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Austria is a central European landlocked country with around 8.8 million inhabitants. The country is bordered by the Bohemian massif and the Thaya in the north, the Karawanken and the Styrian hill country in the south, the Pannonian lowlands in the east and the Rhine and Lake Constance in the west. More than 62 percent of its territory is made up of alpine high mountains.

Breitachklamm and Kanzelwand cable car in Kleinwalsertal

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Breitachklamm and Kanzelwand cable car in Kleinwalsertal

Similar to the day before, we were getting up again by the first daylight that penetrated the caravan through the skylight, as well as by the noise appearing from Breitach creek next to the campsite.

Walser costume - explanations of the tradition in Mittelberg

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Walser costume - explanations of the tradition in Mittelberg

The day before we noticed the first activities of the local fire brigade, which were busy building a huge canopy next to the Walserhaus: the village festival was being prepared, the first stands were being set up.

Campsite Kleinwalsertal - Beetle on a big tour

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Camping site Kleinwalsertal - Beetle on a big tour

After a problem-free tour from Regensburg, we arrived at the Vorderboden campsite in the Kleinwalsertal, which is at least 1194 meters above sea level.

The Walmendinger Horn - hiking tour and alpine flowers

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The Walmendinger Horn - hiking tour and alpine flowers

Once settled at the Vorderboden campsite in Kleinwalsertal, we set out on our first exploratory tour of Mittelberg, which is the main village of the functional exclave Kleinwalsertal alongside Baad and Riesler.

Diving at Blindsee in Tyrol - Austria

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Diving at Blindsee in Tyrol - Austria

Not just because of the wonderful summer weather, the next diving expedition is planned to be a trip to the Blindsee, a mountain lake at 1093 meters above sea level, which is located below the Fernpass in Tyrol in Austria.

Gideon Baron of Laudon and the liberation of Belgrade

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Gideon Baron of Laudon and the liberation of Belgrade

Again, we noticed, there are connections that were unlikely at first, even if you are interested in history and due to our project work, we are traveling a lot, especially in the Balkans.

Biking along the Vienna River to the Vienna Woods

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Riding the bike along the Vienna River to the Vienna Woods

The sunny weather once more lured outdoors - this time the Vienna River should be our destination and at the same time tour beginning to the Vienna Woods, where the Vienna River has its origin.

Decorated and illuminated for Christmas - Schönbrunn

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Decorated and illuminated for Christmas - Schönbrunn Palace

Those who drive through the city center of Vienna these days will encounter astonishing lines of visitors in the early morning already, which despite cold and light snow fall hike towards Schönbrunn Palace.

Royal Art and Freemasonry - Encounter in Vienna

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Royal Art and Freemasonry - Encounter in Vienna

The visit to the Central Cemetery in Vienna, which was quite wet and cold but extremely interesting, had not just led us to the grave and memorial of the artist Falco, which had established itself a real visitor magnet over the years, the visit once again showed a different way of dealing with Death here in Vienna or at least here at the central cemetery.

Scheiblingstein - a Roman milestone in the Vienna Woods

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Scheiblingstein - a Roman milestone in the Vienna Woods

The Wienerwald has also been populated by people since time immemorial. Neolithic residential pits, which were discovered in 1914 when trenches were dug, were found on the Simonsberg in the Weidlingbach municipality as early from the Neo-Gothic era (2200-1800 BC).

The Karlsplatz Christmas Market - ART ADVENT 2019

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The Karlsplatz Christmas Market - ART ADVENT 2019

And we continued with regard to the visit of various Christmas markets in Vienna, this time we went to the Christmas market "Art Advent" at Karlsplatz.

Jubiläumswarte - Sunday walk through the Vienna Woods

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Jubiläumswarte Vienna - a Sunday walk through the Vienna Woods

Sunshine and the urge to move had lured us up to the jubilee area into the Vienna Woods, a kind of lookout tower on the Gallitzinberg on the western outskirts of Vienna.

Eerily beautiful - the central cemetery in Vienna

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Eerily beautiful - the central cemetery in Vienna

Every city, like every country, has its own bizarre peculiarities, so we were more than surprised about the central cemetery in Vienna during a conversation when we found out that the cemetery is also used as a park and green area by the Viennese.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser - House in Vienna

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser - House in Vienna

Of course, we took the advantage to pass some city areas in Vienna within our presence in Brunn am Gebirge, this time our interest was mostly directed to one of the buildings of the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, which were planned and implemented together with his architect friend Josef Krawina.

From Vienna State Opera to Ephesus Museum at Hofburg

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From the Vienna State Opera to the Ephesus Museum at Hofburg

Once again we took the tram into the city center of Vienna, leaving the tram at Vienna State Opera. This time, our exploration tour was to include the Vienna Hofburg and the museums housed in it, where our special interest was directed to the Ephesus Museum.

The Brunnenmarkt - an oriental street market in Ottakring

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The Brunnenmarkt - an oriental street market in Vienna Ottakring

If you want to enjoy the ultimate, almost oriental market experience in Vienna, you should visit the Brunnenmarkt in Ottakring, which we were able to do thanks to our city guide Gernot.

Mountain biking in Vienna - From Campsite Wien West

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Mountain biking in Vienna - From Campsite Wien West

If you would like to experience Vienna in a completely different way and not only want to use the excellent and well-marked network of cycle paths that we often used during our stay at the Campsite New Danube, we recommend the various mountain bike trails in the Vienna Woods, which are a real alternative for outdoor friends.

Roman Ruins at Hohenmarkt in Vienna today Museum

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Roman Ruins at Hohenmarkt in Vienna today Roman Museum

During extensive canal construction work in 1948, the remains of the tribunal houses of the legionary warehouse Vindobona were discovered at the Hohenmarkt in Vienna.

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