Blogs

Go paragliding and fly through the Austrian landscape!

By: Simon la Lau at 17-04-2024
Admire the stunning mountain landscape of Austria from an entirely new perspective! Let yourself be guided by the wind, embrace the ultimate freedom, and feel the adrenaline rush through your body. Paragliding offers an unforgettable experience that allows you to enjoy the beauty of nature from ...
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Active on vacation as a 65-plusser? In Austria, it's possible!

By: Simon la Lau at 03-04-2024
Do you hear it often these days? "65 is the new 50," an expression that, in our opinion, holds true and implies that people aged 65 and over are fit and vital! Therefore, still capable of actively enjoying life and the beautiful Alpine landscape. In this blog, you'll discover why ...
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On holiday from sunday to sunday: Discover the benefits!

By: Simon la Lau at 27-03-2024
Many holidaymakers still choose to head to Austria on Saturdays. This is because Saturday marks the first day of their freedom, and they want to embark on their holiday in the beautiful Alpine landscape as swiftly as possible. However, the question arises: does one truly experience more joy by ...
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All about sledding! The sport for speed demons

By: Simon la Lau at 13-03-2024
Most winter sports enthusiasts choose to travel to Austria to go skiing or snowboarding. For many, there is nothing more beautiful than sliding down steep slopes at high speeds. However, for speed demons who love racing over snowy slopes, there is another winter activity that fits perfectly: ...
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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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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 winter sports trip? This ski equipment is necessary!

By: Simon la Lau at 13-12-2023
Are you planning to conquer the snowy mountains of Austria for the first time this winter and wondering what ski equipment you'll need? Then you're in the right place! In this blog, we provide advice on choosing the right gear for an unforgettable vacation. So, read on quickly and get ...
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Snowshoe hikes in Königsleiten!

By: Simon la Lau at 06-12-2023
This winter, Paul (66) and Carmen (62) are heading to Königsleiten in Austria to visit their son Tim and his wife Emma, who have been living in the picturesque village for a few years. The original plan for the sixty-something couple was to go skiing with their son and daughter-in-law, but ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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