Summer

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…

18 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Food & Drink

Hunters, gatherers and gourmets

Understanding nature, enjoying fresh produce, staying healthy. More and more people are getting out into the forests and meadows to search for ingredients for their kitchen. The trend, known as foraging, has spread around the globe. In Tirol people have been living off the land for thousands of years, making the most of what nature…

8 min. Reading time
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’…

7 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Nature

Rise & Shine: 5 Great Early Morning Activities in Tirol

Sorry, night owls: When it comes to eye-opening activities, Tirol is really a morning person’s world. There are many beautiful places that have a magical quality early in the morning that you just can’t experience any other time of the day. Here are five recommended experiences for larks who are happy to wake up early…

4 min. Reading time
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…

6 min. Reading time
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…

7 min. Reading time
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…

7 min. Reading time
by Guest Author in Nature

Go with the flow

Tirol‘s central lifeline begins as a wild mountain stream at the Swiss border and rushes with impressive power through the Imster Schlucht gorge near the town of Landeck. From there it continues its journey a more gentle fashion through the rest of the region. We set out to discover life on the Inn and followed…

6 min. Reading time
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