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The most beautiful places in Austria

9 Schätze – 9 Plätze

The TV show „9 Plätze – 9 Schätze“ („9 places – 9 treasures“) of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF is always searching for the most beautiful place in Austria on the Austrian National Day. The election already took place four times. The elected most beautiful places are regarded as magnificent insider’s tips. And the idyllic nature scenery around Lech is always competing for the first place.

In 2015 for example, the lake Formarinsee, which is siutated on 1,793 m above sea level at the end of the valley Zugertal amidst the mountain scenery at which the river Lech has its source, won the competition and became the most beautiful place in Austria. This marvellous lake is formed every year anew thanks to the melt water of the mountains. The dreamlike view to the lake is enriched by the 2,704 m high mountain Rote Wand in the background. The name „Rote Wand“ („Red Wall“) derives from the visibly red rock ledge.

In 2017 Vorarlberg once again won the competition. This time the treasure was found once again amidst the mountain scenery where the river Lech has its source. The lake Körbersee, in the municipal area of Schröcken, is the most beautiful place in Austria. And that’s not for nothing as already the hiking trail to the Körbersee leads through an idyllic mountain scenery until you reach the lake and admire the breathtaking view across the lake from the peak. The lake is embedded in the unique flora of the mountains Braunarlgruppe, Juppenspitze and Widderstein. It’s clear water, which is also suitable for drinking, invites to take a refreshing bath on hot summer days. Moreover, the colourful flowers and plants around the lake, which sparkle in the splendid pink of the Alpenrose at the end of June/beginning of July, provide for a breathtaking view.

The idyllic nature scenery at the Arlberg – a true treasure!

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