Austria

Across Mönchsberg mountain to Hohensalzburg castle

Hohensalzburg castle towers high above the city of Salzburg. During its centuries-old history it was not captured once. These days, it prefers to let in guests and besiegers voluntarily, albeit, unfortunately, not free of charge. There are many ways up to the castle.

Salzburg Visiting the city of Mozart with children

The city of Mozart has many outdoor playgrounds with great views of the city. The city hills are perfect for ball games and other outdoor activities and are easy to get to with a buggy. A nice walk or a romp in nature – the Mönchsberg mountain, the Kapuzinerberg mountain or the big parks (Mirabell, Hellbrunn, Volksgarten) offer interesting sights as well as children’s playgrounds that are great fun.

Foodtrend Streetfood Markets in Vienna

Some time ago, Street Food markets also have established in Austria. Previously, there were food trucks and other sales stalls even before, but they only have a supporting role at events. The concept is simple and comes from Asia: Different dishes are prepared in front of the customer. There are mobile stalls (like foodtrucks) on public areas, where the food is made and sold. The dishes are mainly fingerfood and can be eaten without cutlery therefore ideal for „to go“.

Let’s be FESCH! A FESCH’MARKT Close Up

While it’s not unusual for people to queue up for beer, it does seem a bit unusual to queue up in front of a brewery. Yet this is a phenomenon that is known to occur at least twice a year in Vienna, and it’s the usual suspects that are responsible: the crew of the FESCH’MARKT design market, that has picked this extraordinary spot to host one of the freshest events in the city.

Hiking packing list with tips and tricks

When it comes to the question of what the perfect footwear for hiking looks like, opinions differ. Some insist that it has to go above the ankle while others prefer their shoes more airy and light. But no matter what shoe you pick, the most important thing is that it’s been worn in before you hit the mountains for several hours. After all, nothing can spoil the fun of hiking faster than a blister.

Visiting Vienna with Kids

Vienna is a city that offers plenty of fun for kids. Alongside countless museums and playgrounds, here families have countless options to keep the…

Night in White – An Austrian Igloo Adventure

It is a Saturday like no other: my friends and I have decided to do something different this weekend. Instead of a boozy night out in Vienna, we’ve signed up for an igloo building workshop, to spend the weekend in the mountains just an hour outside of Austria’s capital and reconnect with nature. The workshop, conducted by the Austrian Alpine Club, is one of their weekend winter seminars.