Category: Austria

Vienna Old Town and Naschmarket

The Vienna Old Town is that part originally encircled and protected by city walls with St Stevens Cathedral at the centre. Walking the cobblestone streets and gawking at the buildings and shops it is easy to see how this has always been a city that likes to party.

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Vienna Hofburg Orchestra

The concert that we chose was presented by the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra at Redoutensaal – a concert hall within the Hofburg Imperial Palace. The concert was performed to a full house.

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Vienna on Segway

The pleasure of a Vienna on Segway tour is that you cover a lot of ground that you would never do walking but can stop and take photos or gather around for the guide to talk about what you are seeing.

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Hofburg Palace Vienna

The Hofburg Palace in Vienna is definitely worth a visit. The Imperial Apartments, the Silver Collection and the Sisi Museum.

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Vienna First Impressions

First impressions of Vienna. Graham and Jill step out for an initial look after arriving late on a summer’s afternoon in August 2016.

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Fraulein Maria’s Bicycle Tour

In Salzburg there is an entire tourist industry based on The Sound of Music. Bus tours, Hop on Hop Off tours, private tours… we chose a bicycle tour. Fraulein Maria’s Bicycle Tour delivers a very special experience.

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Salzburg Old Town

As with many European cities, Salzburg has an Altstadt (Old Town) which is where the excitement is focused. For cities that have centuries or even millennia of history, the character shines from its old town.

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Zurich to Innsbruck by Rail

One of the scenic pleasures of rail travel is the journey from Zurich to Innsbruck. The short leg from Bludenz, Austria to Innsbruck is often cited as scenic but we found ourselves gazing out of the window along the entire trip.

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Innsbruck Old Town

Innsbruck has one of the most picturesque settings of any city. Our visit was only brief but we were determined to take a stroll around the Altstadt (Old Town).

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Tyrolean Folk Show

The Gundolf Family of Innsbruck are an incredibly talented bunch. For nearly 50 years they have been performing traditional Tyrolean folk music and dancing for the delight and entertainment of guests from all over the world.

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The Sounds of Salzburg

For 22 years, the Salzburg Sound of Music Singers have presented a show that delights audiences from all nations. Graham and Jill check it out!

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