Category : Austria

Colorful Stephansdom. Vienna, Austria

This year I visited Vienna, Austria during its famous celebration of Steffl Kirtag. From May 25th to May 28th the Wiener Kirtag took place at Rathausplatz right in front of St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the first district of Vienna. See my other post ‘Photo Essay: Life On The Streets of Vienna’ for more photos. During the 4-days festival, a scenic market, …

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Kid- and Pet-Friendly Salzburg Zoo

Zoo Hellbrunn (Zoo Salzburg) welcomed us with a heavy rain… very heavy, but very short. The Zoo is based on the menagerie of the Prince Archbishops of Salzburg, who kept exotic animals. That fact makes Salzburg Zoo the oldest Zoo in the World- about 300 years old. The location of Zoo is ideal for its inhabitants and visitors. It resides …

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Hellbrunn Palace & Trick Fountains. Salzburg, Austria

It was so much fun to watch joyful faces of the visitors of Salzburg’s (Austria) 400 years old Hellbrunn Palace (Schloss Hellbrunn). One of the attractions here is a water garden where for an admission fee of 9.50 Euros (Children- 4.50) you can get soaked by trick fountains hidden everywhere- in the benches, statues, pathways… If you like to get …

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Hallstatt, Austria

A few more pictures from a beautiful little town. View other posts from my trip to Austria here >> Click on image to view full size. View other posts from my trip to Austria >>

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Salzburg, Austria. Music For Your Eyes.

Salzburg, Austria- the City of Mozart. Salzburg is the birth place of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. When I was there I had a feeling that everything in the city is related to Mozart. The Music University is named after Mozart, so is the city’s major symphony orchestra, and there is the Mozarteum Foundation… The city has five major concert …

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Life on the Streets of Vienna, Austria

The photo essay from Stephansplatz, Vienna, Austria and its surrounding streets. Stephansplatz is the geographical center of Vienna named after the Stephansdom (St. Stephan’s Cathedral), the Gothic Cathedral which soars from the middle of the square. The area becomes very busy on weekends and holidays, especially during the celebration of Steffl Kirtag (Wiener Kirtag). During this year’s Wiener Kritag the …

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Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt history begins at 777 CE when Duke Tassilo III of Bavaria in a document from that time mentioned salt production at the headwaters of the Traun River, which feeds Lake Hallstatt. The salt mines are located in the mountain right above the Downtown Hallstatt and attract many tourists. Tourists are told that Hallstatt is the site of “the world’s …

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Hallstatt, Austria

The most beautiful place I visited on my EuroTrip this year was Hallstatt- Alpine village located near the Hallstätter See (a lake) in the Salzkammergut region in Austria. I arrived in Hallstatt by train from Salzburg. The train ride through beautiful countryside full of lakes surrounded by mountains was amazing! On arrival I took a ferry across the lake to …

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Mirabell Palace and Gardens (Mirabellschloss und Garten). Salzburg, Austria

The first sight I visited in Salzburg, Austria was a Mirabell Palace (built in 1606) and its Gardens, considered to be one of the most beautiful Baroque gardens of Europe. It is an amazing place surrounded by fountains, statues, flower beds and walkways, perfect for a peaceful break in the shade of trees. Many tourists visit the gardens b/c several …

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Salzburg, Austria

This is the opening post of memo/photo coverage of my trip to Europe. Together we will “travel” to five cities of the Deutsch Land ;) Berlin, Germany – where we will visit Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag at night and during the day, – cross the “cold-war border” between East and West Berlin at Check Point Charlie, – take U-Bahn train …

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