Austria

Katschberg Rennweg: Health, Hikes and Alpine Family Fun

The Katschberg-Rennweg region is celebrated as an excellent region for hiking, climbing and fun family holidays. Though small, it has lots to see and do. Katschberg-Renweg: An Overview The area of Katschberg-Rennweg is situated in Carinthia, the southernmost state in Austria. It lies near the Hohe Tauern and Nockberge Mountains (in the north-west of Carinthia) and has a great location …

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Central Carinthia: Austria’s Ancient Historic Heartland

The ancient mountain terrain of Central Carinthia represents Austria at its most authentic. Off the beaten track, it’s a real hidden gem for easy hiking. Central Carinthia: An Overview Central Carinthia is situated in the heart of the Austrian state of Carinthia, amidst the Gurktal Alps. Often overlooked in favour of the more popular lakes further south (such as Lake …

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Sights along the Danube: The Wachau Valley in Lower Austria

Melk Abbey: For more than 900 years, Melk Abbey has been regarded as Austria’s foremost spiritual and cultural center. Its walls house a fascinating museum, informing visitors of its history and present-day use. The Abbey’s interior includes a number of highly impressive features such as the marble hall and the library. The views across the Danube valley, also known as the …

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Best Hiking Trails in Austria

Austria’s majestic mountains offer a brilliant backdrop to walking and hiking holidays, making this country a great destination for fans of the outdoors. While UK hikers will know that there are plenty of spectacular walking routes on offer at home, such as the beautiful Scottish borders, if walkers are going to travel to indulge their passion then why settle for …

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Austria’s East Tyrol… head in the clouds!

Those considering Austria holidays might want to take the East Tyrol region into consideration. The spelling of the area can be confusing as you may also see it written as East Tirol, but it is the same place and no matter how its name is spelt, it is one of the most attractive destinations in the world for those who …

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Salzburger Land Celebrates the Harvest

Salzburger Land’s annual Harvest Festival has been in full swing since the end of August and continues through to October 27, 2013. Throughout the two-month Austrian autumn festivities, over 70 villages and towns (including the city of Salzburg) host more than 2,000 events and activities! In traditional style, celebrations highlight the local farmers’ bounty through homemade feasts, music, dance, parades, …

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