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The Wachau Marathon: Rapid Road Race Through World Heritage

Popular as marathons have become, they are usually in cities one first has to travel to. The Wachau Marathon is a fast road marathon, but it goes through…

Collections/Connections: World Museum Vienna (Weltmuseum Wien)

The World Museum Vienna, the former “Völkerkundemuseum” (Ethnological Museum), is a great place to challenge oneself into deeper thinking about the learning involved – or not involved –…

Alps Adventuring: Crossing Hell – Höllengebirge, Upper Austria

Sometimes, you just have to go through hell… or cross its peaks, when the hell you are talking about are the “hell mountains,” the Höllengebirge of Upper Austria.

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.

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?

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…

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…

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…

Alps Adventuring: The Traunstein Over Night

Little adventures can sometimes be the hardest to come by: