Austria

The Trail of the Walser in Vorarlberg

30/11/2017 by .

Along this track, as recently as the last century, young children, barely able to walk, were sent far away to Germany. Their parents couldn’t afford to feed them so, rather them seeing them die, they were despatched to work on large feudal estates. Some didn’t make it, frozen by the elements or eaten by wild animals, and most never returned.

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Hiking the Brandenberg Alps

12/08/2017 by .

Rupert Parker goes round in a circle, starting and finishing in Kramsach, hiking up and down for 50kms.

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The Stubai Valley

17/07/2017 by .

Around 30 minutes from Innsbruck, the Tyrolean village of Neustift makes a good base for exploring the Stubai Valley and its surroundings. Rupert Parker enjoys some Tyrolean hospitality.

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A culinary and cultural weekend in Vienna

22/01/2015This entry was posted in Austria, Europe and Middle East, Vienna and tagged on by .

Vienna’s legendary attractions are its architecture, elegance, and music.
But a new trend is being experienced by Viennese and visitors alike: Enjoy a culinary and cultural weekend in Vienna, combining the springtime art and culture scene with great gastronomy.

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Night Train to Berlin

27/11/2014 by .

On a rainy night in February, I was waiting in Paris’s Gare de L’Est station for the night train to Berlin. Those last four words are loaded with romance. And I was taking this winter journey in search of the romance of rail travel in a European winter.

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Jakobsweg Culinary Festival in Ischgl

22/03/2014 by .

It was a sound I came to look forward to each day; the clanking of a thousand dull bells echoing their intermittent beats across the sweeping Paznaun valley as The Tyrol’s famous dairy cows wandered around snacking on the lush summer Alpine grass.

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