Charlotte and Daniel Kähny (DF8UO and DO4UO), Germany
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Vintage Jacket by BANDA

Austria (OE) is a federal republic and a landlocked country of roughly 8.47 million people. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Its territory covers 83,855 square kilometres (32,377 sq. mi). The capital is Vienna.

The traveller entered Austria coming from Liechtenstein to Voralberg, which is one of its nine federal states.

The capital of Vorarlberg is Bregenz, although Dornbirn and Feldkirch are larger cities in terms of population. The traveller visited all three cities with their beautiful medieval centres. In Dornbirn the Traveller admired the "Rotes Haus", a wooden house built in 1639.

In Bregenz the annual summer music festival (Bregenzer Festspiele) is world-famous. The festival itself takes place on and around a stage on Lake Constance. Although the weather was perfect to stay longer on the Lake Constance, the Traveller had to leave for its next destination.

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