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Austria

Browse all of our travels, tips and adventures for our home country, Austria. Towering mountains, beautiful alpine lakes including the cutest traditional villages. This country has it all. We've hitch-hiked all the way through Austria as well as taken numerous road trips and hiking adventures all over the country.

14 Gorgeous Churches in the Austrian Alps

Okay, maybe not exclusively in the Alps. 😅 We’re sharing our personal collection of beautiful churches in Austria with you! Some are fancy and famous and some are small gems nestled away in the countryside, but we love them all the same for their architecture and the sense of calm that comes with them. Let […]

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The top 13 destinations in Mittelkärnten

We know Oberkärnten (Upper Carinthia) – Großglockner and all the other baddies, wild rivers and an unsettling amount of campsites. Unterkärnten (Lower Carinthia) is also well-known, between the river Drau and the incredible Karawanken. So what is Middle Carinthia all about? Well, it’s like the middle sibling in Carinthia. Everyone knows what the deal with […]

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The most beautiful winter hiking trails in Carinthia: Part 2

Welcome to part two of our winter hiking guide for Carinthia, Austria! We’ve gone ahead and rounded up another 10 snow-covered winter hiking trails. Don’t worry, there are no second rate trails here, absolutely no fillers, without a doubt every single one will leave you awestruck! However, if you haven’t seen it already – be […]

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The most beautiful winter hiking trails in Carinthia: Part 1

We spent a whole winter in Carinthia during lockdown and what better way to alleviate the stresses of the pandemic and world in general than enjoying the beautiful outdoors? Carinthia has a great deal to offer when it comes to landscapes, hiking opportunities, skiing and in general all adventure sports including winter walking. Winter 2020 […]

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Wild and without: 3 day trek in Karwendel Alps – Part 3

If you haven’t read the previous parts of our trekking story through the Karwendel mountains already, do backup and immerse yourself in the adventure: part 1 & part 2. The sun is peeking through the edge of the window, the light dancing on the floor from the fluttering of the curtains. The window had been […]

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Wild and without: 3 day trek in Karwendel Alps – Part 2

The bear categorically does not step in the mountain lodge. So I guess you are wondering what these stepping bears are all about? Well, it’s an Austrian countryside expression for something happening, like to find out where it’s cracking. Wo steppt der Bär?! Where is the bear stepping?! It’s perfect and the idea of bear […]

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Wild and without: 3 day trek in Karwendel Alps – Part 1

Of all the things we wanted to do while travelling – long distance trekking was one of the most important. We wanted to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and retreat to the nature. To get as far away as we possibly could by ourselves, by our own means. We wanted to challenge […]

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Ski jumping dragons: Hiking around Innsbruck Ski Jump

Chris and Markus are busy being professional adults meaning we have to fend for ourselves. It’s the first time we’ve left their house in 3 days (we were only supposed to stay 2 nights) but luckily we didn’t have to think what to do ourselves, Chris kindly suggested an itinerary. We should visit the Innsbruck […]

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Wild and never without schnaps: Innsbruck

We’re leaving our little paradise on Gerlosberg today for a contrasting program. Innsbruck! How will we feel in a city after all this time in the quiet and peaceful countryside? How will it compare to our stay in Salzburg? Only time will tell. One problem with the countryside, apart from zero nightlife, is getting around. […]

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Wild and without a destination: Gerlosberg

We’ve been out in the cold long enough now so we’ve decided to take a break from the tent and sleep indoors. Caroline has found a room in our budget somewhere between Kaprun and Innsbruck on a mountain named Gerlosberg. We’re really excited because it looks mega cute and cosy. There is no public transport […]

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Krimml: The largest waterfall in Austria… or even Europe?

Krimml, a small village in the Pinzgau valley is our next destination – but we are doing a weird circle tour thing, more on that later. Krimml is home to the highest waterfall in Austria and according to some other website the highest in Europe but we very much doubt that. It seems every waterfall […]

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Powerful Beauty: Exploring Kaprun’s High Mountain Reservoirs

Yesterday was an awesome day of hitchhiking from Salzburg to Kaprun! Check out our account. It was freezing in our tent last night but we are super excited today because we are heading into the mountains to see the Mooserboden alpine dams and reservoirs. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks with incredible turquoise waters, hiking and exploring is the […]

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