Austria

The tripoint of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany

The tripoint of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany is located on the ridge of Plöckenstein mountain at an altitude of 1,331 meters above sea level. The two nearby peaks are called Bayerischer Plöckenstein or Trojmezná (on the German-Czech border 1 km west of the tripoint, at 1,364 meters) and Plöckenstein or Plechý (on the Austrian-Czech border 1.3 km east of the tripoint, at 1,379 meters). The area where the tripoint

Day trip to the scenic hilltop village of Pöllauberg

The picturesque hilltop village of Pöllauberg is one of my favorite places in Styria and I have made day trips to the region ever since I was little. Many people come here for the scenic hike from Pöllau to Pöllauberg, which covers a difference in altitude of 300 meters and takes a little over two hours round-trip. I have done this hike in the past and can recommend it to

Street art in Graz, Austria

Graz, Austria’s second largest city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, might not be explicitly known for its street art, but there are a couple of places in town where artists have transformed decaying and desolate walls into murals. While I personally dislike and condemn graffiti that vandalizes private property, there are some decent examples of street art that were mostly painted legally. Some of the art works are easy to

Murinsel: Graz's most underappreciated attraction has reopened and it's seriously impressive!

After six months of renovation works, the Murinsel has finally reopened for visitors. Loved by visitors and often woefully underappreciated by locals, the “island in the Mur” now features a new café, a showroom and a designer souvenir shop. The floating platform in the Mur river was built back in 2002 as a new attraction for the 2003 European Capital of Culture. The idea was to combine nature with the

How to travel from Austria to Lviv and back on a budget

Lviv, Ukraine is one of my favorite cities in Eastern Europe and still fairly off the beaten track. One reason for that is the lack of convenient low-cost flights from major airports and the relatively slow train connections in this part of Europe. In the following article, I will explain how you can still travel to the Western Ukrainian metropolis if you are on a budget. In this article, I

The tripoint of Austria, Slovenia and Hungary

The tripoint of Austria, Slovenia and Hungary is located on a hill, east of Tauka in Austria, north-east of Kuzma in Slovenia and west of Felsőszölnök in Hungary, at 387 meters above sea level. The name of the hill means tripoint in all three languages of the bordering countries: Dreiländereck in German, Tromejnik in Slovenian and Hármashatár in Hungarian. A monument is located exactly on the tripoint of the three