Summer

by Sebastian Höhn in Recommendations

Five Mountain Lakes for Swimming and Sports

Lake Achensee is the largest and most well-known body of water in Tirol, but the region is home to many more lakes where visitors can try sailing, water-skiing, diving and other watersports – or simply cool off with a swim on a hot summer’s day. Here are five of our favourite mountain lakes in Tirol.

3 min. Reading time
by Alexander in Bits & Pieces

Unexpected changes

Last winter, Tobias Spechter and Lukas Aichhorn made their dream come true: They became the new tenants of Lizumer Mountain Lodge (Lizumer Hütte) in the Tux Alps. Then the winter arrived, and after the winter things did not really go as expected. In this story, you will find out more about their plans, mountain lodge…

9 min. Reading time
by Wolfgang Westermeier in Nature

Getting Your Hands Dirty: Farmyard Holidays

The closest most of us come to life on the farm is buying a bunch of carrots from the friendly lady at the market on Saturday morning. However, here in Tirol there are a number of working farms which invite visitors to muck in, get their hands dirty and learn what life is really like…

8 min. Reading time
by Jannis in Nature

Childhood Memories: Falling in Love with the Mountains

The first summit hike, watching animals in the wild, tucking into a hearty meal at one of the local huts. Our editorial team has dug deep in their family photo albums to find those magic moments when they fell in love with the mountains of Tirol.

18 min. Reading time
by Pauline Krätzig in Bits & Pieces

100 Things We Can’t Wait To Do Again

Is there really a life beyond video conferencing, Netflix binges and evenings in cooking the same old dish for the 112th time? We certainly hope so! Right now nobody quite knows if and when we will be able to enjoy all our favourite things again this summer, but there’s certainly plenty of items pencilled in…

6 min. Reading time
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
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