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Austria

June 3rd 2011
What a difference several hours driving makes. From Venice we head north and even before reaching Austria the Alps loom in the distance. The weather has been quite warm and sunny, yet the forecast isn’t as promising. The Motorway into Austria climbs steadily in to a beautiful green wilderness, lush tree scapes greet us and with it a smattering of rain and a noticeable drop in temperature. ... read more
Europe » Austria » Vienna

Austrian Flag Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria'... ... read more
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