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A Bench with a View

For years my passion has been the mountains – in summer and in winter. The feeling of getting away from it all and the peace and tranquillity which…

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Summit Hike to the Ahornspitze

I have been waiting for this day for a long time. Today is the day that I tackle my first 3,000m peak!

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Matthias Schiestl: Mountain Guide in the Ziller Valley

A life without mountains would be simply unimaginable for Ziller Valley mountain guide, Matthias Schiestl. He turned his hobby into a career and has…

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On the Trail of Tyrolean Cuisine

Let us lead you on a culinary route through the Ziller Valley Alps to discover the tasty delicacies of Tyrolean cuisine.

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The Best Tips for Hiking in the Ziller Valley

The Ziller Valley is a paradise for hikers and mountaineers.

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Furtschaglhaus: the hut with a heart on the Berliner High Alpine Path

One Saturday morning, myself and a group of girls from work decided to go on a hike. The five of us, plus one dog, "Nuska", set off in good spirits. …

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The Zillertal Steinbock March in Ginzling mountaineering village

A well-established institution in Ginzling; no summer is complete without the Zillertal Steinbock March! On Saturday, 17.08.2019, hikers, climbers and…

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Packing for a Hiking Holiday

As any keen hiker knows, the Ziller Valley and its High Alpine Nature Park are a mountaineer’s paradise. The region, awarded Nature Park of the Year…

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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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My Friends at the Greizer Hut in Ginzling

After a long, cold winter, I am really looking forward to some sunshine, to summer and to hiking to the beautiful huts in the region of…

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Mayrhofen’s Side Valleys

If you look at a map, the Ziller Valley looks like a tree trunk, with its roots spread out to the south in all directions. The last of the major…

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Born and bred in the mountains of the Ziller Valley

In the vast adventure playground of the Zillertal Alps, amidst the beautiful mountain landscape, Selina grew up spending her summers with her family…

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Three of the most popular autumn hikes around Mayrhofen

As the idyllic summer in the Ziller Valley draws to an end, that’s when the best hiking season begins. Comfortable temperatures and the spectacular…

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Zillertal Alps Nature Park: Sunrise Hike

Experiencing a beautiful sunrise over the mountains is a dream shared by many people. Your holiday is the perfect time to realise this dream. On…

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Cultivated landscape and a sea of flowers

Magnificent flowers combined with an insight into regional life: the Bergmähderweg (meadows path) with its unique variety of plants isn’t just a…

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Sunrise Breakfast on the Leisure Mount Ahorn

The sunrise breakfast on the Leisure Mount Ahorn is an incredible experience for everyone.

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THE NEUMARKT CIRCUIT – A UNIQUE ONE DAY HIKE IN THE ZILLERTAL ALPS NATURE PARK

For several years now, I have been planning to do an overnight tour of the Berliner High Alpine Path. However, my free time is limited and, when I…

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Huts with heart in the Ziller Valley

There are many huts in the holiday region of Mayrhofen-Hippach, but only twelf have been awarded the title of “Hütte mit Herz” (“hut with heart”).…

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Andreas Wierer: Proud and dedicated mountain guide

Andreas Wierer has turned his passion into a career. In this interview he describes his love of mountaineering, the unique features of the Ziller…

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First Time on a Glacier

As the winners of the 2nd Mayrhofen Friendship Trip, sisters Kathi and Luzia had the chance to go on an incredible adventure: a multi-stage hiking…

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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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Little Tibet in Zillergrund

One would assume that Austria's landscape is unique. But there is an area reminiscent of the highlands of Tibet in the Zillertal Valley: Klein-Tibet -…

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Dogs, cows and the alms… is a peaceful coexistence possible?

Time and again stories of aggressive cows attacking and injuring hikers and their dogs are reported in the news. There were even articles written…

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Schönbichlerhorn, the mystical mountain on the Berlin High Trail

We, we being my sister and I, set our sights on climbing a three thousand metre high peak every year. Last August we scaled the Schönbichlerhorn,…

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The Berliner Höhenweg: An overview of the huts

Since August 2012, when Markus Kröll set a spectacular record by running the entire Berliner Höhenweg in less than 24 hours, this high alpine hiking…

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Sunrise Hikes

Until around a year ago, getting up at 3.00 hrs or even as early as 2.00 a.m. and then climbing a mountain to see the sunrise was not exactly my idea…

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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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Hiking holiday day 2: Hiking for beginners in the Ziller valley

From the many hiking trails in the area, I chose a hike of moderate difficulty to the Steinerkogel for my first hike in the Ziller Valley. The…

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Hiking and Discovering Nature: The most picturesque mountain lakes

You don’t always have to travel far to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the great outdoors. Sometimes the perfect spot is closer than you think. An amazing…

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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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