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    Schafbergbahn steam train – Railway to heaven

    Already in the 19th century the tourists wanted to get up on mountain peaks, in a more comfortable manner than to hiking or climbing. Therefore, cog railway tracks were built several places in the Alps, where narrow track steam trains to this day ferry people up and down the mountains. The 5.8-kilometre-long trip up Schafberg […]

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    Savour the medieval market town Freistadt

    Freistadt, Upper Austria, Austria

    Its historic centre (Altstadt) has by no means lapsed into to a tourist trap, but still functions as a place where people live. Furthermore, you find lot’s of shops, restaurants, patisseries and other businesses to keep you busy a few days. Although I have been here numerous times and know the town well, I’m never […]

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    World heritage site Hallstatt

    UNESCO World heritage site Hallstatt, Upper Austria, Austria

    The village occupies a strip of land at the water’s edge, and the houses hang on the steep rock face. Hallstatt is small, and exploring even the back alleys will not require more than a couple of hours including a cake and cup of coffee. Nonetheless, take your time and enjoy the place. World heritage […]

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    Autumn walk in historic Steyr

    Steyr, Upper Austria, Austria

    The lovely town at the foot of the Alps in Upper Austria has one of Austria’s best preserved historic centres in the country. Located where the rivers Steyr and Enns meet, the market town celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 1980. North of the city, the almost flat landscapes of the Danube Valley unfold, while to […]

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    Snorkling Austrian Style

    Snorkling Austrian Style

    When the sun shines from a clear blue sky and the thermometer reaches a simmering 34 °C, there is not really much else to do than to get into the water as soon as possible. We are in the middle of Austria, more accurately by the river Traun in Upper Austria. Eight people, neoprene dressed […]

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    Linz – The Cultural Capital by the Danube

    Linz, Upper Austria, Austria

    Linz is one of the main economic powerhouses of Austria, basing its reputation as such, on a vast industrial complex on the southern banks of the Danube. Despite its reputation as an industrial city, Linz has a lot to offer tourists. You and your family would find plenty to see and do for a few […]

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    Almtal – Lakeside tranquility in the Alps

    Almsee, Almtal, Salzkammergut, Upper Austria, Austria

    Almtal is a real gem. Not a big secret, but still not discovered by everyone. My guess it is because there are not any massive ski resorts or other mass tourism facilities in place. However, this does not mean that the area is lacking attractions. In contrary, I found plenty of activities to keep me […]

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