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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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Visit to Katerloch cave: A fascinating day trip

Monday afternoon, I reconnected with Sophie, an old high school friend, and her family. Together, we embarked on a special trip: a visit to Katerloch, a well-known limestone cave with the largest range of stalactites and stalagmites in Austria. And, after a 15-minute drive from Weiz through serene hills, we arrived at the entrance of the cave. Fritz, our Austria travel guide, came to show cave and led us on a two-hour visit and, with his lively and engaging way of speaking, covered all the features of the Katerloch stalactite cave. He spoke to us about the numerous rock formations, as …

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12 amazing day trips from Athens worth every cent

Welcome to Athens, the historic capital of Greece! This city has a lot to offer to every kind of traveler: from its ancient landmarks and fascinating museums to its vibrant nightlife and delicious cuisine. But what about those who want to venture out of the city for a day trip? Luckily, Athens is surrounded by numerous islands, ancient sites, and natural wonders, offering an abundance of day trip options to choose from. Whether you’re interested in exploring Greek mythology at the Temple of Poseidon or relaxing on a pristine beach, there’s a day trip for you. However, with so many …

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Day trip from Bucharest: What to see on the way to lovely Lovech

Bucharest is not only Romania’s busy capital city, but it’s also an excellent starting point for several beautiful day trips. For example, a trip to the lovely village of Lovech tucked away in the wilderness and natural splendor of northern Bulgaria. Mathieu and I went on this exact day trip from Bucharest last summer and were astounded by how much we could explore in a single day. We traveled through Bulgaria and discovered magnificent green waterfalls, amazing caves, and other natural wonders. And that’s only the beginning! Join us on a tour as we explore the picturesque town of Lovech …

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