Searching for Silence: The Austrian Alps

Searching for Silence: The Austrian Alps

ground was covered in snow, the sky was powder blue, the air
was crisp. The low sun warmed our frostbitten cheeks and our breath
escaped in white clouds. We walked through this stillness, the only
sound the crunching of snow underfoot. Winter in the Austrian Alps
is spectacular.

Majestic mountains, some towering over 3,000 metres, create a
snowy playground offering some of the best skiing in the world. But
there’s more to it than that. Venture deeper and you’ll find
secluded villages tucked away in the mountains, visited by little
or no tourists. These pockets of tranquility are often hard to
reach, but those who make the journey will be handsomely

I visited Ebnit, a charming enclave in the midst of the
Bregenzerwald Mountains, just above the Vorarlberg Rhine Valley.
Not for the fainthearted, it’s only accessible via a vertiginous
road through the canyons. These places are such a contrast to the
glitzy resorts of the Alps. These are places that soothe the

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