Six National Parks of Austria

Six National Parks of Austria

There are altogether six National parks in Austria and almost sixty nature preserves and nature parks. If you are a nature lover, you will like the 35 hot spots just for birdwatching. Austria is so full of Alpine gardens, a total of twenty such gardens that offer you a great opportunity to admire them in an undisturbed yet pristine beauty. Nationalpark Neusiedler See - Seewinkel In Burgenland, you can find this only steppe national park here in the Central Europe. It has a delicate wetland... [ read more ]

Adventure in Austria

Adventure in Austria

It is really easy to get up close to the nature when you are in Austria. It is also a wonderful way to get to know the beautiful traditions of Austria when you choose Austria as your travel destination. There are varied landscapes and many different choices of places to choose from. Some activities includes walking through the Austrian Alps and biking along the majestic Austrian rivers. Whenever you want, you can always stop to go to the historic city centers or choose to attend the cultural e... [ read more ]

Hallstatt Recommended Attractions

Hallstatt Recommended Attractions

First and foremost, Hallstatt and Altausee Salt mine is a place that can bring you back in time. Visiting the salt mine is one of the ways to turn back the clock. By October, you will see that it is autumny with its leaves in yellow, but you still can see the glorious splendor of mountains dropping into a pristine lake. You can have a great view from the mountain top of Hallstadt by taking the funicular, expect a magnificent view. Then take an underground tour and explore the history of the mi... [ read more ]

Salzkammergut Highlights

Salzkammergut Highlights

The special lakes in the regions to see includes the Bad Aussee which is a town in Styria. Bad Aussee is rather an economic and cultural center with a small population of about five thousand people. The five lakes to see are Lake Altaussee, Sommersbergersee, Lake Grundlsee, Toplitzsee and Kammersee. This region has a special culture and tradition namely Fasching, Narzissenfest and Glöckler und Berigeln which occurs on the 5th of January. Mondsee In Vöcklabruck which is at Upper Austria,... [ read more ]

Transportation to Graz

Transportation to Graz

There are several ways to get to Graz. The first is by plane to the Graz (GRZ) Flughafen Graz - Thalerhof. Several scheduled flights operate to Graz from many destinations. You can fly from Hannover,  Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf,  Munich, Zurich, Vienna, Stuttgart,  Linz, Innsbruck,  London, Friedrichshafen. Intersky and Lufthansa also serve Graz-Thalerhof other than many low-cost airlines. If you intent to get to the city, you can do so via the train, by bus which first goes to ... [ read more ]

Getting Around in Vienna

Getting Around in Vienna

16 kilometers east of Vienna is Schwechat is the Vienna International Airport. Upon arrival you can reach the city center by public transportation such as airport buses which stop at Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz. From the airport to the city center, It takes only twenty minutes and cost about six Euros for Vienna-card holders and the airport buses of the Vienna Airport Lines is operating daily. So from 1.20am; 2:50am, 4:50am to 0:20am at ever 30 minutes intervals. And returning to the airport, it... [ read more ]

What's Special in Graz

What’s Special in Graz

Glockenspiel ©Phil Rouge/flickr The historic old town of Graz is a world heritage site. When you are in Graz you must see the Glockenspiel which becomes so lively with the song and rotating dance figures. Don't go any earlier or later. It starts performing every day at exactly 11 am, 3 pm and 6pm only. If you want to see a mannerist-Baroque Mausoleum, go for the one of Emperor Ferdinand II. Of particular interest is the interiors decorated by Styrian artist Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. ... [ read more ]

Things to do in Graz

Things to do in Graz

If you are planning to visit Austria, you must see Graz. The Uhrturm or the Watchtower is the home to one of the oldest bells in Austria and it is absolutely beautiful to see. Until today, it still serves a practical function. Amazingly the hands of the clock work the opposite way to conventional clock. So what you will notice is the small hand representing the minutes while the big hand represents the hours. You may say this is much easier to read since its construction in 1560 and wonder why... [ read more ]