by Benjamin in Bits & Pieces

Tirol Mountain Hut Ethics for Dummies

Tirol’s huts offer all the necessities; however, we want to point out that a mountain cabin is not a hotel— instead, these are places that encourage hikers to slow down, to interact and to leave no trace.

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by Anja in Recommendations

Lakeside Cabins: 10 Mountain Huts by the Lake.

Mountains or lakes? Do both! With many lakeside huts at elevations above 2,000 meters to choose from in Tirol, you can mix hiking with a dip in a lake. Here are ten of the most beautiful Alpinist Association Huts that are located on the shores of a lake.

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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 Food & Drink

Five Walks for Foodies

Your head is spinning as you try to identify a seemingly infinite array of peaks spread out before you. Your mind feels slow and calm. Calm enough to hear your tummy’s rumbling. In my eyes, hiking and refuelling over hearty delicacies go together like bacon and eggs. They say that food tastes better at altitude…

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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 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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Oesterreich Austria, Tirol Tyrol, Zillertal, alpine chalet, cottage, Olperer Huette 07/2016
by Irene in Architecture

Mountain Huts Close Up: Olperer Hut in Zillertal Valley

Women in the mountain hut field have for a long time been rare. When Katharina Daum, a single mom to a seven-year-old boy, started running her first mountain hut, neighbouring farmers were taking bets on how long she would make it. Little did they know that she would outlast most of them: A quarter of…

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by Irene in Architecture

Mountain Huts Close Up: Neue Prager Hut on Foot of Großvenediger

Ever an inveterate mountaineer, Wilfried Studer, hut keeper of Neue Prager Hut on foot of Großvenediger, is a true “mountain family-man.” His wife and daughters share his mountaineering adventures on a global scale – in the great ranges of the world. The family philosophy is: “Everything we earn in the mountains, we spend in the…

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