Austria Destinations

Nothing touches us like the untouched…

June 28, 2016
Nationalpark Gesäuse

… is the motto of Nationalparks Austria and recently I got the chance to visit one of them, in cooperation with Instagramers Austria (a loose community of hobby photographers who gather through Instagram and Facebook groups). The national park Gesäuse in the Styrian alps is dominated by lots of water, rugged mountains, natural forests but also cozy mountain huts with traditional delicacies. And although the weather has been rather on the gloomy side we enjoyed an interesting guided tour and great hospitality!


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  • Reply Traveling Rockhopper June 28, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    wonderful hike! 🙂

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      It indeed was 🙂

  • Reply annika June 28, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    That’s some beautiful landscape! Lovely photos 🙂

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Markus June 29, 2016 at 6:35 am

    Hello Julia!
    Wonderful pictures, this atmosphere with the fog and all the greens looks amazing!
    And the cows…
    Ciao Markus

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Thanks, I really enjoyed being out there!

  • Reply julischkajackson June 29, 2016 at 8:15 am


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  • Reply jewels June 29, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Lovely! I do miss that kind of terrain!!

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      It’s definitely a nice change 😉

  • Reply PinaySkattebasse June 29, 2016 at 10:29 am

    So nice photos! And lovely place.

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks so much! I loved the peace and quiet there!

  • Reply the travelogue June 29, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Ok seriously: how wonderful are your pictures?! <3 so so beautiful!!
    xx Anna & Vanessa

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Awww thank you ❤️

  • Reply mintnoti June 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Wow, this place looks so serene. I love visiting national parks and hiking, so this is right up my alley. Beautiful photos by the way!

    Eden | Mint Notion

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Great to hear that! I should definitely spend more time in nature 😉

  • Reply Somin Bach June 30, 2016 at 2:51 am

    That’s a great motto, and looking through your pictures, I can see why!

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm

      I love the motto too! Thank you!

  • Reply Mitzie Mee June 30, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    What a beautiful place! Tried to pronounce the name of the park in my head, but my tongue was curling up. Love the cow picture:)

    • Reply sileas July 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      Haha and I thought German is very similar to Danish 😉 They cowes were really cute and looked very happy up there!

  • Reply SueT July 1, 2016 at 12:43 am

    This is ‘exactly’ what I thought Austria would look like. Beautiful scenery which includes that sweet home and those gorgeous cows. Stunning photos Julia!!

    • Reply sileas July 6, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Unfortunately the weather has been typical Austrian too 😉 We enjoyed nevertheless. Thank you!

  • Reply Vicky T. July 1, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    I think gloomy days is great for hikes since there’s no glaring sun lol. And the mountain hut is so cute!


    • Reply sileas July 6, 2016 at 9:38 am

      You’re right! At least nobody got sunburnt that day 😉

  • Reply Mikela July 1, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Beautiful photos! Looks like such a fun place. And, I want to see cows 🙂 So cute!

    • Reply sileas July 6, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Thank you for stopping by! Yeah the cows were really cute ❤️

  • Reply annie lee July 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    oh my i feel like my eye sight just got 10x better haha so much green! so hard to come across here in bangkok… amazing!

    • Reply sileas July 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Haha I agree, the green does feel nice! Especially when you escape from the city 😉

  • Reply Paleica July 7, 2016 at 8:36 am

    so schön! das saftige grün! ich würde bei sowas ja auch zu gern mal mitkommen aber irgendwie hats bisher noch nicht sollen sein.

    • Reply sileas July 8, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Leider werden diese Events meist recht kurzfristig bekannt gegeben! Aber es werden mit Instagramers Austria noch alle anderen Nationalparks besucht, also einfach die Augen offen halten 😉

      • Reply Paleica July 11, 2016 at 6:35 am

        ja, das ist mir auch schon aufgefallen. irgendwann wirds schon mal klappen 🙂

  • Reply wazwu July 7, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Looks so peaceful and relaxing. Must have been a nice escape!

    • Reply sileas July 8, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Thanks Waz! I love the city but just as much I love to escape them 🙂

      • Reply wazwu July 8, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        Agreed! I’m a city girl too, but getting away from time to time is such a relief. Good to have that balance!

  • Reply Nat Worldwild July 7, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Ah wie schön! In ein paar Wochen geht es für mich auch wieder in die Berge nach Österreich. Bei deinen Bildern könnte ich glatt sofort los! 🙂

    • Reply sileas July 8, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Oh cool wohin denn? Ich würde am liebsten auch sofort wieder in meine Wanderschuhe schlüpfen 😉

      • Reply Nat Worldwild July 8, 2016 at 2:16 pm

        Ins Ötztal. Hoffentlich spielt das Wetter bis dahin mit. 🙂

  • Reply Anna July 12, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Das Titelfoto mit dem Nebel sieht wunderschön aus. Die Berge haben schon was; letzten Herbst auf meinem Burgen Roadtrip war es genau so schön neblig. 🙂


    • Reply sileas July 12, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Stimmt, ich war am Anfang zwar etwas enttäuscht dass die Sonne nicht rauskam, aber so war die Stimmung eigentlich auch recht schön 🙂

  • Reply Sofia July 18, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    I love the photos of the cows!

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