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    Springtime on the Mostviertel Panorama Road

    Mostveiertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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

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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 km (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. […]

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    The captivating splendour of Melk Abbey

    Melk Abbey, Lower Austria

    The small-town of Melk by the Danube receives tens of thousands of visitors each year who come to see the huge Melk Abbey. Regardless of whether you arrive at Melk Abbey by land or water, you cannot avoid being mightily impressed by the grande splendour of the monestary. 1000-year history Melk was for the first […]

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    Birds of prey at Rosenburg Castle

    Like so many other castles and palaces in Austria, this place has a fascinating history, a great location and is very well preserved. Hence, you get a sense of the almost 1000-year history of Rosenburg. At Rosenburg, they focus on a varied program of activities for their visitors. One of the events that make Rosenburg […]

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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 southeastern corner of Lower Austria is characterized by a very hilly landscape. Hence the name, which means something like “world of bumps” in German. This is the easternmost end of the Alps, which extends through Austria. From here, the flat Pannonian plains dominate the landscape far into Hungary. Land […]

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    Dürnstein – a fairy-tale town by the Danube

    Dürnstein, Lower Austria, Austria

    Dürnstein is as taken out of a medieval novel. Dürnstein clings to a narrow strip on the north bank of the Danube in Lower Austria. The small town has taken its name from the castle which occupies the cliffs above. The town is luckily much better preserved than the castle, which today only consists of […]

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