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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Linz and Salzkammergut

Linz and Salzkammergut

Other than the fabled road 'Grossglockner', Linz is the other place to see in Austria. Almost all the guide books will tell you to see Vienna's major sights such as the St. Stephan's Cathedral, the Schonbrunn Palace, the Hofburg, the Kunsthistorisches, the Museums Quartier Complex, the Leopold Museum, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Belvedere Palance and the suburb of Grinzing, including this one. However, we are introducing a little different route to see Austria, that is to see Linz. If you take th... [ read more ]

Salzkammergut Highlights

Salzkammergut Highlights

The special lakes in the regions to see includes the Bad Aussee which is a town in Styria. Bad Aussee is rather an economic and cultural center with a small population of about five thousand people. The five lakes to see are Lake Altaussee, Sommersbergersee, Lake Grundlsee, Toplitzsee and Kammersee. This region has a special culture and tradition namely Fasching, Narzissenfest and Glöckler und Berigeln which occurs on the 5th of January. Mondsee In Vöcklabruck which is at Upper Austria,... [ read more ]