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Bad Ischl is a European Capital of Culture 2024

4FR, Set in the mountains of Upper Austria – just under two hours west of Vienna and an hour and a quarter from provincial capital Linz – this town of just over 14,000 (first of photos at top) dates back to at least the mid-13th century and was an important producer of salt for hundreds of years. But Bad Ischl´s heyday truly started in the 1820s, when brine (which after all is salt water) became chic in upper-class circles as a health treatment, and the town turned itself into a spa resort,…

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Austria offers some of the world´s most ravishing road tripping

Sander Hoogendoom For sweeping panoramas and headspinning mountain vistas, there’s no better place to take to the open road than one of the world’s most scenic motoring destinations. This friendly nation in the heart of Europe abounds with unique road-trip potential, such as the remarkable route through the Wachau Valley linking Vienna with Salzburg and the Grossglockner High Alpine Road (pictured here), named after the country´s highest peak and encompassing some of its most stunning mountain…

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Austria in 'Capitals, Castles, and More on a Danube River Cruise'

  Grand Circle Travel “Now we’re heading toward Dürnstein, one of the loveliest towns in Austria,” the voice over loudspeaker of the M/V Adagio intoned. “Its buildings represent a number of architectural styles and so many artists have gathered at one spot to portray the magnificent surrounding landscape that it became known as the Painters’ Corner.” The fact is, though, that on the way to Dürnstein we sailed past lovely town after lovely town. As the vessel continued its journey on the…

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Vienna in 'Using Astrology to Plan Travel this Holiday Season' Still vibrant and popular today, the five-thousand-year-old art of astrology can identify, say, business and romantic opportunities or challenges. And those celestial bodies slinking about the stars can also help pinpoint optimal times and places for travel. And since destinations have their own astro-charts -- which interact with yours -- astrology can even serve as a kind of spiritual travel agent. It can tell you, for example, about places likely to be harmonious or challenging…

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