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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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  • Bad Radkersburg, Austria

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    Bad Radkersburg – Historic spa town

    Most people who visit Bad Radkersburg most likely come to enjoy a stay at the spa outside the historic centre. Nevertheless, during several visits we have walked up and down most streets and alleys and become acquainted with idyllic Bad Radkersburg. Within the old fortress walls, which are partly well-visible, you will find a relatively […]

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  • Burg Strechau one of the best-preserved castles in Styria, Austria

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    Burg Strechau – Renaissance Castle & vintage cars

    If you are travelling on the A9 motorway from the south toward Voralpenkreuz (A1) near Rottenmann, you cannot miss the castle at the top of the cliff. The red and white painted window shutters, defence walls and towers fit well as a movie backdrop in a Hollywood movie. The castle Major had not seen acts […]

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