Ines

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Dazzling lights and beautiful cityscapes: Ines Mayerl loves the exciting, fast-paced big city life. But no matter how far she may travel, she always returns home to escape to the mountains, to discover stylish, new cafés in Innsbruck and to hit the slopes.

“Everything should come together in one moment like this ’Gesamtkunstwerk’”

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Dutch Tord Boontje is one of Europe’s most celebrated industrial designers. In collaboration with British fashion designer legend Alexander McQueen he created one of his first projects for Swarovski in 2003, the spectacularly sparkling crystal tree “Silent Light”. Now he’s back in Wattens with the installation “Winter Wonderland”, a luminous fairytale landscape with sparkling...
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Do You Dare? Diving Platforms at Tirol’s Swimming Lakes and Pools

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Splash & swim the day away at our lakes and outdoor pools! No one can resist the watery call of adventure to cool off on a hot summers’ day. Thrill seekers meet their match on diving platforms throughout the country. My personal best is jumping off into the water from the quivering 3-meter springboard. Do you dare to jump from a higher stationary surface?
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The Ways of Water in Tirol: Healing Wells and Springs

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Tirol is a land of spectacular mountain and canyon scenery. White water is pounding its way down the heart of the mountains, rushing as fast as it can go, having no mercy on anything it might take down the mountain with it. The streams and torrents tumble down from the mountains, rushing through forests to plunge over cliff edges in showers of spray, cascading down into crystal clear pools with a...
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10 exercises to get in shape for the mountain summer

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Are you feeling tired and somewhat overcome by springtime lethargy? We do too, which is why Michael and I visited Jürgen Hager at Loft 41. He is a former pro tennis player and now coaches athletics, fitness and coordination as well as “burnout prevention”. Under his guidance, we tried out (more or less) ten simple exercises ourselves.
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What Kind of Hiker Are You?

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As varied as the rich flora and fauna of Tirol, it can be interesting to consider the various inclinations and preferences that make us all unique, especially outdoorsmen. People approach hiking differently and people hike for all manner of different reasons, but I have started to notice some broad groups that account for most hiking styles. There are those seeking solitude and there are those...
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72 Hours in Innsbruck

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Urban sophistication and Alpine playground. Tirol’s capital typically wows visitors with its sights and its heights. Strolling through the old town district makes you feel like you’re on the set of a medieval movie; looking up, you’re surrounded by craggy Nordkette Mountain Range, the city’s natural skyscrapers. This is Innsbruck, a city that beats to an outdoor rhythm, albeit one with a...
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