Last week’s trip to South Tyrol brought me closer to my great hero again – my grandpa, who grew up in Luson. South Tyroleans are welcoming, helpful and have this special boundless heartwarming glow in the eyes. That made me remember my roots in the best way!
Back to the roots
So yes, my granddad is originally from South Tyrol (but moved to Upper Austria when he was still in school). Since I spent most of my childhood days at my grandparents’ house he also became my father figure. He is still one of the trustworthiest persons I ever met and all my creativity came from his inspiring role model. He was a carpenter, but also very talented when it came to different kinds of creative solutions around the house or performing handicraft on my latest toy, which he made on my request when I grew up.
Vast landscapes of South Tyrol
Whenever we talk about South Tyrol my grandpa’s eyes light up and he goes and searches for a map to show us where he used to live and go for a hike. He visited South Tyrol many times, but unfortunately we never went there together and he’s now not really able to leave Upper Austria for longer trips anymore. This visit of the places of his childhood has brought me closer to him in a different way!
South Tyrol has the most impressive mountain massifs in the whole alpine area. The Dolomites are looking like the role model of mountain-shapes themselves. Even if there are many elevations, it doesn’t feel constricted or narrow. South Tyrol has some of the biggest alpine pastures in the world and beautiful mountain lakes round out these impressive landscape. – more info about South Tyrol here.
Messner Mountain Museum Corones
Whenever I’m in the mountains I do miss some concrete ;-) But luckily I got my fair dose of it at this place! Zaha Hadid unfortunately already left our world, but some of her heritage still leads our minds towards the future. The famous South Tyrolean alpinist Reinhold Messner worked together with the esteemed architect to create this alpine museum. The whole museum is like most of Messner’s legacy – dedicated to mountaineering. Situated on the summit plateau of Kronplatz (2,275 m) it offers unique views of the great mountain walls of the Dolomites and the Alps. – more here.
My retro hike look:
Time to show you the latest ace & tate x Cmmn swdn collab
– 90’s retro love hooray!
More information about the whole trip on thetravelblog.at!
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