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Austrian Alps Skiing in Vienna


AUSTRIAN ALPS


The Alps are Europe’s major range of mountains, spanning from the Mediterranean coast of France via Switzerland, N Italy and Austria to Slovenia. A considerable part of Austria is part of this mountain range, accordingly hiking, skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing rate high among Austria’s favourite pastimes.

Clean air, spectacular sights, lakes and glaciers and well-tended trails and hikes contribute to the Alps allure and attract numerous tourists and visitors.
The Alps flora and fauna is unique as well: edelweiss, Austria’s national flower, and gentian (‘Enzian’) might be rare, but they have shaped the worlds image of Austria and the Alps. Chamois, marmots and ibexes are well adapted to the alpine habitat.

Mt Grossglockner is Austria’s highest peak featuring a spectacular glacier (‘Pasterze’) and a 50 km long panoramic road, which is easily accessible in summertime and offers some of the most spectacular views in Austria. National park ‘Hohe Tauern’ was established to protect the fragile ecosystem of the most fantastic areas around Mt Grossglockner.

Eisriesenwelten are the largest accessible ice caves world wide. Its frozen waterfalls and elaborate ice formations can be admired on guided tours taking you into a fascinating world for 75 minutes. Its caves and passages adorned with frozen stalagmites and other ice formations are named after Norse mythology.
The enormous caves are located in the proximity of Werfen in easy distance from Salzburg.



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