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Dog at the Burggarten of Graz

Dog at the Burggarten of Graz, Austria

Sometimes I am having a picnic at the Burggarten of Graz. This is a park next to the former castle of Graz. It happens to be a beautiful dog posed right in front of my camera this time. Isn’t it a cutie?

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Project Schafsinn in Haus

Herd of sheep in Haus, Austria

A cute project in Haus, a place in the Austrian province Styria: Schafsinn. At a mountain next to Haus there is a theme path where people are told about the life of sheep. One can not only read the info boards along the path but also meet the sheep grazing up and down the hill.

Disclosure: This trip was supported by 50plus Hotels Österreich and Panoramahotel Gürtl

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White donkeys in Burgenland

Close encounter with white donkeys in Burgenland, Austria

While biking through the National Park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel I came across white donkeys! These donkeys with yellow-white coat and blue eyes were raised in 17th/18th century in the area of Austria and Hungary.

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Bird watching at the Neusiedler See

Bird watching at the Neusiedler See, Austria

At a watch post for birds along the Neusiedler See. Are you interested in birdwatching? Every year the Pannonian Birdexperience takes place at the National Park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel.

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A pig breed named Mangalitza in Burgenland

A pig breed named Mangalitza in Burgenland, Austria

On my biking tour along the Neusiedler See I came across a special breed of curly-hair hog. In Austria they are called Mangalitza. One can often see this name on the restaurant’s menus in that part of Burgenland.

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Peacock at Schloss Eggenberg in Graz

Peacock at Schloss Eggenberg in Graz, Austria

Action! On my way back home from the rose mound of Schloss Eggenberg a peacock blocked my way. I tried to frighten him by looking squarely into his eyes … but he had so many of them! So I went back on a different path …

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The cute cat of Friedberg

A friendly cat at the railway station of Friedberg

Friedberg is a city in a rural region of Austria where people generally greet neighbours as well as strangers like me. Even this cat gives me a warm welcome.

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Pecorino, a dog on pilgrimage

Pecorino, a dog on pilgrimage

Today I visited a reading in Vienna. Star of the event was the dog Pecorino. He and his master became famous for doing a pilgrimage in Italy. Pecorino is considered to be the first dog who owns a pilgrimage pass.

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Llama trekking in Kaprun

Llama trekking in Kaprun, Austria

After my trip to the Reservoir Mooserboden I continued with a llama trekking tour. My llama’s name was ‘Mozart’. We talked a lot about operas and food. More precisely I talked about operas and he tried to eat as much as possible by plucking the leaves from the bushes along the way.

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Peacock on the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg

Peacock on the grounds of Eggenberg Palace

A peacock who knows to pose seen on the grounds of Eggenberg Palace (Schloss Eggenberg) in Graz. Since 2010 this palace is listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Peacock at the ticket shop of Schloss Ambras

Peacock at ticket shop of Schloss Ambras, Austria

While visiting Schloss Ambras (Ambras Castle) in Innsbruck I came across this peacock which walked confidently into the ticket shop of the castle. I wonder what he did there? Any ideas?

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Mandarin Duck at Ambras Castle

Mandarin Duck at Ambras Castle, Austria

While walking on the grounds of Ambras Castle (Schloss Ambras) I came across this Mandarin Duck. I love these animals for their colours and elegance.