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Day trip to Bruges with Belgian beer & chocolate

Surrounded by an almost circular canal with a few branches, Bruges (Brugge) is also called The Venice of the North. A representative UNESCO heritage site thanks to its well-preserved medieval buildings, this Belgian city simply invites travelers to wander. You can go on a day trip to Bruges and explore classic markets surrounded by old buildings, the canals guarded by narrow houses, bridges that offer unique views. You’ll want to keep walking and walking just to see what comes up around the corner. This Belgian city is quite small and you can see almost everything there is to see on …

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Beautiful day trip from Salzburg to visit Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt is a small town in the Austrian Alps that puts The Sound of Music to shame! The best way to enjoy a full-day trip from Salzburg to visit Hallstatt is to start your journey by rail. The train goes straight up into the Austrian Alps and drops you off by the edge of the mountain. Once there, you sit in a little hut and wait for the Halstatt ferry to turn up and carry you across the lake to the Alpine town of Hallstatt. There, you don’t see any cars, and it’s just like a trip into the past. …

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The lovely Schloss Kapfenstein on my last day in Austria

Our tour through Eastern Styria continued with a visit to Schloss Kapfenstein, another medieval fortress that has been converted into a castle and is now home to a fine restaurant and hotel. So, on my last day in Austria, I had a delicious lunch on the outdoor terrace of the castle while admiring the distant Carinthian and Slovene mountains. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to you, The Travel Bunny will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you! About Schloss Kapfenstein Schloss Kapfenstein …

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A fascinating visit to Riegersburg castle

My final day in Austria had arrived but it was going to be an exciting one! My brother Tobias and my sister-in-law Anna planned a trip to two castles. The first was one of Styria’s true medieval treasures: the Riegersburg castle, a majestic fortress that was built in the 11th century in the strategically important border region of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This formidable fortification has withstood numerous assaults from the east and has never been defeated! Some useful information about Styria Styria is one of the less known provinces of Austria, most travelers being more familiar with the regions around …

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From Austria to Italy and Slovenia in 1 day: Dreiländerecke

After a thrilling visit to Graz the day before, we were preparing an even bigger adventure today: a day trip to the so-called Dreiländerecke. There, one can get from Austria to Italy and Slovenia in just a couple of hours! And you don’t even need to look for cheap flights, you can just go by car. The charm of Central Europe is its variety of scenery and its short distances, and within a few hours of traveling through the Austrian province of Carinthia, we arrived in Val Canale, a place where the three countries meet. (By the way, this is …

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My beautiful visit to Graz, Austria

Although it is a major regional and industrial hub, Graz is not as well known as smaller cities such as Salzburg and Innsbruck. However, Graz city is an absolutely gorgeous destination! Thanks to its impeccably preserved late-medieval and Renaissance architecture, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. In 2003, Graz was also named a European Capital of Culture. After all, Styria’s capital city is renowned not only for its beautiful architecture but also for music and leading-edge art festivals. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that at no extra cost to …

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Amazing hike in the Raabklamm (Raab River Gorge)

Another wonderful summer day followed, where I decided to start walking through the wildest section of the Raabklamm. This is Austria’s longest gorge and a protected European nature conservation area. My friends, Sophie and Herbert, set the tempo on our Nordic walking poles. We took a break to enjoy some Austrian food at a nearby restaurant before going on a trip to Graz, Styria’s capital and the second-largest city in Austria. Trying Nordic walking sticks to hike Raabklamm Inspired by my visit to Katerloch cave, I met my friends Sophie and Herbert early on Tuesday morning to go hiking through …

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