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  • Bucklige Welt – land of the thousand hills, Lower Austria, Niederösterreich, Travel to Austria

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    Bucklige Welt – land of the thousand hills

    The Bucklige Welt region in the southeastern corner of Lower Austria is characterized by a very hilly landscape. Hence the name, which means something like “world of bumps” in German. This is the easternmost end of the Alps, which extends through Austria. From here, the flat Pannonian plains dominate the landscape far into Hungary. Land […]

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  • Riegersburg castle, Styria, Austria

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    Amazing Castles, Palaces and Monasteries in Austria

    These amazing constructions are not only historical and architectural gems but also offer visitors a variety of activities. Whether they are in the state, private, clerical or company ownership, the castles, palaces and monasteries are often open to the public. A few castles and palaces are still private homes and therefore completely off limits to […]

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  • 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 a relatively well-developed rail network. In comparison, Norway which is more than four times as large as Austria has 600 km of railway tracks. Trains are popular in Austria and at peak hours around 570 trains are on the tracks at the […]

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  • Steyr, Upper Austria, Austria

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    Autumn walk in historic Steyr

    The lovely town at the foot of the Alps in Upper Austria has one of Austria’s best-preserved historical centres. Located where the rivers Steyr and Enns meet, the market town celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 1980. As a result, Steyr is a cosy and vibrant town. North of the city, the almost flat landscapes of […]

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  • Renaissance City Graz, Styria, Austria

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    The Renaissance City Graz

    Although Graz is a relatively big city, most of the sights and places of interest for tourists, are either located in the old town or within a short distance from the city centre. If you are arriving by car, just put it in a parking garage, as there are a lot of them scattered around […]

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  • Klagenfurt, Carinthia, Austria

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    Klagenfurt – joie de vivre Austrian style

    We, therefore, start in slightly reverse order than usual and start with the seafront. It’s located on the outskirts of town rather than downtown. Klagenfurt extends to the eastern end of Wörthersee, one of Austria’s hottest and hence most popular lakes. The seaside promenade If you want to enjoy the lake view and a stroll […]

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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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