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  • Samson parade - traditional festivals in Austria

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    5 spectacular traditional festivals in Austria

    A study by IMAS showed that 9 out of 10 Austrians think protecting and keeping Austrian traditions alive is vital. Many traditions are connected to the catholic church, others are part of rural folklore, and some celebrate the end of harvest time. Nonetheless, most of these festivities are lively, colourful, and folksy, with a high […]

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  • Rosshütte funicular railway, Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    5 fantastic places in Austria accessible by funicular railway

    Austria has both short urban funicular railways and longer tracks that take you up into the mountains. A funicular railway consists of two vehicles that counterbalance one another, rather than independently operated railway cars. Furthermore, they are usually barrier-free and perfect if you are a wheelchair user or travel with a stroller. 1. Hallstatt – […]

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  • Mölltal, Carinthia, Austria

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    Hiking adventures in Mölltal

    We were looking for outdoor adventures slightly off the beaten track, and hiking friends recommended Mölltal Carinthia. The tip turned out to be a success, and we got rewarded with fantastic hiking adventures. Moreover, the views of the fantastic landscape were also outstanding. Stunning hikes Mölltal is a small valley in the northwest of Carinthia, […]

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  • Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

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    Grandiose Schönbrunn Palace

    Since I grew up in the Meidling district where you find Schönbrunn Palace, I spent a lot of time as a child in the vast gardens of the imperial palace. As a four-year-old, I was relatively unaffected by the fact that I was playing in the garden of the mighty Habsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria […]

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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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    Schärding – colorful baroque town by the river Inn

    The city’s main attraction is the so-called “Silberzeile” (silver row) at the Stadtplatz. Rows of colourful houses surrounding Schärding’s main square are its main attraction. In stark contrast to lively summer days, arriving here on a sunny serene November day was a highlight. The mellow light from the low-hanging sun softens the bright colours without […]

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  • Burg Schlaining, Burgenland, Austria

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    Burg Schlaining

    Installing a peace museum and peace institute in a castle is a bit of a contradiction – or maybe not. Notwithstanding, both the castle itself and the Peace Museum are worth a visit if you are in the region. The castle is only a small detour of 20 km away from the A2 motorway between […]

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  • Burg Hochosterwitz, Carinthia, Austria

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    Castle Hochosterwitz

    Already from a distance, the formidable medieval fortress gives a powerful impression. Even after driving up the last slopes from the surrounding plain and to the parking lot, the cliff with the castle looms well above you. To get to the castle you can choose between hiking uphill through the 14 castle gates or taking […]

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  • Salzburg by night, Austria

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    Romantic encounters in Salzburg

    Salzburg was one of many locations that caught our eye when carefully selected our ideal honeymoon destination last Christmas. We craved somewhere unique, memorable, romantic, and it wasn’t long before we had our hearts intertwined around Austria – and Salzburg in particular. Breath-taking and sophisticated There was just something about the dreamy oasis of turquoise […]

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