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  • Main square Hartberg, Styria, Austria

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    Hartberg – Slowness in historic surroundings

    Many old buildings are well preserved, creating a great atmosphere. The historic centre of Hartberg lies within the partially preserved city wall from the Middle Ages (12th and 13th centuries), which once surrounded the entire town. Today, visitors and residents enjoy a place where you can relax and enjoy life – in historic surroundings. The […]

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  • Murauen, Styria, Austria

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    Hiking in the Murauen along the banks of the Mur

    We are not in the tropics but in southern Austria where the river Mur forms part of the border with Slovenia. This landscape, a combination of floodplains and forest is very unlike what we expect from mostly alpine Austria. Nonetheless, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Austria’s second largest river landscape The river Mur […]

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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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  • Winter in Vienna, Austria

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    Winter in Vienna – What to see and do

    Temperatures fall, and the days get shorter, but Vienna never falls asleep. The weather can vary between 10 °C and -15 °C in January. Within a few days, you can experience sun from a clear blue sky to bitterly cold snowstorms. Nonetheless, there are plenty of activities to enjoy whatever nature throws at you. Furthermore, […]

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    Deutschlandsberg Castle

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

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  • Feldkirch, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Discover charming Feldkirch

    Feldkirch is a historic small town located in Vorarlberg in the far west of Austria, very close to the border of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The beautiful medieval town, which remains well preserved to this day, was mentioned as a town for the first time in 1218. Historic centre Its historical centre is small, only about […]

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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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  • 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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