Social Lubricant of Austria, Coffee

Social Lubricant of Austria, Coffee

The famous Kaffeehaus and in particular in Austria, there are the traditional ones that ought to be mentioned. Austrian coffee drinking culture is known to even have a bygone era. That period of time was a time when bohemians, artists, army officers and politicians get together. Besides over philosophical topics, the conversation, or no conversation but over a chess game, even just reading silently at a corner, this engagement is for the intellectuals while taking one small sip at a time, th... [ read more ]

Customs as Celebrated by the Austrians

Customs as Celebrated by the Austrians

Neujahrsschiessen, the New Year’s Salute, is the time when you can see the squads of historical rifle associations, all in traditional costumes. Lined up in rows and they shoot with the 17th century style guns that is ever so worthy of a look. You will get to see the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra play the ‘Neujahrskonzert’. Five days after, Glockler are seen walking from door to door in Salzkammergut. They are star singers dressen as the three kings. What they basically did was announc... [ read more ]

Alpine Beaches in Salzburg: Wolfgangsee and Fuschlsee

Alpine Beaches in Salzburg: Wolfgangsee and Fuschlsee

Some of the loveliest places in Austria’s nature includes the alpine beaches like the Wolfgangsee. This 11 km long alpine beach is the largest in SalzburgerLand and it has two main resorts: St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen nearby. You can do trail running, excursions, congresses, hiking, family trips, sports and even arts and cultural activities. Visit Strobl which is at the northeastern port of Salzburg and almost at the border of Upper Austria. This used to be the residences of Hugo von Hofma... [ read more ]