In Mayrhofen, Austria, at just 633 meters in the Tirolean Alps
of Austria, winter snow cover has dwindled to nearly nothing over the past 30 years, and that pattern is widespread across Austria, Marc Olefs, a climate researcher with the with the Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) tells DW.
Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.co.uk) has daily flights from Birmingham directly to Munich with flights starting from PS 69 one-way, and easy access within two hours to the Tirolean Alps
. Or fly from Birmingham via Frankfurt to Innsbruck from PS199 return.
I come from a little village in the Tirolean Alps
. I grew up at my grandmother's, because my real mother could not cope with raising me.
It's the kind of walking you find in the Cotswolds or Tirolean Alps
, but only in the Bay Area can you hit national park trails in an urban center of 6 million people.