To find the Swarovski Crystal Worlds (Kristallwelten) at our front door was one of the biggest surprises when we arrived in Tyrol seven years ago. I never knew Swarovski crystals came from Austria, never mind the Tyrolean village of Wattens. My guess was always Eastern Europe. Given the fact that Daniel Swarovski, the glass cutter who founded the company in 1895, was born in what is now the Czech Republic, I suppose I wasn’t entirely wrong. There is still a crystal manufacturing [...]
Linda de Beer
Former hard news journalist, mom, travel blogger, cook, photographer, nature lover. Why blog about Austria and Tyrol? Because I'm simply inspired by its beauty, its history and its people.Read more...
Every year, for the past 25 years, the Austrian village of Kirchberg in Tirol celebrates summer with a magnificent flower parade – the Kirchberg Blumencorso. Hundreds of thousands of flowers, including dahlias, gerbera daisies, carnations, and […]
Fronleichnam or Corpus Christi, the Catholic feast of the Eucharist, is a fine example of how closely related culture and religion are in Austria. As Protestants with a Calvinistic upbringing, the colourful processions which accompany […]