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  • Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

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    Klagenfurt – joie de vivre Austrian style

    We therefore start in a slightly reverse order than usual and start with the seafront. It’s located on the outskirts of town rather than downtown. Klagenfurt extends to the eastern end of Wörthersee, one of Austria’s hottest and hence most popular lakes. The seaside promenade If you want to enjoy the lake view and a […]

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    The Mozart City of Salzburg

    With the white capped peaks of the Alps to the south and the green undulating countryside of Bavaria to the north, Salzburg has one of the best backdrops in the world. Combine that with baroque cityscape that dominates the historic centre, and you have an urban masterpiece. Baroque city Salzburg, despite its long history it’s […]

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    Frohnleiten – The beauty queen on the river Mur

    For once, we visited an Austrian town, not because they have well-known tourist sights or famous architecture, but simply because it’s a lovely town. Frohnleiten has been able to modernize the city and, in particular the main square (Hauptplatz), without destroying its historical charm. The square is the lifeblood of the local community and where […]

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  • Best of the west, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    The Best of the West in Austria

    We used the small town of Feldkirch at the foot of the Alps as a base for exploring the Rhine Valley. The river Rhine makes up the border with Switzerland, and as far west you get in Austria. The city is perfectly located on the main road that runs through the state. Hence, it’s quick […]

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  • Filzmoos, Salzburgerland, Visiting Austria

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    Fun in Filzmoos without skis

    Although Filzmoos had received the first snow when we arrived in early December and was partly dressed in white, the landscape had more of a spring feeling to it. This was by no means disappointing, as it meant sun from blue sky and enjoyable temperatures. Thus, perfect conditions for winter hiking and horse-carriage trips. Winter […]

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  • Golf in Austria

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    Tee off in the Alps – Golf in Austria

    The small alpine country has more than 140 golf courses. Most of the courses are very well kept and great fun to play. Additionally, many of the courses are set in stunning landscapes with spectacular views. You can even play golf on the former hunting grounds of the aristocracy with castles overlooking the course. Off […]

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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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  • All-round winter vacation in Mittersill, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    All-round winter vacation in Mittersill

    With or without skis, Resterhöhe at 1894 metres is a great place to start your winter holiday. Just 12 minutes in the gondola lift from the valley below, we arrived at the mountain top. The views of the valley below and towards the Hohe Tauern mountain massifs to the south are absolutely amazing. From Resterhöhe […]

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  • Christmas markets in Austria

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    Christmas Markets in Austria

    In Austria Christmas Markets are called either Weinachtsmarkt, Adventmarkt or Christkindlmarkt. They are a mixture of buying frenzy and traditional and religious traditions. In a catholic country such as Austria, the Advent and Christmas are of course important religious festivals. You can find Christmas Markets, in one form or another, all over Austria. Check out […]

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  • Vienna Zoo, Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria

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    In the jungle, the mighty jungle in Vienna Zoo

    One of the attractions that we really enjoyed was the Rainforest House, where you literarily are taken through a hot and humid rain forest. Sure, you are on walkways and wooden bridges, but this is as near the real thing as it gets, without travelling to the jungle. Hot and humid Hot and humid and […]

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