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One of the most romantic villages in Austria, Filzmoos is still something of a well-kept secret. Though skiing in the nearby Dachstein mountains is excellent, the relatively inexpensive winter resort (which is part of the Salzburger Sportwelt ski area) has yet to be fully discovered by foreign tourists. During the summer months meandering mountain streams and myriad lakes attract anglers eager for
trout, while hikers come to challenge the craggy peaks.
Filzmoos calls itself a "balloon village," not only for the International Hot Air Balloon Week every January, but because hot-air balloon trips are a popular attraction for visitors and a great way to see the spectacular region.
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...
One of the best-known roads in the Alps, the Hochalpenstrasse—rising to more than 2,438 meters (8,000 feet) and negotiating 36 hairpin bends...