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    Schladming: A Ski Destination with a World Cup Flair

    Sking on the Planai, Schladming, Styria, Austria.

    The historic small town in the Styria region of Austria, with about 4500 inhabitants, is surrounded by the majestic Dachstein mountains. The winter season usually starts at the beginning of December and runs until the beginning of April. Skiing day and night Schladming offers 123 km of slopes spread over four interconnected ski areas: Planai, […]

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    Hiking among the vineyards in Southern Styria

    Hking in Southern Styria

    Hiking in wine regions has become popular in Austria. Many 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 southern Styria through vineyards, forest groves, and open farm landscapes. Nature […]

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    Hartberg – Slowness in historic surroundings

    Main square Hartberg, Styria, Austria

    Many old buildings are well preserved, creating a great atmosphere. The historic centre of Hartberg lies within the partially preserved city wall from the Middle Ages (12th and 13th centuries), which once surrounded the entire town. Today, visitors and residents enjoy a place where you can relax and enjoy life – in historic surroundings. The […]

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    Murau – A historic pearl in the Alps

    Murau

    If you are on your way through northwestern Styria, you should visit the old historic centre of the small town with just over 3,400 inhabitants. Murau is beautifully situated in a valley that stretches east-west through northern Styria — surrounded by a typical alpine landscape on the south side of the main alpine ridge. The […]

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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 makes […]

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    Uncovering the Secrets of Deutschlandsberg Castle

    Our first visit to Burg Deutschlandsberg was on a grey and cloudy day, which gave the Castle a slightly scary appearance. This is probably the meaning of a castle, anyway. However, we later visited the Castle several times on lovely sunny summer days, when it showcased itself from a more welcoming side. Hotel, restaurant, and […]

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    Family-friendly hiking at Weinebene

    Weinebene on the border between Carinthia and Styria in Austria

    Weinebene is the highest point (1668 m / 5472 ft) in the pass over the Koralpen, where the east-west road between Deutschlandsberg in Styria and Wolfsberg in Carinthia crosses over. Instead of pointed peaks, the ridges along the mountain range are broad and rounded. We have tested a few more accessible hiking opportunities starting from […]

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