Kufsteinerland

The Kufsteinerland authors

Andrea Grindhammer

Andrea Grindhammer
Andrea Grindhammer

Andrea was born in Bad Häring and still lives in the village togheter with her family. She is working in Kufsteinerland for many years already and feels deeply connected to the area. For her, it's a pleasure to work with guests and the hosts in the area. Travelling is her passion, as well as her gymnastics club, where she is also acts as trainer.Go to the articels

Ashley Wiggins

Ashley Wiggins
Ashley Wiggins

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Brigitte Weninger

Brigitte Weninger
Brigitte Weninger

Brigitte was born and raised in Kufstein. Except for education and travelling, she never left her inspiring hometown. After 20 years as a nursery teacher, Brigitte made her passion to her profession: good stories. She released more than 60 books for children, which have been translated in 40 languages and partly even made into a movie. She’s writing on freelance basis for magazines and companies and holds seminars on the subject of „Literacy“. Together with her son Tom she opened a special bookstore „fein.kost“ and founded the community KUFSTEIN LIEST (in engl.: Kufstein is reading). Together with hut owner Silvia Huber she founded the creative and sporty „Frauen.Berge.Projekt“ WILDE KAISERIN (in engl.: the „Women.Mountain.Project“ WILDE KAISERIN), as well as the first „mountain library“. And with her brother Thomas she founded the „glück.tage“ (luck.days) festival and other successful touristic projects.Go to the articels

Franziska Feichter

Franziska Feichter
Franziska Feichter

Franziska was born in San Candido, grew up in Innsbruck and now studies and lives in Kufstein. As a compensation to the refreshing mountain air, she visits new countries at every opportunity. Learning new languages, meeting new cultures and new people – there is always a lot to see and experience!Go to the articels

Gabi Markl

Gabi Markl
Gabi Markl

Gabi is a true observer of nature. She loves exploring the outdoors at any time of day and at any weather and is fascinated with solving the mysteries of nature. By now she knows almost every plant and the seasons they emerge, for example, if a leaf begins to shoot she can say what it is. She also knows the habitats of the various animals and can even read their tracks. There is never a dull moment when you are on a tour with Gabi. Gabi has been responsible for coordinating nature tours for the tourist board leader project Experience Nature in the Kaiser Mountains for several years now and is always working to create an attractive, varied programme. She is also a team leader for the Natopia Association for the Kufstein region. The association primarily organises guided nature tours for school classes and kindergartens. Her work not only enables her to further her knowledge, but also to pass on the secrets of our beautiful nature to the next generation. In addition to hiking and swimming in Kufstein's beautiful lakes, Gabi loves riding her bike, occasionally travelling to exotic islands and having her family and friends around.Go to the articels

Gaby Schuler

Gaby Schuler
Gaby Schuler

When she was young, Gaby spent a year living in London and travelling through whole Europe to calm her itchy feet. During her time as a teacher in Kufstein, Ebbs and Söll, Gaby hung out in Salzburg’s and Tyrol’s beautiful nature most of the time. She was and is truly a nature lover. Her marriage is the reason why she moved to the small, but lovely village Schwoich, where she worked in the office of the family-owned automobile company for many years. As she’s always been into learning something new, sharing her knowledge with others and has a passion for tourism, Gaby was looking for a new challenge regarding to her career. Therefore she started and successfully completed an education to an AUSTRIAGUIDE (2014) and a HIKINGGUIDE (2015). Now her enthusiasm for art, culture, nature and cuinary art are combined in one job. If you want to see and lern about Kufstein, she will be your city guide, as well as you can experience the Kufsteinerland and the area around the Wilder Kaiser with her. „Paradise!“ – this is what Gaby calls her working place. She really loves the country and the people here. It is always a pleasure for her, to show her guests all the beauty of the country.Go to the articels

Gitti Suchan

Gitti Suchan
Gitti Suchan

Gitti was born in Thiersee, and lives with her family in the tranquil village of Landl. She has been working in tourism in Thiersee and the Kufsteinerland region for many years. And she's never really felt the pull out into the wide world. Mountains and lakes are what she's interested in, much more so than big cities and palm trees. The only place she really fell in love with was Greece. Books are her passion, from love stories to world literature, exciting mystery novels to historical biographies – she reads anything that falls in her lap.Go to the articels

Harald Löffel

Harald Löffel
Harald Löffel

In his younger years Harald always wanted to go out into the wide world and stay there, so he has travelled through plenty of countries and explored plenty of waters with his kayak. But in the end he always came back to Kufsteinerland, and is happy to call the area home. As an enthusiastic hiker he loves to be out in his local mountains and forests, and find peaceful places off the beaten path. He also enjoys photographing the little things on the side of the path. In recent years he has discovered the movements of tai chi and qi gong, and appreciates the health and inner peace that they bring with them, especially when the exercises are done outside in nature.Go to the articels

Jennifer Auinger

Jennifer Auinger
Jennifer Auinger

Grias Eich! Cheerful, sporty and always ready for new adventures: that's me! Jenny, from Salzburg. I grew up near beautiful Traunsee in Austria, and love our local mountains, the crystal clear lakes, and everything else that comes with them. As an editor at "Sportalpen" I'm constantly discovering wonderful places in Kufsteinerland, which I don't want you to miss out on. Enjoy reading!Go to the articels

Jenny Forster

Jenny Forster
Jenny Forster

Growing up in the bustle of Munich’s city life, in 2015 Jenny moved to Kufstein for her masters course. Her move from a city with millions of citizens to a small one in Tyrol involved lots of cutovers indeed, but she never regretted this step. Beside many new friends, she mostly fell for the beautiful landscape in and around Kufstein. Therefore it’s clear, that Jenny has to discover every single secret spot, preferably wearing running shoes. But only when she’s not busy organising events in Kufsteinerland with her favourite buddys: Anna, Conny and Simon.Go to the articels

Maria Bachmann

Maria Bachmann
Maria Bachmann

Maria Bachmann is very connected to her region and its nature; she finds customs and traditions very important. As a genuine Erl resident she naturally grew up with the local culture, and participated in the passion plays for the first time at the age of five. Since then she has taken part every 6 years. She loves rediscovering the treasures of nature over and over again (..."a place never looks the same twice"...), and as a phytotherapist she is fascinated by wild herbs, medicinal plants and their ever surprising healing effects. As a mountain guide Maria mainly explores the mountains by foot or by mountain bike.Go to the articels

Max Kuen

Max Kuen
Max Kuen

Max is thoroughly a racing biker. After 10 years of biking he still discovers new trails around Kufstein. Trails, he never knew before about. Spontaneous and calm while riding his bike he enjoys himself a lot, feeling free and independent, appreciating the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Max has almost been to whole Europe and already visited parts of Asia, as he travelled a lot due to his profession. But no matter where he has been, his heart will always belong to his home.Go to the articels

Rosmarie Gunitzberger

Rosmarie Gunitzberger
Rosmarie Gunitzberger

Rosmarie came back to Austria after seven years studying and travelling in Paris and Sydney. But her love of foreign cultures has stayed with her, especially French culture. Work commitments moved her to Vienna, the ultimate cultural capital. For family reasons Rosmarie came back to Tyrol in autumn 2015. Coincidence brought her to the beautiful city of Kufstein, and these days Rosmarie couldn't imagine a more beautiful place in Tyrol: Kufstein combines culture and nature! Her work involves interacting with a variety of different people, whether they are in the travel industry, guests or landlords. If Rosmarie is able to use her foreign languages as part of this, then it makes her very happy, and makes her day! Rosmarie also loves hiking in the mountains. It gives her strength, and they are somehow unpredictable, just like life.Go to the articels

Sabine Rainer-Lanthaler

Sabine Rainer-Lanthaler
Sabine Rainer-Lanthaler

Sabine had itchy feet from a young age. She has travelled through many continents and lived in several countries, with Italy holding a special place in her heart. There she studied and worked for 10 years. Our Italian customers are always in good hands with Sabine, whether it be the press, groups or customers at the counter. Born in Vorarlberg, she has resided in beautiful Kufstein for the past 14 years. She is often asked why after so many years in "Bella Italia" she finally ended up in Kufstein. Her simple reply is that there is no better place for a family with children. The alpine nature, the mountains, the amazing festivals and events. Usually you can find Sabine at one of this gorgeous place and events.Go to the articels

Stefan Graf

Stefan Graf
Stefan Graf

Stefan has always been interested in other places, landscapes and cultures, and even as a child travelling was a highlight for him. So it was clear that tourism would be the industry where he not only found a job but also his vocation. Of course you could expect that he would head off overseas – but you'd be wrong. He's very connected to his homeland. Especially Kufsteinerland - his home - where he feels very connected to the diversity of nature, the lakes and the mountains. He combats his wanderlust with lots of travel, though they are mostly short trips. As well as his work in the tourism industry he is also completing his studies, and to gain strength for all this he spends his precious leisure time doing sports outdoors.Go to the articels

Stefan Pühringer

Stefan Pühringer
Stefan Pühringer

Stefan is a "Zuagroaster", i.e. not a native. Born and raised in Gmunden in Salzkammergut (the lake district near Salzburg), he spent a long time rooted to the district Kitzbühel, but now lives in the Tyrolean Alps. Stefan feels particularly at home in Kufsteinerland, because there are many lakes in the region which remind him of the lake district where he grew up. He is also fascinated by life in the town of Kufstein as well as on the alpine farms in the wider district. In winter, he loves to hit the piste. He is a passionate cook and particularly enjoys preparing traditional recipes with locally-sourced products. Stefan is convinced that alpine nature is a source of health and the diverse cultural landscape around the town of Kufstein - a mix of tradition and high culture - has made a profound impression on him. Particularly the region's unique charm.Go to the articels

Stefanie Kössler

Stefanie Kössler
Stefanie Kössler

Growing up in the tranquil village of Krimml in Pinzgau, at the base of the impressive Krimml Waterfall, it's obvious that nature, mountains and water are very important to Steffi. After living in Vienna in 2015 it became clear to her that despite the exciting events, art, culture and plenty of new faces, she couldn't live without being closer to nature. The big city was just too big for her. The mountains were missing. She didn't like the anonymity. But back in Krimml she soon missed the bustle of the city and the cultural scene. She felt like packing her bags and moving back to the city from the village. Around this time she was often in Kufstein for private reasons and started falling in love with the city. It had everything that her heart desired: culture and nature. The bustle of city life and the tranquillity of the lakes. Simply both: the city and the countryside. She's travelled to many countries. All the other ones are on her list.Go to the articels

Sylvia Dreher

Sylvia Dreher
Sylvia Dreher

Sylvia's heart belongs to her homeland - she grew up here and it's where her family and friends live. She has a small but energetic son, and therefore spends a lot of her free time out and about in nature. She is drawn to the surrounding mountains, and enjoys relaxing and unwinding on extended strolls, hikes or biking tours.Go to the articels

Vanessa Stitz

Vanessa Stitz
Vanessa Stitz

She's travelled extensively around Latin America, and has also done her fair share of exploring in Europe. Even so, the call of the Tyrolean Mountains was stronger! The German "Zuagroasten" (newcomer) liked Kufsteinerland so much that she promptly decided to stay here. Her love of the mountains means that she enjoys exploring new places with boundless enthusiasm and curiosity. Whether climbing, on a road bike, MTB or hiking, she's ready to discover all the lovely spots Kufsteinerland has to offer.Go to the articels