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  • Straden in Styria - Discover the prettiest villages in Austria

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    Discover the prettiest villages in Austria

    When traveling in Austria, cities such as Salzburg and Vienna are unavoidable. Notwithstanding, to learn more about the country, you should also visit some of the prettiest villages in Austria. Here you will find the true heart and soul of Austria. Heiligenbrunn Heiligenbrunn in Burgenland is known for its so-called “kellerviertel” which you find in […]

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  • Hiking on Schneeberg in Austria

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    Schneeberg – Family-friendly mountain hiking

    The highest mountain of Lower Austria, Schneeberg (Snow Mountain), with its 2,076-metre (6.811 ft) high summit Klosterwappen, offers family friendly hiking and stunning views. Only about 80 kms (50 mi) from Vienna it’s a popular hiking destination for the Viennese, as well as for travellers. Hence, I boarded the yellow and green salamander train and headed up to Schneeberg. Arriving […]

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  • Grape fun at wine harvest party in Klöch

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    Grape fun at wine harvest party in Klöch

    Once a year in late September, a so-called “pressfest” takes place in the south-eastern Styrian village Klöch. Regional wine farmers showcase their products along with some culinary treats. Everything accompanied by live music and folklore performances. In Klöch they block off the main road and turn 150 meters of the road through the village into […]

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  • Burg Schlaining, Burgenland, Austria

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    Burg Schlaining

    Installing a peace museum and peace institute in a castle is a bit of a contradiction – or maybe not. Notwithstanding, both the castle itself and the Peace Museum are worth a visit if you are in the region. The castle is only a small detour of 20 km off the A2 motorway between Vienna […]

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  • Burg Hochosterwitz, Carinthia, Austria

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    Castle Hochosterwitz

    Already from a distance the formidable medieval fortress gives a powerful impression. Even after driving up the last slopes from the surrounding plain and to the parking lot, the cliff with the castle looms well above you. To get to the castle you can choose between hiking uphill through the 14 castle gates or take […]

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  • Weissensee, Carinthia, Austria

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    Weissensee – Hiking and cruising

    The first thing we did was to get an overview and enjoy the first impressions of the Weissensee by taking a cruise on the lake. What immediately struck me when we got out on the water – was the silence. Too often, there is a lot of traffic noise around the lakes, but this time […]

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  • Winter hiking through Breitachklamm Gorge, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Winter hiking through Breitachklamm Gorge

    Winter hiking in a canyon was one of the things I wanted to do in Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg. Hence, I seized the opportunity and made a winter hike in the Breitachklamm Gorge. I have hiked in many beautiful canyons all around Austria, but never during winter. The snow-covered landscape offered a distinctly different atmosphere and a […]

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  • Snowshoeing at Hirschegg, Kleinwalsertal, Vorarlberg, Austria

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    Snowshoeing at Hirschegg

    We were a group of 10 people that had signed for a 2-hour guided snowshoe hike. Half the group were beginners with no prior snowshoeing experience. Nevertheless, we were in for a real treat. Up and about Those who didn’t have snowshoes were fitted with the necessary equipment in the local sports shop. We picked […]

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