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Neusiedlersee/Lake Fertő

At the border between Austria and Hungary you’ll find a lake with tall reeds and soil excellent for wine growing. That’s Neusiedlersee. Or Fertő tó, depending on which side of the border you’re on. Austrian wine growing country with Neusiedlersee on the horizon As both are landlocked countries, lakes are popular getaways, and Neusiedlersee / […]

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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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