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    Ski resorts near Vienna accessible by train

    Are you looking for some excellent ski resorts near Vienna that you can easily access by train? We’ve got you covered! Check out these fantastic ski destinations that offer excellent family-friendly slopes and unforgettable skiing experiences. Hop on a train and get ready for an adventure. Stuhleck ski resort – Spital am Semmering At Stuhleck in […]

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  • Sking on the Planai, Schladming, Styria, Austria.

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    Schladming: A Ski Destination with a World Cup Flair

    The historic small town in the Styria region of Austria, with about 4500 inhabitants, is surrounded by the majestic Dachstein mountains. The winter season usually starts at the beginning of December and runs until the beginning of April. Skiing day and night Schladming offers 123 km of slopes spread over four interconnected ski areas: Planai, […]

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  • Hking in Southern Styria

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    Hiking among the vineyards in Southern Styria

    Hiking in wine regions has become popular in Austria. Many people enjoy the rolling hills and soft landscape as a contrast to the fantastic opportunities for alpine hiking in the Alps. We, therefore, ventured out on a 5.8 km (3.6 mi) long hike in southern Styria through vineyards, forest groves, and open farm landscapes. Nature […]

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  • Burg Strechau one of the best-preserved castles in Styria, Austria

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    5 of the best-preserved castles in Austria

    Austria has many impressive castles that are open to the public. We love visiting castles that have retained at least some originality and that have period furniture and decorations. The best-preserved castles can offer a small insight into what life was like at the castle throughout history. Many of the excursions are very well done […]

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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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  • Murau

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    Murau – A historic pearl in the Alps

    If you are on your way through northwestern Styria, you should take the opportunity to visit the old historic centre of the small town with just over 3,400 inhabitants. Murau is beautifully situated in a valley that stretches in an east-west direction through northern Styria — surrounded by a typical alpine landscape on the south […]

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  • Salzkammergut, Austria

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    Salzkammergut – Austria in miniature

    The contrasts in the Salzkammergut region are significant not only because the landscape alternates between massive mountain ranges, glaciers, lush valleys, and many lakes. But also because the region offers a rich cultural landscape characterized by more than 5,000 years of human activity. The Salzkammergut holiday region covers 58 municipalities in three states (Salzburg, Upper […]

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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 makes […]

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    Deutschlandsberg Castle

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

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