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Working from Hut
Updated on 31.05.2002 in People from
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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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The Brandenburger Haus lies at 3,277 metres above sea level.
Peter Künzel
Updated on 31.07.2022 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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The French have their cottages, persons from Berlin their weekend homes – and Tiroleans have a paradise on their doorstep. Five locals tell us about their personal secret escapes: the perfect places to relax, recharge your batteries or just have fun.
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Taking a hiatus from city life, enjoying the spirit of the mountains.
Updated on 11.04.2022 in People from Sebastian Höhn
8 min reading time
Fire, water, cattle and wood. Essentially, this is all Sarah Kofler, Janis Pönisch and their two children need each summer, when they leave their work and city life in the valley to spend two months on an ‘Alm’ high in the Austrian Alps. Tending 34 cattle in a world that you thought was long gone at the heart of Hohe Tauern National Park.
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Andreas Moser
Merlin Gröber
Updated on 31.03.2022 in People from Merlin Gröber
7 min reading time
Wood is a key element of Tirol's landscape and lifestyle. While the valley is dominated by large industrial sawmills, the mountains are still home to a few smallscale businesses which have been around for decades, if not centuries. We travelled to the Alpbachtal Valley to meet one of Tirol's last remaining master sawyers.
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Gero
Updated on 30.03.2022 in People from Gero Günther
9 min reading time
Tirol is home to more than a dozen remote end-of-valley communities. These small villages hidden away deep in the mountains have retained their original character. What is life like there? We met seven people who live at the end of a valley road (and none of them wanted to swap for a life in the city).
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The Naviser Hütte is a hut in the Tux Alps at 1,787 metres above sea level. It is popular destination for locals who enjoy tobogganing.
Merlin Gröber
Updated on 13.03.2022 in People from Merlin Gröber
14 min reading time
For many visitors to Tirol, contact with the locals is limited to the ski lifts, hotels and supermarket checkouts. But what are Tiroleans really like? We headed away from the pistes and bars to find out more about the lives of locals.
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Kate & Michl
Wolfgang
Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
6 min reading time
We asked international couples about the role the mountains have played in their relationship.
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Caro & Daniel
Wolfgang
Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
4 min reading time
Daniel Sperl, 38, and his Columbian wife Carolina Osorio Rogelis, 41, live in Innsbruck. They are both involved in the Climate Alliance Austria and import fair-trade coffee from Columbia, transported across the seas on sailing ships.
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Timna & Juan
Wolfgang
Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
4 min reading time
Timna, 31, and her Argentinian husband Juan, 34, first met on a beach in South America. Today the family lives in Innsbruck.
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