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Searching for marmots.
Ibex, chamois, vulture, eagle and marmot – those are the five animals every visitor to Tirol would like to catch a glimpse of.  We have talked to the rangers in the region's nature parks to discover the best walks and hikes with a good chance of seeing these wonderful creatures.
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The Alpine ibex (Capra ibex) is a species of wild goat that lives in Austria’s Hohe Tauern National Park.
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Updated 4 days ago in Nature from Klaus
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Teeming with unique wildlife species and plant species found nowhere else, Hohe Tauern National Park is the largest protected high-country landscape of Austria. Read on to learn what led to the establishment of Austria’s first National Park.
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Autumn is an excellent time of the year to discover Tirol. 
Updated 4 days ago in Bits & Pieces from Fabienne
8 min reading time
There’s something magical that happens when leaves begin to change colour, the air turns crisp and cool and days are getting darker earlier. Autumn brings a new set of activities to fill your days — here is my ultimate autumn bucket list.
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Reither Kogel im Alpbachtal.
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Alexander Zimmermann
Updated 9 days ago in Recommendations from Alexander
8 min reading time
Almost half of the total carbon footprint created by a holiday in the Alps is caused by getting to and from the destination. Windsurfing board on the roof, mountain bike on the back, boulder crash pad in the boot or rock climbing equipment on the back seat – do you really need all that gear? Not in Tirol. The region has more than 500 rental and hire shops where outdoor enthusiasts can borrow the equipment they need during their stay. Ski and snowboard rental has been around for decades, but more and more places are now adopting the same model in summer. Here are four examples of rental services in Tirol to give you new holiday perspectives with minimum impact on the environment.
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Neue-Prager-Hütte
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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Bayreuther-Hütte)
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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Activities with almost zero carbon footprint.
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Five eco-friendly activities trending right now - with almost zero carbon footprint.
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Watzespitze
Updated on 30.08.2021 in Sports from
14 min reading time
Exploring new routes in a sheer rockface, climbing as many mountains as possible, enjoying the thrill of a high-speed descent – there are lots of ways to do Tirol. Visitors keen to go back to the roots and discover the region like the early alpine pioneers hundreds of years ago should have a go at mountaineering "by fair means". This means no cable cars, gondolas or ski lifts to shorten the approach – just 100% leg power. Our team set off to climb the Watzespitze, the highest peak on the Kaunergrat ridge, by fair means. Let's see how they got on.
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Weltraumwanderung
Updated on 23.08.2021 in Recommendations from Marc Deckert
12 min reading time
If you want to see something that’s hardly visible anymore, you should go on a search in the darkness. It’s the city lights that cloud the view of the stars. A journey into the heart of Tirol’s darkness – with galactic views.
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Lucknerhütte
Updated on 18.08.2021 in Food & Drink from Wolfgang Westermeier
8 min reading time
Vegetarian, flexitarian – or just fancy something different? Eating out in Tirol doesn't have to be a meat-fest. Throughout the region there are plenty of huts, guesthouses and restaurants with a wide range of vegetarian dishes prepared using local organic produce. Here is our guide to meat-free dining in Tirol.
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