Austria’s fairytale village Hallstatt

Austria’s fairytale village Hallstatt is nothing short of a story-book village–nestled in the Dachstein mountains on the banks of a lake by the same name. Lush green mountains, pristine lake with graceful swans, pretty little timber houses stacked atop each other–this idyllic postcard-perfect village and its scenic surroundings will take your breath away. Where Hallstatt is a village in the… Read More Austria’s fairytale village Hallstatt

Dachstein Ice Cave and 5 Fingers

Dachstein ice cave and 5 fingers – What and Where? 5 fingers is a viewing platform on Mount Krippenstein, Austria. It is considered to be the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps. Why is it called 5 fingers? Because of its hand-like shape. Dachstein ice cave, as the name suggests, is a cave with giant… Read More Dachstein Ice Cave and 5 Fingers

What to do in Salzburg

Being the birthplace of Mozart and the filming place of the acclaimed movie ‘The Sound of Music’, Salzburg is thronged by day trippers. But maybe because it was the onset of autumn, with cooler days crowds had diminished. Or maybe everybody was having a jolly good time at Augustiner Bräustuber, an always crowded beer garden, but a fun place to… Read More What to do in Salzburg

Best of Vienna in three days

Vienna is a modern, fast-paced, cosmopolitan city divided into 23 districts and much bigger than what we anticipated. The first district, right at the center, is a historic UNESCO World Heritage site. Being the oldest, the Inner Stadt or first district has all the noteworthy attractions and is the concentration point for the horde of tourists (including… Read More Best of Vienna in three days