Travel With Bender

Uncovering the best family holidays

Austria

September 2014

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. 

  • 9 Things To Do With Kids In Vienna, Austria

    9 Things To Do With Kids In Vienna, Austria

    Austria

    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.

  • Salzburg Marionette Theatre: Rescuing The Dying Art

    Salzburg Marionette Theatre: Rescuing The Dying Art

    Austria

    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.

  • 5 Diet-Killing Foods To Try In Austria

    5 Diet-Killing Foods To Try In Austria

    Austria

    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.

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