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Jagdhausalmen Alpine Pastures, Defereggen, East Tirol, Austria, Europe

As a passionate road cyclist, Esther Wilhelm believes cycling is the best way to see and experience how much Tirol has to offer. Moreover, she knows the best places to take a rest and enjoy the best food in the region.

Relaxing on the shores of Lake Achensee, © Tirol Werbung / Ramon Haindl
Updated on 16.10.2023 in Recommendations from Esther
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Winter time is sauna time! I'm not one of those fanatics who goes three times a week, but when the temperatures begin to drop and the snow falls there really is nothing quite like a steamy sauna to relax mind, body and soul. Here are a few of my favourite saunas and spas in 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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Updated on 12.05.2020 in Sports from Esther
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Anyone who knows me knows that I love my road bike. There are very few corners of Tirol which I haven't explored on two wheels. Here are my favourite springtime road bike rides in Tirol or at least starting in Tirol (long rides often take me into neighbouring provinces within Austria or even neighbouring countries). As winter slowly draws to a close and the temperatures begin to climb, the best road bike rides are not up in the mountains but down in the valleys. Another thing to bear in mind when planning a spring ride is whether the majority of the route is in the warm sunshine or the cold shade.
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Auf der Skitrail Loipe im Tannheimertal.
Updated on 20.12.2016 in Sports from Esther
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Freeride Hotspot Hochfügen (CR Bergbahnen Hochfügen)
Updated on 20.12.2016 in Sports from Esther
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With the help of a Swiss Track, wheelchair users can head up to the Falkaunsalm hut in the Kaunergrat Nature Park., © Tirol Werbung - Jörg Koopmann
Updated on 09.05.2016 in Recommendations from Esther
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Wheelchair-friendly holidays in the mountains? Really? It may sound a little unlikely, but despite its alpine terrain the Kaunertal Valley in the west of Tirol is the perfect place for wheelchair users. Scroll down to find the best spots in the valley accessible to visitors on two legs and two wheels.
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