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

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” This compelling quote says it all for outdoor lover Jannis Braun. His passion for hiking and mountain biking inspired him to move from Germany to Innsbruck. Finding pleasure in the mountains, Jannis continues to embrace the beauty and culture around him.

Towered by soaring Lamsenspitze Peak: Lamsenjoch Hut at Karwendel Mountain Range (c) Silberregion Karwendel
, © Silberregion Karwendel
For many avid walkers, there’s nothing quite like hiking during the autumn months. The crowds of summer have largely disappeared, the wonderful mix of explosive colours, deep blue, cloudless skies and crisp, nostalgic breezes have taken their place and the surrounding high peaks may already have a dusting of snow. Fortunately, there are nice Alpinist Association shelters and refuges throughout Tirol that are open well into October, making it easy to do an overnighter that will be perfect for witnessing the change in seasons...
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The Olperer Hütte hut high above the Schlegeisspeicher reservoir.
Updated on 09.05.2022 in Recommendations from Jannis
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Tirol's huts are already hard at work preparing for the summer season 2022. We have put together a list of places which open in late spring or early summer to welcome walkers, hikers and mountain bikers. Scroll down to find out more.
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Snowshoe Walk in Rofan Mountain Range.
Updated on 03.02.2022 in Sports from Jannis
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The beauty of snowshoeing comes from its simplicity—just strap in and go! I discovered this gentle winter activity last year and find it’s a perfect alternative to Alpine skiing. Do you want to traipse through deep powder in the backcountry, scaling peaks, or is a snowshoe run on packed trails followed by sledding down more your style? Or maybe, it’s somewhere in the middle where you’d like to snowshoe through a peaceful forest, connecting with the Zen of nature. For your snowshoeing pleasure in Tirol here are eight highly recommended trails.
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The Kellerjochkapelle chapel high above the Inn Valley.
, © TVB Silberregion Karwendel
Updated on 29.10.2021 in Recommendations from Jannis
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From rocky outcrops to alpine meadows, Tirol's chapels boast some pretty spectacular locations. We have put together fifteen of the best spots in the region combining quiet reflection with amazing views.
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Updated on 30.03.2021 in People from Jannis
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The first summit hike, watching animals in the wild, tucking into a hearty meal at one of the local huts. Our editorial team has dug deep in their family photo albums to find those magic moments when they fell in love with the mountains of Tirol.
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On the Goetheweg.
Updated on 06.10.2020 in Sports from Jannis
18 min reading time
Shimmering in a thousand shades of red, orange, yellow and brown, Tirol's trees are a spectacular sight in autumn. The golden transition from summer to winter is for many the best time of year for walks and hikes, either down in the valley or up in the mountains before the first snows arrive. Here are some of the best autumn adventures, both with and without cable cars, aimed at those who want to head for the heights one final time this year.
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Heritage-protected accommodation: Romedihof near Imst. (c) Romedihof Imst
, © Romedihof Imst
Are you planning a backpacking trip through Tirol, or on the hunt for inexpensive accommodation for your holiday? Maybe you just prefer the more relaxed atmosphere of hostels? The following article contains a list of hostels for your next low-budget holiday in Tirol.
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Stunning views from the top of Nockspitze Spire. Photo by Anja Schauz.
, © Anja Schauz
The world’s sky-scraping mountains lure hikers anxious for that bragging rights for summiting their heights. However, we think that one of Tirol’s biggest claims to fame is its awe-inspiring mountains, too. Some of these peaks are famous, while others are not as well known. Here we have rounded up (in no particular order) 13 of our local favorites – those mountains that make us remember just how lucky we are to live here. It’s simple; our home mountains are our home.
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Hop into a bobsled and take an adrenaline-fuelled ride down the Olympic Bobsleigh Run. ©Innsbruck Tourismus
At the moment, all eyes are drawn to South Korea’s Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics, where  athletes from all over the world are fighting for their chance at glory—and where Olympic Medals are awarded across 102 events. If you’ve ever wondered what it feels like to be an Olympic racer, Tirol is the place to start! Try doing it at 90 km/hr on a twisting track of ice to found out. Think you’ve got what it takes? Give it a shot on one of these six former Olympic venues in Tirol.
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