Mozart, Sacher Torte, and a Wedding in Salzburg, Austria

Sometimes, spontaneous decisions lead to the best experiences, as I found out when I decided to visit Salzburg on a whim last summer. After a cold  night’s rain, a brilliant summer day was dawning over Munich’s rooftops. The leaves were polished and shining and when I looked out the window everything seemed to whisper to me: come out, this is the ideal day for a trip. On the spur of the moment, I ... Read Full Article

SalzburgerLand, Austria: Bring the Kids

  For a fantastic summer holiday, think Austria...think  SalzburgerLand. Set in the area of Austria around and south of Salzburg, SalzburgerLand is a natural wonderland, ripe with things to do and sights to see.  From hiking, biking, swimming and golfing, you will never be at a loss for an active adventure. SalzburgerLand has more than 185 lakes, 17 golf courses and 7,200 km of marked ... Read Full Article

Austria’s Hidden Treasures: Salzburg, Graz and Innsbruck

  Austria is a country with so much natural beauty, you may forget that its cities are also well worth discovering.  Famous Vienna is in a class by itself, so take a look at these smaller cities that are Austria's hidden treasures:  Salzburg, Graz and Innsbruck. Salzburg, known as the home of Mozart, offers culture galore. We loved the cobbled streets lined with little cafe's and shops ... Read Full Article

Don’t Overlook Austrian Beer

Ottakringer an Austrian beer

In the world of beer, Austria is almost always overlooked in favor of its more famous neighbor, Germany. But to ignore Austrian Beer is to ignore a wealth of fine beer choices and varieties. Take a look at Austrian Beer Austrian beers are less distinct by region than in other countries as the most popular style across the whole of the country is Märzen. This style is similar to German Helles ... Read Full Article

New Years Skiing in the Austrian Alps

  A group of friends and I took a ski trip to the Austrian Alps one year during New Year's, or Sylvester as it is called in German-speaking countries. All of my friends were experienced skiers or snowboarders and I was the only one who had never done either before. We went to a place near Salzburg, if I remember right, called Zell Am See. From there we went to several mountains in the area ... Read Full Article

Must-See Sights in Salzburg

  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. This is the place of Mozart's youth and you will see his imprint across the town. Salzburg is also considered a world-class live music destination. In summer, it hosts the famous ... Read Full Article

Visit Austria for Year-round Beauty

On our recent trip to Austria, we were amazed by the beauty of this country and its historical and picturesque cities. There is so much to see and do year-round in this little country and it is all in easy reach by car or Austria's excellent train service. The following list is just a sample of the myriad reasons to visit Austria; if you want more, be sure to visit the Austrian Visitor's Bureau ... Read Full Article