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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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    Amazing Castles, Palaces and Monasteries in Austria

    Riegersburg castle, Styria, Austria

    These amazing constructions are not only historical and architectural gems but also offer visitors a variety of activities. Whether they are in state, private, clerical or company ownership, the castles, palaces and monasteries are often open to the public. A few castles and palaces are still private homes and therefor completely off limits to the […]

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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 Vorarlberg 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 […]

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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. Off […]

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    Christmas Markets in Austria

    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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    In the jungle, the mighty jungle in Vienna Zoo

    Vienna Zoo, Schönbrunn, Vienna, Austria

    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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    4 things to do on a rainy day in Central Tyrol

    rainy day, Tyrol, Austria

    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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