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There is a delightful road south from Grünau im Almtal leading through a splendid forest: the prize at the end of the road is a small jewel of a lake, the Almsee. Have lunch at a restaurant overlooking the lake and afterwards if time allows follow some tempting paths through the meadows th... more

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One of the many lakes of the Salzkammergut.... more

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Across the square from the Spanish Riding School is the Augustinian Church (Augustinerkirche). This exquisite church dates back to the 14th century and the Sunday morning high mass at 11 am is truly memorable. Many famous events have taken place here including the wedding of Maria Theresa to Fr... more

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Ashkay Pulikapa

Another of the museums in the New Château is the Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek), one of the most impressive and beautiful libraries in the world, with a collection of rare manuscripts dating back to the 14th century.... more

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Outside the heart of Vienna is the Belvedere Palace, which is actually two palaces joined by extensive gardens. The Belevedere Palace was built in the 18th century as a summer home of Prince Eugene of Savoy.... more

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Ossiach is a good place to have lunch and visit the Benedictine Abbey. The Abbey was founded in 1024 and later ceased functioning in the 18th century.... more

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After exploring the old town, visit Bruck Castle, which sits on a hill above the city. This 16th-century castle, formerly belonging to the Counts of Gorz, has a museum with artifacts discovered in nearby excavations of Roman settlements, Austrian folklore and handicraft displays, and paintings ... more

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Burg Hochosterwitz is a fascinating castle dominating the top of a miniature mountain, near the town of Saint Veit an der Glan.  Be sure to wear sturdy shoes because you have to walk up to the castle, built on what looks like a toy mountain. The path zigzags up the hill crossing fortified brid... more

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  Café Konditorei Fürst Salzburg is the first and only producer of the "Original Salzburger Mozartkugel". In the year 1890 the Salzburg confectioner, Paul Fürst, created the now world famous Salzburger Mozartkugel. He was awarded a gold me... more

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Klagenfurt is famous for its 56 churches and chapels either in or near the town. Tours begin at the Neuer Platz Tourist Office.... more

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A stop in Stams is certainly worthwhile to visit the splendid 13th-century Cistercian Abbey. This abbey is most impressive and has two marvelous towers crowned by onion domes.... more

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25 years ago, on 10 August 1983, the Johann-Michael-Haydn-Society was founded. Its main aim has always been that of a museum that shows the importance of Michael Haydn’s life and work as a leading musician in Salzburg between the years 1763 and 1806. Additionally, the society organizes recita... more

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Another “must” from Hallstatt is a visit to the Ice Caves, or Dachsteineishöhle. To reach the caves, follow the road around the south end of the lake towards the town of Obertraun. As you near the town, watch for the sign for the road that branches to the right to the Dachstein... more

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“Die Weisse” brewery serves the best wheat beer in Salzburg and is popular with locals, especially students because of its extremely affordable menu options. ... more

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Durstein Castle has its own fairy tale: in 1192 Leopold V captured England’s King Richard the Lionheart and hid him in the castle. No one knew where the king was imprisoned. Blondel, the King’s devoted minstrel, devised a plan to find his master and drifted from castle to castle pla... more

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Elli Riehl, who was born in Villach in 1902, always wanted a “little house in the mountains.” When she became a widow at the age of 28, she fulfilled her dream and moved to a small farmhouse in the country. She loved being out of doors and took long walks where she became friends wi... more

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The Ephesos Museum, located in the New Chateau, displays artifacts from ancient Greece and Turkey.... more

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The Ethnographical Museum (Museum für Völkerkunde) in the New Chateau displays some fabulous pre-Columbian artifacts including an incredible authentic Aztec feather headdress.... more

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The approach road to Forchtenstein Castle twists up the mountain to the car park at the summit. The restaurant on the cliff next to the castle has a stunning view of the valley. The castle, originally built by the powerful Mattersburg family and then later rebuilt by the Esterhazys, was a key d... more

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Recommended by Bergschlössl: The newest cable car to the villlage of St. Anton am Arlberg in the Tirol region of Austria whisks people up the Galzig and Valluga for skiing in winter and a wealth of summer activities such as hiking, biking and much more. The cable car incorporates a ferris ... more

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Always a special favorite of tourists is the Getreidegasse, a picturesque street lined by buildings that are accented by whimsical wrought-iron signs. Salzburg is so charming you can spend hours just meandering through the maze of streets, which frequently converge like spokes into small square... more

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The Glockenspiel atop the Residenz Neubau (New Residence), whose 36 bells play Mozart tunes at 7 am, 11 am, and 6 pm is not to be missed.... more

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While meandering through the old town be sure to stop and admire one of Innsbruck’s most famous highlights, the Goldenes Dachl (Little Golden Roof), an intricately carved exterior balcony added to the Ducal Palace to commemorate the marriage of Maximilian I to Bianca Maria Sforza. Legend ... more

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From Gosaua a road branches to the south to the spectacularly lovely little lake, Gosausee. Although tiny, this lake is definitely worth a side trip. Rock walls rise straight up from the depths of the lake enclosing the dark-blue waters in a majestic embrace. The mighty peaks of the Dachstein M... more

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Gottweig Abbey dominates the top of a hillacross from the town of Krems. Although it is far in the distance on the right bank of the river, it appears quite dramatic and beautiful in the late afternoon sunlight due to its immense size.... more

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Shaun Reynolds

The pass is one of the highest and most scenic routes through the Alps. The views are astounding. Be prepared for hair-pin turns and lots of tolls. Open May to October... more

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If you enjoy being out of doors, and if the weather is kind, there is another beautiful excursion from Hallstatt. From Hallstatt, follow the signs to Bad Aussee. About 5 kilometers east there is a string of lakes: a large lake, the Grundlsee, a medium-sized lake, the Toplitzsee, and a tiny lake... more

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One of the numerous small lakes of the Salzkammergut where one of the prettiest and most picturesque villages, Hallstatt, adorns it's shores.... more

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The Harrach Castle is worth a stop because now it also houses one of the finest private art collections in Austria, the Harrach Gallery. Park your car and walk into the courtyard to buy your ticket to the museum. More than 200 paintings representing artists from all over the world are elegantly... more

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Just beyond Haydn’s birthplace, you will see on the right side of the road the large Harrach Palace dramatically surrounded by superb gardens. This estate ties in with Haydn’s life as his mother was a cook for the wealthy Harrach family who were, and still are, the owners of this ca... more

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Alan Williams

The town of Rohrau was the birthplace of two musical geniuses, Franz Josef Haydn (1732–1809) and Michael Haydn (1737–1806). Just before you enter the town, watch on the left side of the road for the small whitewashed thatched cottage where Haydn (one of a family of 12 children) was ... more

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Tudor Seulean

Either before or after the tour of the castle, take the short walk to Haydn’s home (only about a block away). As you face the castle, the street where Haydn lived runs along the right side of the castle grounds. Follow this street and you will find his small house on the left side of the ... more

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Hochosterwitz is a wonderful old castle that looks exactly as a castle is supposed to look—majestically capping a very precipitous miniature mountain and displaying a hodgepodge of turrets, thick walls, and towers. This castle would certainly do justice to a fairy tale. The castle is visi... more

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Les Maisons Vigneronnes

The Hofburg Palace (frequently called just die Burg) is much more than a palace. Although it was indeed the home of the Hapsburgs until 1918, it is actually an enormous complex of gardens, museums, and theaters. You could easily spend several days here enjoying the wealth of sightseeing possibi... more

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Another target in Innsbruck should be the Hofburg Palace, built by Maria Theresa, where you are surrounded by the wealth and grandeur of the Hapsburg dynasty. Pause to admire the family portraits of Maria Theresa and her children.... more

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The intriguing fortress, Hohensalzburg, looms above the city and is reached by funicular from the edge of town.... more

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Surrounding the Neuer Platz is the Old Quarter where the House of the Golden Goose can be found. Thought to be Klagenfurt's oldest still standing house, the Golden Goose dates beck to 1489.... more

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In the Imperial Apartments (Kaiserappartements)at the Hofburg Palace, once the royal residence, you can imagine the opulent lifestyle of the ruling family.... more

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The Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer) displays the kingdom’s crown jewels. Among the dazzling treasures on display is a magnificent 1,000-year-old crown studded with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies. (This crown was stolen by Hitler, but returned to Austria after the war.)... more

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Stop to visit Franz-Josef’s hunting lodge, Kaiservilla, located on the north bank of the Ischl (watch for the signs as you drive into town). Park your car and walk across a bridge to visit the lodge, which is filled with hunting trophies. The house is not elaborate in design or decor, but... more

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One of the most elegant shopping streets in Europe is the Kärthner Strasse, a pedestrian-only avenue that runs from the Opern Ring to Stephansplatz where you find one of Vienna’s landmarks, Saint Stephen’s Cathedral (Dompfarre St. Stephan).... more

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The Landhaus, seat of the Carinthian regional parliament, is famous for its twin onion-domed towers. The building was originally builtfrom 1574-90.... more

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In a town famous for its many churches the tower of the parish church stands out for all to see.... more

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The town hall since 1918, this building was originally the Palais Rosenberg, built around 1580.... more

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Don’t leave town without stopping at the Konditorei-Kaffee Musil for a pastry. Bernhard Musil is a renowned pastry chef and his fabulous pastries and delectable chocolates (for which he has over 4,000 molds) are shipped throughout the world. The bakery is well located, just a block from t... more

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Wild Vanilla

Close to Wald im Pinzgau is one of the most famous sightseeing destinations in Austria, the Krimml Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. As you leave the town of Wald, the road splits: the road to the right is the old mountain pass and the road to the left is a toll road. Take the road to the... more

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While in Kitzbuhel, there are a few sights to see such as the Pfarrkirche and the Liebfrauenkirche, two churches with lovely paintings to admire... more

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The beautiful, acrobatic, white stallions performing at the riding school have been a part of Austrian royaly for over 500 years. The performing horses were born with a black coat and by reaching the age of ten developed their all white appearance.... more

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Liszt’s birthplace is now a museum, the walls covered with musical mementos and photographs. It is interesting to see the photographs of many of Austria’s musical masters, many of whose lives were interwoven. In the lobby is a small shop where you can purchase literature and musical... more

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One event you must include is the Marionette Opera, with performances taking place from Easter through September in the Marionetten Theater, which is located near the Mirabell Gardens. The marionettes usually perform Mozart operas. The exquisite scenery, splendid marionettes dressed in intricat... more

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