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We are finding and reading travel guides and books about Austria. Check out our travel book reviews and start planning your trips – or simply dream away.

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 make yourself less dependent on access to the internet or on battery life. Guidebooks are, we think, an important part of the journey when you go out and explore new destinations. We are therefore trying to find different types of travel guides and providing you with good book recommendations and reviews.

Austria – Lonely Planet

If you need a thorough travel guide to Austria, that shows the way to the most famous and some slightly less famous destinations and sights, the Lonely Planet travel guide book works very well.

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Pocket Vienna - Lonely Planet - Travel guide book reviews from Travel to Austria

Pocket Vienna – Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet’s travel guides are user-friendly and well-made. In their Pocket Vienna edition the authors present short but good information, about the most famous places and sights in Austria’s capitol.

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book review, Vienna Pocket Guide – Insight Guides, Austria

Vienna Pocket Guide – Insight Guides

Vienna is a must for publishers who make travel guides. Insight Guides has managed to fill a 144-page pocket guide with good and easy-to-understand information about the imperial city. Sometimes there is even room to go a little in depth.

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  • Burg Hochosterwitz, Carinthia, Austria

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    Castle Hochosterwitz

    Already from a distance the formidable medieval fortress gives a powerful impression. Even after driving up the last slopes from the surrounding plain and to the parking lot, the cliff with the castle looms well above you. To get to the castle you can choose between hiking uphill through the 14 castle gates or take […]

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  • Southern Carinthia, Austria

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    Southern Carinthia – Wild, Wet & Wonderful

    Although the region we refer to, Southern Carinthia, is only about 45 x 15 kilometers in size, you can find a multitude of activities and sights. Compared to many other and more well-known regions of Austria, Southern Carinthia is mostly visited by Austrians, Slovenes and Italians, i.e. “locals”. Tourism is kept at a manageable level […]

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  • Weissensee, Carinthia, Austria

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    Weissensee – Hiking and cruising

    The first thing we did was to get an overview and enjoy the first impressions of the Weissensee by taking a cruise on the lake. What immediately struck me when we got out on the water – was the silence. Too often, there is a lot of traffic noise around the lakes, but this time […]

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  • Summit hike to Hochobir, Carinthin, Austria

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    Summit hike to Hochobir

    Hochobir is a large freestanding mountain at 2139 meters / 7017 ft above sea level. The mountain which is separated from the nearby peaks by deep valleys and rises almost 1800 m / 5900 ft above the Drau Valley in southern Carinthia. The starting point for the hike, Eisenkappeler Hütte, is located in the hillside […]

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  • Snowshoe hiking in Austria

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    Snowshoe hiking in Austria

    Often you only reach pristine snow-covered places by snowshoes. Snowshoes are not only ideal for exploring the enchanting winter landscape but are also perfect for slowing down the pace of your vacation and enjoying the fresh air. Find yourself a quiet corner in the woods or in the mountains, without ski lifts and resorts. Take […]

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  • Salzburg by night, Austria

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    Romantic encounters in Salzburg

    Salzburg was one of many locations that caught our eye when carefully selecting our ideal honeymoon destination last Christmas. We craved somewhere unique, special, romantic, and it wasn’t long before we had our hearts intertwined around Austria – Salzburg in particular. Breath-taking and sophisticated There was just something about the dreamy oasis of turquoise domes […]

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