Category: Things To Do

Salzburg Summer Festivals

May 18, 2016

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Summertime in the Austrian Alps is a season of festivals — from the world-famous Salzburg Festival to spiritual celebrations of nature up in the mountains. Here’s the pick of Salzburg summer festivals.

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Winter Weekends in Salzburg

November 24, 2015

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Salzburg in the winter

Although lovely Salzburg is a visitor magnet year-round, there’s something special about visiting this enchanting city in the winter, when a layer of snow coats the nearby Alps and thoughts turn to Christmas. Here’s how to make the best of winter weekends in Salzburg.

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Visiting Munich from Salzburg

October 6, 2015

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Why visit one beautiful city when you can visit two? Take a day out from exploring the charms of Salzburg and head for Munich in Germany. Visiting Munich from Salzburg takes 90 minutes by road – and it’s a scenic one at that, meandering through the Alps with spectacular views.

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Visiting Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck

August 11, 2015

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As one of the homes of the Habsburg family during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Innsbruck is brimming with remnants of imperial largesse and extravagance. Although a little outside the city, Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck is worth a visit for its armory collections and Habsburg portraits.

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Grossglockner High Alpine Road

August 4, 2015

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Alpine road in the Alps mountains. Hohe Tauern National park.

The landmark snow-clad peak of Grossglockner is the highest mountain in the Austrian Alps, topped by the largest glacier in the country and also home of the highest mountain road. Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse) is considered to be one of the most exciting high-alpine drives in the world.

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Visiting Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Munich

July 28, 2015

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Swarovski’s highly stylized visitor center at Wattens near Innsbruck is one of the Tirol’s most popular attractions and it just got sparklier. Reopened at the end of April, visiting Swarovski Crystal Worlds from Munich makes for a fascinating day in the Austrian Alps.

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