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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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  • 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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  • 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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