Close the winter sports season well: Go skiing during Easter!

By: Simon La Lau at 22-02-2024
The Easter days are just around the corner, and what better way to spend them than heading to the Austrian mountains? It is indeed the last opportunity of the winter season to enjoy the breathtaking landscape and zoom down the slopes with fresh snow under your skis! In this blog, you'll ...
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Carefree winter sports travel by car with our tips

By: Simon La Lau at 10-01-2024
King Winter is approaching again, and many people are making plans for an unforgettable winter sports vacation. Whether you're hitting the road with a traditional car or an electric vehicle, the journey to the snow-covered mountains of Austria comes with its challenges. Naturally, you ...
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Fascinating Facts for fans of Austria!

By: Simon La Lau at 03-01-2024
Austria; a stunning country with unique mountain landscapes that attract tourists from around the world for unforgettable winter sports adventures, breathtaking mountain hikes, and gourmet delights that make your taste buds rejoice. Located in the heart of Europe, amidst the breathtaking Alps, ...
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Going on vacation to Austria by the night train

By: Simon La Lau at 22-12-2023
This is a non-fictional story, however, the characters are fictional. It's an extremely cold, biting evening at an almost deserted Amsterdam Central Station. A cutting wind blows in my face. Next to me sits my eight-year-old son Daniel, shivering from the cold but still humming ...
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First time on a hiking holiday! Tips for beginners

By: Simon La Lau at 17-11-2023
Many people have 'discovered' mountain hiking in recent years. It's a fantastic challenge that is educational and good for your fitness, but also brings you and your partner together in pristine nature! However, such a challenge can sometimes also bring danger. Good preparation is ...
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With the kids in the car to Austria

By: Simon La Lau at 13-11-2023
Taking the kids on holiday to Austria is fun, but the car journey is a long one for those little ones (and, to be honest, sometimes for the parents too). How to prepare and what are the things to consider. We answer those questions in this blog! Good preparation First of all, good ...
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First time off-piste! All the tips to get prepared

By: Simon La Lau at 10-11-2023
You're standing at the top of the mountain, butterflies fluttering in your stomach. You look down and see the delightful fresh powder snow, and you think to yourself: Am I going to do this? A few seconds later, you've taken the plunge, and you now find yourself in the thrilling world of ...
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Sunrise Hike to Hochkogel

By: Simon La Lau at 06-11-2023
If you've ever dreamt of embarking on a breathtaking adventure with awe-inspiring vistas, the Sunrise Hike to Hochkogel might be just your cup of tea. Hochkogel, a majestic mountain standing at 2,249 meters near Saalbach, promises an unparalleled view of the surrounding peaks. Reaching the ...
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Hiking at a High Level in Austria

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 02-08-2023
Hiking in Austria evokes beautiful images for everyone. Green meadows, clear blue skies, babbling mountain streams, mountain slopes sprinkled with wildflowers, and that crisply fresh air. Whether you enjoy more challenging hikes (even climbing!) in the Alps or prefer to be a valley hiker, ...
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Explore the Austrian mountains with an E-bike

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 02-08-2023
Cycling along mountain lakes, breathtaking views, and charming villages while breathing in the fresh Alpine air is an exhilarating experience. The significant elevation changes and numerous bends make cycling in Austria a physical challenge as well. That's why it's entirely logical that ...
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Also in autumn, Austria is definitely worth a visit!

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 02-08-2023
We all know that Austria is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the winter months, and it is becoming increasingly popular in the summer as well. But did you know that Austria is also highly appealing in autumn? The weather in Austria during this time is still very pleasant, and ...
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The Almabtrieb in Austria

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 02-08-2023
Almabtrieb is an annual festival in Austria. It is a farming tradition that celebrates the return of cattle (cows and sheep) to the stables. During the spring and summer months, the livestock grazes in the mountain meadows, and when autumn arrives, the farmers drive the animals back to the ...
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Refreshing Austrian summer drinks to cool down

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 31-07-2023
Whether in summer or winter, during an active holiday in Austria, you can work up quite a sweat. A refreshing drink is just what you need! Are you familiar with the local specialties? We'll list the most delicious Austrian beverages for you here. During your next vacation in Austria, you'...
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5 Typical Austrian dishes

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 27-07-2023
Austria is not only known for its beautiful nature and outdoor activities, but also for its delicious Austrian cuisine. In Austria, you can enjoy tasty dishes, and below we have listed five typical Austrian dishes for you. Wiener Schnitzel The Wiener Schnitzel is such a well-known dish even in ...
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The Most Beautiful Hikes in Tyrol

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 25-07-2023
Tyrol is renowned for its expansive ski resorts, where snow and winter sports enthusiasts feel right at home. But did you know that you can also embark on wonderful hikes in Tyrol outside the winter season? Wander through lush valleys, meadows, mountains, and along beautiful lakes. During your ...
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Combining Work and Vacation: The Rise of Workations in Austria

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 28-06-2023
In recent years, a growing trend has been observed among professionals: the workation. More and more people are discovering the benefits of combining work and vacation, and one of the most popular destinations for a workation is Austria. With its breathtaking landscapes, inspiring environment, ...
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The 10 most beautiful places in Austria in the summer

By: Rogier van der Kraan at 02-03-2023
You can find many beautiful places in Austria that ensure an unforgettable summer vacation. Discover, for example, the diverse landscape, stunning nature, or follow in the footsteps of Empress Sissi while visiting various cities in Austria. We have summarized the 10 most beautiful places in ...
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Essential tips for the first skiing holiday (kids' edition)

By: Rogier van der Kraan at 29-12-2022
The first time you take your kids on a ski holiday is such an exciting time, but it can also be a little bit daunting. There are so many things to think about - which ski area is best for the children, how will we survive the car journey, and what should I bring with me? Use our checklist to ...
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Autumn in Austria: A Season with a Golden Touch

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 08-09-2022
The sun still shines brightly, the days are long, and the autumn colors of gold, yellow, orange, and red give the mountain landscape a enchanting appearance. Austria is perfect for those who appreciate the good things in life, derive energy from being outdoors, and can also appreciate silence ...
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5x after summer in Austria

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 17-08-2022
1. Almabtrieb and Bauernfests (Harvest Festivals) The most enjoyable event of the autumn, the Almabtrieb! A festive occasion where the Alpine cows are warmly welcomed back to the stables from the high Alps. Decorated cows, lively markets, and indulging in local Austrian treats. An annual ...
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Summer holidays in Saalbach Hinterglemm

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 12-07-2022
Saalbach-Hinterglemm, also known as Saalbach and Hinterglemm, are two charming villages in the Austrian mountains that are primarily known as winter sports destinations. Does the idea of settling down on a sun-soaked terrace after a long hike or bike ride through diverse natural landscapes sound ...
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Relax in Austria

By: Rogier van der Kraan at 20-06-2022
Recharge in the Austrian mountains A summer holiday in Austria is often dominated by effort; hiking, climbing, mountain biking, rafting, etc. These activities might sound strenuous, but they also provide relaxation at the same time. While exercising, you can empty your mind, put things that ...
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Summer fun in Austria with the whole family

By: Rogier van der Kraan at 11-05-2022
Austria is a top destination for summer holidays for families with adventurous children! Austria is known for its high mountains, fresh alpine air and beautiful nature, so you should definitely pack walking shoes so you can move from one stunning viewpoint to another while climbing and ...
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Summer in the Lungau region

By: Petra at 02-05-2022
The southernmost region of Salzburger Land is located 100 km from Salzburg Airport: Lungau. This region enjoys the most hours of sunshine in Austria - ideal for a summer holiday in the holiday country that active people love. This area is a hidden gem, with its UNESCO-awarded nature and fifteen ...
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Spring activities in Austria

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 22-03-2022
After winter comes spring, a less busy but equally beautiful season for vacationers in Austria. The mountains still have stunning white peaks, and the alpine meadows are colorful with spring flowers. There is plenty to experience in nature as well as in villages and cities. Moreover, outside the ...
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Summer water fun in Austria

By: Petra at 23-06-2021
A sun-drenched summer holiday is definitely possible in Austria. You can cool off in a shady forest, high on the tops of the mountains or paddle in one of the countless streams with your bare feet. But there's more. Austria has beautiful lakes with wonderfully clear water and fine beaches or ...
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Summer in Dienten am Hochkönig

By: Petra at 14-06-2021
Are you looking for the ideal destination for your summer holiday? Why not consider the Hochkönig holiday region in Austria? There is a lot to experience in this versatile region, and we are happy to take you through a selection of the possibilities.   The mountain bike region of ...
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5 activities you must try in Austria

By: Pim Jansen at 15-04-2021
You may have heard that Austria has more to offer than just vast ski areas, but did you also know that this country is the ideal summer destination? You can do countless activities in the summer during a holiday in Austria. We have listed five great activities below for anyone who could use some ...
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Summer in Königsleiten

By: Petra at 01-04-2021
Königsleiten is well-known as a popular winter sports destination. However, it is also a great place for a wonderful summer holiday! You can experience so many unique activities for making memories that will stay with you for years to come. Curious? Here's our guide to some of the best ...
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Endless fun in the Hohe Tauern National Park

By: Petra at 25-03-2021
Encompassing over 1800 square kilometres, 342 glaciers, and more than 10,000 animal species, the Hohe Tauern National Park is an absolute must-see for all ages. You will find this world-famous mountain massif in the middle of the Central Alps of Austria. What makes this nature reserve so unique?...
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The 5 best examples of Austrian cuisine

By: Petra at 22-04-2020
Austria is not only known for its natural beauty and the activities that can be done there. Many people also praise the country for Austrian cuisine. In Austria, you can eat very well, and we have listed five typical Austrian dishes for you below.   Wiener Schnitzel The Wiener Schnitzel ...
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Skiing in March? Go for it!

By: Roy at 05-02-2020
By far most skiers choose to go skiing during their weeks off in February. However, when you are not stuck to those weeks, it may be interesting to go in March, which does have its advantages! We have listed the mains ones for you. #1 A cheaper skiing holiday Compared to the high season, ...
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How can I make the most of the peak season

By: Roy at 20-01-2020
The time has finally arrived for your winter sports holiday. You are really looking forward to it, but so are many others! During certain times of the year, many Dutch people go to the mountains for winter sports. If you are finding the crowds a bit much in the high season, this idyllic and ...
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A chalet on the slopes

By: Pim Jansen at 10-01-2020
What could be better than being able to directly access the slopes from your chalet? If you go on a winter sports holiday, then you want to relax completely and this usually goes hand in hand with as much comfort as possible. During your holiday you don't want to spend an unnecessary ...
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A shower in the mountains

By: Petra at 11-10-2019
Rain. You may experience it when you are on holiday in Austria in the spring, autumn and summer. Most of the time the sky is clear, but every now and then there are frequent rain showers between the mountains. To ensure that your mood stays sunny, we have put together some ideas for fun ...
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The enduring appeal of the Kitzsteinhorn

By: Roy at 12-07-2019
The most famous mountain in the Zell am See-Kaprun is the Kitzsteinhorn. This 3000 metre-high mountain peak with eternal snow has a silhouette that is instantly recognizable and can be seen from far and wide. The appeal of the Kitzsteinhorn is enormous. Tourists and locals alike are drawn to the ...
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Holiday discounts with the Summer Card

By: Pim Jansen at 19-06-2019
Save up to 600 euros during your 14-day holiday in Austria with the Summer Card! Many of our holiday homes include a summer discount card which you can use for various free activities and many discounts. That sounds lovely, but how much benefit do you really get from your summer holiday with ...
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10 reasons why taking grandparents on holiday is a must

By: Petra at 04-06-2019
Why not take the grandparents with you on your next winter sports family holiday to Austria? We think it's a brilliant idea! Read our 10 reasons why taking grandparents on holiday is a must: Socialising - With grandparents there, a family holiday becomes even more fun! Are young children ...
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Austria through the seasons

By: Petra at 03-05-2019
Thanks to the large differences in height in the Austrian Alps, there is a wide variety of plant and animal species. Some animals and plants can only be found in the climate zones high in the mountains, while other flora and fauna are characteristic of the valleys. Over 10,000 animal ...
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Tiroler Gröstl recipe

By: Roy at 02-04-2019
Austria is mainly known worldwide as a winter sports area with beautiful scenery. Especially the stunning mountain country where you can really relax in one of the many chalets. Of course, this reputation is wholly justified. Nevertheless, it is important to remember that Austria has so much ...
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The Kaiserschmarrn recipe

By: Mary at 03-03-2019
Kaiserschmarrn is a delicacy that you have certainly come across if you have ever arrived in Austria. This Austrian equivalent of what would be pancakes or waffles elsewhere in Europe is, in fact, a light, caramelised pancake. Traditionally, the Kaiserschmarrn is served with a kind of plum jam ...
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What's the best way to prepare for a winter sports holiday?

By: Petra at 13-02-2019
Being well prepared for winter sports makes your winter sports holiday more fun. Some things are difficult to get used to - the altitude in mountains, the cold temperatures; not to mention the physical effort involved. Moreover, you want to take all the winter sports equipment with you and do ...
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Child friendly ski areas

By: Roy at 06-02-2019
Are you planning to book a ski holiday to Austria? Just like you, children also want to have fun during a winter sports holiday. And it's really nice to know that they are in good hands so that you can leave them at their own ski school with complete peace of mind. That's why it's ...
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Germknödel recipe

By: Mary at 01-02-2019
The Germknödel is a culinary delicacy that many winter sports enthusiasts still mouth water afterwards. First conceived and made in Tyrol, the Germknödel was the Austrian answer to the pancake. Only, according to the ancient Austrian tradition, it was once again overloaded with extra ...
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How do I survive the 'snowmageddon'?

By: Roy at 11-01-2019
The 'snowmageddon' in Austria is a hot topic at the moment. There has been so much snow in a short period of time that there is enough snow for the ski areas to be open until April, winter fun everywhere! Of course, there are also a number of things that you have to take into account ...
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Playing golf in Austria

By: Pim Jansen at 21-08-2015
Austria is of course known as a ski area, but did you know that it is also one of the leading countries for golf? The country has nearly 200 golf courses, many of which have a beautiful location, in the mountains or at the edge of beautiful rivers and lakes, for instance. Over the past ten years,...
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What makes the Salzburgerland such an excellent summer destination?

By: Roy at 28-07-2015
The Salzburgerland is well-known amongst winter sports enthusiasts, but did you know that the area is also ideal for a summer holiday? Villages such as Wald im Pinzgau, Neukirchen am Grossvenediger, Bramberg am Wildkogel and Saalbach have myriads of summer activities and are great for exploring ...
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What makes the Zillertal Arena so much fun in the summer?

By: Team ChaletsPlus at 01-06-2015
Of course, Austria is an ideal holiday destination in the winter season. But many people are not aware of the fact that the country has plenty to offer in summer too. The Zillertal Arena, for instance, is an amazingly beautiful summer travel destination. Travellers who already know the Zillertal ...
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