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Alexander Zimmermann

Alexander Zimmermann loves spending time in the mountains – sometimes hiking, sometimes climbing. In winter he can be found out and about on alpine skis and cross-country skis. He works as a journalist and strategist based in Munich, Tirol, Hamburg and Heidelberg.

Via ferrata climbing route high above Innsbruck., © Frank Stolle
Alexander Zimmermann
Updated on 14.08.2023 in Sports from Alexander
8 min reading time
Bouldering, sport climbing, alpine climbing, indoor, outdoor – the term ‘rock climbing’ actually covers a multitude of different styles and techniques, each of which requires specific skills and expertise if you want to stay safe and have fun. We’ve put together a handy climbing guide to help you find out what kind of climbing is right for you – and where you can learn how to do it.
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Alexander Zimmermann
Updated on 27.10.2020 in Recommendations from Alexander
10 min reading time
Is it really possible to build and run an ecologically friendly five-star hotel with over 100 beds? The Naturhotel Waldklause in the Ötztal Valley set itself this challenge – and was a pioneering success. We find out how the Auer family turned vision into reality.
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Holiday homes across Tirol will provide a warm respite amongst the mountains.
After a full day of play on a Tirol getaway, there’s nothing more important than to relax in accommodations that fit your style. For an escape with a homey feel and an abundance of outdoor recreation on the doorstep, check into one of these seven places to stay, all excellent basecamps for all things mountain.
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Autumn climbing near the Dolomitenhütte in East Tirol., © Tirol Werbung / Johannes Mair
Alexander Zimmermann
02.10.2023 in Sports from Alexander
6 min reading time
Cool nights, cold rock. As summer slowly turns to autumn, rock climbing can become less appealing due to the prospect of cold fingers and toes. It is the time for south-facing walls with plenty of sunshine. Here is a selection of the best such south-facing climbing spots in Tirol for a fun and not-too-cold climbing experience.
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