Travel Report Austria & Italy 2005

The holiday for the year 2005 was a long wait. The decision where and especially also when we were going on holiday was dependant on the period when we would both have free from work. This is the first time after our ‘study period’ that we were to go on holiday and that we were more dependent of our working situation, since we now both work full-time. Studying wasn’t so bad after all … ;-)

In the month of June it was finally decided: the last week of August and the first week of September, with the possibility to shift with a couple of days here and there. And where to? Well, choice enough … but also thanks to the reports from the Alpenfreaks who have visited the region before, we choose to visit the border with Italy, or rather the Dolomites! (hence the Featured Image! ;-) )

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All-In(clusive) Cards

In most regions in Austria you can purchase an All-Inclusive-Card which gives you free (or reduced) admissions to many sights and attractions throughout that particular region. With this card you really can save money!

Here’s a short list of regions where you can use these cards:

(this list is by far not complete – ask your local tourist office if they have such a special card as well)


Why worthwhile? Despite that the duration of the tour is short, the ravine is still spectacular enough for a visit.

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Golzentipp (2317m)

Why worthwhile? Simple but beautiful mountain top. The return route via Morgenrastl is pleasantly quiet.

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Kartitsch – Birgl (1422m)

Why worthwhile? Quiet walk in the even quieter Tiroler Gailtal.

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