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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...

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...

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...

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Salzburg

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Salzburg November 17, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Coloured lights mark Silvester festivities on Salzburg's Residenzplatz. Photo: Lorraine Seal Salzburgers embrace New Year’s Eve—known here as Silvester—with enthusiasm and verve. As the end of the year approaches, stalls selling Viel Glück gifts spring up in shopping districts and malls across...

Salzburg Catches Sound of Music Fever

Salzburg Catches Sound of Music Fever October 31, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
A view of Nonnberg Abbey, where Maria was a postulant nun. Photo:  Flickr user thisisbossi Of the thousands of visitors who come to Salzburg each year, a large number experience the city as the setting of The Song of Music. The real-life von Trapps lived here and began their musical careers here. And,...

Rupertikirtag 2011

Rupertikirtag 2011 October 1, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
'Rupert', the patron of Salzburg, at the opening of Rupertikirtag. Rupertikirtag, Salzburg’s festival in honour of its patron, St Rupert, is held every September. ‘Rupert’ himself, shown here, marks the opening of the five-day event by tapping the beer barrel. Photo: Lorraine Seal Barrels...

Harry J. Collins, Honorary Salzburger

Harry J. Collins, Honorary Salzburger October 1, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The grave of Major General Harry J. Collins and his wife, Irene, in Salzburg. Photo: Lorraine Seal A visit to the peaceful Petersfriedhof cemetery, next to the Benedictine Abbey Church of  St Peter, will reward you with beauty and calm. The oldest Christian cemetery in Salzburg, it is crowded with graceful...

Tracht for all!

Tracht for all! September 30, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Trachten worn at Salzburg's Rupertikirtag festival. Photo: Lorraine Seal Newcomers to Salzburg may be surprised by the prevalence of traditional dress in everyday life. Known as Tracht, traditional dress is regularly worn not just by those who work in tourist-related fields but also by ordinary...

Time Out of Time in Český Krumlov

Time Out of Time in Český Krumlov September 2, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Český Krumlov Castle Photo by Lorraine Seal If you’re driving from Prague to Salzburg, or if you’re simply looking for a weekend excursion from Salzburg, Český Krumlov offers a fascinating place for an overnight stay in Bohemia. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this tiny late medieval town sits...

Salzburg in One Day: Part II

Salzburg in One Day: Part II September 2, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The Festung and the Dom seen from Mirabellgarten in early spring Photo by Lorraine Seal Continued from Part I Descending from Mönchsberg via the funicular, return to Kapitelplatz and turn immediately left. Through a tiny square you’ll pass the rushing mill course outside the old Benedictine bakery. In...