On 8th of October 2016 we spent half a day in Premstätten, a small village South of Graz. Before 2016 this village had the name of Unterpremstätten. We decided to stop here for the night on our way to Italy, as we prefer not to drive too many hours in the same day with a small child on board. We… Continue reading "Premstätten near Graz, Austria"
Salzburg (literally: “Salt Fortress”) is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt) is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city has three universities and a… Continue reading "Salzburg – Austria, Mozart’s Birthplace"
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. Together with other Alpine towns Villach engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention… Continue reading "A September Day in Villach, Austria"
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. It takes about 2-3 hours of driving through the mountains: slow speed, lots of twists and turns, narrow roads,… Continue reading "Driving from Sölden – Austria to Bolzano – Italy"
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… Continue reading "Flüela Pass – Driving from Davos – Switzerland to Sölden – Austria"
For a long time I was looking to taste Austrian cider and what better way to do that than to visit a traditional Heuriger in the Mostviertel region? The name Mostviertel comes from the apple and pear must (or heavy juice) made there. The lands between the Rivers Ybbs and Enns enjoy favorable conditions for growing fruit trees and are… Continue reading "Neuhofen an der Ybbs, Austria"
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 the city, south-east of its centre. It houses the Belvedere museum. The grounds are set on a gentle gradient and… Continue reading "Belvedere Palace, Vienna (September 2013)"
Hofburg Palace is a palace located in Vienna, Austria, that has housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
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 know it today. In 2009 the Museum celebrated the centenary of that splendid day while looking back at the ten-year… Continue reading "Technisches Museum Wien (September 2013)"
September 27th, 2013 at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.