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We hope you enjoy reading the blogs from Mayrhofen-Hippach.

Recipe for Tyrolean Kaspressknödel

Tyrolean Kaspressknödel: a small, tasty and a century-old Tyrolean speciality.

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Canyoning through the Zemm Gorge in the Ziller Valley

Should I or shouldn’t I?! Bettina leans over the rock ledge, her knees are trembling and her nerves are on edge.

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Every week, Mayrhofen marches to the sound of its brass band

The Ziller Valley is known as "the valley of music", and for good reason. If you take a summer holiday to the villages of Brandberg, Ginzling,…

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The best insider tip in the Zemm Valley – the Waxeggalm

A hidden treasure in the mountains of the Ziller Valley, a special spot in which to renew your strength, recharge your batteries and find inner…

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Presenting Zillertal: The Zillergrund Valley

The Zillergrund Valley is the source of the river after which the Ziller Valley is named – the River Ziller.

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Golf Equipment for Beginners

In 2014, an 18-hole golf course with a large covered driving range opened in Uderns in the Ziller Valley. The result was a sudden increased interest…

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Multifaceted Mayrhofen, Glittering Worlds. A Day Out to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds

Off-season? In Mayrhofen? It doesn’t really exist. Actually, when the seasons are changing, there is so much to see and do here, and its often the…

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Recipe: Gerstensuppe (Barley Soup)

This soup is guaranteed to warm you up after a brisk walk along one of Mayrhofen-Hippach’s winter walking paths or an exhilarating ski day on the many…

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Advent at the Forest Festival Area

The holiday resort of Mayrhofen-Hippach is delighted to invite both our visitors and residents to enjoy the romantic atmosphere of the 9th Mayrhofen…

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Ziller Valley Schlegeis ham

On my visit to the local butcher’s shop in Mayrhofen, “butcher Loisl” shares with me the secret of how he makes this glacier ham, as well as telling…

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Presenting the Ziller Valley: The Tux Valley

The Tux Valley is renowned in the winter sports community as the home of Austria’s only year-round ski area; the Hintertux Glacier. Having worked in…

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The Sound of the Alps – From Tyrol Throughout the World

“The Sound of the Alps - Nostalgic Melodies” exhibition at the baroque Schloss Fügen is dedicated to the incredible and enduring worldwide success…

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A Festival for Foodies – the Schmankerlfest in Hippach

The Ziller Valley is renowned for its music, its friendly locals and its tasty culinary specialities: in fact, all of the good things in life! And,…

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The History of the Mayrhofen Rifle Brigade

The Schützenkompanie in Mayrhofen is one of 15 rifle brigades in the Ziller Valley and belongs to the battalion of the Upper Ziller Valley.

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Be happy in springtime

The sight of crocuses pushing their heads through the blanket of snow and turning towards the sun is heart-warming.

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Winter walks in Mayrhofen: Be enchanted by the nature, peace and tranquillity around you

Are you suffering from aching muscles after skiing? Do you fancy enjoying a more relaxed day instead of racing around the pistes? Then a winter walk…

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To see and be seen

Skiing is fashionable. Stylish clothing is important but, in addition to colour and style, functionality and safety are also important considerations.…

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Modern incisions

Mayrhofen is home to a state-of-the-art sports clinic. Using the most modern operating procedures, the doctors can work medical wonders. So, what…

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Miniature Christmas Worlds

In the run up to Christmas, beautiful small works of art are created in the village of Ginzling. With careful carving, sawing and hammering, children…

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Where the magic happens

Petra Dornauer set up her creative domain in the heart of Finkenberg. A fashionable tailor’s shop, run with great care and attention to detail. It’s…

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High-flier!

Philipp Aschenwald jumps from a height which others wouldn’t dare to look down from. He’s a true high-flier. But what is it that motivates the…

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Liquid Temptation

Helene Kreidl is one of just a few female schnapps distillers. In her in-house distillery in Ramsau near to Mayrhofen, she doesn’t only produce…

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Art without edges or corners

With his talent for carving, Albin Moroder’s work was even admired by the Pope. What’s more, even ten years after his death, his art continues to…

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A Wild Affair

Veit Schragl and his wife Christine are minimalists. In summer they live on an alm, without heating or a computer, yet they have everything that they…

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The Forest Magician

Hans Rahm is a forest ranger.

“I have to say, it really is a dream job.” Hans tells us.

It’s his job to make sure that our spruce, fir and larch…

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A Ride on the Zillertal Railway

Chuff, chuff, chuff... the unmistakable sound of the old lady could be heard from miles away. A few minutes later the steam engine trundled into the…

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Incredible Dam at Schlegeis

Kathrin is used to going underground, it's in her job specification! Every day she ventures 20 metres below ground, into a narrow tunnel between huge…

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A Living Sculpture

This man lives his art! Anton Franz Mair is standing barefoot in his gallery in Zell am Ziller from where he distributes his unique work from the…

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Why are some church spires in the Ziller Valley red and some green?

I love the Ziller Valley’s many slender, pointed church spires, reaching into the sky. But, why are some of the spires red and some green?

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Berliner Hut - the birthplace of alpine sport

The Berliner Hut is not only the oldest of the eight huts along the Berliner Höhenweg (high alpine hiking trail), it is also the most historically…

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On the hunt for minerals

My brief was to write a blog about minerals in the Ziller Valley. Just right for someone like me, who knows absolutely nothing about stones and…

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Fly like a bird!

It’s a once in a lifetime experience; flying through the sky like a bird whist enjoying breathtaking views of Mayrhofen and the total tranquility of…

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Presenting the Zillertal Valley: The Stillup Valley

Often described as “wildly romantic” or “the valley of waterfalls”, the Stillup valley is a subsidiary valley of the Ziller Valley. Personally, I…

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The Top 5 Visitor Attractions in the Ziller Valley

In addition to skiing and hiking, visitors to Mayrhofen can enjoy many other experiences and attractions. At the ErlebnisSennerei dairy you can learn…

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