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    Castle Hochosterwitz

    Burg Hochosterwitz, Carinthia, Austria

    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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    Weissensee – Hiking and cruising

    Weissensee, Carinthia, Austria

    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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    Mariazell – Hiking, cycling and beach holiday in Austria

    Mariazell, Styria, Austria

    In a mountain valley far north in the state of Styria you find the holiday resort Mariazell, that is particularly suitable for families. Whether you want a holiday to relax or participate in a range outdoor activities, you never travel far to have fun. Furthermore, there is also a small lake nearby where you can […]

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    Schafbergbahn steam train – Railway to heaven

    Already in the 19th century the tourists wanted to get up on mountain peaks, in a more comfortable manner than to hiking or climbing. Therefore, cog railway tracks were built several places in the Alps, where narrow track steam trains to this day ferry people up and down the mountains. The 5.8-kilometre-long trip up Schafberg […]

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    Bucklige Welt – land of the thousand hills

    Bucklige Welt – land of the thousand hills, Lower Austria, Niederösterreich, Travel to Austria

    The Bucklige Welt region in the south-eastern corner of Lower Austria is characterized by a very hilly landscape. Hence the name, that means something like “world of bumps” in German. This is the eastern most end of the Alps, that extends through Austria. From here, the flat Pannonian plains dominate the landscape far into Hungary. […]

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    The Best of the West in Austria

    Best of the west, Vorarlberg, Austria

    We used the small town of Feldkirch at the foot of the Alps as a base for exploring the Rhine Valley. The river Rhine makes up the border with Switzerland, and as far west you get in Austria. The city is perfectly located on the main road that runs through the state. Hence, it’s quick […]

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    Tee off in the Alps – Golf in Austria

    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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