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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.

Wolfgang
Updated on 27.02.2023 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
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5x5 Winter Villages
Cross-country skiing on Friday, alpine skiing on Saturday, tobogganing on Sunday – sounds like your kind of thing? Most places in Tirol offer all these winter sports and more, but there are a few villages whose local traditions or spectacular location make them just that little bit better than the rest. Here are our top five spots in the mountains for those who simply love winter sports.
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Christmas Market Things
Tirol's Christmas markets are a great place for hand-crafted products. Grab a mug of steaming-hot Glühwein and stroll from hut to hut for an insight into the region's long and proud handicraft tradition. We have put together five of the best items on offer – and where to find them.
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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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Spinach dumplings
Wolfgang
Updated on 27.06.2022 in Food & Drink from Wolfgang Westermeier
4 min reading time
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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Kate & Michl
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Updated on 14.02.2022 in People from Wolfgang Westermeier
6 min reading time
We asked international couples about the role the mountains have played in their relationship.
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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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Lucknerhütte
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Updated on 18.08.2021 in Food & Drink from Wolfgang Westermeier
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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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Unbenannt-1 Kopie
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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Wolfgang
Updated on 17.11.2020 in Recommendations from Wolfgang Westermeier
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When you are standing in a valley, you look up into the sky. When you are on the top of a mountain, you gaze into the distance. When you are floating high up in the sky in a hot-air balloon, your view of the world will change once again: During a journey over wintery Tirol, you will recognise the system within the chaos as well as the hidden connections in the mountains – and you will understand how small we human beings are.
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