Ischgl, at an altitude of 1377m, sits in the Paznaun Valley in the Tyrol and its ski area is the largest in the Alps.Read the full story here
“You’re not in Austria anymore!” chuckles Stefanie, my local Tourism guide, “This is Switzerland”.At my feet an invisible borderline runs atop the 2,760m Idjoch. Spread out below me like a scale-model in the crystal-clear air lie peaks and valleys as far as the eye can see. Behind me, Ischgl, my starting point in Austria.Read the full story here
Austria has long been a popular destination for British travellers, both in the winter for skiing and the summer for hiking. The Tyrol gets most of the action, but Carinthia, in the South East, is well worth a visit.Read the full story here
When the snow melts and the skiers head home, the Austrian Alps don’t just disappear. Some people prefer their mountains served green and pleasantly warm rather than chilled.Read the full story here
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.Read the full story here
Rupert Parker goes round in a circle, starting and finishing in Kramsach, hiking up and down for 50kms.Read the full story here
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.Read the full story here
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.
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.Read the full story here
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.Read the full story here