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Wolfgang Westermeier
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Wolfgang Westermeier rides to the office every morning. On the weekends he likes nothing more than trying out new sports in the mountains – from hot-balloon rides in winter to trailrunning races in summer.

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Updated on 27.06.2002 in Food & Drink from Wolfgang Westermeier
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Dumplings are a core part of the Tirolean diet. While centuries ago there were just a few different varieties, these days you will find all manner of weird and wonderful creations. Here are our top five dumplings you have to try next time you are in Tirol.
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Searching for marmots.
Ibex, chamois, vulture, eagle and marmot – those are the five animals every visitor to Tirol would like to catch a glimpse of.  We have talked to the rangers in the region's nature parks to discover the best walks and hikes with a good chance of seeing these wonderful creatures.
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The French have their cottages, persons from Berlin their weekend homes – and Tiroleans have a paradise on their doorstep. Five locals tell us about their personal secret escapes: the perfect places to relax, recharge your batteries or just have fun.
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Kate & Michl
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Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
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We asked international couples about the role the mountains have played in their relationship.
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Caro & Daniel
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Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
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Daniel Sperl, 38, and his Columbian wife Carolina Osorio Rogelis, 41, live in Innsbruck. They are both involved in the Climate Alliance Austria and import fair-trade coffee from Columbia, transported across the seas on sailing ships.
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Timna & Juan
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Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
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Timna, 31, and her Argentinian husband Juan, 34, first met on a beach in South America. Today the family lives in Innsbruck.
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Michael & Markus
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Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
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For Michael Reiter, 34, and his husband Markus, 45, it was love not a first but at second sight. Today the couple run the Hotel Eiserne Hand in Fieberbrunn.
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Elena Barbist and Mario Käppeli love each other and the mountains of Tirol. Mario, who originally comes from Switzerland, appreciates the Innsbruck lifestyle – and the fact that there is always someone who has time to go climbing.
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Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
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Without the mountains Mario Käppeli, 32, and Elena Barbist, 20, would have probably never met. Three years after their first climbing date, the couple - a student and a former professional snowboarder - still spend most of their time exploring the mountains around Innsbruck.
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Winter sports are all about thrills, spills and adrenaline, right? Wrong. Wolfgang Westermeier and friends headed to Kartitsch in East Tirol for a weekend of winter walking. Far from the bright lights and loud music of many ski resorts, they rediscovered winter in its most authentic and original form.
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