34 Comments

  1. Laura G
    September 4, 2018 @ 4:02 am

    Beautiful list! Makes me want to hop in a plane and go back!! 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      September 4, 2018 @ 5:14 pm

      Thank you, Laura. I’m glad you liked the article

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  2. Anna
    September 8, 2018 @ 11:10 am

    I used to live near the Green Lake! So happy it made it onto your hidden gems in Austria list 😀

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    • dankiteski
      September 9, 2018 @ 2:19 pm

      Wow, what a place to live in! I wish I could say the same 🙂 How did you find it/choose it?

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  3. Nancie McKinnon
    September 10, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

    What a fantastic list. I’m curious about the Kaisertal Valley Since there are no roads, does that mean you hike into the valley? How long is the hike?

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 2:51 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Nancie. I’m really glad you enjoyed the article. As for your question, the Kaisertal valley trek can be completed in two days, maybe even in a day if you have a quicker pace.

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  4. daniele
    September 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

    Austria has lots of hidden gems. I’ve been in a few ones but others are also in my bucket list

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

      Indeed, it does, Daniele. thank you for your comment 🙂

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  5. Snita
    September 10, 2018 @ 3:07 pm

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! I want to check out Austria in October and will try and visit some of these little gem!

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    • dankiteski
      September 10, 2018 @ 4:07 pm

      Awesome, Snita! I’m glad you got some useful suggestions for your upcoming trip 🙂

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  6. Lisa
    September 12, 2018 @ 11:02 pm

    These are such beautiful places in Austria! I wish I ventured out more than stayed around Vienna. Wolfgangsee is stunning, as are the classic Alpine towns you can find in Austria. I’ll have to return to see more.

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    • dankiteski
      September 13, 2018 @ 10:36 am

      You definitely should, Lisa 🙂

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  7. Tobias
    November 11, 2018 @ 1:26 pm

    I would like to comment on this. I grew up in Kufstein (the town close to Kaisertal). You can do easy day trips there, there are places you can reach within an hour. However, the first part of the hike is aleays conquering the stairs. There are lots of steps.

    Also, in the article it was mentioned that the valley is unfrequented. If you are looking for lonley hikes, you need to find somewhere else to go. The hikes are extremely popular and very much frequented. It’s still a very beautiful place worth visiting.

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    • dankiteski
      November 14, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Tobias. I actually visited Kufstein a few years ago and loved it! I also visited the Kaisertal several times and was under the impression the valley is unfrequented. Perhaps there are more visitors nowadays but nevertheless, the fact that you won’t see any cars around makes this place kinda off-the-beaten-track. Overall, as you mentioned it certainly is a beautiful place worth visiting 🙂

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  8. Shreya Saha
    February 8, 2019 @ 10:22 am

    That’s a great list of places to go in Austria. Glad to see these hidden secrets – Austria is more than Vienna, Salzburg and Hallstaat… Isn’t it? I would love to visit the Seegrotte and if have enough time, then want to explore all the places you have listed above.

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    • dankiteski
      February 8, 2019 @ 11:28 am

      Absolutely, Shreya. I hope you get the chance to visit and explore some of these hidden gems 🙂

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  9. Bhushavali
    February 8, 2019 @ 2:47 pm

    I’m planning Austria from next winter, esp Salzburg. Good to know of all these other destinations in Austria. I should figure out where else can I go.
    Eisriesenwelt and Alpbach are really impressive! Will check their locations now.

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:17 pm

      I’m glad you could get some ideas for your future trip from this article, Bhushavali 🙂 Thank you for commenting

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  10. Rachelle
    February 8, 2019 @ 9:05 pm

    Does Austria even have a region or city that is anything less than stunningly beautiful? Even these off the beaten track places are so desirable to me, I can’t believe they’re not already crawling with visitors. The Seegrotte is breathtaking and a place I’d love to visit someday!

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:17 pm

      Seems like it doesn’t, Rachelle 🙂

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  11. Jane Dempster-Smith
    February 8, 2019 @ 9:55 pm

    I have not visited Austria yet but after seeing these photos I am missing out on a lot. The countryside is so beautiful. I am definitely going to plan a visit when I next travel to Europe. I want to explore the hidden villages of Zillertal.

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:18 pm

      You sure are, Jane 🙂 I’m glad to hear this article inspired you to visit Austria

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  12. Anita
    February 9, 2019 @ 3:07 am

    I just have been in Vienna so I have no idea about any of this places. What’s more the only one I heard about from this list is East Tirol. There is still so much for me to see and the nature there seems to be pretty impressive and pure. Surely would visit.

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:21 pm

      Thank you, Anita and I’m glad you could get some new suggestions for your next visit to Austria.

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  13. umiko Silalahi
    February 9, 2019 @ 4:51 am

    I can’t believe these places are still far from tourists. They are so beautiful! And I can’t believe even more since Austria is not that big. People need to widen their wings when visiting Austria. I will sure explore the whole country, including these hidden gems, when I step my foot on Austria.

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:23 pm

      I guess the main reason is that there are already a few established tourist hubs in Austria and most agencies cover them in their tours. That’s why most people miss out on destinations like the ones in this article.

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  14. Stefanie
    February 9, 2019 @ 8:19 am

    This is a great list! You mentioned Hohe Tauern as being the “ultimate off the beaten path” place, but your entire list is full of places I’ve actually never heard of — and they all look super visit-worthy! Also, I had no idea that the largest subterranean lake was in Austria, or that such a cute lakeside town (St. Wolfgangsee) was in such close proximity to Salzburg. Can’t wait to visit some of these spots! Thanks for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      February 11, 2019 @ 4:15 pm

      Thank you, Stefanie- I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this article and that you could find some useful suggestions for your future travels.

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  15. Cecilia
    February 9, 2019 @ 5:40 pm

    Oh wow! Austria is so beautiful. Every single picture had me in awe. The towns look so charming and the mountainsides look so peaceful. The ice cave and underground lake also look like amazing places to visit. I am definitely pinning this to Pinterest so that I can reference these gems later.

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    • dankiteski
      February 9, 2019 @ 6:24 pm

      Thank you, Cecilia- your comment means a lot to me. I hope you get the chance to visit some of these places in the future and fully experience Austria.

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  16. Clarice
    February 11, 2019 @ 5:09 pm

    There are very few things I know about Austria thus, I got really interested to learn more about these hidden gems. I would love to visit Hohe Tauern National Park and Alpbach since it looks like someplace straight about of a book or movie. Thank you for sharing and love your photos.

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    • dankiteski
      February 12, 2019 @ 9:34 am

      I’m glad you could learn a few new things about Austria from this article, Clarice. I hope you get the chance to experience the Hohe Tauern and Alpbach someday.

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  17. Sedion
    May 14, 2019 @ 6:46 am

    Hi,

    First things first, beautiful pictures! I fell in love with the places even without having been there! 🙂

    I read your blog while searching for offbeat travel worth places in Austria and this was one of the very few helpful blogs I found. Very articulate. Keep up the good work! 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      May 14, 2019 @ 11:13 pm

      Thank you, Sedion- I’m really glad you liked this article and found some cool suggestions for your next trip. Thank you for stopping by and dropping your comment and I hope you have a great time in Austria 🙂

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