Up Close Picture of the Week: Salzburg from the Mirabell Garden


Salzburg is a beautiful, baroque city located right on the Salzach River, with parks, historical sites and wonderful music venues, plus shopping and dining spots that won’t put a huge hole in your pocketbook. The Mirabell Garden is just one of the many must-see sights in Salzburg. Photo by Bill Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com ... Read Full Article

Hungary Tourist Information

parliament Budapest

Hungarians have contributed some of the world's best musicians, world class cuisine and a glorious medieval legacy. Budapest is a cosmopolitan city of old lanes and flashy people and has a lot to offer to everyone. The surrounding countryside is dotted with castles, fortresses, monasteries and beautiful villages and towns that hark back to the days when Hungary was a great empire. The Danube River ... Read Full Article

Family Fun in Vienna


Vienna may seem like the place for cafe culture, but it offers so much more. Families of all ages will enjoy the many opportunities for fun in this light-hearted city. Museums that kids will love ZOOM Children's Museum With a variety of exhibitions and hands-on programs, Zoom Children's Museum appeals to kids  from 8 months old to teens. Little ones will have wonderful tactile ... Read Full Article

Our Guide to Tipping in Europe


Traveling to Europe should be an adventure, but trying to figure out the tipping rules for each country can be a headache.  Here is our quick guide to the ins and outs of tipping in Europe. Austria At Restaurants you should round up the bill, or tip 5-10%. Tip in cash, handing the tip directly to the server, or tell the server how much the bill should be (including tip) before he or she makes ... Read Full Article