Austria

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Austria. independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Ski With The Weekend Warriors In Obergurgl

11/03/2020 by .
Fast carving above Hochgurgl

If you’re reading this then the chances are you’re a ski junkie. I had my first taste in Kitzbühel at the ripe old age of thirty-nine and I’ve been hooked ever since.

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The Mountain Art Of Adam Attew, Austria

09/03/2020 by .
2 Adam Attew finishing his oil painting ‘Last Light on the Kirchenkogel’ 2760m up at Obergurgl in the Austrian Tirol

Artists sometimes suffer for their art. J M W Turner famously tied himself to a ship’s mast in a storm to capture the full force of nature.

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Galtur. Skiing In The Footsteps Of Giants

29/01/2020 by .
galtur view

Skiing hones the senses. Biting cold on exposed flesh; shadows thrown by late-afternoon winter sun; snowflakes swirling like shoals of silverfish; the profound silence after a fall of powder. The exquisite clarity of a newly-discovered vista.

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Ischgl. Skiing On the Border

28/01/2020 by .

Cycling Around Salzburg And Its Lakes

10/01/2020 by .
Grundlsee

Say Salzburg and you think the Sound of Music, but there’s far more to the region than following in the footsteps of the Von Trapp family.

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Michelin-Starred Cooking in Ischgl’s Mountain Huts

05/08/2019 by .

Skiing in Ischgl and Kappl

18/02/2019 by .
Perfect piste Ischgl

“You’re not in Austria anymore!” chuckles Stefanie, my local Tourism guide, “This is Switzerland”.At my feet an invisible borderline runs atop the 2,760m Idjoch. Spread out below me like a scale-model in the crystal-clear air lie peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see. Behind me, Ischgl, my starting point in Austria.

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Carinthia – the Land of the Lakes

28/06/2018 by .
Row Boat Millstätter See

Austria has long been a popular destination for British travellers, both in the winter for skiing and the summer for hiking. The Tyrol gets most of the action, but Carinthia, in the South East, is well worth a visit.

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Insider Guide to Schladming in Summer

18/06/2018 by .
Aus 16

When the snow melts and the skiers head home, the Austrian Alps don’t just disappear. Some people prefer their mountains served green and pleasantly warm rather than chilled.

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The Trail of the Walser in Vorarlberg

30/11/2017 by .
Mountain

Along this track, as recently as the last century, young children, barely able to walk, were sent far away to Germany. Their parents couldn’t afford to feed them so, rather them seeing them die, they were despatched to work on large feudal estates. Some didn’t make it, frozen by the elements or eaten by wild animals, and most never returned.

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