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From Munich to Salzburg by Train

From Munich to Salzburg by Train February 27, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
The River Salzach in Salzburg by night. Photo: Flickr user marco_ask Salzburg’s W.A. Mozart Airport is a regional airport served by about 30 airlines. That means it is not nearly as busy as Frankfurt’s or Munich’s larger airports. And that means you may not find it cheap or easy to arrive in Salzburg...

Smoking Regulations Don’t Necessarily Clear the Air

Smoking Regulations Don’t Necessarily Clear the Air February 20, 2012 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo: Flickr user Malte Schmidt Smoking remains very popular in Austria. With about 2.5 million smokers in the 20 to 50 year-old age range—or about 60—its population approaches near-world-record status for percentage of smokers. Among teenagers about 15 years of age, 24 percent of boys smoke. Among...

The Festung: Salzburg’s Historic Home

The Festung: Salzburg’s Historic Home February 15, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
The iconic Festung Hohensalzburg dominates both the skyline and Salzburg's history. Photo: Flickr user SteFou! Salzburg’s long line of ruling Prince-Archbishops displayed their wealth and power through building magnificent churches and palaces, many of them breathtaking in their architectural...

Sweet Dreams in Salzburg

Sweet Dreams in Salzburg February 10, 2012 | Food | Read More
Salzburg is famous for its chocolate confections. Photo: Flickr user Chocolate Reviews Here are my picks for Salzburg’s Top Five Chocolatiers: Salzburg’s traditional Cafe-Konditorei Fürst is famous for its signature candy, the Mozartkugel. Created by Paul Fürst in 1890, these rich concoctions start...

Alpine Wonders in Kaprun

Alpine Wonders in Kaprun December 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Majestic Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun, Austria Photo: Flickr user bortescristian Just a little more than an hour’s drive south of Salzburg, you’ll find the charming village of Kaprun, located near the Hohe Tauern National Park, the largest nature preserve in the Alps. A great place for a weekend getaway...