Südsteiermark, Austria | the South Styrian Wine Road

Südsteiermark, Austria | the South Styrian Wine Road

A culinary journey in Südsteiermark brings exquisite wine, authentic Austrian food and traditional family-owned taverns with stunning views of luscious landscapes. All good reasons why food and wine lovers will be tempted to tread the South Styria Wine Road.

südsteirische weinstrasse

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What to do in Graz, Austria – culture, quirk & design

What to do in Graz, Austria – culture, quirk & design

Planning a city break to Graz? I’ve got you covered. This guide will show you what to do in Graz with recommendations on where to stay, what to eat and tips on how to have the best time in Austria’s second largest city.

 

Hauptplatz, main square in Graz

 

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Graz is the juxtaposition of old and new, traditional and modern, elegance and quirk. The pastel coloured stucco facades and cobbles of the old town contrast with edgy, futuristic design and modern architecture. In 2003 Graz was named European Capital of Culture and in 2011 was awarded UNESCO City of Design status. The two awards complement both each other and the city of Graz perfectly.

 

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Tiefenbachklamm – Austria’s Wild Side

Tiefenbachklamm – Austria’s Wild Side

Alpbachtal Seenland in the Tirol region of Austria is all about getting outdoors, soaking up dramatic scenery and breathing in the fresh Alpine air.

In summer, a hike through the Tiefenbachklamm, a spectacular gorge which carves its way through the Alpbachtal landscape, is guaranteed to give you a healthy blast of wild nature and a good measure of outdoor therapy.

 

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10 reasons to visit Alpbach in Summer

10 reasons to visit Alpbach in Summer

Sunrise over the mountains, gorges lined with dramatic rock formations, and the most beautiful village in Austria. Say hello to Alpbach in summer, the perfect base for getting outdoors, off-grid, and connecting with nature.

 

Alpbach Alpine valley with flowers in foreground

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Filzmoos Balloon Festival 2020

Filzmoos Balloon Festival 2020

Filzmoos Balloon Week takes place each January in Filzmoos, Austria. This pretty Austrian village nestles in the “ski amadé” region of Salzburgerland.The village lies in a pine-clad valley at the base of the Bischofsmütze Mountain surrounded by a winter wonderland of wooden chalets, fir trees and sparkling alpine scenery.

Filzmoos has so much more to offer than skiing, snow-boarding and hiking. It’s also known as Austria’s Balloon Village. I went along to Filzmoos Balloon Week to find out all about it.

Updated January 2020

Filzmoos Balloon Festival

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A Guide to Austrian Mountain Food

A Guide to Austrian Mountain Food

Austrian mountain food is perfect for fuelling up after a hard day’s skiing. There’s no shortage of tasty winter warmers served up in the mountain huts and restaurants of Filzmoos in the Austrian Alps. Hot, hearty dishes designed to ward off the cold and keep ski legs hot to trot. Here’s my guide to Austrian mountain food – just so you know your Gröstl from your Käsespäetzle…

A Guide to Austrian Mountain Food

 

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