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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...

Romantic Dining in Salzburg

Romantic Dining in Salzburg December 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Ikarus at Hangar 7 With its skyline of Baroque steeples and domes, its intimate medieval streets and lanes and reminders of The Sound of Music—and Mozart—everywhere, Salzburg is one of the world’s most romantic cities. And lovers, young and old, will find plenty of scope for making special memories. Perhaps...

Café Life

Café Life December 15, 2011 | Food | Read More
Newspapers on display at Café Tomaselli Photo: Café Tomaselli Salzburgers love their cafés. A home away from home, the café is where Salzburgers relax with a newspaper or book, visit with friends, and refresh themselves over Kaffee und Kuchen, a glass of Sekt or wine or a light meal. In warm weather,...

Feiertage: Austria’s Official Holidays

Feiertage: Austria’s Official Holidays December 7, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Photo: Flickr user p2bg With thirteen official holidays throughout the year, Austria is very generous with its public holidays. Of these, ten are specifically religious in origin. Even if the holiday falls on a weekend, it is always observed on the day on which it falls. Holidays are not moved to the...

Travel Resolutions for 2012

Travel Resolutions for 2012 November 30, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Salzburg in Mist Photo: Flickr User Gatanass With the New Year nearly on us, it’s not too early to make some resolutions to ensure even more fulfilling travel in 2012. Here are my intentions for getting the most from upcoming adventures: Read more about the history and culture of places I plan to...

5 Top Museums to See

5 Top Museums to See November 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Windows of the Mozart Geburtshaus, seen from Universitätsplatz Photo: Lorraine Seal Fortress Hohensalzburg The Festung, the fortress that sits high on the mountain in the centre of Salzburg, comprises several museums on one site. Your entrance ticket gives you access to all of them. Among the most...
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