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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 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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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
10 min reading time
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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Just the two of us
Updated on 01.07.2021 in People from Gero Günther
9 min reading time
A couple staying alone in a mountain hut sounds like the perfect romantic getaway. But what happens when there’s no escape from each other’s company? Might the holiday then turn into couple counselling?
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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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TEXT Gero Günther | PHOTOS Gero Günther
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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Updated on 03.02.2021 in Food & Drink from Gero Günther
9 min reading time
Christian Moigg and his son Lukas are passionate about two things: hunting and cooking. They run the Herrnhaus, a fine-dining restaurant in Brixlegg located just a stone's throw from the forest where they shoot the game which ends up on diners' plates. I sat down with the father-and-son duo to talk about the entire process from rifle to table.
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TEXT Gero Günther | PHOTOS Peter Neusser
Updated on 03.02.2021 in Bits & Pieces from Gero Günther
12 min reading time
A self-contained cabin in the mountains is the antitheses of bland all-inclusive resort-style accommodation: It’s a great place for families and friends who don’t mind snow shoveling, wood chopping and cooking for themselves. Vacation or no vacation?
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Updated on 28.01.2021 in Bits & Pieces from Gero Günther
5 min reading time
People have developed a love-hate relationship with “shovelling snow”, as the Tiroleans refer to snow clearing. It is exhausting, on the one hand. On the other, there is almost no other job where you can see the results of your efforts so quickly. Ten Tiroleans tell their snow story.
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