5 Viewpoints to explore in Austria
Austria is consistently ranked in the top 20 richest countries in the world by GDP per capita terms. The country has achieved a high standard of living and in 2018 was ranked 20th in the world for its Human Development Index.
The Grenzerfahrungsweg is a hiking trail for young and old. The experience-oriented stations take up historical, cultural and landscape conditions. You wander through a varied landscape, with plenty of rest areas, as well as smaller individual stations with picture and text boards.
Kleiner(Small) Barmstein and the nearby Großer(Great) Barmstein are two rock towers in the border of Austria and Germany, raising above the Austrian town of Hallein. They are each about 841 and 851 meters above sea level. Both the rock pinnacles are popular with climbers and also be climbed using rock steps with railings and secured cables. In order to reach the towers, a 2 to 3 hour hike is required through the beautiful lower Alps mountains.
The Semmering is a mountain pass in the Eastern Northern Limestone Alps that forms a natural border between Lower Austria and Styria.The Semmering Pass is featured on a famous commemorative coin: the 25 euro 150 Years of the Semmering Alpine Railway Coin. The Semmering ski resort, which also hosts World Cup events, is located at the pass and extends on to the Hirschenkogel mountain.