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    Zugspitz Arena hike: the Coburger Hütte

    Although I travel all around the world and see the prettiest mountains, I try to go back to the mountains that have stolen my heart at least once a year. Those that I have been coming to for years, that I grew up in and those that are actually not that far driving from where I live. I’m talking about the Austrian Alps. One of the best hikes I ever did there was the one to Coburger Hütte, located in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena. If you are ever in the area, this hike is a total must do!   Also read: the best hikes in Austria – my personal top…

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    Tips for the best things to do in Bregenz

    Travel tips for Bregenz: the best (outdoor) things to do in Bregenz at Lake Constance Aahhh I can’t stop writing about Austria. Although it only has been two months since I was there for the last time, I realized I forgot to tell you all about my 2017 trip. Oops. After my visit to the Achensee and Lech, I traveled to the city of Bregenz for a day. Bregenz is located in western Austria on the shores of Lake Constance, which also borders Germany and Switzerland. When I drove westbound towards Bregenz, it was already on the signs from Innsbruck, so I figured it would be quite a large city.…

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    Hiking the Alpe Adria trail – from Kaiser-Franz-Josefs Höhe to Heiligenblut

    Hiking the Alpe Adria Trail – section 1 A few weeks ago was in Austria, the country that I’ve always had a soft spot for. After spending a few days in the Wilder Kaiser region to experience the Bergsportwoche, I moved on to Carinthia, or Kärnten as the Austrians call it. Carinthia is on the sunny side of Austria, on the southern side of the mountains. I had been there once before with my parents as a kid and indeed recall that it was incredibly hot compared to where we came from. Somehow, I expected Carinthia to be a little dull, compared to the mountains I had been to before.…

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    Bergsportwoche Ellmau: the best outdoor adventures in the Wilder Kaiser

    Bergsportwoche Ellmau: the best outdoor adventures in the Wilder Kaiser Each year the Austrian town Ellmau organises the Bergsportwoche (‘mountain sports week’), a week filled with outdoor adventures for anyone who loves being in the mountains. Together with the towns of Scheffau, Going and Söll, Ellmau makes the Wilder Kaiser, a mountainous area on the southern side of the Kaiser Mountains. This mountainrange is one of the prettiest in Austria with over 40 peaks to climb and a favorite among climbers and fellow outdoor fans. A few years back I already visited the Kaiser Mountains from the Kufstein side, this year I was invited to come to Ellmau and experience…