• 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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  • Samson parade - traditional festivals in Austria

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    5 spectacular traditional festivals in Austria

    A study by IMAS showed that 9 out of 10 Austrians think that protecting Austrian traditions and keeping them alive is vital. Many of the traditions are connected to the catholic church, while others are part of rural folklore and some are celebrating the end of harvest time. Most of these festivities are lively, colorful […]

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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 both short urban funicular railways, and longer tracks that takes you up into 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 – […]

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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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  • Rosshütte funicular railway, Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    Family fun in Seefeld

    Hiking in the Alps is one of the most popular activities in Tyrol during the summer months. Enjoying stunning views and a day on the mountain does not necessarily, mean you need climbing gear and a marathon runner’s stamina. There are places perfect for family outings as well. Family fun There are several places where […]

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  • Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria

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    Innsbruck – The capital of the Alps

    Innsbruck, the capital of Tirol, Austria spreads out in the Inn Valley where the river Inn makes a bend north, before continuing east. In the midst of the most alpine state of Austria, the city’s 130.000 inhabitants enjoy a thriving city and all year outdoor adventures. Innsbruck got it’s name from the first bridge across […]

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  • tractor trip, Seefeld, Tyrol, Austria

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    Tractor trip into the Alps

    t the recommendation of the local tourist office, we headed 10 kms out of Seefeld to the village of Scharnitz. We were booked on an excursion into the stunning Karwendel mountains by tractor. Yes, you read it right. No fancy 4×4 nor luxurious hoarse carriage, but on a trailer drawn by an agricultural tractor. Don’t […]

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