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by Irene in Architecture

Mountain Huts Close Up: Berliner Hut in Zillertal Valley

A girl from Germany’s Sauerland and a Pinzgau native of the Austrian Province of Salzburg run Berliner Hut in Tirol. Now that sounds pretty complicated. Is it? Kerstin Schöneborn and Rupert Bürgler have been operating Tirol’s largest mountain shelter for more than one and a half decades. Living a mountain life like this can make…

6 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Recommendations

Pristine & Remote: Peer Alm in Navis

Luxury hotels, spa resorts and amusement parks? These are the things you definitely won’t find in Navistal Valley. It’s Tirol’s beautiful little secret. A gorgeous remote area, tucked deep in rugged mountains, it provides visitors with unmatched solitude, a multitude of recreational opportunities as well as great local food.

3 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Sports

Walking and talking

“Mountains are mute masters who make silent pupils,” wrote Goethe. In reality, however, there is no outdoor activity that lends itself to a good old chat quite like hiking in the mountains. Our author set off along the Stubai HighTrail with his 18-year-old son for a bonding session unlike any other.

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by Jannis in Recommendations

Tirol Alpinist Association Refuges for an Early Season Hut Adventure

Hiking season is near and fortunately the eager beavers out there don’t need to wait too long to lace up their hiking boots: Numerous Alpinist Association shelters and refuges throughout Tirol are ready for the new season and open in early summer 2019, making it easy for hikers and mountain bikers to do an overnighter…

7 min. Reading time
by Irene in Food & Drink

Sublime Luxury: Kristallhütte in Zillertal Valley

With a sophisticated fine dining restaurant and a super stylish luxury hotel, Kristallhütte is hardly a ‘hut’. More “mountain chateau” than “quaint cabin,” this wonderful hideaway is perfectly positioned at the heart of Hochzillertal Ski Resort in Kaltenbach, Zillertal Valley.

5 min. Reading time
by Jannis in Nature

Tirol Alpinist Association Refuges for Overnighters in Golden October

For many avid walkers, there’s nothing quite like hiking during the autumn months. The crowds of summer have largely disappeared, the wonderful mix of explosive colours, deep blue, cloudless skies and crisp, nostalgic breezes have taken their place and the surrounding high peaks may already have a dusting of snow. Fortunately, there are nice Alpinist…

12 min. Reading time
by Michael in Architecture

Five Alpine Association Huts for Architecture Lovers

Many people imagine that a mountain hut consists of nothing more than a wooden shack with an outhouse. This preconceived notion is nonsense, of course, as these Alpine Association lodges well demonstrate. Some are so beautiful that they are listed as historical monuments; others inspire with their sustainable and modern construction: in other words, first class architecture.

3 min. Reading time
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