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Fun and festivities in Austria - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

AUSTRIA. GMUND IN KARNTEN. Tourists travel to Austria to experience the local flavor and amazing features. The festivals and traditions of the Austrian people are the best for that. It’s enough to watch how people celebrate this or that event, in order to learn a lot of new and amazing things. The quantity of various holidays is simply huge. To some extent, they are usually associated with cultural and musical aspects, or religious events.
Austria has long been located at the intersection of routes to various European countries. This has led to the fact that the hotel industry is well …
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In the winter season, Christmas is, undoubtedly, the main holiday in Austria. It unites absolutely all inhabitants of this state. As a rule, preparations begin in early December. According to the belief, Saint Nicholas appears on the night of December 5, accompanied by the evil Krampus. In the same period, almost all large cities and even small villages open thematic fairs. They sell handmade goods, traditional dishes, and also arrange various performances. The most famous fairs are on the main squares of Salzburg and Innsbruck. On December 5-6, many people appear on the streets, depicting devils and evil spirits that hide from St. Nicholas.
In winter, there are many different holidays in Austria. Until February, there is a whole series of events, accompanied by carnivals, costumed performances, and social events. With the advent of spring, people are beginning to prepare for other important holidays - Easter, Trinity, and Corpus Christi. Tourists may be surprised by long religious marches. Despite the fact that these holidays are of a religious nature, they are full of joy. Local residents are happy to meet guests and go for a visit. Usually, chocolate and a variety of pastries are brought as treats. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Photos of picturesque Austrian landscapes are amazing. The nature here is really diverse, and the animal world has almost the same species as in …
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Summer is a time for various festivals. You can note a two-week jazz festival, as well as a festival of classical music and operetta. Do not forget that Vienna has long been considered the main musical center of Europe. Here they appreciate classical music and theatrical art. Modern music also does not stand aside. Young people organize their discos and open-airs, where the best DJs perform. This is a great time for young people who want to have fun. Such holidays help to know Austria and the Austrian people from the new side.
Mayrhofen All Saints' Day on November 1, Day of the Referendum on October 10,  and National Day on October 26 are celebrated too. A birthday is an important event for any Austrian. The Austrians are very welcoming and hospitable, but they honor the etiquette and love formalities. If a person is invited, then most likely a full meal consisting of several dishes will be offered. Refusal and leaving early is not polite. Even an invitation to tea or coffee means that there will be a lot of treats on the table, including desserts, pastries and even low-alcohol beverages. You can also take a small gift with you. It can be a bottle of wine, some food or anything else. At parties, it is usually accepted that guests take their own snacks and choose beverages. Usually there is no official feast with compulsory toasts. Each one drinks as much as he or she likes. Many holidays are family ones, so inviting guests to dinners has long been a part of tradition.
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Underwater Park Gruner See

From the series “Top 16 Most Unusual and Original Parks and Gardens”
In Austria, fans of unusual places will be able to visit the Gruner See park located in the small town of Tragoess. In winter, the park doesn’t differ from the usual one. It has a comfortable zone for walks with wooden benches and a stone-paved pathwalks. The main decoration of the unusual park of Gruner See is the lake of the same name. At the beginning of spring, it changes the appearance of the park beyond recognition.

In spring, mountain streams gradually fill the lake, so it’s increased by several times and completely floods the park. Gruner See is a real treasure for divers. In warmer months, they can walk through the picturesque park down the water. During warmer months, the lake depth is 12 meters. Incredibly picturesque alpine meadows, paths, which are used by visitors, as ... Read all

The Historic Center of Salzburg

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
Salzburg is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Austria. Its historical part is a landmark of world importance. Here, an incredible number of attractions dating back to the different periods are concentrated at a relatively small area. The center of the historic district of Salzburg is Residenzplatz built in 17th century. The most important historical sites, including the archbishop's residence, which was built in 1619, are found around it.

The residence impresses with its elegant interior. Some of its rooms are reserved for storing collections of European paintings. There is a new residence nearby. The center of the square is crowned with the famous Rezidenzbrunnen Fountain. There are many religious sites in the historic district of Salzburg, including the Benedictine Abbey ... Read all
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Vienna
Fans of shopping will also be interested in taking a walk along the streets of the city, literally each of which is full of fashion boutiques, bookshops and antique shops. If you want to find best souvenirs, it’s high time to move your feet to shopping pavilions located near railway stations. Fans of walking should … Read more
Salzburg
Daimlers bar is one of the most popular night spots of the city. Here visitors can not only enjoy widest choice of drinks and snacks, but also listen to contemporary music, as well as to participate in an interesting entertainment program. The bar welcomes its guests till late evening. Every day this place is visited … Read more
Solden
Solden is a real paradise for athletes. You can come here even at the beginning or end of the season and not be afraid that there will be no snow. There are two large glaciers here. These are Tiefenbach and Rettenbach. Snow lies from October to May here thanks to them. The height difference is quite large here. It … Read more
Zell am See
In warmer months, the main attraction at the resort is hiking. Vacationers can explore local sights both on foot and by bicycle. In hot summer the main recreation area for tourists is the beach at Zeller Zee Lake. It is equipped with some stunning beaches; there are playgrounds and recreational areas for children too. … Read more
Innsbruck
The resort has an outdoor skating rink, where everyone can polish his/her skills of figure skating, but this entertainment is available only to travellers who come in winter. Walking and hiking are among most popular pastimes for summer. Fans of more exotic activities can attend lessons in a parachute school or enjoy … Read more
Kitzbuhel
There are also entertainment venues familiar to most travelers, as well as a huge selection of shops in the town. Londoner center has a great casino with a large selection of tables and slot machines, as well as a stylish bar and a nightclub. This place is perfect for relaxing in a big company. Gamblers, music fans … Read more

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