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  • UNESCO World heritage site Hallstatt, Upper Austria, Austria

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    World heritage site Hallstatt

    The village occupies a strip of land at the water’s edge, and the houses hang on the steep rock face. Hallstatt is small, and exploring even the back alleys will not require more than a couple of hours including a cake and cup of coffee. Nonetheless, take your time and enjoy the place. World heritage […]

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  • Obertauern, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Obertauern – Austria’s snowiest winter sports destination

    The Obertauern is located in the southeast of the state of Salzburg in the middle of the Radstadt Tauern Mountains at altitudes between 1630 and 2526 meters above sea level. This is one of the snow richest regions in Austria, but has very well-developed tourist infrastructure. The Obertauern is snow-safe, family-friendly and offers 26 cable […]

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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 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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  • Filzmoos, Salzburgerland, Visiting Austria

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    Fun in Filzmoos without skis

    Although Filzmoos had received the first snow when we arrived in early December and was partly dressed in white, the landscape had more of a spring feeling to it. This was by no means disappointing, as it meant sun from blue sky and enjoyable temperatures. Thus, perfect conditions for winter hiking and horse-carriage trips. Winter […]

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  • winter sports paradise, Austria

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    Austria – the Alpine Winter Sports Paradise

    Tirol is probably what first comes into most people’s minds, when thinking of skiing in Austria. However, the fact is that all the states, except Burgenland in the far east, have ski resorts. Not really a surprice, as the Alps dominate the Austrian landscape. Factors that also make Austria a true winter sports paradise, is […]

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  • All-round winter vacation in Mittersill, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    All-round winter vacation in Mittersill

    With or without skis, Resterhöhe at 1894 metres is a great place to start your winter holiday. Just 12 minutes in the gondola lift from the valley below, we arrived at the mountain top. The views of the valley below and towards the Hohe Tauern mountain massifs to the south are absolutely amazing. From Resterhöhe […]

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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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