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AT09014

Altenberg bei Linz, Austria

Dining room

Dining room

Lounge and library upstairs

Lounge and library upstairs

Bathroom upstairs

Bathroom upstairs

Bedroom

Bedroom

Our kitchen

Our kitchen

Family reunion on December 24, 2014 at the airport in Vienna

Family reunion on December 24, 2014 at the airport in Vienna

Our study and office

Our study and office

Dining room

Dining room

The LENTOS Art Museum in LINZ

The LENTOS Art Museum in LINZ

The Czech town of Český Krumlov (the "Jewel of South Bohemia"), about an hour's drive away from our house

The Czech town of Český Krumlov (the "Jewel of South Bohemia"), about an hour's drive away from our house

Linz, main square

Linz, main square

The Ars Electronica Center, known as "The Museum of the Future," illuminated at night in the nearby city of LINZ on the banks...

The Ars Electronica Center, known as "The Museum of the Future," illuminated at night in the nearby city of LINZ on the banks...

Lake Attersee in the Salzkammergut district with crystal-clear, drinking water quality

Lake Attersee in the Salzkammergut district with crystal-clear, drinking water quality

Dining room Lounge and library upstairs Bathroom upstairs Bedroom Our kitchen Family reunion on December 24, 2014 at the airport in Vienna Our study and office Dining room The LENTOS Art Museum in LINZ The Czech town of Český Krumlov (the "Jewel of South Bohemia"), about an hour's drive away from our house Linz, main square The Ars Electronica Center, known as "The Museum of the Future," illuminated at night in the nearby city of LINZ on the banks... Lake Attersee in the Salzkammergut district with crystal-clear, drinking water quality
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2009


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In 2017 we'd love to visit BERLIN in AUGUST ! (or Amsterdam). We are also open for swaps with PRAG or the Czech republic over the weekend!

We live in a spacious, sunny house in a quiet rural area only 12 km from Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, and the 2009 European Cultural Capital. Our house is located 2 km from the town of Altenberg and is surrounded by forests, fields and meadows that offer great hiking possibilities. A large horseriding facility, a goat farm and an open air museum can be reached on foot in 15-20 minutes. Also close by is a great swimming lake and a fun pool for kids of all ages.
Here are a few websites to get an idea what to expect in our neighborhood:
www.hallstatt.at
www.toplitzsee.at
www.wandern.at
www.wandern.at/naturwunder.../pesenbachtal.html
www.anlaufalm.at
www.schosser-huette.at
www.kalkalpenweg.at
www.kalkalpen.at
Altenberg is a great starting location for day trips (Salzburg [130 km], Vienna [180 km], Salzkammergut Lake District and Austrian Alps [100 km], Bohemian Forest/Šumava National Park [60km], Czech Republic border [20 km], Český Krumlov [60 km], Prague [230 km]). Here you can find peace and relaxation, as well as dynamic cultural life in Linz, just a stone's throw away. 

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Our Family

  • 4 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 4 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • clinical psychologist, therapist
  • teacher, translator

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 10

References

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Hospitality wanted
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • Sauna private
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Czech

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Linz -

Things we enjoy doing in our surroundings: The main square of Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, is 15 km from our house. Sometimes we even take a hike down the hill (1.45 hours) to the city and take the bus back.
Český Krumlov (a UNESCO World Heritage City known as Krumau in German) is a very picturesque, unique Czech town, called the Bohemian Venice, near the Czech border, where we live. We love to visit it several times a year.
It is also fun and interesting to visit the Ars Electronica Center or Lentos Art Museum in Linz (on the picture it is lluminated at night)--a fun thing to do on a cooler or rainy day. Because of its architectonic construction, it recently won a European award.

There are many lakes around us. The closests ones are about 10 minutes (Pleschinger See) or 25 minutes (Ausee) away by car. The mountain lakes in Upper Austria and the near the Salzkammergut Lake District are famous for their great water quality and refreshment on a hot summer day. The lake on one of the pictures is called "Attersee." What we also love to do is just pack up our rucksacks and start hiking right from the gate behind our house. There are plenty of hiking trails that are marked.... or if you feel like visiting a city: Linz, Salzburg and Vienna in Austria, Munich and Passau in Germany or České Budějovice in the Czech Republic are all close or close enough for a day trip!
 
 
 
 
 

Occupation

  • clinical psychologist, therapist
  • teacher, translator

Children

  • Boy - Age: 27
  • Boy - Age: 24

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

References

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