Become a modern day smuggler in Ischgl this winter… Ischgl in Austria shares its mountain range with the neighbouring Swiss town of Samnaun – so it isn’t surprising to discover that this very spot used to be a popular smuggler’s region. During times of shortage, routes across the mountains were used by both
Our representative in St Christoph, Edward Weller takes us through an average day spent skiing in the Arlberg. What is the skiing experience? You wake up and look outside the window, blue skies overlook the beautiful mountains of the Arlberg. This is a perfect day to be up in the mountains for an incredible day
The Christmas season begins in Austria on a Sunday four weeks before Christmas Eve when decorated wreaths with four candles are placed in peoples’ homes. Each Sunday leading up to Christmas Eve a candle is lit. Many towns and villages have advent celebrations during this time and in the historical setting of Austrias’ smallest town,
New Years Eve is celebrated throughout the world but ‘Sylvester’, the day of the Feast of Pope Sylvester I, coincides with this and makes it a doubly exciting time to be in Austria! As you may expect, each town or village has their own way of celebrating these momentous occasions and in Alpbach, after a day on
Kaiserschmarrn is a traditional sweet dish which is served around Austria and is particularly popular in Alpbach. Many say the best kaiserschmarrn can be tasted in the Zottahof, either in their cosy stuberl in the Winter or out on their sunny balcony during the summer months. Kaiserschmarrn translates as Emperors mess, not to be
Austria has a fantastic culinary heritage with well known popular classics including Schnitzel, Goulash, Apfel Strudel and Sacher Torte at the top of menus throughout the country. However, one of my absolute favourite winter dishes has to be Tiroler Gröstl. This hearty dish was traditionally devised to use up left overs and if anyone
On Sunday 28th February, Inghams guests in Mayrhofen had the chance to travel over to Kuhtai to see a range of celebrities competing in Channel 4’s daring show, “The Jump”, and watch them hurtle down the slopes in various different snow sport challenges, as well as try and get their faces on the tele box.
Mayrhofen’s Finest: The Brand New Penkenbahn 3S Gondola Lift Since the 1970s, Mayrhofen has been one of the most popular resorts in the Alps for British tourists with its thriving après scene and pistes that stretch across the Ziller valley, meaning visitors can not only enjoy the scenery from the local mountain, but can