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  • Burg Hochosterwitz, Carinthia, Austria

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    Castle Hochosterwitz

    Already from a distance the formidable medieval fortress gives a powerful impression. Even after driving up the last slopes from the surrounding plain and to the parking lot, the cliff with the castle looms well above you. To get to the castle you can choose between hiking uphill through the 14 castle gates or take […]

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  • Southern Carinthia, Austria

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    Southern Carinthia – Wild, Wet & Wonderful

    Although the region we refer to, Southern Carinthia, is only about 45 x 15 kilometers in size, you can find a multitude of activities and sights. Compared to many other and more well-known regions of Austria, Southern Carinthia is mostly visited by Austrians, Slovenes and Italians, i.e. “locals”. Tourism is kept at a manageable level […]

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  • Weissensee, Carinthia, Austria

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    Weissensee – Hiking and cruising

    The first thing we did was to get an overview and enjoy the first impressions of the Weissensee by taking a cruise on the lake. What immediately struck me when we got out on the water – was the silence. Too often, there is a lot of traffic noise around the lakes, but this time […]

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  • Summit hike to Hochobir, Carinthin, Austria

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    Summit hike to Hochobir

    Hochobir is a large freestanding mountain at 2139 meters / 7017 ft above sea level. The mountain which is separated from the nearby peaks by deep valleys and rises almost 1800 m / 5900 ft above the Drau Valley in southern Carinthia. The starting point for the hike, Eisenkappeler Hütte, is located in the hillside […]

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  • Snowshoe hiking in Austria

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    Snowshoe hiking in Austria

    Often you only reach pristine snow-covered places by snowshoes. Snowshoes are not only ideal for exploring the enchanting winter landscape but are also perfect for slowing down the pace of your vacation and enjoying the fresh air. Find yourself a quiet corner in the woods or in the mountains, without ski lifts and resorts. Take […]

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  • Salzburg by night, Austria

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    Romantic encounters in Salzburg

    Salzburg was one of many locations that caught our eye when carefully selecting our ideal honeymoon destination last Christmas. We craved somewhere unique, special, romantic, and it wasn’t long before we had our hearts intertwined around Austria – Salzburg in particular. Breath-taking and sophisticated There was just something about the dreamy oasis of turquoise domes […]

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  • Salzkammergut, Austria

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    Salzkammergut – Austria in miniature

    The contrasts in the Salzkammergut region are large. Not only because the landscape alternates between massive mountain ranges, glaciers, lush valleys and a plethora of lakes. But also, because the region offers a rich cultural landscape that has been characterized by more than 5,000 years of human activity. The Salzkammergut holiday region covers 58 municipalities […]

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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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  • 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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  • Hking in Southern Styria

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    Hiking among the vineyards in Southern Styria

    Hiking in wine regions has become popular in Austria. Lots of people enjoy the rolling hills and soft landscape as a contrast to the fantastic opportunities for alpine hiking in the Alps. We therefore ventured out on a 5.8 km (3.6 mi) long hike in the southern Styria, through vineyards, forest groves and open farm […]

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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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