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

A brave mum to two wild boys, Julia König explores the great outdoors with her family in tow. She is always ready to attempt new challenges and explore new places, providing inspiration, tips and reviews for families.

Spinach dumplings
Updated on 08.05.2023 in Food & Drink from Julia
3 min reading time
There are these days. It happens to all of us. It’s time to make lunch and I just don’t know what to make. Honestly speaking, it happens to me quite often. Well, if I’m at a loss, these spinach dumplings are just the thing! They are easy to make and always a hit with my boys. They contain enough spinach so my kids and I can enjoy healthy nutrients. They taste positively decadent, without needing any high-price ingredients. And they are wonderful to freeze and eat later. Here is my recipe for cooking delicious spinach dumplings. Sometimes it helps to have a visual: Watch the video below where we will walk you through every step of how to make them. Enjoy!
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Updated on 20.02.2023 in Recommendations from Julia
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Sure, skiing is a big part of winter here in Tirol. But I also like to try other winter activities away from the pistes with my kids. Here are a few ideas on what to see and do on holiday beyond the ski slopes.
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Early risers can ride a piste groomer to the Hexenseehütte before sunrise, where a fine breakfast awaits, before hitting the slopes. An unforgettable experience.
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Skiing is a great sport for lots of reasons. Some skiers like staying fit on the slopes, while others search for the ultimate adrenaline kick. Families enjoy spending time together in the fresh air, foodies complete a few runs in the morning before settling down to a long lunch. We have put together twelve unforgettable skiing experiences in Tirol, with something for everyone.
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Updated on 28.06.2021 in Food & Drink from Julia
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Elderflower syrup making season is here!  In June, the Elderberries are flowering and there is no better time to be outside harvesting elderflowers. Ahh, the taste of summer. Ice cream, sunbathing, swimming, …  And, of course, elderflower syrup. This refreshing and delicious syrup is a great way to capture in a bottle the essence of summer! Here’s my best elderflower syrup recipe for you.
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Frisch gepflückte Preiselbeeren.
Updated on 14.10.2020 in Food & Drink from Julia
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In Tirol, fall is the season to pick "Granten" (cranberries) and to make them into homemade, fresh, fruity cranberry sauce. Here’s a classic, simple and easy recipe for making delicious cranberry sauce from scratch. At this time of year, cranberries are absolutely perfect with venison.
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Updated on 09.07.2020 in Food & Drink from Julia
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Bilberries are fruits found growing wild on high ground in Tirol. Their season is very short, so when they ripen in June locals head off into the woods to pick them for dinner. A real superfood found growing on our doorstep! Here is a recipe for “Moosbeernocken”, a real alpine treat made using bilberries from Tirol.
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Downhill, © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Updated on 18.02.2020 in Bits & Pieces from Julia
10 min reading time
The film "Downhill" featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell was shot in winter 2019 on location in Ischgl, Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis and the Kaunertal Valley in the Austrian Tirol. We have taken a close look at the filming spots to find out where you can ski "The Beast" yourself.
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Admittedly, getting two kids (1.5 and 3.5 years old) all geared up to go outside can be a major headache. Tears and tantrums can make even a quick trip to the mountains seem like a monumental task, not to mention the large loads you’ll have to carry and the all-terrain stroller you have to push (which tends to be off-road and trail-capable but not so manoeuvrable). And when the older one pulls the “I can’t take another step” trick you’ll be squeezing him into the stroller as well. That said, I really love being outdoors, but pushing two kids/40kg up the hill is tough...they're heavy! Not exactly my idea of a fun day out.
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Updated on 01.10.2018 in Family from Julia
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Before you had kids, dining out was something you looked forward to. Now, you’re not so sure (you know, simultaneous meltdowns from all kids, having to carry them out kicking and screaming, that type of thing.). Honestly speaking, restaurants and kids can be a recipe for disaster...
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The seemingly impossible becomes possible during the nights from 24th December to 5th January. All you have to do is perform a few rituals, and truly believe in their effectiveness.
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