Lake Traunsee in Upper Austria

Lake Traunsee in Upper Austria

With gentle hills blending into to the limestone Alps, Lake Traunsee is just next to the lofty mountain called Traunstein. Like an entrance to Salzkammergut, you can watch the lake from Mount Sonnstein and have an enjoyable time in the elegant spa town of Gmunden. Alternatively, the resorts at Traunkirchen, Altmünster and Ebensee are also great escapes. Traunkirchen is with slightly more than 1600 of inhabitants and so it is considered a small village. The Fisherman’s Pulpit in the parish... [ read more ]

Vienna in Summer July

Vienna in Summer July

A colorful and diverse place like Vienna is visited in the month of July. Many classical and contemporary events are happening for you to cover, things to see and gardens to chill. Wienerwald Hills and its surroundings can be a lovely place to have a nice stroll with your loved ones. Spend time also in the museums and churches. July is the beginning of the school holidays, festivals and this time of the year, is the real summer which means the temperature goes up to 25ºC. Some days may be c... [ read more ]

First Meal in Vienna

First Meal in Vienna

One of the best restaurants in Vienna that serves very delicious Asian and Pacific Rim cuisines is the Hansen. It is in the Inner City and when you are in Vienna, the Inner City is ‘Innere Stadt’ in the heart of the historic downtown. Also Hansen is right at the basement of Vienna’s stock exchange building. It has an old-world charm that meets with a light-filled greenhouse. Palate-pleaseing is not enough to describe this place’s cuisines. They serve breakfasts, lunches and dinners. ... [ read more ]

Fascinating Shopping Places in Vienna

Fascinating Shopping Places in Vienna

There are so many shopping malls and choices in Vienna. Literally, you can shop til you drop. One of the massive market along the Linke Wienzeile is the Naschmarkt. You can find it easily just right between U4 stops of Karlsplatz and Kettenbruckengasse. If you like to shop for something exotic, you can find at the western end of Kettengasse items like wines, olives, spices, cheeses and wonderful specialities such as kebab and felafel stands run by Middle Easterns or Indians. Other exotic pla... [ read more ]

Free Things to do in Austria for June

Free Things to do in Austria for June

There are many things you can do for free in Austria. You can enter markets, churches, gardens, galleries and parks seeing those beautiful art, architecture and history other than shopping. If you are traveling to Austria with young children below six years old, they can take any public transportation at no charges. One tip is, when you are traveling with children, always ask for special reductions. Many Austrian cities allows free transportation for children up to 15 years old and maximum o... [ read more ]

Austria Travel Practical: The Public Holidays

Austria Travel Practical: The Public Holidays

First of all, you need to know the time zone you will be traveling to. Austria is in the CET time zone and this is the Central European Time. There is Daylight-Savings Time from the end of March in Austria. This will advancing the clocks and you will also have more daylight in the evenings, thus less daylight in the morning. In spring, everyone in Austria will adjust their clocks and watches forward for one hour, then in autumn which is the end of October in Austria, it will be adjusted back... [ read more ]