Autumn of 2013: Your perfect holidays

A complete sensory feast! That’s Austria! Here you will find a crystal clear lake, lush green Alpine pastures, a snow-covered glacier. Austria’s outdoor playgrounds offer unlimited fun for all the family. Explore the Danube Valley’s steep vineyards,the Dachstein’s warren of sub-zero caves and scenic Zell am See. Clean air, clear water, and Salzburg’s only glacier […]

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Get on your hike for great scenery in Austria

I thought only actors in stage productions of The Sound Of Music still wore lederhosen, but standing at the breakfast buffet of the Hotel Edelweiss & Gurgl in Tyrolean village Obergurgl I’m proven wrong. Next to me, filling his bowl with Bio Krauter muesli, is a man in short leather breeches with braces. Admittedly, he […]

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Arrivals from Asia to Austria to reach 1 mil. in 2015: ANTO

The Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) and its partners held a business seminar in Taipei on Sept. 2, speaking about the European country’s growing tourism industry. According to the office, arrivals from Asia in Austria will see an annual increase of 35 to 46 percent and reach a total of one million in 2015. The […]

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Zell am See-Kaprun – the perfect spot for a vacation!

Surrounded by a snow-covered glacier, lush green Alpine pastures, a crystal-clear lake and a health-promoting climate; these are the reasons for Zell am See-Kaprun being Austria’s one of the top destinations. For your next holiday, plan for your Austria Visit Visa! It is not just a scenic area, but also offers the opportunity of meeting […]

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Austria Travel: Food delights in sensational Salzburg

SALZBURG—Come for the classical music, stay for The Sound of Music. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the Sachertorte, either. I just got back from three days in this consummately Gemütlichkeit city, my mission from The Star to check out how Opera Atelier’s Marshall Pynkoski and Jeanette Zingg did with their production of Lucio Sella at […]

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Twenty reasons to visit Vienna

1. THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL The cliched Vienna of stiff collars and imperial grandeur is symbolised perfectly by the Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School. In displays of skill and dexterity, the white horses prance around one of the Hofburg’s grand courtyards carrying their impeccably attired riders. There’s a reason the school has been […]

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Austria Immigration Statistics – an overview

The Austrian Statistics Center reported on Wednesday that on January 1, 2013, there were 8,451,860 people living in Austria. This account to 0.52 percent or 43,739 more people than at the beginning of 2012. This increase is claimed to be due to more immigration. In January, around 11.9 percent of people living in Austria were […]

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Wettest spring since 1858

Spring this year has been one with the most rainfall since 1858. The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) came to this conclusion yesterday (Wed). Moreover, the last time with such few sunny hours was in 1991. The average temperature was only 0.4 degrees Celsius below the average. However, there were big differences: the […]

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ME tourist numbers to Austria rise 35pc

Austria recorded a total 712,514 overnights from the Middle East in 2012, reflecting an increase of 35.2 per cent over the previous year, said a top official. “The majority of Middle Eastern guests in Austria came from Saudi Arabia (29 per cent) and the UAE (28 per cent),” added Klaus Ehrenbrandtner, regional director for Asia […]

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Bregenz, Austria: a cultural city guide

On the shores of Lake Constance, the small city of Bregenz is best known for its summer music festival. But, even if you miss it, the sophisticated capital of the Vorarlberg province has culture aplenty, for modern as well as traditional tastes. Plus, there are medieval streets for strolling, cafés for lingering and the Pfänder […]

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