German photographer Rommelt Nicholas lives in the heart of the Alps – Tyrol. Nicolas works as a dentist, but every waking moment tries to hold in nature. “The earth has music for those who listen!”, – he quotes George Santayana, and does not get tired to conquer new heights!
Tyrol is “The Heart of the Alps”, this Austrian land is probably the most famous mountain areas in Europe. High mountains (in the Tyrol has about 600 peaks with heights exceeding 3000 m), breathtaking views and stylish resorts make this region extremely attractive to tourists come here from all over the world. Despite the fact that the ski season in Tyrol is the longest among all the resorts in the Alps, summer here is very warm and friendly. But if someone does not want to part with his favorite hobby, even in July, it may go to one of the five high-altitude glaciers in that region, where year-round continues season.
Mountains in the works of Rommelt Nicholas
All the most famous Austrian ski resorts are located here. They are well equipped, and you cannot only enjoy plenty of skiing and snowboarding, but bright and interesting way to spend an evening in the many restaurants or night clubs. Tyrol is located in the west of Austria and has borders with up to three countries – Germany, Switzerland and Italy. This neighborhood had an impact on the culture and customs of the locals, but because different areas of the Tyrol differ significantly among themselves, depending on which country this region borders.
There is also a secluded area called East Tyrol. From Austria it separates the Hohe Tauern mountain range, belonging to Italy, only because East Tyrol life more similar to the Italian than the Austrian. Although today to communicate with the rest of East Tyrol, Austria paved motor road and tunnel Felber Tauern, tourists here are a few. This region is remarkable for its almost untouched nature and friendly people, who managed to save his life, many ancient traditions of the Alpine inhabitants.
If you decide to visit East Tyrol, then you will have an unforgettable vacation. In the first place here attract the attention of the magnificent Dolomite mountains. Plenty to admire breathtaking views of this part of the Alps can be both independent and during specially organized cycling. In addition to natural beauty in the East Tyrol there are historical attractions. Here you can visit the Old Town area – Aguntum. It was founded by the ancient Illyrians and by sheer luck managed quite well preserved until today. In Aguntume you can wander through the picturesque ruins, look at the dilapidated houses of the patricians. The most famous castle in East Tyrol is Brooke, located near the capital of this region – the city of Lienz. Castle was erected in the XIII century, but because, as befits a medieval fortress, the view is harsh and unapproachable. Today, however, he has quite a peaceful purpose – there is an art gallery where you can admire the beautiful mountain scenery of the Austrian painters.