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Thursday, July 19, 2018
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 AustriaThe 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 AdventWith 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 warmthVienna 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 cowsWe 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...
on the road tyrol
Our fearless adventurer Christian Cummins is tempted out of his comfort zone at Area 47, where your inner child rules the roostIt was 9:32 in the morning in a remote valley in Tyrol, when I jumped off the bridge. There was a moment of intense acceleration as I fell, a sudden lurch to the stomach – and then surging...
Cycling from Vienna to Budapest along Europe’s iconic river, through three countries and changing cultures  It’s over 300 kilometers along the Danube from Vienna to Budapest, and I was going to cycle it. Despite the idea lingering in the back of my mind for ages, Viennese life somehow kept me from managing to find the time. With my sojourn in...
Once a Cold War no-man’s-land, the Thayatal national park is now a restored oasis of calm and natural beautySitting atop a mossy bluff overlooking the Thaya River near Hardegg, it’s hard to believe the Iron Curtain once ran through here. Gone is the barbed wire that once coiled along the riverbanks. The machine gun platforms and guard towers have...
In Graz, Austria’s second city, a charming old town with lively Mediterranean flair, and the biggest farmer’s market in all of EuropeRegarded for ages as the modest cousin of the great Habsburg capital, Graz, despite its charm, was used to keeping a low profile. Thrown into the spotlight in 2003 as European Capital of Culture however, the city drew...
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