The roof terrace at the Haus des Meeres (Vienna's aquarium), Austria
The view of Vienna city center is fabulous from the roof terrace at the Haus des Meeres (Vienna’s aquarium). What a great place to realax after a long day of sightseeing Vienna! Photo: Arnold Weisz ©
  • Hidden travel gems in Austria

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    Hidden travel gems in Austria

    Exploring and discovering new things makes your holiday itinerary much more interesting than just following the flow. They might demand some searching and even better, trotting of the beaten path. Nonetheless, we want to point you in the direction of a few hidden gems in Austria, which are often overseen but well worth the trip. […]

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  • Wiener Naschmarkt, Vienna, Austria

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    Wiener Naschmarkt – Vienna’s largest urban market

    Much of what you’ll find at the Wiener Naschmarkt are products not often found in regular supermarkets. The around 170 sales stalls and shops at Naschmarkt work under the motto “What you cannot find on Naschmarkt, you do not need”! Hence, the selection of products is therefore huge. Furthermore, in the evening when the stalls […]

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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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  • 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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  • Raggaschlucht, Mölltal, Carinthia, Austria

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    The Coolest Canyons in Austria

    Most of the canyons and gorges in Austria are maintained by public or private conservation organisations, and you pay an entrance fee. This covers the maintenance and conservation projects in the area. Many of the canyons are suitable hikes for the whole family, and only a few are best hiked by seasoned hikers. We collected […]

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  • Salzburger Seenland - Salzburg lake district

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    Discover the splendid Salzburg Lake District

    Just north of Salzburg, bordering Bavaria and Upper Austria, a charming region of lakes among farmland, rolling hills, dotted with idyllic villages forms a little lake district. The four lakes Grabensee, Obertrumer See, Mattsee and Wallersee are located in the middle of the region and are the main attraction in this delightful tourist destination. Mattsee […]

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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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  • Aggstein Castle, Lower Austria, Austria

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    Aggstein castle by the Danube

    Although Aggstein Castle is only partly restored it offers you an insight to life in the Middle Ages. Furthermore, the fantastic views of one of the mightiest rivers in Europe, the Danube, also makes it well worth the trip up the mountain. Most parts of the castle are open to visitors. Wooden stairs and walkways […]

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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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  • Beach Holiday in Austria

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    Beach holiday in Austria

    Hundreds of lakes are scattered throughout Austria and on warm sunny summer days, the Austrians flock to their bathing lakes. Austria is also very proud of that almost all of their lakes have drinking water quality. Add to that pleasurable water temperatures and good facilities and you have a great beach holiday. Hence, don’t forget […]

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  • pastry paradise

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    Pastry Paradise Austria

    It would have been not only irresponsible, but also impossible to write for a website about Austria without reporting about the countries pastries. We have therefore taken it upon us to thoroughly investigate Austria cafés and confectioneries, to test their pastries. Austrian culture I have always had a sweet tooth and a love for pastry. […]

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