Austria Travel Tips
Austria has few peers as a year-round holiday destination, with plenty of winter sports in the Alps, some of the most impressive and overblown architecture in Europe and an unrivalled musical tradition that even The Sound of Music couldn't sully.
The cities have plenty to engage visitors. Vienna is the capital, hub of the country's musical life and littered with beautiful buildings. Music, art and architecture reach baroque perfection in Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace.
The tradition of a social ball has long since faded into tradition for most cultures, but it is still alive and well in Vienna. There are over 300 balls held in Vienna alone every year, and the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012
This capital of the westernmost state in Austria has roots that date back to Roman times. The city’s year-round population is a modest 28,000, but the charming lakeside community is a considerable ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, September 2012
Salzburgs’s storied beer-brewing history is encapsulated in Europe’s largest privately owned brewery, the Stiegl Brauwelt, which has been honing the art of brewing since the year Columbus first made ...
Vienna is not the only city in Austria that has a flourishing café culture. In many ways, the cafes in Salzburg are more diverse. Peruse the following if you’re interested in beginning your ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2012
Vienna’s Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) is one of the most famous in Europe (containing as it does a full two million more dead than Paris’s Père Lachaise), and the Jewish cemetery in ...
Written by Viator, November 2012
Salzburg sits prettily on the river Salzach, hemmed in by the bluff slopes of Kapuzinerberg Mountain. At Christmas, Austria’s most romantic city dons its glad-rags and puts on a splendid show. ...
Written by Iveta S, January 2012
This Christmas Markets tour in Salzburg is good only to see what is happening outside Salzburg. But the best Christmas markets are located in Salzburg itself and any of the other little Christmas ...
Written by AnnAnn, June 2011
The Concert Dinner was great and everything was excellent. There was only one thing that I felt disappointed I bought the Salzburg Card and knowed that if I bought the concert by that Card , I 'll ...
Romantic Salzburg in its glorious Austrian alpine setting is a city that lives well on its stomach. It’s crammed with top-quality restaurants that can be prohibitively pricey, but there are myriad ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, March 2012
The state of English-language live theatre in Vienna is and has historically been very strong indeed. As with most big cities, there is a profusion of impromptu, independent, and experimental ...
As with almost any “free” activity one might recommend, it’s possible to find yourself tempted or inclined to break your fiscal fast and drop a little change. It’s your right to do so, obviously, but ...
Located in Vienna's ninth district, the Sigmund Freud Museum occupies the former workplace and residence of the famous Austrian neurologist. The exhibits document the life and work of the founder of ...
1. Bicycle Salzburg is ideally set up for cyclists, with safe cycle lanes avoiding snarled traffic and forming a network of path covering 106 miles (170 km); best for visitors ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, April 2012
Graben (German for “ditch”) is a famous street in central Vienna that is one of the most popular and alluring shopping areas in Europe. The area commonly referred to as Graben begins at ...
For the uninitiated, the efficiency, collectivity, and organizational
panache with which the vast network of trails and mountain huts in the Austrian Alps are maintained can be positively ...
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