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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

    The first train stop on my winter tour through Austria was Zillertal, Tyrol. After a few days in fantastic Vienna, I was looking forward to hitting the slopes. Moreover, the winter had taken a firm hold on the Austrian Alps in late February, and there was abundant snow. Chilly but great fun The skiing conditions […]

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    6 cool ski resorts reachable by train in Austria

    Railjet from the Austrian State Railway in a winterlandscape

    Austria’s airports are well-connected to major cities and central train stations. Therefore, we have put together a list of excellent ski resorts that are easily reachable by train, including some info on how to get there from the airport. Moreover, many ski resorts offer inexpensive or free transfers to and from the nearest train station […]

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    Kleinwalsertal – The coolest cul-de-sac in Austria

    Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

    The day before I arrived, 30 cm of fresh snow had wrapped the Kleinwalsertal in a beautiful white winter blanket. Not only that, the sun shone from a bright blue sky that also offered a comfortable 5-6 degrees Celcius, even in January. Most people know what Austria stands for when it comes to alpine skiing. […]

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    Winter hiking through Breitachklamm Gorge

    Winter hiking through Breitachklamm Gorge, Vorarlberg, Austria

    Winter hiking in a canyon was one of the things I wanted to do in Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg. Hence, I seized the opportunity and made a winter hike in the Breitachklamm Gorge. I have hiked in many beautiful canyons around Austria, but never during winter. The snow-covered landscape offered a distinctly different atmosphere and a wonderful […]

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    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg

    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

    We were a group of 10 people that had signed up for a 2-hour guided snowshoe hike. Half the group were beginners with no prior snowshoeing experience. Nevertheless, we were in for a real treat. Up and about Those who didn’t have snowshoes were fitted with the necessary equipment in the local sports shop. Then, […]

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    Panoramic winter hike at the Gottesacker Plateau

    Gottesacker Plateau, Vorarlberg, Austria

    I did not have to venture many meters from the lift station and out onto the Gottesacker Plateau before an adventurous winter landscape opened in front of me. Then, almost in a hurry, I embarked on the 5 km trail (there is also a shorter version with 3 km). Moreover, fresh snow had arrived a […]

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    Snowshoe hiking in Austria

    Snowshoe hiking in Austria

    Often you only reach pristine snow-covered places by snowshoes. Snowshoes are ideal for exploring the enchanting winter landscape and also perfect for slowing down the pace of your vacation and enjoying the fresh air. Find a quiet corner in the woods or the mountains without ski lifts and resorts. Take a break from the hectic […]

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