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

Markus Kröll: Balancing a love of the mountains with a love of art

He loves the mountains, sport and his home. Markus Kröll from Mayrhofen is a well-known mountain runner, not just within the Ziller Valley but also…


Be happy in springtime

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


Martin 7 – Mayrhofen’s High Flyer

Visitors to Mayrhofen are sure to notice a modern glass building as they drive into town. This new building is home to the crew of the rescue…


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…


The perfect moment

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


A well-oiled machine!

Richard Schneider has a heavy load to bear: he has to lift 74 tonnes (!) and more. Using his head. As the technical manager of the Mayrhofen cable car…


After work in the mountains

Many people consider Ulrich Huber a hero. The mountain rescue volunteer from Ginzling puts himself in danger to save the lives of others –…


On a Mountain Adventure with the ÖBB Nightliner

I am fast asleep as I speed towards the Ziller Valley at 160 km/h: from Cologne to Mayrhofen, overnight. As a German city-girl, at home in the flat…


Traditional fashion en vogue

Her fashion travels the world, but her roots are firmly fixed in the Ziller Valley. We interview the artist, fashion designer and irrepressible…


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…