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Austria’s capital, Vienna is famous for imperial architecture, classical music, its high quality of life and tourist swarms from all over the world. The main attractions like St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the imperial residences Hofburg and Schönbrunn and the imposing buildings along the road Ringstraße aside, Vienna has many highlights to offer. Escaping the tourist crowds is hardly possible, but with these insider tips you will at least be able to …

[ Written by Kathi | 29 Jun 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

Welcome to Linz, Austria’s third largest city, the administrative capital of Upper Austria and one of the most important cities sitting along the Danube approximately halfway on its course to Budapest. The river is an essential part of Linz and indeed it’s believed to be the source of the city’s name, with the Roman word “Lentia” meaning “knee”, a direct reference to the bend in the Danube that Linz is …

[ Written by Frankie | 28 Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Digital photography has made a lot of things easier. Everyone with a common sense for composition and perspective and a little knowledge about exposure, aperture, shutter speed and ISO has the possibility to create an aesthetic masterpiece – safely locked up on a memory card and a hard-drive. The sheer amount tourists and travelers with bulky DSLR cameras around their necks has rapidly spiraled upwards in the recent years.
After 5 …

[ Written by Kathi | 11 Sep 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

What’s the bravest thing you’ve done on your travels? Skydiving? Bungee jumping? Whitewater rafting? Cycling Bolivia’s most dangerous road? Drinking that bucket cocktail three times the size of your head at a beach party in Thailand? Well there is a new attraction in Austria made to make your knees shake and test your stomach to the max- beware this is not one for those afraid of heights!

With a sheer drop …

[ Written by guest | 15 Jul 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

When the offer rolled in whether I wanted to go on a trip to my home country of Austria, I was already dreaming of sunshine, snow and mountains. Living in Berlin is great but I do sometimes miss the mountains. I was very excited this was happening – soon enough I was on my way to reach the ultimate dream destination in the Alps: Ischgl, Tyrol.
Ischgl is a place that …

[ Written by Kathi | 5 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Just like yours, my life gets crazy sometimes. Sometimes it’s all about 7am flights, 8 am shootings and deadlines deadlines deadlines. Mix in living off fast food for days, not sleeping for more than 4 hours a night and some nasty weather and you’ll be ready for a time out in no time.
The days leading up to my stay in Tyrol were just like that. In 3 days I had …

[ Written by Katja | 17 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Do you fancy a long spa treatment to release some of the stress? Could you be looking for a weekend with lots of nature and some fantastic outdoor sports programs? Have you started researching good places to spend your winter holidays at? If any of the above apply to you, keep reading…
A couple of months ago I was invited to visit two hotels of the Falkensteiner Group in the Austrian region of …

[ Written by guest | 29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

It’s hard to not dream of a perfect summer, when looking out of my Berlin window into the pouring rain in the middle of July. And while Vienna is not commonly considered the go-to destination for a summer holiday I recently found it to be exactly that. It was the end of June when I packed my bags and left for the Austrian capital which greeted me with a delicious …

[ Written by guest | 23 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

These past weeks, I’ve been feeling like a robot. The same routine every day: going to work, doing sports, writing university applications, eating, waiting for him to call and not sleeping enough. I’d been having  headaches on the daily and my motivation was on its very lowpoint. It was exactly the moment when a travelette knows just what she needs to do: GET THE HELL OUT OF TOWN!
The timing could …

[ Written by guest | 15 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

You may have heard of Innsbruck as the ski and snowboard capital of the Alps and the perfect place to stay for those who are up for a more urban environment after some hours in the slopes. What you might not realise is that it’s also a sweet destination in summer for anyone enjoying a great outdoor holiday complete with hiking tours, mountain biking, rafting, horseback-riding, rock-climbing and many more …

[ Written by guest | 6 Jul 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
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