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

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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RISE&FALL: One of the best sporting events in the Ziller Valley

Spectators who know how to party; athletes to conquer the course; and the incredible landscapes of the Ziller Valley where this event takes place:...

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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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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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New Year Magic in the Mayrhofen-Hippach Holiday Region

Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region is known for its many contrasts. Modernity is intertwined with tradition in a manner that can only be experienced...

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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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RISE&FALL, a race against the clock - Part 4

4x430 altitude metres of intense struggle and challenges lay before the athletes of the 85 teams competing in RISE&FALL. This awesome sporting event...

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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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The perfect moment

Thomas Eberharter is always chasing the perfect moment. The Mayrhofen-based photographer is self-taught and lives off his exceptional talent.

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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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Wurzeln schlagen!

Regina’s, Monika’s und Karin’s treasures have grown roots. Since the beginning of July 2017, their wholesome community project has been blooming and...

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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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The Holiday Region of Mayrhofen-Hippach Says “Thank You”

Every Thursday afternoon at 4.30pm at the Europahaus in Mayrhofen, we hold a ceremony to say a big “thank you” to our regular visitors. During 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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Everything your heart desires? The new Granatalm on the Action Mount Penken

Many people have fond memories of Vroni’s Skialm from several years ago. Still more remember visiting Christa’s Skialm in the last few years. But now...

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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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Mayrhofen High Street - Holiday Shopping in Summer!

When you hear the words "holiday shopping", you probably think of the shopping promenades on the Adriatic, or city trip destinations such as...

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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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