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Category: Austria (Page 1 of 7)

Collections/Connections: Vienna’s Imperial Treasury – A Treasury of European History

Vienna is a perfect place to think about European history, and a strange place of history – and especially so when it comes to the Imperial Treasury.

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Bergmarathon 2018 Gmundnerberg

Alps Adventuring: Bergmarathon, Around Traunsee Lake with Friends

What does one tell – what is there to tell? – of the sixth participation in the same event, the Bergmarathon (mountain marathon) around the Traunsee lake?

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Hochkönigman Skyrace. Running in Snow

Alps Adventuring: Hochkönigman Skyrace

“So, does it warrant the ‘Skyrace’ label?” Thomas Bosnjak, the race director, asked me about the Hochkönigman Skyrace. With a grin.

I had, just having finished, had to complain how hard it had been…

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Running in the Salzburg Marathon

The fortress of Hohensalzburg towers above Salzburg; the museums on and around the adjacent Mönchsberg give it even more cultural cachet and obvious Alpine character…

And yet, when you measure it in your own steps, you really get to know a place, and it turns out differently from how you may have thought it was.

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Ganymed Nature: Vienna’s Art History Museum Coming to Life

What if you – or actually, modern artists- thought about nature as an actor? The nature found in classical works of art? To perform the thoughts, bring the art into a conversation?

You’d get Ganymed Nature, this year’s edition of the Ganymed art performances, bringing paintings to modern interpretive life.

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Alps Adventuring: The Traunstein Over Night

Little adventures can sometimes be the hardest to come by:

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Alpine Traditions: The Liebstatt Sunday in Gmunden

Feeding people during the Lent fasting season may be strange, showing love as well… but traditions are kept alive even as they change and adapt their original intentions.

One such tradition is the Liebstatt Sunday in Gmunden, a pretty little tradition now all around loving – and often, somewhat cheeky – gingerbread hearts.

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Out Winter Running: 24H Burgenland Extreme-ly Different

The 24 Hours Burgenland Extreme has, from its inception, been a fun extreme.
Walking, running, crawling – whatever you have to do – around the Neusiedler See lake in the middle of winter is definitely quite crazy.

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Time for Bad Aussee's Narcissus Festival

On a Blue Train, to the Narcissus Festival in Bad Aussee

No need to go to Peru or across Siberia to discover a landscape from the salon coaches of a Blue Train; no need to travel all the globe all the time to discover “exotic” events.

Austria, and especially the same area of the Salzkammergut where I have been spending quite some time and showing more and more trails, still holds quite a bit of fascination.

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