Alps

An insider tip in the Alps: Haus Hirt in Bad Gastein, Austria

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There are at least 2 excellent reasons for this blogpost which has been a long time coming because this trip actually dates back a few months at this stage (6, to be precise). However, I did not want to miss out on the opportunity to tell you all about it because this place, called Bad Gastein, is really something else. One. This is still a real insid[...]

8 Places Not To Miss in Austria’s Salzkammergut

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Ladies, this is it. This is where the hills are alive with music. Most travellers who come to Austria stop by in Salzburg for that sweet, sweet taste of the real Sound of Music (for this is where the musical was filmed), but if you are searching for the real deal, look a little further - to the Salzkammergut. The region, filled with impressive mountains a[...]

Skiing and snow biking in the Austrian Alps

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My best friend always says she doesn't need a psychologist because she's got the mountains. And that's right, what else could you possibly need!? My last trip to more hilly spaces led me and my mum (!) to Obertauern, a ski area in the heart of the Austrian Alps. And no, that wasn't back in January, it was in late April - because it snows until May in that pa[...]

A Trip to Lake Achensee, or How I Fell in Love with Austria

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There is no place like home. As I live abroad these days and need to survive on a tight student budget, frequent trips back home are not always on the horizon. Ergo, every chance I do get to go back to Austria I am more excited than the last time. Last summer  I spent a fabulous weekend in Innsbruck, which is probably my favourite city in Austria when it com[...]

Escape to the Alps - James Bond Style

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When I got invited to join Katja on a three day trip to Sölden, Austria, I didn’t really realize what I was in for. For starters, I’m not a big winter-sports gal and have never been skiing (crazy, right?) Second, I’ve only been to the Austrian Alps once before – and I slept in a tent, not a 4-star hotel. So little did I know what a treat this trip would be. [...]

Travelettes Christmas Calendar Day 17: Hotel Geniesserhotel Die Forelle, Austria

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Congratulations Lamesha for convincing us, that you really do deserve that 2-day retreat at Haidl-Madl we had in door 16 yesterday. Well done, you! It's getting closer and closer to Christmas, and our giveaways are about to really hot up! Today, we're giving away another stay at one of GreenPearls incredible hotels. GreenPearls specialise in sustainable, ec[...]

Wellness holidays in Ladis, Austria

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If you start researching the region Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis in the south of Tyrol in Austria, you will inevitably find out that it is a year-round paradise for families with young children. There are regional child-care clubs, family-friendly activities, amusement rides, kids hotels and so on. When I accepted an invitation to visit the area and typed the name[...]

Adrenalin rushes in Kössen, Austria

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“Are you ready?”, I heard him say right into my ear. “Yes,” I say. NO, I think – but what can you do. Slowly I start walking forwards. Suddenly a heavy weight pulls me back and forces me to stop. “And now run,” he shouts from the back. I do as I'm told – and as any woman would do when pilot Dreamy Eyes commands. Left, right, left, right; at the next step my [...]

Stairway to nothingness, Austria

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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 o[...]

Ischgl, Tyrol - of stars and slopes

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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 p[...]

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