• Murauen, Styria, Austria

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    Hiking in the Murauen along the banks of the Mur

    We are not in the tropics but in southern Austria, where the river Mur forms part of the border with Slovenia. This landscape, a combination of floodplains and forest, is very unlike what we expect from mostly alpine Austria. Nonetheless, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Austria’s second-largest river landscape The river Mur makes […]

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  • Hking in Southern Styria

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    Hiking among the vineyards in Southern Styria

    Hiking in wine regions has become popular in Austria. Many people enjoy the rolling hills and soft landscape as a contrast to the fantastic opportunities for alpine hiking in the Alps. We, therefore, ventured out on a 5.8 km (3.6 mi) long hike in southern Styria through vineyards, forest groves, and open farm landscapes. Nature […]

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  • Salzburger Seenland - Salzburg lake district

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    Discover the splendid Salzburg Lake District

    Just north of Salzburg, bordering Bavaria and Upper Austria, a charming region of lakes among farmland, and rolling hills, dotted with idyllic villages forms a little lake district. The four lakes, Grabensee, Obertrumer See, Mattsee, and Wallersee, are located in the middle of the region and are the main attraction in this delightful tourist destination. […]

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    Discover Vienna’s colorful markets

    Markets always add life and colour to a city. Moreover, they are a great way to get to know a city’s people and culture. Vienna has made a conscious effort to preserve some of the traditional markets. Not only as points of sale but also as local meeting places. Nonetheless, a few markets, such as […]

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  • Grape fun at wine harvest party in Klöch

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    Grape fun at wine harvest party in Klöch

    Once a year in late September, a so-called “pressfest” takes place in the south-eastern Styrian village Klöch. Regional wine farmers showcase their products along with some culinary treats. Everything accompanied by live music and folklore performances. In Klöch they block off the main road and turn 150 meters of the road through the village into […]

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  • Vienna City Walks, Austria

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    Vienna City Walks – from Schwedenplatz to Stadtpark

    Innere Stadt, Vienna’s historical city centre within Ringstrasse, is a delightful place to discover on foot. You find everything from narrow alleys, picturesque houses, and small idyllic squares to majestic palaces, sumptuous cathedrals and beautiful parks. The first of our Vienna city walks takes us from Schwedenplatz to Stadtpark. Schwedenplatz, where several buses, trams, and […]

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  • Streetcar sightseeing in Vienna, Austria

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    Streetcar sightseeing in Vienna

    Vienna is perfect for streetcar sightseeing. I discovered that I could experience many of the city’s different facets within 2-3 hours, with the D-line. You can experience the imperial Vienna, busy shopping streets, workers housing estates, and the Nussberg wine district just to name a few. Taking you from the city’s main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) […]

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