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    Book reviews

    Smartphones, Wi-Fi and GPS have made it easier to plan our travels. Nevertheless, a travel guide in book form is not yet complete obsolete. A travel guide is always a smart investment, both before you go out and during the trip. Moreover, it may be a good idea, especially travelling off the beaten track, to […]

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  • Tratzberg Castle, Tyrol, Austria

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    Time travel at Tratzberg Castle

    Tratzberg Castle has overlooked the Inn Valley since the 13th century from its perfect hillside location, less than a kilometre from the river Inn. After Tyrol’s independency from the Duchy of Bavaria in the 12th century, the local noblemen needed strongholds to defend their newly acquired freedom. Thus, a fortress was constructed at a strategic […]

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  • Lech, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Lech – Wandering in the wild west of Austria

    Lech is a well-known up-scale ski resort. Furthermore, compared to its size it has an abundance of good restaurants. Notwithstanding, we went in the late summer first and foremost to enjoy some of the brilliant hiking you find in the area. Moreover, the prices are suitable for normal incomes during the summer as well. Rüfikopf […]

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  • rainy day, Tyrol, Austria

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    4 things to do on a rainy day in Central Tyrol

    These are just a few of the suggestions we have for you. Tyrol is much, much more than ski resorts or hiking holidays. Moreover, if the weather isn’t the best, there are plenty of activities to keep most happy and busy for a day or three. We went out to see what there is to […]

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  • Achensee - 10 lakeside highlights in Austria

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    Over the Mountain, Across the Achensee

    Tirol’s largest lake has been a popular tourist destination since the late 1800’s. With the arrival of a main train line in Inntal, and a cogwheel train up to the lake corresponding with a steamboat, tourism has flourished ever since. Moreover, surrounded by two mountain chains, Rofan to the east and Karwendel to the west, […]

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  • Dachstein Skywalk, Styria, Austria

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    Dachstein Skywalk

    Not only one, but two spectacular viewing platforms that literally sends you over the edge. At 2700 metres (8858 ft) above sea-level, the views of the surrounding valleys and mountains from the Dachstein Skywalk, is simply breath-taking. Suspension The suspension bridge that takes you from the cable car station, with only a vertical wall below […]

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  • weekend in vienna, Austria

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    A weekend in Vienna

    A list of suggestions on what to do in a weekend in Vienna could easily have been almost endless. Notwithstanding, we have collected a few places and sights in Vienna to show you the variety available. Moreover, our recommendations should be suitable for most people, not matter age. Our suggestions are not mere tourist traps, […]

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    Family fun in Seefeld

    Hiking in the Alps is one of the most popular activities in Tyrol during the summer months. Enjoying stunning views and a day on the mountain does not necessarily, mean you need climbing gear and a marathon runner’s stamina. There are places perfect for family outings as well. Family fun There are several places where […]

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  • fantastic viewpoints in Austria

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    8 fantastic viewpoints in Austria

    Austria is dominated by the Alps with almost 70 % of the country above 500 metres (1,640 ft). Except for some flat areas in the eastern most state of Burgenland, even the regions not directly in the Alps are not really flat. I’ve found some stunning views in the gently rolling hills of south-east Styria, in […]

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  • pastry paradise

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    Pastry Paradise Austria

    It would have been not only irresponsible, but also impossible to write for a website about Austria without reporting about the countries pastries. We have therefore taken it upon us to thoroughly investigate Austria cafés and confectioneries, to test their pastries. Austrian culture I have always had a sweet tooth and a love for pastry. […]

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  • hiking destinations in Austria

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    5 brilliant hiking destinations in Austria

    Austria has more than 50.000 kilometres of sign posted wander- and hiking trails. No matter if you are looking for a good workout or just want to wander at a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery, the variety of trails is enormous. We’ve hiked to mountains peaks, wandered among vineyards and along the Danube. The […]

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  • Snorkling Austrian Style

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    Snorkling Austrian Style

    When the sun shines from a clear blue sky and the thermometer reaches a simmering 34 °C, there is not really much else to do than to get into the water as soon as possible. We are in the middle of Austria, more accurately by the river Traun in Upper Austria. Eight people, neoprene dressed […]

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