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A gourmand on the slopes

Some people feel that basic fuel is the only thing necessary to propel themselves down the slopes of Europe’s finest ski resorts. Fortunately there are enough of us about who want something a bit more special. As such there is a large market for fine dining at altitude. Europe is blessed with some of the […]

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Plane views: Innsbruck

Innsbruck is the largest town and capital of the state of Tirol in western Austria. Located in the heart of the Tirolean Alps, the town sits serenely in the Inn Valley and is surrounded by dramatic peaks. I knew that flying into Innsbruck would be spectacular if the weather was good and I hit the […]

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Watching the sunrise from the Zugspitze

  Watching the sunrise from the top of any of the mighty peaks in the Alps is a popular activity for both locals and tourists in the Alpine countries. There are many spots where you can do this but one of the most spectacular spots has to be from the peak of the Zugspitze, at […]

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Summer in Tirol Zugspitz Arena

The Tirol Zugspitz Arena, located in the Ausserfern region in western Austria, is a stunning valley bordered on all sides by the imposing peaks of the Tirolean Alps. Zugspitz Arena is a popular ski holiday area in the winter but it also offers visitors a multitude of fun activities in the summer, when the meadows […]

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Grand Vienna

The city of Mozart, the Habsburgs, Klimt and many more world-renowned figures lies on the banks of the Danube and oozes a unique grandeur and a rich cultural heritage. Vienna (map), the capital of Austria, is a fascinating city that offers the visitor a multitude of things to see and do. Explore the imposing historical […]

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