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  • Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

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    Schönbrunn Palace

    Since I grew up in the Meidling district where you find Schönbrunn Palace, I spent a lot of time as a child in the vast gardens of the imperial palace. As a four year old I was relatively unaffected by the fact that I was playing in the garden of the mighty Habsburg dynasty, who […]

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  • Wachau, Lower Austria

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    Wine, culinary delights and nature in Wachau

    The Wachau takes up a 33 kilometre (20 mile) stretch of the Danube between Melk and Krems in Upper Austria. The unique blend of picturesque villages, river landscape, history, culture and regional delicatessen are main attractions. The mild climate, geology and good soil makes Wachau into one of the prime wine districts of Austria. The […]

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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, Thal, Styria, Austria

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

    The Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum is located in the former childhood home of Arnold Schwarzenegger, where they have also preserved the kitchen and for some reason the toilet in its original state. The rest of the rooms are devoted to the bodybuilder, his film career and of course the years as Governor of California. You find […]

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  • Mauterndorf, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Nature meets history in Mauterndorf

    “Off the beaten track” has over the years become somewhat of a cliché, since there are less and less such places. In Europe anyway. Mauterndorf, however, is not completely run over by large hordes of tourists as many other places in Austria are. Not because of a lack of things to do or see. There […]

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  • wine holidays in Austria

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    Wine holidays in Austria

    On your wine holiday, the wine tasting is of course the most important. Nevertheless, to complete the wine experience you also need to get out of the wine cellar. Austria’s wine regions are perfect for enjoying nature and local culture. Moreover, the distances are small, sights plentiful and the activities varied. Best in wine tourism […]

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  • Travel inspiration, Kitzsteinhorn, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Kitzsteinhorn – At the top of the Alps

    The Kitzsteinhorn is a 3203 m high mountain in the state of Salzburg, more or less in the middle of Austria. The trip to the top takes about 30-40 minutes and three separate cable cars. The rewards are a wide range of pistes and non-less than spectacular views from the +3000 m viewing platforms. Skiers’ […]

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  • Bregenz - seaside fun in the Alps, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Bregenz – Seaside fun in the Alps

    Situated on the banks of Lake Constance the city of 29.000 inhabitants is a world away from Vienna in the other end of the country. The westernmost state capital of Austria – Bregenz is best known for the annual theatre festival on the Lake Constance. However, the city also offers its visitors seaside escapes, mountain […]

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  • Almsee, Almtal, Salzkammergut, Upper Austria, Austria

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    Almtal – Lakeside tranquility in the Alps

    Almtal is a real gem. Not a big secret, but still not discovered by everyone. My guess it is because there are not any massive ski resorts or other mass tourism facilities in place. However, this does not mean that the area is lacking attractions. In contrary, I found plenty of activities to keep me […]

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  • Hall, Tyrol, Austria

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    Historic ramble around Hall in Tyrol

    A little in the shadow of Innsbruck, which is only 10 kilometres further west, Hall does not receive visits to countless busloads with tourists. Something that we appreciated when we strolled around in picturesque Hall. We just love these small historic cities in Austria. The hustle and bustle of daily life, makes Hall much more […]

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  • Riegersburg castle, Styria, Austria

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    Riegersburg Castle

    From whatever direction you arrive, the Riegersburg Castle firmly stands out sitting on top of a volcanic peak 480 metres above sea-level. Don’t worry the volcano has been extinct a couple of million years. If you love castles and the Middle Age this one is a must visit. Location, location, location The knights of the […]

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  • Music, Vienna, Austria

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    Vienna for music lovers

    Austria and Vienna has over the last decades deservedly gained a good reputation among music lovers. Mostly through the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year Concerts or its opera house. And lately for its vibrant contemporary music scene. The soul of the Viennese Music interested people, no matter what genre or type of music one likes, will […]

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  • book review, Vienna Pocket Guide – Insight Guides, Austria

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    Vienna Pocket Guide – Insight Guides

    Walking Eye App The paper edition of the guidebook also gives you access to a free eBook for Vienna. We downloaded and tested the Android version. The app itself is also free and to get access the guide book (PDF), you can find a QR code inside the book that you scan with the app. […]

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