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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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    Southern Carinthia – Wild, Wet & Wonderful

    Southern Carinthia, Austria

    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 – 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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    Summit hike to Hochobir

    Summit hike to Hochobir, Carinthin, Austria

    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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    Seebachtal – easy scenic hiking in the Austrian Alps

    Seebachtal, Carinthia, Austria

    Wandering in the Alps is not restricted to narrow and steep trails in the mountains. There are also plenty of great tours for those who simply want a leisurely hike, for those who no longer are too steady on their feet or if you have small children. Moreover, even though the trip mostly follows a […]

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    Summer paradise Lake Millstatt

    Lake Millstatt, Carinthia, Austria

    There are plenty of activities to enjoy on and in the area around the lake. Since we had a brilliant and warm weather during our stay, we decided to give water activities priority. Well, almost. We went for a short hike in the mountains as well. Mostly for the stunning views of the lake and […]

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    Water sport vacation at the Wörthersee

    You can easily spend a week at Wörthersee without running out of fun activities. Many of Austria’s rich and famous have a cottage by the lake. Especially the village of Velden with its casino is a playground for the rich. Fortunately, the lake is big enough for local and normal tourists to play around, on […]

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