Austria originally had a navy and a coast, but these days is land-locked bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.
We spent time in Salzburg and Vienna, you decide which one you love more.
Salzburg was easily my favourite city in Austria, and from the moment we arrived I fell madly, deeply in love with it. Filled with effortless old world charm and subtle classical qualities, this city is also home to one of the world’s most beloved movies, “The Sound of Music.”
Although the city of Vienna has a well-known history associated with classical music, operas and art, it is also home to schnapps, Swarovski Crystals, and psychoanalysis. All the sorts of things that most young children will yawn at. But we still found plenty to amuse, entertain and educate our kids in the 5 days we spent in Vienna. Here’s how we did it.
This is the most authentic way to see many locations around Salzburg used in the Academy Award-Winning film, The Sound of Music. We sang the songs, ate the strudel, and climbed (almost) every mountain. Find out our verdict.
Long before radio, TV or the cinema was the world of puppets. But just like “video killed the radio stars” so, too, did the fine art of marionette initiate its slow demise as movies invaded homes across the globe. Except in Salzburg.
Other than the Sound of Music’s “My Favourite Things” song to guide me, I didn’t know much about Austria’s food before arriving. Famous for their sweet tooth, it should be no surprise that more than half of these foods listed are delicious desserts and sweets. But that’s ok, the other 2 are fried. Oh whoops, ok, forget about your diet before coming to Austria.