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    • Indian Summer at Lake Achensee (Seeberg)
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    Wellbeing & Relaxation in Austria's Nature

    Spending time in nature allows us to find levity and new perspectives effortlessly. Forests, meadows, lakes, and rolling hills have a magical effect on our souls. How amazing that Austria offers so many things that help restore our mental balance.

    rowboat at lake (Vorderer Gosausee)
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    Why We Need Nature, Now More Than Ever

    Sense the Respite

    It all started a long time ago, in the midst of wild, unrestrained nature – first in the steppe, then under trees, in caves, and later around the fire. Humans love nature, because our senses have developed there. Millennia of evolution surrounded by the elements have naturally calibrated us to feel at home in the forest. In today's world, appointments, offices, and our daily digital overdose may intervene, but our "green" imprint remains. And it's a good thing, too: It is why we breathe more easily when we see a crystal-clear lake; why we feel secure when smelling wood and strong when walking through the forest.

    Nature soothes our overwhelmed minds. From the healing effect of waterfalls and trees to the beauty of cultural landscapes, mountains, and waters, Austria is filled with natural gems – alive, sensual, and relaxing all at once.

    •                 Finding the Winter Light - winter walk in the region of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee
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    Editor's Picks

    • Clara Tippelt, landlady of the Almgasthaus Boscheben in Ellbögen, south side of Patscherkofel / Almgasthaus Boscheben
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    • Ayurveda Resort MANDIRA, Yoga Terrace Stargate
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    • Mönchsberg Salzburg
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    • swimming fun on the Old Danube
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    • Pharmacist Dr. Angelika Riffel
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    • Krimml Waterfalls / Krimml Waterfalls
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    • Monastery Pernegg in springtime in lower austria
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    •                 Fackelwanderung im PillerseeTal
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    •                 Bivouac under the stars
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    •                 Meditation at the Reedsee
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    More Mindful Activities in Austria

    •                         Grossarl in winter
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      Winter Hiking: A Voyage of Self-Discovery

      On a hike through Austria's winter landscape, you can hear the fresh snow crunching below your feet and enjoy the fresh air. The inns and huts along the trails are ideal for a leisurely break.
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    •                         Winter magic, Salzkammergut, Gosau - horse sleigh ride
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      Horse-Drawn Sleighs and Dogsledding

      A romantic ride through the countryside on a horse-drawn sleigh or a more action-packed dogsledding adventure – Austria offers a wide variety of ways to experience winter in tandem with animals.
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    •                         Steirereck at the Pogusch in Turnau in Styria
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      Good Night! – What’s the Key to a Great Night’s Sleep?

      Nothing is as rejuvenating as a restful night, but what if you struggle to get to sleep? We take a closer look at sleep hygiene, some of the most original locations for a great night’s sleep, and places of silence.
      Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep
    •                         hiking around the Green Lake in Styria, mountain lake "Grüner See"
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      Austria’s Prettiest Places, According to Austrians

      Find out about the magical places chosen by Austrians as the country’s most beautiful spots.
      Where are the top spots?

    What Are You in the Mood For?

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