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  • Zillertal Superskipass, Tyrol, Austria

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    Win a 6-day Zillertal Superskipass

    The Zillertal Superskipass is valid from 07.12.2019 – 19.04.2020 on all 535 km of the optimally groomed slopes and 180 lifts in the 4 extensive skiing ares (Hochzillertal-Hochfügen-Spieljoch, Zillertal Arena, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Ski-& Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000) in Zillertal. A Superskipass validity period of between 2 and 21 days can be freely selected. Ski passes for up to 1.5 days are only available for the individual ski areas. […]

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  • Winter hiking in Austria

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    Winter hiking in Austria

    Winter is by no means the same all over Austria. The amount of snow can of course vary from 0 cm to several meters. In the snow-free places you can of course use most of the regular hiking trails year-round. In the mountains, however, the selection of trails is naturally somewhat smaller. Nonetheless, even in […]

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  • Bad Radkersburg, Austria

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    Bad Radkersburg – Historic spa town

    Most people who visit Bad Radkersburg most likely come to enjoy a stay at the spa outside the historic centre. Nevertheless, during several visits we have walked up and down most streets and alleys and become acquainted with idyllic Bad Radkersburg. Within the old fortress walls, which are partly well-visible, you will find a relatively […]

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    Vienna Aquarium – Wildlife, WWII history & great view

    There is not much you can use a World War II air defence tower for. Nonetheless, in Vienna they have managed to make something sensible out of at least one of the six crude concrete towers that the German army left behind. “The house of the sea”, as it is called in English (Haus des […]

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  • Burg Strechau, Styria, Austria

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    Burg Strechau – Renaissance Castle & vintage cars

    If you are travelling on the A9 motorway from the south in the direction of Voralpenkreuz (A1) in the vincinity of Rottenmann, you cannot miss the castle at the top of the cliff. The red and white painted window shutters, defence walls and towers had fit well as a movie backdrop in a Hollywood movie. […]

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  • Hiking on Schneeberg in Austria

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    Schneeberg – Family-friendly mountain hiking

    The highest mountain of Lower Austria, Schneeberg (Snow Mountain), with its 2,076-metre (6.811 ft) high summit Klosterwappen, offers family friendly hiking and stunning views. Only about 80 kms (50 mi) from Vienna it’s a popular hiking destination for the Viennese, as well as for travellers. Hence, I boarded the yellow and green salamander train and headed up to Schneeberg. Arriving […]

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    The best boat trips in Austria

    We have been cruising the lakes in order to find the best boat trips in Austria. Passenger boats have been criss-crossing Austrian lakes for centuries. In the beginning to serve the communities on the lake shores, but since the 18th century also on tourist cruises. Some of the lakes still have historic cruises with steam […]

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  • Green Lake, Styria, Austria

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    Green Lake – The emerald of the Styrian Alps

    Surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests its setting is simply stunning. Consequently, the Green Lake (Grüner See) in Styria has become a very popular excursion destination. During the main central Europe holiday time it can become crowded. Nonetheless, if you manage to visit outside peak vacation times you will have the thrill of enjoying […]

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  • Vienna City Walks, Austria

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    Vienna City Walks – from Schwedenplatz to Stadtpark

    Innere Stadt, the Vienna historic city centre within Ringstrasse is a delightful place to discover on foot. Here you find everything from narrow alleys, picturesque houses and small idyllic squares to majestic palaces, sumptuous cathedrals and beautiful parks. The first of our Vienna city walks take us from Schwedenplatz to Stadtpark. We start at the […]

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  • Streetcar sightseeing in Vienna, Austria

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    Streetcar sightseeing in Vienna

    Vienna is perfect for streetcar sightseeing. I discovered that I could experience many of the city’s different facets within 2-3 hours, with the D-line. You can experience the imperial Vienna, busy shopping streets, workers housing estates, and the Nussberg wine district just to name a few. Taking you from the city’s main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) […]

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  • Achensee - 10 lakeside highlights in Austria

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    10 lakeside highlights in Austria

    With the mountains and lakes, castles and villages, historic towns and idyllic villages, Austria is bar none when it comes to variety of holiday features. While the mountains are the main attraction in Austria, summer or winter, we would like to put the spotlight on the country’s wonderful lakes. Swimming, bathing, boat trips, water sports or […]

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