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Hallstatt Lake Cruise

June 10, 2010 We end our journey to Austria in Hallstatt. We’re cruising the beautiful Hallstatt lake on board the MS Hallstatt sailing between Obertraun and Hallstatt. Lovable Hallstatt is a tiny town wedged between a mountain and a swan-filled lake. The Hills are truly…


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Dachsteinbahn

June 11, 2010 In the small resort town of Obertraun, near Hallstatt, a mighty gondola travels in three stages high up the Dachstein mountain. Today we climb 6600 feet up the mountain, and explore two huge ice caves. The first stage runs from the base…


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Sommerrodelbahn

June 9, 2010 We take highway B158 from Salzburg to Hallstatt, on our way to Hallstatt from Innsbruck. Along this highway is the beautiful Wolfgangsee, which stretches out 10.5 km from the northwest to the southwest. The market town that borders it’s shore as well…


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Kristallwelten

June 8, 2010 Originally created by Andre Heller as a gift to employees, collectors, customers and partners in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Swarovski in 1995, Swarovski Crystal Worlds is a tourist attraction visited by thousands of people from all over…


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Nordkettenbahn

June 7, 2010 It’s time for us to get our Tirolean mountain high. Join us on the journey on the Nordkettenbahn up to the top of the Hafelekar mountain towering above Innsbruck. From the center of Innsbruck, three lifts collectively called the Nordkettenbahn whisk us…


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Ambras Castle

June 7, 2010 Just southeast of Innsbruck town is Ambras Castle. This Renaissance palace was originally a medieval castle and it was renovated by Archduke Ferdinand the 2nd for his wife in the mid-1500s. Its extensive grounds are replete with beautifully manicured gardens. There’s even…


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Bergisel

June 7, 2010 The Bergisel is Innsbruck’s Olympic ski jump that was used when this city hosted the Winter games in 1964 and again in 1976. The original one that was used in the Olympics was demolished in 2000 to make room for this new…


Exploring Downtown Innsbruck Leave a comment Read more »

Exploring Downtown Innsbruck

June 6, 2010 Innsbruck was the Habsburgs’ capital of the Tirol, and its medieval center – now a glitzy tourist filled pedestrian zone – still gives you the feel of a medieval capital. We start our walking tour of historic downtown Innsbruck on Herzog-Friedrich-Strasse, a…


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Untersberg Cable Car Ride

June 5, 2010 Join us on a spectacular ride to the top of the Untersberg mountain with magnificant views of the Rositten Valley and the surrounding mountains. The Untersberg cable-car operates on a two-cable system. The difference in altitude from the base station to the…


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Salzburg Zoo

June 4, 2010 Salzburg’s Zoo is home to around 800 animals. Situated at the foot of the Hellbrunner Mountain, it’s the only zoo in Salzburg. It started in 1424 as a private park of the archbishop of Salzburg. The zoo has steep rocky cliffs on…


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