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Dazzling lights and beautiful cityscapes: Ines Mayerl loves the exciting, fast-paced big city life. But no matter how far she may travel, she always returns home to escape to the mountains, to discover stylish, new cafés in Innsbruck and to hit the slopes.

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Updated on 13.04.2021 in Sports from Ines
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As varied as the rich flora and fauna of Tirol, it can be interesting to consider the various inclinations and preferences that make us all unique, especially outdoorsmen. People approach hiking differently and people hike for all manner of different reasons, but I have started to notice some broad groups that account for most hiking styles. There are those seeking solitude and there are those who want to push the limits. There are those who want to capture pictures of that perfect moment and there are those who want nothing more than enjoying delectable dishes served on quaint on-mountain eateries. Naturally, there are many exceptions but I’ve found these seem to capture most hikers I’ve come across. What do you think?
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Spring skiing in St. Anton am Arlberg
Imagine sitting with an inventive drink, on a sun drenched terrace, listening to chill music while overlooking the most awe inspiring mountain views after a day on the slopes. Sounds like paradise doesn’t it? Spring is my favourite ski season. Having enjoyed the awesome spring conditions on the slopes, I find myself a patio and spend the day catching some rays, and take in the warm and cheerful buzz. Here are my top 10 sun terraces on the slopes in Tirol, in no particular order.
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Thermalwasser Aqua Dome (C)Aqua Dome
Updated on 22.02.2021 in Feel Good from Ines
7 min reading time
Tirol is a land of spectacular mountain and canyon scenery. White water is pounding its way down the heart of the mountains, rushing as fast as it can go, having no mercy on anything it might take down the mountain with it. The streams and torrents tumble down from the mountains, rushing through forests to plunge over cliff edges in showers of spray, cascading down into crystal clear pools with a roar, into deeply incised canyons and gorges and – finally – making their way into rivers and lakes.
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The Tram winds and turns and zigzags and goes through rolling green meadows on its way to Fulpmes in Stubaital Valley. Pictured in the rear is snow-flecked Patscherkofel, the iconic mountain in Innsbruck’s backyard. (Copyright: Haisjackl)
Tirol is very easy to get around by bus or train: Few places in the world can match The Heart of the Alps when it comes to inventiveness in getting people around its beautiful valleys and mountains. What’s best, while riding the trams, buses and trains you’ll meet and mingle with locals and other visitors. Come take a ride in one of Tirol’s public transportation systems through beautiful valleys, forests, and rugged territory. Welcome Aboard!
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From portraits over landscapes to sports: Acclaimed British photographer George Marshall creates winning shots that are both authentically pure and highly aesthetic. He has dedicated his life to riding and documenting BMX at an early age. Later, he has moulded his passion into a career. He has now swapped his trick bike for a road bike and travels the world to capture photographs for the world’s leading sports and media brands. In late April, when spring and winter were still fighting against each other, George Marshall undertook a trek to the mountainous terrain of Tirol. “It is a hidden gem for dedicated road bikers and the mountains are of awesome natural beauty. I believe this could be the next road biking mecca”, he said after his trip across Tirol.
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E-Biken in den Kitzbüheler Alpen
Updated on 19.05.2018 in Sports from Ines
7 min reading time
Denise, Alex and Gero wanted to find the answer to a nowadays much asked question: Why e-bike? They wanted to see for themselves what it is like to step on a bike that gives you extra power. Can you see more in a day? Go longer distances? Go up steeper hills? Can you cover more ground in less time? They found a stunning network of well-marked forest roads, dirt roads and trails in the Kitzbühel Alps. Here, they share the highlights of their weekend tour and why Kitzbühel Alps’ landscapes are perfect for exploring on two wheels with a little boost.
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A rustic Alpine housefront with wooden balconies that was completely painted in white, a table that stretches over three floors, a lobby that feels as if you are entering into a real life Wes Anderson movie set, and a flooded basement – and yes, you got it right – a flooded basement: Last weekend, an exciting and refreshingly different lodging experience opened its doors in Zillertal Valley, the Pop Down Hotel. It’s the first pop-up hotel in the European Alps and it only exists until late April 2019—so if you’re looking for a getaway with a difference, this comes highly recommended. The new hotel will reopen in December 2019.
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Rolf Spectacles
Updated on 10.07.2017 in Companies from Ines
6 min reading time
A small, family-run business situated in a small village in Tirol’s Außerfern Region, ROLF Spectacles produces hand-made, lightweight wooden and stone eyeglass frames. With loving attention to detail and bold use of innovative techniques, ROLF makes each frame a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of eyewear—and the self-confident company keeps winning awards, such as the highly coveted 2016 German iF Design Award.
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