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Austria is paradise if like myself you enjoy the fresh air with wide mountainous panoramas stretching far into the distance. As soon as I pass the welcome signs at the former border I have the feeling of entering a different world. Most probably due to the sheer size of the mountain ranges in comparison to the German Alps. Many small castles & chapels dot the landscape & many long tunnels carve their way through the mountains adding to that special Austrian feeling.

The presence of the Pasterze Glacier below Grossglockner has deteriorated dramatically in the past 50 years.

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Did You Know?

The Austrian tradition of cake baking goes back centuries, with competition fierce between towns and cities to produce the finest tortes. Even in small villages, bakeries would try to outdo each other. Almost every Austrian city has its trademark cake. The most famous Austrian cake is the Viennese Sachertorte, a rich chocolate cake invented by Chef Franz Sacher for Chancellor Metternich in 1832.

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