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Benjamin

Benjamin Stolz lives and loves the contrasts of Tirol. Despite being born and raised in the region he is afraid of heights. He is a paper-loving online blogger, a city dweller from the countryside and a firm believer that there is more to discover in Tirol than you might think.

Greeting in Tyrolean.
, © Illustration by Bertram Haid
Updated on 11.04.2022 in Bits & Pieces from Benjamin
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Tirol’s huts offer all the necessities; however, we want to point out that a mountain cabin is not a hotel— instead, these are places that encourage hikers to slow down, to interact and to leave no trace.
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Matrei in Osttirol
Updated on 23.02.2022 in Bits & Pieces from Benjamin
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The ski lifts and cable cars are back in motion transporting wintersports enthusiasts high up into the mountains. Huddled together inside them are different types of skiers you are sure to find wherever you carve your turns. Here is our quick guide to the classic categories of people out on the slopes.
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Titelfoto
Updated on 16.03.2021 in Recommendations from Benjamin
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Christmas markets, shopping marathons, the first snows of winter – advent is a beautiful time of year, but it can be pretty hard work too. We have put together nine top tips to escape the hustle and bustle for a few precious moments and get back to the true meaning of Christmas.
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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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Stubaier Gletscher
Visitors to Tirol in December are spoilt for choice – skiing or ice skating, "Krampus" or "Perchten", New Year’s Eve in the mountains or in the valley? Here are our top tips.
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Ort: St. Anton am Arlberg (Ort)
Updated on 10.02.2020 in Recommendations from Benjamin
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For most of us, holidays are first and foremost about one thing: relaxing. Winter holidays in the mountains of Tirol are no different. However, long queues at the breakfast buffet or hangovers at high altitude can put a downer on what is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable times of the year. We have put together five tips to avoid stress on and around the slopes.
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Zillertal, Kaltenbach, Kristallhütte
Here in Tirol, as in many other places, November isn't exactly famous for its great weather. However, that makes it the ideal time of year to be indoors, out of the wind and rain, and enjoy a little peace and quiet before things get crazy in the run-up to Christmas. Here are some of our top tips for spa breaks, concert experiences and museum visits in November.
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BU: The Große Ahornboden is a popular destination in autumn. Photo: Tirol Werbung
What do murders, apples and bicycles have in common? The answer can be found in October, the all-rounder month. The Tirol Crime Fiction Festival brings together the stars of the crime writing scene, while harvest festivals taking place across the region give both visitors and locals alike the chance to sample some of the finest produce from Tirol. After all that hearty food, it is high time for a little outdoor activity – and the mild month of October provides the perfect conditions to enjoy some late-season sport before winter arrives.
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Above Innsbruck
September is the month of ambitious outdoor endeavours. Highlights include everything from long-distance hikes to the famous Ötztal Bike Marathon. Those who like to take things a little easier can look forward to ceremonial cattle drives accompanied by celebrations with plenty of food, drink and music.
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Historic Old Town of Hall
, © Bernhard Aichner
For winter-loving sun worshippers, the best time to visit Tirol is arguably March, the month of fresh, lively, new beginnings. The year’s second season marks the end of the coldest days and sparks a feeling of renewal. Summer is on the horizon—but ski turns on corn, slush, or powder are yet to be indulged.
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