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  • Raggaschlucht, Carinthis, coolest canyons in Austria

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    Check out the coolest canyons in Austria

    Most of the canyons and gorges in Austria are maintained by public or private conservation organisations, and you pay an entrance fee. This covers the maintenance and conservation projects in the area. Many of the canyons are suitable hikes for the whole family, and only a few are best hiked by seasoned hikers. We have […]

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  • The view from Seefelder Joch in Tyrol - Hiker's Heaven, Austria

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    Austria, the Hiker’s Heaven

    Enticing hiking terrain is found throughout Austria. Although the Alps and mountain views may be on the top of your list, there are also many beautiful natural experiences in flatter areas. Although Austrian hiking trails often are associated with cows grazing on flower meadows, beautiful rugged mountain scenery and great views, you can experience much, […]

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  • Hiker's Heaven, Speierck, Lungau, Salzburgerland, Austria

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    Hiking to Speiereck at 2411m

    Obsessed with stunning views I love hiking in Austria. Add to that magnificent nature and crisp fresh air – well, then you have the recipe for a brilliant day out in the Austrian Alps. The Speierck (2411 m / 7919 ft) in the holiday region Lungau offers an easy to medium level half-day hike. Cable […]

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  • Lake Millstatt, Carinthia, Austria

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    Summer paradise Lake Millstatt

    There are plenty of activities to enjoy on and in the area around the lake. Since we had a brilliant and warm weather during our stay, we decided to give water activities priority. Well, almost. We went for a short hike in the mountains as well. Mostly for the stunning views of the lake and […]

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    Water sport vacation at the Wörthersee

    You can easily spend a week at Wörthersee without running out of fun activities. Many of Austria’s rich and famous have a cottage by the lake. Especially the village of Velden with its casino is a playground for the rich. Fortunately, the lake is big enough for local and normal tourists to play around, on […]

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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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  • St. Anton, Tyrol, Austria

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    Snowtime on the slopes of St. Anton

    The first day, arriving at the cable car valley station to plan my runs, was exhausting. I could choose between 88 cable car and lifts bringing me to more than 300 km’s of prepared slopes and 200 km’s off-piste runs. For beginners or first-time visitors, it can be a bit overwhelming. Choosing slopes I’m glad […]

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