Tag: Austria

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    Salzburg – Austria, Mozart’s Birthplace

    Salzburg (literally: “Salt Fortress”) is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for the musical play and film The Sound of Music.

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    A September Day in Villach, Austria

    Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. It represents an important traffic junction for southern Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. As of December 2006, the population is 58,480.

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    Driving from Sölden – Austria to Bolzano – Italy

    After spending a couple of nights in the mountains in Davos and then Soelden, it was time to drive to the Italian countryside. We chose to take the more direct route from Soelden into Italy, specifically the Soelden – Bolzano route.

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    Flüela Pass – Driving from Davos – Switzerland to Sölden – Austria

    After Davos in Switzerland our next destination was Soelden, this time a ski resort in Austria. We decided to take the shortest, slowest and most beautiful path, straight through the mountains, going through the Fluela Pass. Flüela Pass (elevation 2383 m) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden. The pass road connects Davos and Susch in the lower Engadin valley.

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  • Thumbnail for Belvedere Palace, Vienna (September 2013)

    Belvedere Palace, Vienna (September 2013)

    The Belvedere is a historic building complex in Vienna, Austria, consisting of two Baroque palaces (the Upper and Lower Belvedere), the Orangery, and the Palace Stables. The buildings are set in a Baroque park landscape in the 3rd district of…

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    Technisches Museum Wien (September 2013)

    As one of the oldest museums of its kind, the Technisches Museum Wien looks back on more than 100 years of history. On 20 June 1909 Emperor Franz Joseph laid the foundation stone for the Technisches Museum Wien as we…

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  • Thumbnail for Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut (Austria) in April 2013 [HDR]

    Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut (Austria) in April 2013 [HDR]

    After spending two days in Vienna we were on our way to Salzburg. But before Salzburg we wanted to get a taste of some Austrian countryside. A quick look on Google Maps has revealed a couple of interesting destinations in…

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    Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) in April 2013 [HDR]

    The first two days of our “euro-trip” were spent in Vienna, and thanks to a friend’s recommendation, we decided to visit the Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn), which was founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752 and is the oldest zoo…

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