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  • tractor trip, Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    Tractor trip into the Alps

    t the recommendation of the local tourist office, we headed 10 kms out of Seefeld to the village of Scharnitz. We were booked on an excursion into the stunning Karwendel mountains by tractor. Yes, you read it right. No fancy 4×4 nor luxurious hoarse carriage, but on a trailer drawn by an agricultural tractor. Don’t […]

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  • Aggstein Castle, Lower Austria, Austria

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    Aggstein Castle by the Danube

    First of all, the location of the castle, pearched on a rock above the Danube river, is out of this world. Secondly, although Aggstein Castle is only partly restored it still offers you a great insight to life in the Middle Ages. That and the fantastic views of one of the mightiest rivers in Europe, […]

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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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  • Travel inspiration, Kitzsteinhorn, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Kitzsteinhorn – At the top of the Alps

    The Kitzsteinhorn is a 3203 m high mountain in the state of Salzburg, more or less in the middle of Austria. The trip to the top takes about 30-40 minutes and three separate cable cars. The rewards are several eateries and bars, a wide range of pistes and non-less than spectacular views from the +3000 […]

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  • Bregenz - seaside fun in the Alps, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Bregenz – Seaside fun in the Alps

    Situated on the banks of Lake Constance, the town of 29.000 inhabitants is a world away from Vienna at the other end of the country. The westernmost state capital of Austria – Bregenz is best known for the annual theatre festival. However, the city also offers its visitors seaside escapes, mountain hiking, and innovative architecture. […]

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  • Hall, Tyrol, Austria

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    Historic ramble around Hall in Tyrol

    A little in the shadow of Innsbruck, which is only 10 kilometres further west, Hall does not receive visits to countless busloads with tourists. Something that we appreciated when we strolled around in picturesque Hall. We just love these small historic cities in Austria. The hustle and bustle of daily life, makes Hall much more […]

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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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