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  • Traveling by train in Austria

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    Traveling by train in Austria

    With a total of 4865 km (3022 mi) of train 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 […]

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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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  • Hiking to the source of the river Mur, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Hiking to the source of the river Mur

    I have been to many places along the River Mur, which flows 348 kilometres through Austria, before continuing through Slovenia and Croatia. This is one of the main rivers in the state of Styria and is flows through its capital Graz, Austria’s second largest city. Thus, it was time to see where it all starts […]

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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. Nonetheless, take your time and enjoy the place. World heritage […]

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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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  • Steyr, Upper Austria, Austria

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    Autumn walk in historic Steyr

    The lovely town at the foot of the Alps has one of Austria’s best preserved historic centres in the country. Located where the rivers Steyr and Enns meet, the market town celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 1980. North of the city, the almost flat landscapes of the Danube Valley unfold, while to the south the […]

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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. International foods Japanese buffets, Italian grilled specialties, […]

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  • Dürnstein, Lower Austria, Austria

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    Dürnstein – a fairy-tale town by the Danube

    Dürnstein is as taken out of a medieval novel. Dürnstein clings on narrow strip on the north bank of the Danube in Lower Austria. The small town has taken its name from the castle which occupies the cliffs above. The town is luckily much better preserved than the castle, which today only consist of a […]

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  • Renaissance City Graz, Styria, Austria

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    The Renaissance City Graz

    Although Graz is a relatively big city, most of the sights and places of interest for tourists, are either located in the old town or within a short distance from the city center. If you are arriving by car, just put it in a parking garage, as there are a lot of them scattered around […]

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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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