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Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley

Just like the landscape of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley is protected by UNESCO, the Danube has its own area of special significance: the 40-km Wachau Valley in Austria, between the towns of Krems and Melk. And like that Rhine stretch, Wachau has hilltop ruins, castles, vineyards, historic towns and quaint villages. As UNESCO calls […]

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Vienna to Graz via the Semmering Railway: A UNESCO Kinder Egg

Vienna to Graz is a 3-in-One Kinder Egg for World Heritage geeks – Vienna’s old town, Graz’ medieval centre, and the journey between the two on the Semmering Railway.

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Feeling weightless in a Tyrolean spa

As days are getting shorter and work busier than ever, I think back on an all-too-brief stay at Aquadome, Tyrol’s biggest and most creatively designed spa.

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Spas and spice in Bad Bleiberg

A few days away, just the two of you, sans kids – sounds good? Then Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Bleibergerhof might be the place for you.

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Family Fun in Carinthia

This summer, go to Nassfeld in Austria’s southernmost province, Carinthia. Then head up on Madritsche mountain for heaps of family fun.

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About Schnapps – the natural way

The Backer schnapps is all-natural, hand-made – in short, the good stuff. If further proof of quality is required, medals and awards abound.

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Five Faves in Vienna

I’ve been in Vienna many times, but haven’t seen half as much of this beautiful city as I would have liked. Here are five faces.

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