7 beautiful travel destinations for your summer vacation

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I still have an account to be taken with Austria. Last year the night train, hotel and dinner in the 3-star Amador restaurant were already booked for a short trip over Easter. But for the well-known reasons, our trip to Vienna fell through. But now it is becoming apparent that there will be a reunion with Austria this year. Or rather, we are considering a ten-day “Tour d’Autriche” for mid-August.

While we are still in the planning mode for this, I have put together seven places and experiences from past trips to Austria that I have fond memories of as inspiration for the upcoming summer holidays.

1. Patscherkofel – pine schnapps with foresight

In the early summer of 2019 I explored the Innsbruck Trek for six days. The starting point for this flexible multi-day hike is the Alpine city of Innsbruck. And of course, a detour to Innsbruck’s local mountain – the Patscherkofel – should not be missing in the hiking program. At the end of 2017, the new Patscherkofelbahn went into operation, which brings you from the outskirts of Igls up to the panoramic mountain in no time at all. There are many hiking opportunities up here. The Zirbenweg towards Tulfes or the Jochleitensteig around the summit are particularly popular.

The stone pines are not only namesake for hiking trails with great views, but are also served in the summit room 300 meters above the mountain station of the Patscherkofelbahn (approx. 1 hour walk) in the form of homemade schnapps. In addition, you will be served a wonderful view of Innsbruck and the north chain opposite. What more do you want?