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Spinach dumplings
Updated on 27.06.2002 in Food & Drink from Wolfgang Westermeier
4 min reading time
Dumplings are a core part of the Tirolean diet. While centuries ago there were just a few different varieties, these days you will find all manner of weird and wonderful creations. Here are our top five dumplings you have to try next time you are in Tirol.
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Working from Hut
Updated on 31.05.2002 in People from
15 min reading time
When Covid-19 restrictions made life in the city hard to take, our author grabbed his laptop and headed for the hills to set up his very own home office in a mountain hut. Here's how he got on.
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Updated 4 days ago in Bits & Pieces from Benjamin
3 min reading time
Riding an electric bike is one of those guilty pleasures in life – something lots of people do but few like to admit to. With e-bike sales booming, we sat down and carried out our own super-scientific analysis to find out just who it is out there exploring Tirol's trails with an extra battery boost.
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Foto: Un Attimo Photographie
Updated 5 days ago in Bits & Pieces from Benjamin
10 min reading time
Looking to up your Insta game? You won’t go wrong snapping away at these 10 destinations – the most Instagrammable hotels in Tirol (no filter necessary).
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The border between Tirol (Austria) and South Tirol (Italy) runs through the middle of the dining room at the Landshuter Europahütte.
Updated 12 days ago in Recommendations from
13 min reading time
Thigh-burning ascents, thin mountain air and ice-cold showers – Tirol's remote huts don't sound that all that appealing. Yet those who have been to one know that the reward for these sacrifices are fabulous views, untouched landscapes, and total peace and quiet. Here is our guide to huts and refuges in Tirol which are hard to get to but easy to fall in love with.
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The Brandenburger Haus lies at 3,277 metres above sea level.
Peter Künzel
Updated 13 days ago in People from
10 min reading time
Far from civilisation, the highest huts in the Alps have always exerted a special fascination. These mountaineering basecamps are a gateway to an otherwise inaccessible world of sheer rockfaces and eternal ice. Among the most eye-catching and awe-inspiring high-mountain huts in the Austrian Alps is the Brandenburger Haus. Perched at 3,277 metres above sea level, it can be reached on foot in six to eight hours either from the Kaunertal Valley or the Ötztal Valley.
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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 mountains.”
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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’ does not begin to describe the view at Bayreuther Hut.
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Updated on 27.06.2022 in Food & Drink from
8 min reading time
Few dishes conjur up such strong emotions in Tirol as dumplings. We asked four chefs to let us in on their recipes for this classic Tirolean dish. They were all kind enough to oblige – and also told us a bit about what makes "Knödel" so special to them.
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Guest author
Updated on 27.06.2022 in Family from Guest Author
9 min reading time
Absolutely! Tirol is a great destination for families with children - especially if you embrace the five lessons learned by our author while staying in the Wilder Kaiser Mountains.
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