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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...

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...

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,...

Enter the Christmas spirit in Salzburg

Enter the Christmas spirit in Salzburg November 22, 2011 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
There’s a lot to do and see in Salzburg during the weeks leading up to Christmas. From the end of November, Advent is marked by festivities in streets, platzes, concert halls and restaurants. Here are the top three Salzburg Christmas traditions. Krampuslaufen ‘Er kommt, er kommt!’ is the cry heard...

When Guests Come Calling

When Guests Come Calling October 24, 2011 | Food | Read More
Stiftskeller St Peter is next to the Benedictine Church of St Peter. Photo by Lorraine Seal   When out-of-town guests visit us in Salzburg, we’re torn between two of our favourite restaurants for the all-important first-night-in-Salzburg dinner. Both restaurants are in the Altstadt, both are relatively...

What Are You Drinking?

What Are You Drinking? September 30, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
Coffee and cake at a Salzburg street cafe. Flickr: European Travelista Salzburgers love to relax in outdoor cafés, wine bars, coffee houses and beer stub’n. Year-round, you’ll find them visiting over drinks in the sun when the weather is good, under umbrellas at pavement tables when it rains, or...

Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold September 30, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Pumpkins: Autumn Favourites Photo: Lorraine Seal Here’s a treat not to be missed if you visit Salzburg in the autumn: Kürbis or, in English, pumpkins. While not specifically a Salzburg specialty – it’s more associated with Styria in Austria’s southeast –  pumpkin is enjoyed throughout the...

Fall Refreshment

Fall Refreshment September 2, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Photo by oksidor courtesy of Creative Commons Fall in Austria brings Sturm, a slightly fermented grape juice. Also known as Jungwein or ‘young wine’, it’s sold unfiltered, in both white and red. Light and somewhat sparkling, it’s very refreshing. Available for only a very short time, from September...

Schranne Thursday Market

Schranne Thursday Market May 31, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
You’ll find many street markets in Salzburg with fresh produce, flowers, bread, desserts, meats, cheeses, and more. Some stalls, like those in Unversitätsplatz are open most days. But, by far, the most popular farmers’ market of them all is the Schranne Market that takes place in the square in front...
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