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  • Railjet from the Austrian State Railway in a winterlandscape

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    6 cool ski resorts reachable by train in Austria

    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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  • Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    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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  • Weinebene on the border between Carinthia and Styria in Austria

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    Family-friendly hiking at Weinebene

    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 easier hiking opportunities starting from Weinebene. […]

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  • Rosshütte funicular railway, Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    5 fantastic places in Austria accessible by funicular railway

    Austria has short urban funicular railways and longer tracks that take you up the mountains. A funicular railway consists of two vehicles that counterbalance one another rather than independently operated railway cars. Furthermore, they are usually barrier-free and perfect if you are a wheelchair user or travel with a stroller. 1. Hallstatt – Salzbergbahn A […]

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  • The view from Hochlantsch peak in Styria, Austria

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    Hiking from Teichalm to Hochlantsch

    Hochlantsch at 1720 m / 5643 ft above sea level is the highest peak in the Almenland region. The starting point for my hike is Teichalm, which is located about 30 km / 19 miles northeast of Graz. Together with the nearby Sommeralm, Teichalm is the largest continuous area with alpine pastures in the Alps. […]

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  • Mölltal, Carinthia, Austria

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    Hiking adventures in Mölltal

    We were looking for outdoor adventures slightly off the beaten track, and hiking friends recommended Mölltal Carinthia. The tip turned out to be a success, and we got rewarded with fantastic hiking adventures. Moreover, the views of the fantastic landscape were also outstanding. Stunning hikes Mölltal is a small valley in the northwest of Carinthia, […]

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  • Hiking on Schneeberg in Austria

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    Schneeberg – Family-friendly mountain hiking

    The highest mountain of Lower Austria, Schneeberg (Snow Mountain), with its 2,076-metre (6.811 ft) high summit Klosterwappen, offers family-friendly hiking and stunning views. Only about 80 km (50 mi) from Vienna, it’s a popular hiking destination for the Viennese and travellers. Hence, I boarded the yellow and green salamander train and headed to Schneeberg. Arriving at the top, […]

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  • Southern Carinthia, Austria

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    Southern Carinthia – Wild, Wet & Wonderful

    Although the region we refer to, Southern Carinthia, is only about 45 x 15 kilometres in size, you can find a multitude of activities and sights. Compared to many other and more well-known regions of Austria, Southern Carinthia is mostly visited by Austrians, Slovenes and Italians, i.e. “locals”. Tourism is kept at a manageable level […]

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