Getting From Salzburg to Prague

Due to the fantastic rail transport in Europe, most travelers don’t spend all of their time in the same city, or country. They usually want to combine several highlights in Europe in as little time as possible. In Central Europe, popular destinations for a combination with Salzburg are Munich, Prague,Continue Reading

Salzburg: Practical Advice And Tips

Renowned for its baroque architecture, the birth place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the setting for parts of the famous film The Sound of Music, Salzburg has a lot to offer, making you indecisive about where to go, or what to do, so let me give you some practical adviceContinue Reading

Innsbruck – The Jewel of the Alps

Innsbruck, the jewel of the Alps is truly a gem.  Not only for its unforgettable “golden roof” but for its beautiful cobbled streets, churches, and lookout point.  Think imperial monuments and contemporary urban design.  Olympic records and opulent past splendor.  Open to the world and rich in traditions, the TyroleanContinue Reading

Exploring Innsbruck at Dusk

I arrived in Innsbruck anxiously anticipating my paragliding adventure planned for the following day.  Tired from a long trip from Ljubljana and nursing a sick wife I almost did not go out that night, but my wife being the trooper that she is urged me to leave her at theContinue Reading

Graz is the second largest city in Austria; a perfect balance of rich historical architecture and modern city life.  In order to fully understand how this great city has developed over time one must look into the history books of the Bavarians, Slavs, and Romans.  With its abundant historical features andContinue Reading

As you travel through Austria you will notice that people of all ages wear the Lederhosen and Dirndl, which are made with a mix of the old-traditional fashion with a modern twist.   What started as the garb of the working peasantry of the 18th Century, the Lederhosen as well as the DirndlContinue Reading

Nowadays there is a lot of information about visiting Vienna.  By browsing the web you’ll find numerous posts titled, “48 Hours in Vienna”, “10 Reasons to like Vienna” and countless travel guides, so I won’t add to the overwhelming list of positive reviews and travel resources.  However, I do wantContinue Reading

 You cannot visit Vienna and not dine at a Heuriger.  During our recent visit to Austria we dinned at the Heuriger Hans Maly, which is about an hour outside of the city center.  Here we had a great evening meal accompanied by fresh wine.  However, the highlight of the evening feast was the Apfelstrudel. Continue Reading

On our way from Salzburg to Prague we made a stop over in Linz.  We only spent one night in Linz but managed to go out early in the evening.  On our way over to the Altstadt, we came across the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,  the largest church inContinue Reading

The birth place of Mozart, the setting for The Sound Of Music.  Salzburg, however, has many other attributes that make it stand out.  Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher peaking out high above the baroque towers of the city. The castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark. Salzburg is alsoContinue Reading