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  • Christmas markets in Austria

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    Christmas Markets in Austria

    In Austria Christmas Markets are called either Weinachtsmarkt, Adventmarkt or Christkindlmarkt. They are a mixture of buying frenzy and traditional and religious traditions. In a catholic country such as Austria, the Advent and Christmas are of course important religious festivals. You can find Christmas Markets, in one form or another, all over Austria. Check out […]

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    Book reviews

    Smartphones, Wi-Fi and GPS have made it easier to plan our travels. Nevertheless, a travel guide in book form is not yet complete obsolete. A travel guide is always a smart investment, both before you go out and during the trip. Moreover, it may be a good idea, especially travelling off the beaten track, to […]

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  • Lech, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Lech – Wandering in the wild west of Austria

    Lech is a well-known up-scale ski resort. Furthermore, compared to its size it has an abundance of good restaurants. Notwithstanding, we went in the late summer first and foremost to enjoy some of the brilliant hiking you find in the area. Moreover, the prices are suitable for normal incomes during the summer as well. Rüfikopf […]

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  • pastry paradise

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    Pastry Paradise Austria

    It would have been not only irresponsible, but also impossible to write for a website about Austria without reporting about the countries pastries. We have therefore taken it upon us to thoroughly investigate Austria cafés and confectioneries, to test their pastries. Austrian culture I have always had a sweet tooth and a love for pastry. […]

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  • Mostveiertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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    Springtime on the Mostviertel Panorama Road

    The Mostviertel region in the south-eastern part of Lower Austria, offers a wide range of activities and is an all-year travel destination. Notwithstanding, I especially love travelling in the region early springtime. Mostviertel is a great place to hike, but if you are visiting only for a few days I recommend driving. Pear tree blossom […]

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  • Vacation in Volcano Land, Styria, Austria

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    Vacation in Volcano Land

    Despite its fiery name the Styrian Volcano Land (Steirisches Vulkanland) doesn’t consist of lava spewing volcanos or blackened scorched earth. Rather contrary, the region mostly consists of a lush green landscape of rolling hills. The hillcrests are usually covered by forest and the valleys are dominated by farmland, vineyards and dotted with villages. Slow down […]

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  • tractor trip, Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    Tractor trip into the Alps

    t the recommendation of the local tourist office, we headed 10 kms out of Seefeld to the village of Scharnitz. We were booked on an excursion into the stunning Karwendel mountains by tractor. Yes, you read it right. No fancy 4×4 nor luxurious hoarse carriage, but on a trailer drawn by an agricultural tractor. Don’t […]

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  • Almsee, Upper Austria, Visiting Austria

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    10 great reasons for visiting Austria

    It’s no wonder Austria is the 12th most visited country in the world. We think we have found out why! Here are 10 great reasons for visiting Austria. Moreover, the country isn’t bigger than it will allow you to combine several destinations or activities without having to spend a lot of time to get around […]

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