Category Austria

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2019 Ends, 2020 Beckons

“A postponed journey means a very special future opportunity.” So say I after having to cancel two booked trips last January, which have now been re-scheduled for early 2020. More of those later, what about the trips actually undertaken in 2019? Athens A late February stay in our central Athens apartment so we could visit […]

Sunday Photo – Krampus & St Nicholas, Salzburg

In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved. This contrasts with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts.

Friday Photo – Salzburg, Austria

A week ago I was in wonderful Salzburg for some pre-Christmas cheer. The picture shows the Salzach River that bisects the city and the pedestrian Makartsteg bridge, with the cathedral spires and Arenberg Castle in the background.

Zell am See, Austria

Salzburg Day Trip – Zell am See

Having taken organised tours on previous trips (Sound of Music x 2 and the Bavarian Lakes & Mountains), I decided on a trip for Mrs Wilbur & I under our own steam (so to speak) this time. The Salzburg to Zell am See Train Trains run about every thirty minutes from Salzburg Hauptbahnhof, taking 90-minutes […]

Zell am See, Austria

Monday Morning Blues – Zell am See Lake, Austria

This morning’s photo designed to beat the drudgery of many a Monday morning comes from my current trip to Austria. The beautiful alpine lake is situated at the winter resort town of Zell am See, a 90-minute train ride from wonderful Salzburg.

Sunday Photo – Zell am See, Austria from the Schmittenhöhebahn Cable Car

Zell am See in Austria Yesterday we took the train from Salzburg the 90-minutes to the ski resort town of Zell am See (Zell on the Lake). We also took the Schmittenhöhebahn – the single car cable car, up 2,000 metres onto the Schmittenhöhe mountain, offering breathtaking views of the peaks of the Hohe Tauern […]

When in Salzburg – The City of Music

Last night Mrs Wilbur and I went to a classical concert at the majestic Marble Hall at Mirabell Palace in Mozart’s home city of Salzburg. From the moment we climbed the ornate staircase we knew that we were in for a treat. The ensemble including Greek violinist Dimitris Karakantas and oboe player Valerie Colen from […]

Friday Photo – Salzburg

Today I am in my favourite pre-Christmas location of Salzburg in Austria. Salzach River, Salzburg, Austria

Wordless Wednesday – Aida at Vienna State Opera

Friday Photo – Austrian Train View