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

The more time Gero Günther spends in Tirol, the more the region and locals fascinate him. As a journalist and writer, Gero spends as much time in Tirol's bookshops, cafès and ateliers as he does in its mountains, pastures and huts.

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Updated on 18.03.2024 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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Updated on 01.01.2024 in Family from Gero Günther
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The Falschlunger family has been running a farm in Mutters for generations – and they live closely together with the livestock for reasons of space alone. The proximity between people and animals ensures calmness and contentment – and shows why these small farms must remain.
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Updated on 10.07.2023 in Bits & Pieces from Gero Günther
12 min reading time
Today you can prepare every trip perfectly. Google Maps, Google Earth, Komoot, TripAdvisor ... But what happens if don’t do any of that and just go with the flow? Our team of reporters tried it out - and discovered that Lady Luck is sometimes the best tour guide.
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Whiteout! When the sun disappears behind the clouds it is near impossible to make out the contours of the landscape.
Updated on 03.02.2022 in Sports from Gero Günther
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A snowshoe adventure in the mountains of East Tirol is the perfect way to get away from it all. Far from civilisation, it provides an opportunity to enjoy the wonder of winter from a different perspective and reflect on what is important in life.
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Updated on 15.03.2021 in People from Gero Günther
14 min reading time
From international banking to hotel management. From civil servant to mountain farmer. We talked to people in Tirol who decided to escape the ratrace and start all over again.
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Updated on 09.03.2021 in Sports from Gero Günther
16 min reading time
“Mountains are mute masters who make silent pupils,” wrote Goethe. In reality, however, there is no outdoor activity that lends itself to a good old chat quite like hiking in the mountains. Two years ago, our author set off along the Stubai HighTrail with his 18-year-old son for a bonding session unlike any other.
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