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  • A view over the Sausal Wineregion in Styria

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    Sausal – Wine, hiking and beautiful scenery

    The contrast between the forest groves and the straight-lined vines in the hilly landscape that characterizes the view is fascinating. What’s more, the small villages you pass are nothing more than clusters of houses. However, in these picturesque clusters of homes, you’ll find what makes the region worth a visit: the restaurants and wine shops […]

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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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  • Railjet from the Austrian State Railway in a winterlandscape

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    6 cool ski resorts reachable by train in Austria

    Austria’s airports are well-connected to major cities and central train stations. Therefore, we have put together a list of excellent ski resorts that are easily reachable by train, including some info on how to get there from the airport. Moreover, many ski resorts offer inexpensive or free transfers to and from the nearest train station […]

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  • Cruisebåt til kai ved Wörthersee, Kärnten, Østerrike

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    Breakfast cruise on Lake Wörthersee

    We boarded the boat MS “Klagenfurt” at Metnitzstrand Park in Klagenfurt at 10:00, where a reserved table awaited us in the lounge. It was worth postponing breakfast and having it served on the water instead. The aroma of freshly baked rolls filled the lounge, which, along with cold cuts, juice and coffee, were served as […]

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  • Bregenz - seaside fun in the Alps, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Bregenz – Seaside fun in the Alps

    Situated on the banks of Lake Constance, the town of 29.000 inhabitants is a world away from Vienna at the other end of the country. The westernmost state capital of Austria – Bregenz, is best known for its annual theatre festival. However, the city also offers visitors seaside escapes, mountain hiking, and innovative architecture. Nonetheless, […]

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  • Italian flagthrowers at the Medieval FEstival in Mauterndorf, Austria.

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    Medieval Festival in Mauterndorf

    Time travel a few hundred years back to the Middle age when the entire village was full of people dressed in historical costumes, and armed knights roamed the streets mingling with flame breathers. The Middle Ages come alive at what has become the legendary folk festival in Mauterndorf, an hour’s drive from Salzburg. Every July […]

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  • Rosshütte funicular railway, Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    5 fantastic places in Austria accessible by funicular railway

    Austria has short urban funicular railways and longer tracks that take you up the mountains. A funicular railway consists of two vehicles that counterbalance one another rather than independently operated railway cars. Furthermore, they are usually barrier-free and perfect if you are a wheelchair user or travel with a stroller. 1. Hallstatt – Salzbergbahn A […]

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