Walks” are remarkably easy on the eye, though not on the body, with rugged and…

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