Mayrhofen-Hippach Stories

Christmas Day in 1944 in Mayrhofen

It is particularly touching when people who can still remember the terrible times of war, tell of how Christmas, the festival of love and peace, was...

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"Klöpfel" carol singing at some of Mayrhofen's most beautiful spots

The tradition of "Klöpfel", or "Carol" singing is cherished to this day in the Zillertal Valley. Mayrhofen Men's Choir and the musicians of Mayrhofen...

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Pre-Christmas Family Holidays in Mayrhofen: Rediscover Peace and Quiet at the Advent Festival in the Forest

We purposefully travelled ahead of the crowds, avoiding the Christmas rush of holidaymakers to the Alps. Instead, we took our holiday to Mayrhofen in...

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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 History of the Rifle Brigade

It’s generally accepted that the Tyrolean Schützen (rifle brigade), which still exist today, were first formed during the Tyrolean freedom wars fought...

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The life of a cowherd in the Ziller Valley

For many years Martin Wurm has worked on the pastures of the Berghofalm.

And there is plenty to do up here. Does he still find time to enjoy the...

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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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Der Zillertaler Dialekt – seine Hintergründe

Liebe Leser - neulich musste ich in einer bekannten österreichischen Tageszeitung lesen, dass ein Wandel in der tirolerischen Aussprache stattfindet -...

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"Anklöpfeln" carol singing – a cultural heritage in the Zillertal Valley

It is listed on the register of Austria's Intangible Cultural Heritages – the custom of "Anklöpfeln" carol singing on the last three Thursday evenings...

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Nature park school in Brandberg: The little school with a twist

4 different school years, 14 pupils – and all in one class! The Nature Park School in Brandberg is remarkable, environmentally aware and has strong...

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Winter Wonderland: Mayrhofen’s Advent Market in the Forest Festival Area

Tall green pine trees sparkling with fresh snow, a thick carpet of crunchy snow beneath your feet, warm lights shining from inviting wooden huts,...

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ZILLERTALER KRAPFEN

Some of you may have enjoyed this culinary speciality at one of the many festivals in the Mayrhofen Hippach region. I, myself, am a big fan of...

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ERLEBNISBAD MAYRHOFEN – REGENERATION AFTER SPORT

On holiday in Mayrhofen I’m looking forward to some relaxation and regeneration. The Erlebnisbad in Mayrhofen is the perfect place. Whether in the...

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A Celebration of tradition: Hollenzen Village Festival

Every year on the 2nd Sunday in September, Hollenzen, a usually quiet village on the outskirts of Mayrhofen, host their annual village festival. It is...

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Cattle drive in the Zillertal: The cows are back in town!

On the first Saturday in October, an age old tradition takes place in Mayrhofen: The ‘Almabtrieb’ (cattle drive). After their summer holidays grazing...

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Großer Almabtrieb in Mayrhofen

Tradition & Brauchtum des Almabtriebes wird in der Ferienregion Mayrhofen-Hippach groß geschrieben. Am 1. Samstag im Oktober werden sich um und in...

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