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    Schneeberg – Family-friendly mountain hiking

    Hiking on Schneeberg in Austria

    The highest mountain of Lower Austria, Schneeberg (Snow Mountain), with its 2,076-metre (6.811 ft) high summit Klosterwappen, offers family friendly hiking and stunning views. Only about 80 kms (50 mi) from Vienna it’s a popular hiking destination for the Viennese, as well as for travellers. Hence, I boarded the yellow and green salamander train and headed up to Schneeberg. Arriving […]

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    Winter hiking in Austria

    Winter hiking in Austria

    Winter is by no means the same all over Austria. The amount of snow can of course vary from 0 cm to several meters. In the snow-free places you can of course use most of the regular hiking trails year-round. In the mountains, however, the selection of trails is naturally somewhat smaller. Nonetheless, even in […]

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    Hiking among the vineyards in Southern Styria

    Hking 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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    Bad Waltersdorf – Spa, culinary treats & scenic hiking

    Bad Waltersdorf , Styria, Austria

    I arrived in Bad Waltersdorf a sunny and warm day in late June. Even though it was really too hot for a hike with 32 °C (90 °F), the local tourist office suggested a route which partly took me through small forests. And I did not regret taking up the tip, as the so-called Roman […]

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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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    Green Lake – The emerald of the Styrian Alps

    Green Lake, Styria, Austria

    Green Lake, its setting is simply stunning. A green emerald surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. Consequently, the Green Lake (Grüner See) in Styria has become a very popular destination. During the main central European holiday period, it can be very crowded. Nonetheless, if you manage to visit outside peak vacation times, you can […]

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    Hiking in the Murauen along the banks of the Mur

    Murauen, Styria, Austria

    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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