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  • Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    The first stop on my winter tour through Austria by train was Zillertal, Tyrol. After a few days in wonderful Vienna I was looking forward to hitting the slopes. Late February the winter had taken a firm hold on the Austrian Alps and there was snow in abundance. Chilly but great fun The skiing conditions […]

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  • Seebachtal, Carinthia, Austria

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    Seebachtal – easy scenic hiking in the Austrian Alps

    Wandering in the Alps is not restricted to narrow and steep trails in the mountains. There are also plenty of great tours for those who simply want a leisurely hike, for those who no longer are too steady on their feet or if you have small children. Moreover, even though the trip mostly follows a […]

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  • Bucklige Welt – land of the thousand hills, Lower Austria, Niederösterreich, Travel to Austria

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    Bucklige Welt – land of the thousand hills

    The Bucklige Welt region in the south-eastern corner of Lower Austria is characterized by a very hilly landscape. Hence the name, that means something like “world of bumps” in German. This is the eastern most end of the Alps, that extends through Austria. From here, the flat Pannonian plains dominate the landscape far into Hungary. […]

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    On the cultural and culinary routes of Bregenzerwald

    A trip around the Bregenzerwald in Vorarlberg can be far more than just hiking in wonderful nature. You should also enjoy local culinary delights and let the distinctive artistic expressions that you find everywhere in the region, in both architecture and art, be part of your experience. Furthermore, the region has flourished as a go-to […]

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  • Riegersburg castle, Styria, Austria

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    Amazing Castles, Palaces and Monasteries in Austria

    These amazing constructions are not only historical and architectural gems but also offer visitors a variety of activities. Whether they are in state, private, clerical or company ownership, the castles, palaces and monasteries are often open to the public. A few castles and palaces are still private homes and therefor completely off limits to the […]

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  • Hiker's Heaven, Speierck, Lungau, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Hiking to Speiereck at 2411m

    Obsessed with stunning views I love hiking in Austria. Add to that magnificent nature and crisp fresh air – well, then you have the recipe for a brilliant day out in the Austrian Alps. The Speierck (2411 m / 7919 ft) in the holiday region Lungau offers an easy to medium level half-day hike. Cable […]

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  • Lake Millstatt, Carinthia, Austria

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    Summer paradise Lake Millstatt

    There are plenty of activities to enjoy on and in the area around the lake. Since we had a brilliant and warm weather during our stay, we decided to give water activities priority. Well, almost. We went for a short hike in the mountains as well. Mostly for the stunning views of the lake and […]

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    Water sport vacation at the Wörthersee

    You can easily spend a week at Wörthersee without running out of fun activities. Many of Austria’s rich and famous have a cottage by the lake. Especially the village of Velden with its casino is a playground for the rich. Fortunately, the lake is big enough for local and normal tourists to play around, on […]

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    Traveling by train in Austria

    With a total of 4865 km of tracks, Austria has relatively well-developed rail network. In comparison, Norway which is more than four times as large as Austria, actually has 600 km of less railway tracks. Trains are popular in Austria and at peak hours around 570 trains are on the tracks at the same time. […]

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  • Sunset over Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    Winter vacation in charming Seefeld

    What a change from when my college Arnold was here in the summer of 2017 (see the article Family fun in Seefeld). One of the snowiest winters in Austria in a long time had laid a thick white blanket, not just over Seefeld, but over entire Tyrol. It did not take long from getting off […]

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  • St. Anton, Tyrol, Austria

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    Snowtime on the slopes of St. Anton

    The first day, arriving at the cable car valley station to plan my runs, was exhausting. I could choose between 88 cable car and lifts bringing me to more than 300 km’s of prepared slopes and 200 km’s off-piste runs. For beginners or first-time visitors, it can be a bit overwhelming. Choosing slopes I’m glad […]

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    Snowy days in Brandnertal

    For years this part of Austria has been a somewhat sleepy backwater valley. However, Brandnertal in Vorarlberg has slowly worked its way onto the winter vacation circuit. Not by building spectacular adrenalin pumping halfpipes or downhill runs, but by offering visitors affordable accommodation and facilities. The winter wonderland Moreover, the village Brand and the hamlet […]

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