• Zillertal, Tirol, Austria

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    Snow much fun in Zillertal

    The first train stop on my winter tour through Austria was Zillertal, Tyrol. After a few days in fantastic Vienna, I was looking forward to hitting the slopes. Moreover, the winter had taken a firm hold on the Austrian Alps in late February, and there was abundant snow. 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 protecting and keeping Austrian traditions alive is vital. Many traditions are connected to the catholic church, others are part of rural folklore, and some celebrate the end of harvest time. Nonetheless, most of these festivities are lively, colourful, and folksy, with a high […]

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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 take 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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    The best boat trips in Austria

    We have been cruising the lakes to find the best boat trips in Austria. Passenger boats have been crisscrossing Austrian lakes for centuries. In the beginning, it serves the communities on the lake shores, but since the 18th century also been on tourist cruises. Some of the lakes still have historic cruises with steam-driving boats, […]

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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. The fee covers the maintenance and conservation projects in the area. Many canyons offer suitable hikes for the whole family, and only a few are best hiked by seasoned hikers. We have collected […]

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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 a relatively well-developed rail network. In comparison, Norway which is more than four times as large as Austria has 600 km of railway tracks. Trains are popular in Austria and at peak hours around 570 trains are on the tracks at the […]

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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 the entire Tyrol. It did not take long from getting […]

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  • St. Anton, Tyrol, Austria

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    Snowtime on the slopes of St. Anton

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

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