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  • Salzkammergut, Austria

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    Salzkammergut – Austria in miniature

    The contrasts in the Salzkammergut region are large. Not only because the landscape alternates between massive mountain ranges, glaciers, lush valleys and a plethora of lakes. But also, because the region offers a rich cultural landscape that has been characterized by more than 5,000 years of human activity. The Salzkammergut holiday region covers 58 municipalities […]

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    Schafbergbahn steam train – Railway to heaven

    Already in the 19th century the tourists wanted to get up on mountain peaks, in a more comfortable manner than to hiking or climbing. Therefore, cog railway tracks were built several places in the Alps, where narrow track steam trains to this day ferry people up and down the mountains. The 5.8-kilometre-long trip up Schafberg […]

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  • fantastic viewpoints in Austria

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    8 fantastic viewpoints in Austria

    Austria is dominated by the Alps with almost 70 % of the country above 500 metres (1,640 ft). Except for some flat areas in the eastern most state of Burgenland, even the regions not directly in the Alps are not really flat. I’ve found some stunning views in the gently rolling hills of south-east Styria, in […]

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