Traditions

by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Climb Every Mountain: Summit Crosses in Tirol

For locals and visitors alike, climbing a mountain in Tirol wouldn’t be complete without a grinning photo at the top next to a mighty crucifix. But why do almost all mountains in Tirol have a “summit cross” crowning their peak?

3 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Loud and Proud: Folk Music from Tirol

What do you think of when you hear the name Tirol? Men in Lederhosen? Sure. Women in Dirndln? Of course. But what about the music? We have put together a playlist featuring some of the best traditional music from Tirol including brass bands and accordions as well as less well-known instruments such as the dulcimer…

2 min. Reading time
by Klaus in Arts & Culture

Summer solstice fires in Tirol

Tiroleans mark the longest day of the year by lighting fires in the mountains. One of the areas with the most spectacular summer solstice celebrations can be found at the Zugspitze mountain. The tradition of summer solstice fires dates back many centuries and is today included on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List.

4 min. Reading time
by Christina in Arts & Culture

Of Giants, Kings and Monsters: Tales from Tirol

Tirol is home to countless tales, myths and legends about miraculous meetings and extraordinary events. Passed on from one generation to the next, they have become part of regional folklore. Whether or not they are true depends very much on who you speak to. However, in some cases there is evidence indicating that the events…

6 min. Reading time
by Asia in Arts & Culture

Get Your “Doggln” On!

What on earth are Doggln, you may ask! They are the original version of slippers traditionally made in the Zillertal Valley and recently one of the hottest things on show at Paris Fashion Week. These warm and cosy clogs made of 100% natural materials are famous for their durability and craftsmanship.

3 min. Reading time
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