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  • Riegersburg castle, Styria, Austria

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    Amazing Castles, Palaces and Monasteries in Austria

    These amazing constructions are not only historical and architectural gems but also offer visitors a variety of activities. Whether they are in state, private, clerical or company ownership, the castles, palaces and monasteries are often open to the public. A few castles and palaces are still private homes and therefor completely off limits to the […]

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  • Steyr, Upper Austria, Austria

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    Autumn walk in historic Steyr

    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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  • Renaissance City Graz, Styria, Austria

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    The Renaissance City Graz

    Although Graz is a relatively big city, most of the sights and places of interest for tourists, are either located in the old town or within a short distance from the city center. If you are arriving by car, just put it in a parking garage, as there are a lot of them scattered around […]

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  • Astonishing viewing platforms, Karren, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    The Best of the West in Austria

    We used the small town of Feldkirch at the foot of the Alps as a base for exploring the Rhine Valley. The river Rhine makes up the border with Switzerland, and as far west you get in Austria. The city is perfectly located on the main road that runs through the state. Hence, it’s quick […]

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  • Tratzberg Castle, Tyrol, Austria

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    Time travel at Tratzberg Castle

    Tratzberg Castle has overlooked the Inn Valley since the 13th century from its perfect hillside location, less than a kilometre from the river Inn. After Tyrol’s independency from the Duchy of Bavaria in the 12th century, the local noblemen needed strongholds to defend their newly acquired freedom. Thus, a fortress was constructed at a strategic […]

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  • rainy day, Tyrol, Austria

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    4 things to do on a rainy day in Central Tyrol

    These are just a few of the suggestions we have for you. Tyrol is much, much more than ski resorts or hiking holidays. Moreover, if the weather isn’t the best, there are plenty of activities to keep most happy and busy for a day or three. We went out to see what there is to […]

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  • Aggstein Castle, Lower Austria, Austria

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    Aggstein Castle by the Danube

    First of all, the location of the castle, pearched on a rock above the Danube river, is out of this world. Secondly, although Aggstein Castle is only partly restored it still offers you a great insight to life in the Middle Ages. That and the fantastic views of one of the mightiest rivers in Europe, […]

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  • Mauterndorf, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Nature meets history in Mauterndorf

    “Off the beaten track” has over the years become somewhat of a cliché, since there are less and less such places. In Europe anyway. Mauterndorf, however, is not completely run over by large hordes of tourists as many other places in Austria are. Not because of a lack of things to do or see. There […]

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