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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 that protecting Austrian traditions and keeping them alive is vital. Many of the traditions are connected to the catholic church, while others are part of rural folklore and some are celebrating the end of harvest time. Most of these festivities are lively, colorful […]

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  • Mauterndorf Castle, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Medieval adventures at Mauterndorf Castle

    The castle in Mauterndorf is not to be overlooked as it is located on a mountain cliff at the edge of the village. There has been a fortification on the site since 326 A.D. guarding the Roman trade route crossing the Tauern mountain pass. However, the castle itself is first mentioned in written records from […]

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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 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 therefor completely off limits to the […]

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  • Hiker's Heaven, Speierck, Lungau, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Hiking to Speiereck at 2411m

    Obsessed with stunning views I love hiking in Austria. Add to that magnificent nature and crisp fresh air – well, then you have the recipe for a brilliant day out in the Austrian Alps. The Speierck (2411 m / 7919 ft) in the holiday region Lungau offers an easy to medium level half-day hike. Cable […]

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  • Hiking to the source of the river Mur, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Hiking to the source of the river Mur

    I have visited numerous places along the River Mur, which flows 348 kilometers through Austria, before continuing through Slovenia and Croatia. This is one of the main rivers in the state of Styria and it flows through its state capital and Austria’s second-largest city Graz. Hence, it was time to see where it all starts and find the […]

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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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  • Almsee, Upper Austria, Visiting Austria

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    10 great reasons for visiting Austria

    It’s no wonder Austria is the 12th most visited country in the world. We think we have found out why! Here are 10 great reasons for visiting Austria. Moreover, the country isn’t bigger than it will allow you to combine several destinations or activities without having to spend a lot of time to get around […]

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  • Mauterndorf, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Nature meets history in Mauterndorf

    “Off the beaten track” has over the years become somewhat of a cliché, since there are less and less such places. In Europe anyway. Mauterndorf, however, is not completely run over by large hordes of tourists as many other places in Austria are. Not because of a lack of things to do or see. There […]

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    Historic small towns in Austria

    Austria’s architecture and culture have benefitted from the country’s location in the middle of Europe. As well as developing a unique style, Austria has also drawn inspiration from different neighbouring countries. Moreover, many of the country’s towns have grown up along important trade routes and been important for Austria’s nation-building. You will still find a […]

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