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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. Nonetheless, […]

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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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    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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