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Jagdhausalmen Alpine Pastures, Defereggen, East Tirol, Austria, Europe
Wolfgang Westermeier
Searching for marmots.
Updated on 22.09.2021 in Nature from Wolfgang Westermeier
10 min reading time
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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Activities with almost zero carbon footprint.
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Five eco-friendly activities trending right now - with almost zero carbon footprint.
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Updated on 18.08.2021 in Food & Drink from Wolfgang Westermeier
8 min reading time
Vegetarian, flexitarian – or just fancy something different? Eating out in Tirol doesn't have to be a meat-fest. Throughout the region there are plenty of huts, guesthouses and restaurants with a wide range of vegetarian dishes prepared using local organic produce. Here is our guide to meat-free dining in Tirol.
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Money vs. mountains: Tourism or nature? Mountain guide Martina Mrak is in favour of steering towards the middle ground: Tourism in harmony with nature.
Updated on 22.07.2021 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
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Martina Mrak recognises a similar desire in all her clients: a longing for unspoiled nature. But for Tirol to preserve its pristine mountain landscape, there needs to be a willingness to compromise.
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The French have their cottages, persons from Berlin their weekend homes – and Tiroleans have a paradise on their doorstep. 5 locals tell us about their personal secret escapes: the perfect places to relax, recharge your batteries or just have fun.
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Unbenannt-1 Kopie
Updated on 10.05.2021 in Nature from Wolfgang Westermeier
9 min reading time
The closest most of us come to life on the farm is buying a bunch of carrots from the friendly lady at the market on Saturday morning. However, here in Tirol there are a number of working farms which invite visitors to muck in, get their hands dirty and learn what life is really like working the land in this region of mountains and valleys. Here are our top tips for farmyard holidays in the Heart of the Alps.
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Updated on 19.03.2021 in Arts & Culture from Wolfgang Westermeier
11 min reading time
What does Tirol sound like? And where in the region can the best acoustics be found? We spoke to the Innsbruck-born opera singer Paul Schweinester, a man who has not only sung on some of the world's greatest stages but also has a Grammy nomination to his name and has performed at the Salzburg Festival. Join us on an audio journey through Tirol.
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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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Marmot fat is still used to make a cream said to have a soothing effect on the muscles and joints, though today it is more of a souvenir than a salve.
Updated on 03.02.2021 in Nature from Wolfgang Westermeier
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Updated on 18.01.2021 in Feel Good from Wolfgang Westermeier
3 min reading time
In turbulent times such as these it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important in life – for example, looking after yourself. We have picked five spots in Tirol where you can get away from it all and embark on a journey to inner harmony. After all, your deserve it.
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