• Traveling by train in Austria

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    Traveling by train in Austria

    With a total of 4865 km (3022 mi) of train tracks, Austria has relatively well-developed rail network. In comparison, Norway which is more than four times as large as Austria, actually has 600 km of less railway tracks. Trains are popular in Austria and at peak hours around 570 trains are on the tracks at […]

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  • Hiking to the source of the river Mur, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Hiking to the source of the river Mur

    I have visited numerous places along the River Mur, which flows 348 kilometers through Austria, before continuing through Slovenia and Croatia. This is one of the main rivers in the state of Styria and it flows through its state capital and Austria’s second-largest city Graz. Hence, it was time to see where it all starts and find the […]

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    Frohnleiten – The beauty queen on the river Mur

    For once, we visited an Austrian town, not because they have well-known tourist sights or famous architecture, but simply because it’s a lovely town. Frohnleiten has been able to modernize the city and, in particular the main square (Hauptplatz), without destroying its historical charm. The square is the lifeblood of the local community and where […]

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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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  • 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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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum, Thal, Styria, Austria

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum

    The Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum is located in the former childhood home of Arnold Schwarzenegger, where they have also preserved the kitchen and for some reason the toilet in its original state. The rest of the rooms are devoted to the bodybuilder, his film career and of course the years as Governor of California. You find […]

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