Vienna, the Waltz Capital of the World

Vienna Opera House

Dance out your Dreams at one of Vienna’s Balls: New Year’s Eve brings on the best of Vienna’s ball season and from January up to Lent the Austrian capital transforms itself into the waltzing capital. Famous for its classical music, waltzes and its grand ballrooms, Vienna is the premier city in the world for waltzes. […]

Gift Shopping on your Innsbruck Holiday

Tiroler Wachszieher und Lebzelter

Innsbruck is a great place to shop for gifts and souvenirs for friends and family who appreciate the tastier side of life. If you’re looking to share some of your Innsbruck food experience with folks back home, head for the Old Town (Alstadt) where the shops stock foods that will delight just about anyone.

The Glitz and Glamour of Swarovski Crystal

Swarovski - Innsbruck, Old Town

Women the world over love the glitz and glamour of Swarovski Crystals. If you happen to be in Innsbruck at Christmas, Swarovski’s popular ‘Winter Wonderland’ will amaze and dazzle you.

Christmas Markets in Innsbruck

Innsbruck Christmas Market

Innsbruck is a really charming town at any time of the year, but at Christmas it’s magic. It has a full-scale Christmas market, the main one being in the historic Old Town, right in front of the landmark Golden Roof – Innsbruck’s greatest tourist attraction.

The Salzburg Card – your key to Salzburg attractions

Salzburg Card

Salzburg Card – your key to the city of Salzburg The Salzburg Card is the most important card for your sightseeing holiday in Salzburg. It saves you heaps of money and time and allows you to enjoy all of Salzburg’s attractions without worrying about the entrance cost of each tourist sight. According to the Salzburg […]

Vienna’s heuriger

Mayer am Pfarrplatz beer garden

Vienna’s Heuriger – a Viennese institution: Vienna is well known for its famous composers like Mozart and Strauss, waltzes, the Vienna Boy’s Choir, Schönbrunn Palace and the Sacher torte, to name a few.  But just as famous should be the Viennese Heuriger, a typically Viennese institution. The heuriger have inspired many songs to be written […]

A Mozart and Strauss Concert is a Must-do in Vienna

Vienna concerts

Vienna’s Mozart and Strauss concerts: Not everyone’s privileged enough to attend Vienna’s highly sought after New Year’s Eve concert, but when you’re in Vienna, you should attend at least one of their many classical music concerts. As you wonder around town, you’ll come across many Mozart look-alikes, all wanting to sell you tickets to concerts […]

Hundertwasserhaus – An Amazing Housing Block

Hundertwasserhaus

Hundertwasserhaus – Vienna’s higgledy-piggledy apartment block:   Council housing blocks are not what you’d normally want to visit on any holiday sightseeing tours.  However, in Vienna, the Hundertwasserhaus is something quite extraordinary. Hundertwasserhaus was originally a dour council housing block.  Friedensreich Hundertwasser, an Austrian artist, wanted to prevent something ugly from going up in its […]

Austria: Land of the great composers

Aerial View of Salzburg

Austria – a country of geniuses: When you think of what makes Austria a great travel destination, reflect back to all its famous citizens who brought international fame to the country.  Over 250 years after the death of Mozart, we are all still craving for his music.  160 years after the death Johann Strauß, people […]

Austria: Hotel Sacher’s Original Sacher-torte

Sacher Torte at Hotel Sache

The Original Sacher-torte at Hotel Sacher in Wien: If you love chocolate cakes or anything with a sense of tradition, history or originality, then make sure you allow time on your Austrian holiday to savour the Sacher-torte in the country where this world famous chocolate cake was first created. The story behind the creation of […]