The Salzburg salt mine in Hallein

The Salzburg salt mine in Hallein

The Salzburg Salt Mine is one of the oldest mines pf this type, currently being used as a tourist attraction. It is located near the town of Hallein, at approximately 15 km south of Salzburg. The address of the salt mine is Ramsaustraße no. 3.  Over time it had a very high importance in the development of Salzburg. The first salt mines here were made by the Celts, approximately in the year 600 BC. In 1542 there were more than 20,000 tons of salt, but the peak production was reached in 1... [ read more ]

Top 5 restaurants in the Austrian ski resorts

Top 5 restaurants in the Austrian ski resorts

Austria is well known for its numerous and various ski resorts. Many tourists come to this beautiful country to spend some days in the snowy mountains. But you will not spend your holiday only on the slopes. It's a shame not to explore the Austrian cuisine in the best restaurants that the ski resorts of the Austrian Alps offer to its tourists. They have top chefs, good wine and good atmosphere that satisfies every taste. The top  5 restaurants in the Austrian ski resorts include the Gold... [ read more ]

The Hellbrunn Castle in Salzburg

The Hellbrunn Castle in Salzburg

The main building of the Hellbrunn Castle or the Hellbrunn Palace was built between 1613 and 1615 and is actually more like a mansion than a palace, but it is still one of the most important sights of Salzburg. It has a rectangular shape with two pavillions in the front corners. The three storeys are delimited on the façade by the so-called "Kordongesimse" decorations. The castle is connected to the city of Salzburg by a very long driveway. The double staircase at the entrance leads to t... [ read more ]

Hohensalzburg or the Fortress of Salzburg

Hohensalzburg or the Fortress of Salzburg

The Hohensalzburg is the largest fortress in central Europe, a castle that is a true symbol of strength. It is situated in a favorable position and is the most important tourist attraction of Salzburg that must be visited if you are in the area. The first documentary attestation of a fortress on the southern slope of Mount Mönchsberg dates back to the Roman times. Although is not very clear, the existence of a fortress here makes sense because of the excellent position. From the location... [ read more ]

Salzburg as the City of Winter Wonderland

Salzburg as the City of Winter Wonderland

Salzburg is the city that makes you think that you live in the world of fairytales and despite its small size there is always something interesting to do. During winter the city of Mozart is covered with snow and filled with carols, it transforms in a hibernal miracle with traditional Christmas markets, and also with resorts that attract winter sports enthusiasts around the world. If you want an enchanting experience, you should visit Salzburg in the time of Advent, when this beautiful... [ read more ]

Wallersee & Obertrumer See

Wallersee & Obertrumer See

In the town of Salzburg-Umgebung, a place called Seekirchen is one of the oldest Austrian settlement which is still existing today. Five thousand years ago, the early inhabitants of about ten thousand settled down here. In vicinity to Seekirchen is the largest lake in Salzburg Lake District. Its name is Wallersee with an area of six square kilometers. Wallern are catfish, but it does not mean it is catfish or anything related. It was called Wallersee for ‘Walchen’ means stranger in the c... [ read more ]

Best of Austrian Beers

Best of Austrian Beers

Usually you can buy from 0.2 litre, 0.3 liter or 0.5 litre for beers in Austria. Although the most popular is the pale lager, you can also find the naturally cloudy as well as wheat beer. Bock beer are available on Easter holidays or even Christmas time. To start finding the best Austrian beer, one may start tasting the Brauhaus Nussdorf. You can try it in Vienna, but it is originally brewed in Nussdorf, top-fermented. If you like a smokey flavour in the beer, you can get the Old Whisky Bier... [ 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 ]

Palaces and Fortress in Austria

Palaces and Fortress in Austria

Some of the must see in Austria includes the Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg Residence, the New Residence and Carillon, the Hellbrunn Palace, Trick Fountains, Klessheim Palace, Leopoldskron Palace and the Mirabell Palace & Gardens. Dated back to 1606, this palace has alot to do with the Prince Archbishop named Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau. As a token of love, he built the Altenau Palace for Salome Alt. They had together almost ten children. However, after Wolf Dietrich passed away, his s... [ read more ]