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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 all around Austria, but never during winter. The snow-covered landscape offered a distinctly different atmosphere and a […]

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    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg

    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

    We were a group of 10 people that had signed 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. We picked […]

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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. 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 few […]

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    Snowshoe hiking in Austria

    Snowshoe hiking in Austria

    Often you only reach pristine snow-covered places by snowshoes. Snowshoes are not only ideal for exploring the enchanting winter landscape but are also perfect for slowing down the pace of your vacation and enjoying the fresh air. Find yourself a quiet corner in the woods or in the mountains, without ski lifts and resorts. Take […]

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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

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

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    Winter hiking in Austria

    Winter hiking in Austria

    Winter is by no means the same all over Austria. The amount of snow can of course vary from 0 cm to several meters. In the snow-free places you can of course use most of the regular hiking trails year-round. In the mountains, however, the selection of trails is naturally somewhat smaller. Nonetheless, even in […]

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