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Jagdhausalmen Alpine Pastures, Defereggen, East Tirol, Austria, Europe
Summer solstice fires in Tirol
Updated on 14.06.2021 in Arts & Culture from Klaus
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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.
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Eierfärben-Übersicht, © AMTirol
Updated on 01.04.2021 in Arts & Culture from Christina
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Easter Eggs are more than spring’s most iconic food. For Christians, Easter Eggs are a symbol of new life, a colorful reminder of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the beginning of a new time. Inside each egg there is a new life growing.
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Updated on 19.03.2021 in Arts & Culture from Wolfgang Westermeier
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What does Tirol sound like? And where in the region can the best acoustics be found? We spoke to the Innsbruck-born opera singer Paul Schweinester, a man who has not only sung on some of the world's greatest stages but also has a Grammy nomination to his name and has performed at the Salzburg Festival. Join us on an audio journey through Tirol.
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Alongside biscuits and mulled wine, no Christmas in Tirol would be complete without a nativity scene. Almost all families have one. It is normally taken out of the cupboard shortly before 24 December, when Austrians celebrate Christmas, and set up in the living room for everyone to admire. The typical scene familiar to everyone from the Bible includes tiny shepherds and angels as well as Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus plus, of course, the ox and the donkey. Scroll down to learn more about the history of these miniature masterpieces.
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Nassereith is a small village about 60 km northeast of Innsbruck close to the German border along the former Roman Route Via Claudia Augusta. This 2000 year old route from Augburg via Tirol to Venice was used to transport goods from the Adriatic sea to the Danube river. The picturesque village with a population of 2,000 inhabitants is shaped by its history and is where I spent my childhood. My parents still live there and I love to return to the place full of memories. One reason is the carnival custom "Schellerlaufen", which takes place only every three years and where the whole village goes wild.
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View of Achensee Lake from Steiner Hochalm. Photo Credit: Michael Rathmayr/Tirol Werbung
Updated on 11.02.2021 in Arts & Culture from Christina
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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 recalled by parents and grandparents today may really have taken place many centuries ago. Scroll down to read a few of my personal favourites.
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The musicians involved in the „Parasol Peak“ project. Photo Credit: Klemens Weisleitner
Updated on 28.12.2020 in Arts & Culture from Benjamin
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Innsbruck-born composer and pioneer of the Hang, Manu Delago comes in with his new project: Following the journey of seven musicians on a dramatic mountain climb, “Parasol Peak” is a unique and awe-inspiring movie and accompanying album.
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Bildquelle: Ferdinandeum
For many people it is the most important celebration of the year: Christmas. With the countdown already on, I spoke with some locals in Tirol to find out what the festive season was like here in Tirol many decades ago, when they themselves were children. Join us on a journey back in time to an period when many things may have been different but the core elements of celebrating Christmas were pretty much the same as they are today.
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Updated on 07.12.2020 in Arts & Culture from Klaus
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Sleepy shepherds, reflective yodelling and, of course, the classic "Silent Night, Holy Night" are among our seven favourite Christmas carols from Tirol. We have recorded each and every one to bring a little alpine atmosphere to your living room. Feel free to sing along!
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