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  • Railjet from the Austrian State Railway in a winterlandscape

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    6 cool ski resorts reachable by train in Austria

    Austria’s airports are well-connected to major cities and central train stations. Therefore, we have put together a list of excellent ski resorts that are easily reachable by train, including some info on how to get there from the airport. Moreover, many ski resorts offer inexpensive or free transfers to and from the nearest train station […]

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  • Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse

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    Self-drive holiday from Salzburg

    We put together some suggestions for a self-drive from Salzburg that gives you a variety of experiences. Visit historic villages and medieval castles, get back to nature on fantastic family-friendly hikes in the Alps, enjoy a relaxing lakeside stay and drive on some truly stunning roads. So let’s hit the road! Historic Mauterndorf, Lungau Starting […]

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  • Salzkammergut, Austria

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    Salzkammergut – Austria in miniature

    The contrasts in the Salzkammergut region are significant not only because the landscape alternates between massive mountain ranges, glaciers, lush valleys, and many lakes. But also because the region offers a rich cultural landscape characterized by more than 5,000 years of human activity. The Salzkammergut holiday region covers 58 municipalities in three states (Salzburg, Upper […]

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  • Mostveiertel, Lower Austria, Austria

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    Springtime on the Mostviertel Panorama Road

    The Mostviertel region in the southeastern part of Lower Austria offers a wide range of activities and is an all-year travel destination. Notwithstanding, I especially love travelling in the region in early springtime. Mostviertel is a great place to hike, but if you visit only for a few days, I recommend driving. Pear tree blossom […]

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  • Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    The first train stop on my winter tour through Austria was Zillertal, Tyrol. After a few days in fantastic Vienna, I was looking forward to hitting the slopes. Moreover, the winter had taken a firm hold on the Austrian Alps in late February, and there was abundant snow. Chilly but great fun The skiing conditions […]

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  • Salzburger Seenland - Salzburg lake district

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    Discover the splendid Salzburg Lake District

    Just north of Salzburg, bordering Bavaria and Upper Austria, a charming region of lakes among farmland, and rolling hills, dotted with idyllic villages forms a little lake district. The four lakes, Grabensee, Obertrumer See, Mattsee, and Wallersee, are located in the middle of the region and are the main attraction in this delightful tourist destination. […]

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    Deutschlandsberg Castle

    Our first visit to Burg Deutschlandsberg was on a grey and cloudy day, which gave the castle a slightly scary appearance. This is probably the meaning of a castle, anyway. However, we later visited the castle several times on lovely sunny summer days, when it showcased itself from a more welcoming side. Hotel, restaurant, and […]

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  • Weinebene on the border between Carinthia and Styria in Austria

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    Family-friendly hiking at Weinebene

    Weinebene is the highest point (1668 m / 5472 ft) in the pass over the Koralpen, where the east-west road between Deutschlandsberg in Styria and Wolfsberg in Carinthia crosses over. Instead of pointed peaks, the ridges along the mountain range are broad and rounded. We have tested a few easier hiking opportunities starting from Weinebene. […]

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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 short urban funicular railways and longer tracks that take you up 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 – Salzbergbahn A […]

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