Visiting Fortress Hohensalzburg

Impossible to miss, Fortress Hohensalzburg dominates the skyline view in Salzburg, Austria. While we originally did not intend to enter the Fortress, I do love a good viewpoint. Plus, the museum was a good way to try to dodge some of the rain we encountered in the city. Although there is a funicular that can … More Visiting Fortress Hohensalzburg

A Guided Tour of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna

The famous Lipizzaner stallions of Austria are housed at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, which is actually located surprisingly center city. So named for the Spanish horses that helped develop the Lipizzaner breed, the Spanish Riding School is one of the four most prestigious riding academies in the world. The stables are located inside … More A Guided Tour of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna

Celebrations In Salzburg

Moving along in our Austria itinerary, Salzburg was high on my wish list both for its Sound of Music filming locations and it’s beautiful Christmas Markets. 1. Salzburger Christkindlmarkt The main Christmas Market in Salzburg is located in front of Salzburg Cathedral at the foot of the Hohensalzburg Fortress. With around 100 market stands and … More Celebrations In Salzburg