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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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  • Achensee - 10 lakeside highlights in Austria

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    Over the Mountain, Across the Achensee

    Tirol’s largest lake has been a popular tourist destination since the late 1800’s. With the arrival of a main train line in Inntal, and a cogwheel train up to the lake corresponding with a steamboat, tourism has flourished ever since. Moreover, surrounded by two mountain chains, Rofan to the east and Karwendel to the west, […]

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  • Dachstein Skywalk, Styria, Austria

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    Dachstein Skywalk

    Not only one, but two spectacular viewing platforms that literally sends you over the edge. At 2700 metres (8858 ft) above sea-level, the views of the surrounding valleys and mountains from the Dachstein Skywalk, is simply breath-taking. Suspension The suspension bridge that takes you from the cable car station, with only a vertical wall below […]

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  • Rosshütte funicular railway, Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    Family fun in Seefeld

    Hiking in the Alps is one of the most popular activities in Tyrol during the summer months. Enjoying stunning views and a day on the mountain does not necessarily, mean you need climbing gear and a marathon runner’s stamina. There are places perfect for family outings as well. Family fun There are several places where […]

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  • fantastic viewpoints in Austria

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    8 fantastic viewpoints in Austria

    Austria is dominated by the Alps with almost 70 % of the country above 500 metres (1,640 ft). Except for some flat areas in the eastern most state of Burgenland, even the regions not directly in the Alps are not really flat. I’ve found some stunning views in the gently rolling hills of south-east Styria, in […]

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  • hiking destinations in Austria

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    5 brilliant hiking destinations in Austria

    Austria has more than 50.000 kilometres of sign posted wander- and hiking trails. No matter if you are looking for a good workout or just want to wander at a leisurely pace to enjoy the scenery, the variety of trails is enormous. We’ve hiked to mountains peaks, wandered among vineyards and along the Danube. The […]

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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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  • Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

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    Innsbruck – The capital of the Alps

    Innsbruck, the capital of Tirol, Austria spreads out in the Inn Valley where the river Inn makes a bend north, before continuing east. In the midst of the most alpine state of Austria, the city’s 130.000 inhabitants enjoy a thriving city and all year outdoor adventures. Innsbruck got it’s name from the first bridge across […]

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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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