Eastern Alps: Places to Explore

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  • Bad Gastein

    Though it traces its roots all the way back to the 15th century, this resort, one of Europe's leading spas, gained renown only in the 19th century, when VIPs from emperors on down to impecunious...

  • Filzmoos

    Filzmoos, one of the most romantic villages in Austria, is still a well-kept secret. Though skiing in the nearby Dachstein mountains is excellent, the inexpensive winter resort (which is part of...

  • Grossglockner Highway

  • Heiligenblut

    One of the most photographed places in the country, Heiligenblut remains Austria's most picturesque Alpine village. With the majestic Grossglockner—Austria's highest mountain—for a backdrop,...

  • St. Johann im Pongau

    St. Johann has developed into a full-fledged year-round resort. The area is favored by cross-country and intermediate downhill skiers, as the gentle slopes provide an almost endless variety of runs.

  • Werfen

    The small size of Werfen, adorned with 16th-century buildings and a lovely baroque church, belies its importance, for it's the base for exploring three extraordinary attractions: the largest and...

  • Zell am See

    This lovely lakeside town got its name from the monks' cells of a monastery founded here in about AD 790.

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