14.4 C
Vienna
Saturday, September 23, 2017
hiking
Summer heat doesn’t temper Austrians’ appetite for high peaks in the slightest. Many Austrians have never seen The Sound of Music (after all, what does Hollywood know?). And those who have may well reject the picture of a folksy, slightly naïve and somewhat hillbilly people inclined to burst into song at the slightest excuse, that has somehow charmed generations of...
Wachau
The Wachau region is just a stone’s throw from Vienna and its secrets and treasures can be all yours for an afternoon. The dream of slowing down – of escaping the city to spend endless afternoons in the countryside – has always seemed like something for old people. But when I got the opportunity to visit the Wachau Valley, I...
rafting
Rafting in the Mostviertel may be a thrill, but to Rudi Scheiblechner, it’s business as usual Braving the elements armed only with a paddle, every year countless people take the plunge down the playful and turbulent waters of the roaring Salza river in an inflatable raft. “They come back often,” said river guide Rudi Scheiblechner – rafting can be habit-forming. Along...
Pures Leben Chalets Styria
An out-of-town house experience with all the comforts of modern living. I’ll be the first to admit it. City kids always look a little out of place on a rolling hillside. It’s something about the all-in-black look and the impractical shoes that immediately gives us away. But nature beckons, and for those without out-of-town friends or a country house of...
Innsbruck
Innsbruck delights with high peaks and a proud history. Twice host to the Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympics, snow and ice lie at the spiritual heart of this city Innsbruck certainly has a knack for putting its best foot forward: On the profitable trade route between Germany and Italy near a mountain pass used since Roman times, it has been welcoming...
arlberg ski resort
The proud Arlberg region looks to the future as a new lift system makes it the largest continuous ski resort in Austria The Fantastic Gondolas party above Lech am Arlberg felt like a psychedelic high: Dots of green and yellow chased each other over craggy snowfields like an elaborate dance of Alpine fireflies as pictures of flowing lava were projected onto...
wolfgangsee
During the holiday season, the Wolfgangsee turns into a paradise for lovers of all things Advent With the Christmas season starting earlier each year, it was no surprise that by early December last year my friends and I were already feeling burned out by the conspicuous consumption and forced cheer of the capital. So for St. Nicholas Day, or December...
Styria's Spa Region
As cold weather takes over, the thermal baths of Styria’s Spa Region beckon for weekends of peace and warmth Vienna is often called a “Dorf” (a village) albeit a cosmopolitan one – a place where everyone knows everyone else and things move at a slower pace. But it’s still a city, and despite ample greenery in the Prater, Schönbrunn park,...
travel farm
Connect with nature while unplugging from city life... but leave enough time to milk the cows We talk about our dream of country life, walking arm in arm down a quiet lane while cattle graze in a field nearby; crossing a babbling brook in the shade of a mighty oak, the aroma of freshly cut hay radiant in the afternoon...
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