Tag Archives: Austria

My Top Twenty ‘Lesser’ Cities in Europe

Salzburg in Austria

Krampus, Austria

Wordless Wednesday – Krampus, Salzburg, Austria

Europe’s Christmas Markets – Fab Memories of Previous Years

A highlight of most years is to visit a Christmas market somewhere. There is honestly no better way to get into the festive spirit. This year a trip into London and watching dvds of Elf, Christmas Vacation & Wonderful Life will have to do the trick. Germany and Austria are considered as the homeland of […]

Friday Photo – Salzburg

One year ago we were in wonderful Salzburg, one of our favourite destinations in Europe. Sadly we won’t be going this year, but that will only make the next visit even more special.

Hohenzollern Bridge, Cologne

Bridges of Europe – Part Four, Central Europe

Continuing my series of European bridges, having already covered Northern & Southern Europe and the UK. My classification for Central Europe is Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czechia, Slovakia & Slovenia. Switzerland If the earth’s creator had an idea for a fabulous train set, Switzerland would have been the perfect setting. It has however been left […]

Sunday Photo – Friesach, Austria

A year ago we undertook a train tour through Slovenia & Austria. Part of the trip saw us take a train from Klagenfurt to Semmering and I took this shot from the train window.

Baku View

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 […]