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  • Green Lake, Styria, Austria

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    Green Lake – The emerald of the Styrian Alps

    Green Lake, its setting is simply stunning. A green emerald surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. Consequently, the Green Lake (Grüner See) in Styria has become a very popular destination. During the main central European holiday period, it can be very crowded. Nonetheless, if you manage to visit outside peak vacation times, you can […]

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    Frohnleiten – The beauty queen on the river Mur

    For once, we visited an Austrian town, not because they have well-known tourist sights or famous architecture, but simply because it’s a lovely town. Frohnleiten has been able to modernize the city and, in particular the main square (Hauptplatz), without destroying its historical charm. The square is the lifeblood of the local community and where […]

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  • Vacation in Volcano Land, Styria, Austria

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    Vacation in Volcano Land

    Despite its fiery name the Styrian Volcano Land (Steirisches Vulkanland) doesn’t consist of lava spewing volcanos or blackened scorched earth. Rather the contrary, the region mostly consists of a lush green landscape of rolling hills. The hillcrests are usually covered by forest and the valleys are dominated by farmland, vineyards and dotted with villages. Slow […]

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  • Riegersburg castle, Styria, Austria

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    Riegersburg Castle

    From whatever direction you arrive, the Riegersburg Castle firmly stands out sitting on top of a volcanic peak 480 metres above sea level. Don’t worry the volcano has been extinct for a couple of million years. If you love castles and the Middle Age this one is a must-visit. Location, location, location The knights of […]

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