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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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  • Murauen, Styria, Austria

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    Hiking in the Murauen along the banks of the Mur

    We are not in the tropics but in southern Austria where the river Mur forms part of the border with Slovenia. This landscape, a combination of floodplains and forest is very unlike what we expect from mostly alpine Austria. Nonetheless, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Austria’s second largest river landscape The river Mur […]

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  • Painting: Ludwig Johann Passini, Pumpkin grocer, 1876

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    Viva Venezia! – Featuring Venice at Belvedere, Vienna

    From the first half of the 19th century until 1866, Venice and Veneto were part of the Habsburg Monarchy. Austrians had long been captivated by the city on the lagoon to their south. The coastal landscape there promised a light-hearted, simple life and a break from the bourgeois confines of their native land. In three thematic […]

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  • Mostveiertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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    Springtime on the Mostviertel Panorama Road

    The Mostviertel region in the south-eastern part of Lower Austria, offers a wide range of activities and is an all-year travel destination. Notwithstanding, I especially love travelling in the region early springtime. Mostviertel is a great place to hike, but if you are visiting only for a few days I recommend driving. Pear tree blossom […]

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  • Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    The first stop on my winter tour through Austria by train was Zillertal, Tyrol. After a few days in wonderful Vienna I was looking forward to hitting the slopes. Late February the winter had taken a firm hold on the Austrian Alps and there was snow in abundance. Chilly but great fun The skiing conditions […]

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  • COVID-19 in Austria

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    COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR AUSTRIA

    COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR AUSTRIA Check out these links the latest travel advice for Austria. Remember that COVID-19 regulations and restrictions change frequently, and you should therefore check different sites for updated information. Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs Austrian National Tourist Office Vienna Airport As Austria is a federal republic, local COVID-19 regulations and […]

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  • Hking in Southern Styria

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    Hiking among the vineyards in Southern Styria

    Hiking in wine regions has become popular in Austria. Lots of people enjoy the rolling hills and soft landscape as a contrast to the fantastic opportunities for alpine hiking in the Alps. We therefore ventured out on a 5.8 km (3.6 mi) long hike in the southern Styria, through vineyards, forest groves and open farm […]

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