Vienna, Austria
Vienna is not just about historical buildings, museums or cafes. The city is also home to almost 2 million people. The vibrant city life is equally interesting as all the sights. The Viennese take over the Kärntner Strasse pedestrian street when most of the day trippers have left. This is a good time to feel the pulse of this magnificent city. Photo: Ana Lucia Marcos ©
  • Riegersburg castle, Styria, Austria

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    Riegersburg Castle

    From whatever direction you arrive, the Riegersburg Castle firmly stands out sitting on top of a volcanic peak 480 metres above sea-level. Don’t worry the volcano has been extinct a couple of million years. If you love castles and the Middle Age this one is a must visit. Location, location, location The knights of the […]

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  • Tratzberg Castle, Tyrol, Austria

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    Time travel at Tratzberg Castle

    Tratzberg Castle has overlooked the Inn Valley since the 13th century from its perfect hillside location, less than a kilometre from the river Inn. After Tyrol’s independency from the Duchy of Bavaria in the 12th century, the local noblemen needed strongholds to defend their newly acquired freedom. Thus, a fortress was constructed at a strategic […]

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  • rainy day, Tyrol, Austria

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    4 things to do on a rainy day in Central Tyrol

    These are just a few of the suggestions we have for you. Tyrol is much, much more than ski resorts or hiking holidays. Moreover, if the weather isn’t the best, there are plenty of activities to keep most happy and busy for a day or three. We went out to see what there is to […]

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  • hiking destinations in Austria

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    5 brilliant hiking destinations in Austria

    Austria has more than 50.000 kilometres of sign posted wander- and hiking trails. No matter if you are looking for a good workout or just want to wander at a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery, the variety of trails is enormous. We’ve hiked to mountains peaks, wandered among vineyards and along the Danube. The […]

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  • UNESCO World heritage site Hallstatt, Upper Austria, Austria

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    World heritage site Hallstatt

    The village occupies a strip of land at the water’s edge, and the houses hang on the steep rock face. Hallstatt is small, and exploring even the back alleys will not require more than a couple of hours including a cake and cup of coffee. World heritage Hall is an old word for salt, thus […]

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  • Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

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    Schönbrunn Palace

    Since I grew up in the Meidling district where you find Schönbrunn Palace, I spent a lot of time as a child in the vast gardens of the imperial palace. As a four year old I was relatively unaffected by the fact that I was playing in the garden of the mighty Habsburg dynasty, who […]

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  • Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

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    Innsbruck – The capital of the Alps

    Innsbruck, the capital of Tirol, Austria spreads out in the Inn Valley where the river Inn makes a bend north, before continuing east. In the midst of the most alpine state of Austria, the city’s 130.000 inhabitants enjoy a thriving city and all year outdoor adventures. Underrated Although the city is smack in the middle […]

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  • winter sports paradise, Austria

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    Austria – the Alpine Winter Sports Paradise

    Tirol is probably what first comes into most people’s minds, when thinking of skiing in Austria. However, the fact is that all the states, except Burgenland in the far east, have ski resorts. Not really a surprice, as the Alps dominate the Austrian landscape. Factors that also make Austria a true winter sports paradise, is […]

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  • Linz, Upper Austria, Austria

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    Linz – The Cultural Capital by the Danube

    Linz is one of the main economic powerhouses of Austria, basing its reputation as such, on a vast industrial complex on the southern banks of the Danube. Despite its reputation as an industrial city, Linz has a lot to offer tourists. You and your family would find plenty to see and do for a few […]

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  • Music, Vienna, Austria

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    Vienna for music lovers

    Austria and Vienna has over the last decades deservedly gained a good reputation among music lovers. Mostly through the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year Concerts or its opera house. And lately for its vibrant contemporary music scene. The soul of the Viennese Music interested people, no matter what genre or type of music one likes, will […]

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