Florence of the North

Florence of the North

Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen has been reputed as "Florence of the North" ski resort which is for the best snowboarders of the world to meet. Snowboarders who wants this challenge can get there easily from the tram at Congress station near the Imperial Palace and Gardens. If you follow the use of the cable car, you can capture an amazingly lovely view. Either at the restaurant or at any of the elevated observation points on the top. A practical tip would be that, you have to note the last car'... [ read more ]

Heritage of the Two

Heritage of the Two “Golden Ages”

Discover the heritage of two "Golden Ages" in Austria. Starting with the first which is around 1500 and the second in the mid 1700. One by Emperor Maximilian I and the latter by Empress Maria Theresia. Ambras Castle The Ambras Castle or Schloss Ambras is situated in the hills above Innsbruck. A worthwhile sight because of its historical and cultural importance. It is closely connected with Archduke Ferdinand II as it has been his residence for thirty-two years. Especially if you like Germa... [ read more ]

Austrian Cuisine: The Cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

Austrian Cuisine: The Cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Empire

The cuisine of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is better known as the Austrian Cuisine. Those native regional traditional foods influenced by the Czech, Jewish, Italian as well as the Hungarians have its preparation methods borrowed. A good example is the Goulash. Whether you are planning a trip to Austria or you are already in Austria, you are recommended to try these about to be mentioned delectable Austrian specialities.     Selchfleisch For Sauerkraut Lovers The fir... [ read more ]

Traditional Viennese Desserts: Strudel and Pancake

Traditional Viennese Desserts: Strudel and Pancake

The most popular desserts which you must try is the Kaiserschmarrn (Pancake) which is fluffy, and slightly roasted, and served with applesauce or the stewed plum. The word 'Kaiser' means 'Emperor'. This light caramelized pancake are made from a sweet batter (of flour, sugar, eggs, milk, butter salt). The secret is probably separating the egg whites from the yolk. Then beating it until stiff for flour to be added next. As for the yolks, it is mixed with sugar, sometimes nuts, cherries, plum... [ read more ]

UNESCO Cultural Sights of Austria to Behold

UNESCO Cultural Sights of Austria to Behold

Being in Austria, you must at least discover one or two of its UNESCO Cultural Sights of of the country. First and foremost, the historic centre of the city of Salzburg which is also known as the "Salt Castle" is a definite must-see for everyone happening to wonder in the area. Being the 4th largest city in Austria, Salzburg has got one of the best-preserved city centers in Europe with beautiful baroque architecture, especially in its Old Town (Altstadt).  Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzka... [ read more ]

Planning an Eco-friendly Travel to Austria

Planning an Eco-friendly Travel to Austria

For a taste of nostalgia and nature lovers, you probably would just want to be at the charming lakeside village watching those white storks nestling or catching them in flight gracefully at Rust. In July, it is best to see the transformed Mohndorf, a small village in Waldviertel better known as the Forest Quarter in the Lower Austria. Lots of poppy and grey poppy seed. In a horse-drawn carriage, join the Poppy Trail and find out how tasty they are in pasta pockets, strudel, noodles and dumpl... [ read more ]

What You Must See in Austria's Zell am See

What You Must See in Austria’s Zell am See

Zeller See is a small but beautiful lake next to Zell Am See and it is totally surrounded by mountains. This lake has a bright blue-colored waters in the lake and people can be seen swimming, taking a cruise on boat a ship or even boating. It is a the best place that is great for walking about, or just simply walk along path next to lake. If you like shopping, you can find a Billa supermarket and also several souvenir shops for items such as jewelleries, clothings and especially sports s... [ read more ]

The Ideal Austrian tour for Honeymooners and Families

The Ideal Austrian tour for Honeymooners and Families

Many activities abound, from taking boat tour on the lake or tourist can take a walk in the car free Old Town. You can also swim in the "Freibäder" or "Strandbäder" located right next to the lake, Seespitz or Thumersbach if the whether permits. Otherwise, there is an indoor pool 'Hallenbad', where you can find pirate-themed kiddy pool, a 74-m waterslide, steam bath, 3x1m diving-board, sauna facilities etc. Those not into water sports can just simply be admiring the view along the 1 km long... [ read more ]

City of Innsbruck and More Tyrolean Experiences

City of Innsbruck and More Tyrolean Experiences

For Alpine hiking, Patscherkofelbahnen is the perfect choice. South of Innsbruck is a perfect vista mountain called the Patscherkofel. You can find it close to Tirol's capital city. Well-known for its superb views, expect to see cozy mountain huts and special flora completing a scenic paradise. For families with children, the walking trails are suitable for kids as well. Innsbruck is worthy to the popularity it gets, you will not regret to choose it as a vacation spot. Tyrolean Folk Art Sp... [ read more ]

The Most Breathtaking Austrian Undertaking

The Most Breathtaking Austrian Undertaking

 So well-known for its breathtaking views, at the south of the historic downtown in Innsbruck is the Bergisel Ski Jump built by Zaha Hadid. It has a glorious Olympic past but to see its 'highest' point which is peak at 820 feet above the city. Only for the daredevil and pro skiers who flies off at 57 mph. It is an adventure for the bravest, you need not only expertise but strong nerves also.      Get High However, you need not be a pro skier to enjoy this place. You can s... [ read more ]