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Nature of Austria - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Photos of picturesque Austrian landscapes are amazing. The nature here is really diverse, and the animal world has almost the same species as in neighboring Germany, which, in turn, is much larger in size. There are diverse geographical landscapes, including mountain peaks, meadows and fields, steppe lakes and much more at a relatively small area. The height above sea level in different parts of Austria is also significantly different, which contributes to the emergence of different climatic zones. All these features have significantly influenced the mentality and life of ordinary citizens of this state. Since ancient times, they have learned to live in peace with nature, so now the country has a huge number of national parks, reserves, and simply beautiful places.
Austria is by far one of the most developed countries in Europe. Various branches of the economy, from traditional tourism to aerospace inventions and …
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Almost 45 percent of the country's territory is covered with forests. By this parameter, the small Austria is confidently ahead of many countries in Europe. If we take into account the fact that the other half belongs to the mountain Alpine regions, it becomes clear how beautiful and diverse the local nature is. Many places are under the protection of the state or even international organizations, such as UNESCO. There are seven largest national parks, which, in total, occupy almost 3 percent of the territory of the whole country. This is a pretty impressive indicator. These include Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel, High Tauern, Nockberge, Taiyatal, Geziye and some others. Each of them is located in a certain area and features a special kind.
Austrian natural parks are amazing places, which feature the special mysticism. It is enough to visit it once, to stay under the deep impression of the greatness of natural beauty and the power of natural nature. The local landscapes would easily come up as illustrations to some fairy tales or stories about fantastical wizards. Echor Tormoyer enjoys a great popularity among tourists. It consists of wild gorges, waterfalls and mountain ranges, from which streams of clear water flow. If you want, you can go down to the cave Yocher and admire the stalactite formations. Adventure Village with play areas and rides has been built for children, so this park is suitable for families. Copyright
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The Eisenwurzen Nature Park is located on the territory of three federal lands. It will be interesting, first of all, to those who like hiking tours and who want to take a trek along the mountain ranges. In total, there are more than 25 kilometers of hiking trails that run through the most picturesque places. For cyclists, mountain paths have also been created. Riders can hone their skills and perform a variety of tricks. In the process of conquest, you can take a break and arrange a small picnic. It's only necessary to collect your garbage after, because the Austrians closely monitor the cleanliness and order.
One of the main treasures of the country is the National Park of the High Tauern located on the border of Carinthia, Tyrol, and Salzburg. It is the largest national park in the entire Europe. There is the highest mountain range in Austria that gave the name to the whole park. Tourists enjoy an excellent environment for mountaineering or hiking along mountain trails. In the park, there are guest huts, where you can sleep. Beginners are recommended to enroll in the tour group, where, under the supervision of experienced instructors and guides, they can enjoy the views.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Austria

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♥   Nature Park 'Almenland' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Blockheide-Eibenstein' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Buchenberg' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Dobersberg' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Donau-Auen' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Eichenhain' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Eisenwurzen' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Falkenstein' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Föhrenberge' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Gemeindeau-Heidenreichstein' . On the map   Photos

Famous places and sights of Austria

Aiola Island

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
The unique sight of the world is located in the Austrian city of Graz. Here the only bridge restaurant extends across the Mur River 'Aiola Island' across the Mur River. The restaurant has long been a favorite place for the city dwellers and is considered an attractive attraction for the tourists. In the middle of this modern pedestrian bridge, which connects two banks of the river, is the beautiful glazed pavilion.

It is a location of the popular restaurant, as well as the excellent viewing platforms and even the special beach areas, where you can sunbathe in the warm weather, for the visitors on the bridge. The strange bridge at the river Mur was opened in 2003. The author of her design was the architect from New York Vito Acconci.

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House Attack

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
Misunderstandings and conflicts can sometimes occur between the houses. The confirmation is the building you can see in Vienna. The architectural complex 'House Attack' is the project by Erwin Wurm. This is a strict gray building, the main construction of which is the upper construction. In the roof of the large building is another smaller house, as if it had fallen on the large building from the sky.

The original house was built in 2006 and is a location of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The author of the project, Erwin Wurm, has the original sense of humor that has reflected in this strange project. The architectural project in Vienna is incredibly complicated from a technical point of view. In order to strengthen the small house with a red roof on the roof of the larger building, … Read all
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The Demand for Travel with Bikes May Spike in Switzerland This Summer

Trains with this feature will have a bicycle label. Tourists get a bike ticket for their reservation. It is possible to purchase this bike ticket in a mobile app right before departure or use the traditional counter. International trains in Switzerland will also offer this service but the price may differ. Tourists who plan to travel with their bikes a lot may be interested in purchasing an annual bike pass with 25 reservations worth CHF 50. Read this


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Cultural sights in regions of Austria

Wiener Karlskirche is a prominent architectural landmark. The church now has lost its religious significance and now is used as a museum. The architecture of the church is a unique combination of Italian, Greek and even Japanese traditions of construction. This is a truly unique building. Art lovers should visit the exhibition of Salvador Dali, the museum of which is located in one of historic buildings near Jozefplatz Square. We also suggest visiting Historical Museum (Historisches Museum der … Read more
Fans of excursions will be interested in visiting the home of Mozart. In this house was born and spent his childhood this internationally famous music genius. The atmosphere in the house restores past times as close as possible, so visitors can see how has lived little Mozart. Don’t forget to visit the ballroom, which is considered the most beautiful room of the mansion. There is another landmark that is connected with the name of the great composer – the Viennese garden pavilion. Here … Read more
A religious attraction of a later period is a church located on Mount Rotkegl. As shown in a memorial tablet installed next to the church, it was built in 1956 by Hans Fender. He fulfilled this vow in this way and thanked the higher forces for helping him to return safely to the homeland. In 1991, there was an event that attracted the attention of the whole world. A group of tourists found a perfectly preserved human mummy frozen in ice on the Similaun Mountain. As it turned out later, the … Read more
In Hohenwarter Park you will find Kaprun Historical Museum - the place housing lots of priceless exhibits and the most visited cultural center in the city. Its exposition is devoted to the most significant events the commune has ever experienced. The age of some of the exhibits is more than 500 years. Of particular interest is a natural science exposition, as well as a collection of exhibits dedicated to the life and traditions of the indigenous population. The historical museum is hardly … Read more
Seefeld in Tirol
No less interesting religious landmark is the Seekirchl Church (Zeekirhlyayn Church) - a beautiful Baroque-style monument. According to historical data, the construction of the miniature church began as early as 1629 by order of Leopold V and was finally completed only by 1666. The shrine was built specifically to hide an amazing relic within its walls - a miraculous cross, able to heal people from any disease. The unique religious artifact is still inside the church, but the cross is hardly … Read more
If you want to see priceless works of art, you should not forget to visit Ferdinandeum Museum. In its halls you will find paintings by famous Austrian painters. Patriot Hall is a collection of unique historical artifacts. Connoisseurs of art can continue the acquaintance with the works of famous Austrian artists in Hofkirche Church, one of the rooms of which has been also converted into a museum. Bergisel Mountain is very popular among fans of eco-tourism. Beautiful nature is not the only … Read more
One of the most attractive and stylish symbols of the town is open in the very heart of Mayrhofen. This the remarkable fountain of Europabrunnen. Famous Tyrolean sculptor Elmar Kopp worked on the design of the landmark. The opening of the fountain was a very symbolic and important event in the history of the town. Europabrunnen has six streams that symbolize six main municipalities of Europe, which merged in 1956. This is not the only gorgeous fountain in the town. The history of Marienbrunnen … Read more
An interesting attraction is the Hinterobenau Farmhouse Museum. Museum is located in the mansion dating back over 500 years. The decor of its rooms preserved as accurately as possible; museum visitors can appreciate the household of local farmers that have lived five centuries ago. In addition to the mansion, outdoor museum also includes several outer buildings located in a very scenic area. Among the religious places St Andreas Parish Church is one of the most notable. Its construction was … Read more

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