Monday, June 10, 2013

The best of Austria

Austria, just as the other alpine countries, is a great travel destination. We traveled to Austria lots of times, to Carinthia, Lake Ossiach, the Salzburgerland, Lake Fuschl and to the Wipptal Valley, which is a great destination if you like mountain biking or hiking, and skiing in the winter on the Bergeralm. Every time we went, we tried to get information about our destination, before we went, but every time there was little information available on the internet. Of course, we drove from the Netherlands to our destination, and still had a great holiday, but the lack of information made us go to the same holiday destination, over and over again. Sure, we still had a wonderful holiday, we enjoyed ourselves during hiking through the countryside, enjoyed the food and the local beers, but we discovered that a lot of travelers had the same problem.

 Everyone was seeking information before going on a vacation to Austria, but almost nothing was available. Sure, there was information about the famous destinations as the cities of Innsbruck or Salzburg, and the big winter sports destinations as Sölden or St. Johann. But on the other villages, mostly great holiday destinations with lots of sights and attractions, there was nothing. So, now almost five years ago, we decided to put up a website, with all those information everyone was looking for, but could not find. We moved from the Netherlands to the Oetztal valley, to the small village Sautens, and we started to write about all the other villages, the holiday regions and all ski resorts in the alpine countries, and not just Austria, but all alpine countries.

 Our site now has over 8.000 pages, with information on (almost) all destinations and holiday villages in Austria, all ski resorts in the Alps, and every week new destinations come available on our site. And during our search through the villages in Austria and beyond, we discovered lots of small villages with a rural character, lots of hiking opportunities, no one ever heard about. Real pearls, and really good travel destinations. Moreover, we are very glad we moved to Austria. What a difference, when you have lived your entire life in the Netherlands. Here, everyone is friendly, everyone helps anyone, and the great mountains in the Oetztal valley are great for hiking and mountain biking. We indulge ourselves in the beautiful life in Austria, visited many great events, we learned to ski in the first winter, we visit lots of villages and cities, and we offen go to the culture capital of Tyrol, Innsbruck, to visit the great events that take place here, or visit the Alpenzoo with our kids.

 Traveling to Austria is something we gladly recommend to anyone seeking a great and versatile holiday destination, and if you ever need any information about a destination in Austria or one of the other alpine countries, just visit our site www.alpelino.com. Wilhelmus Hengstmengel Main site: www.alpelino.com Austria: http://www.alpelino.com/sommer/austria