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  • Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

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

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  • Railjet from the Austrian State Railway in a winterlandscape

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    The 6 cool ski resorts reachable by train in Austria

    All the airports in Austria are well connected to major cities and central trains stations. We have put together a list of cool ski resorts that are easily reachable by train together including some info on how to get to get there from the airport. Moreover, many ski resorts offer inexpensive or even free transfer […]

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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 wide and rounded. We have tested a few of the easier hiking opportunities that […]

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  • Snowshoeing at Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg

    We were a group of 10 people that had signed for a 2-hour guided snowshoe hike. Half the group were beginners with no prior snowshoeing experience. Nevertheless, we were in for a real treat. Up and about Those who didn’t have snowshoes were fitted with the necessary equipment in the local sports shop. We picked […]

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  • Traveling by train in Austria

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    Traveling by train in Austria

    With a total of 4865 km (3022 mi) of train tracks, Austria has relatively well-developed rail network. In comparison, Norway which is more than four times as large as Austria, actually has 600 km of less railway tracks. Trains are popular in Austria and at peak hours around 570 trains are on the tracks at […]

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  • Sunset over Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    Winter vacation in charming Seefeld

    What a change from when my college Arnold was here in the summer of 2017 (see the article Family fun in Seefeld). One of the snowiest winters in Austria in a long time had laid a thick white blanket, not just over Seefeld, but over entire Tyrol. It did not take long from getting off […]

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    Snowy days in Brandnertal

    For years this part of Austria has been a somewhat sleepy backwater valley. However, Brandnertal in Vorarlberg has slowly worked its way onto the winter vacation circuit. Not by building spectacular adrenalin pumping halfpipes or downhill runs, but by offering visitors affordable accommodation and facilities. The winter wonderland Moreover, the village Brand and the hamlet […]

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