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  • Schattenburg, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Schattenburg – the landmark of Feldkirch

    Any historical town with respect for itself should have a castle, and Feldkirch has the Schattenburg. Although there has been documented a settlement on-site for more than 2000 years, the “town” Feldkirch was built together with the castle in the early 13th century. We found the Schattenburg well worth the entrance fee and learned a […]

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  • Heiligenbrunn, Burgenland, Austria

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    Heiligenbrunn – The cradle of the Uhudler wine

    The small village of Heiligenbrunn in Burgenland is located in the transition between the rolling hills that characterize south-eastern Austria and the vast plains that dominates western Hungary. Forests and vineyards dominate the landscape around Heiligenbrunn. Also, the architectural traditions in this part of Austria differ greatly from the well-known Tyrolean style houses you find […]

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  • The view from Seefelder Joch in Tyrol - Hiker's Heaven, Austria

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    Austria, the Hikers Heaven

    You will find enticing hiking terrain throughout Austria. Although the Alps and mountain views may be at the top of your list, there are also many beautiful natural experiences in flatter areas. Although Austrian hiking trails are often associated with cows grazing on flower meadows, beautiful rugged mountain scenery and great views, you can experience […]

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  • Bucklige Welt – land of the thousand hills, Lower Austria, Niederösterreich, Travel to Austria

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    Bucklige Welt – land of the thousand hills

    A very hilly landscape characterizes the Bucklige Welt region in the southeastern corner of Lower Austria. Hence, the name means something like “world of bumps” in German. This is the easternmost end of the Alps, which extends through Austria. From here, the flat Pannonian plains dominate the landscape far into Hungary. Land of the thousand […]

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  • Lake Millstatt, Carinthia, Austria

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    Summer paradise Lake Millstatt

    There are plenty of activities to enjoy on and in the area around the lake. Since we had brilliant and warm weather during our stay, we decided to give water activities priority. Well, almost. We went for a short hike in the mountains as well. Mostly for the stunning views of the lake and a […]

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  • Sunset over Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    Winter vacation in charming Seefeld

    What a change from when my college Arnold was here in the summer of 2017 (see the article Family fun in Seefeld). One of the snowiest winters in Austria in a long time had laid a thick white blanket over Seefeld and the entire Tyrol. It did not take long to get off the train […]

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    Snowy days in Brandnertal

    For years this part of Austria has been a somewhat sleepy backwater valley. However, Brandnertal in Vorarlberg has slowly worked its way onto the winter vacation circuit. Not by building spectacular adrenalin-pumping halfpipes or downhill runs, but by offering visitors affordable accommodation and facilities. The winter wonderland Moreover, the village Brand and the hamlet Bürseberg […]

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  • Wiener Naschmarkt, Vienna, Austria

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    Wiener Naschmarkt – Vienna’s largest urban market

    Much of what you’ll find at the Wiener Naschmarkt are products not often found in regular supermarkets. The around 170 sales stalls and shops at Naschmarkt work under the motto “What you cannot find on Naschmarkt, you do not need”! Hence, the selection of products is therefore huge. International foods Japanese buffets, Italian grilled specialities, […]

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    The Mozart City of Salzburg

    With the white-capped peaks of the Alps to the south and the green undulating countryside of Bavaria to the north, Salzburg has one of the best backdrops in the world. Combine that with the baroque cityscape that dominates the historic centre, and you have an urban masterpiece. Baroque city Salzburg, despite its long history it’s […]

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