Eastern Alps Travel Guide
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The whole Eastern Alps region is dramatic countryside, with breathtaking scenery and great winter sports equal to those in Switzerland. Here majestic peaks, many well over 9,750 feet, soar above slow-moving glaciers that give way to sweeping Alpine meadows ablaze with wildflowers in spring and summer. The land is full of ice caves and salt mines, deep gorges, and hot springs; it is countryside to drive and hike and ski through, where people live simply, close to the land.
This part of Austria is relatively inexpensive, except for the top resort towns of Bad Gastein and Zell am See. Even there, cheaper accommodations are available...read more
While this region contains fine restaurants—in fact, two of the country's top dozen dining establishments are here—most of the dining in the small towns...read more
Things To Do in Eastern Alps
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