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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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    Burg Strechau – Renaissance Castle & vintage cars

    Burg Strechau, Styria, Austria

    If you are travelling on the A9 motorway from the south in the direction of Voralpenkreuz (A1) in the vincinity of Rottenmann, you cannot miss the castle at the top of the cliff. The red and white painted window shutters, defence walls and towers had fit well as a movie backdrop in a Hollywood movie. […]

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    Green Lake – The emerald of the Styrian Alps

    Green Lake, Styria, Austria

    Surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests its setting is simply stunning. Consequently, the Green Lake (Grüner See) in Styria has become a very popular excursion destination. During the main central Europe holiday time it can become crowded. Nonetheless, if you manage to visit outside peak vacation times you will have the thrill of enjoying […]

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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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    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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    The Renaissance City Graz

    Renaissance City Graz, Styria, Austria

    Although Graz is a relatively big city, most of the sights and places of interest for tourists, are either located in the old town or within a short distance from the city center. If you are arriving by car, just put it in a parking garage, as there are a lot of them scattered around […]

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    Frohnleiten – The beauty queen on the river Mur

    For once, we visited an Austrian town, not because they have well-known tourist sights or famous architecture, but simply because it’s a lovely town. Frohnleiten has been able to modernize the city and, in particular the main square (Hauptplatz), without destroying its historical charm. The square is the lifeblood of the local community and where […]

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