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Holidays in Austria

Austria is one of the most beautiful countries in central Europe. This is a real little gem: ski and balneological resorts, lakes, beautiful city views of Austria, all this, including picturesque small villages, attract tourists from all over the world.

In winter and summer, thousands of tourists come here to ski or sled from the mountain peaks, enjoy the incredible beauty of landscapes, plunge into the warm water of amazingly clear lakes, take part in famous festivals, stroll along the charming streets of Vienna, Salzburg, Graz, Linz and other cities .

The cities of Austria attract tourists with their incredibly diverse architecture, from Gothic style and Renaissance to postmodernism. In winter, the greatness of the Austrian Alps admires. Wrapped in clouds, roads lead to alpine meadows and cozy mountain shelters, where you can watch birds soaring in the blue heights and cows grazing peacefully, and, of course, enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the cozy restaurants.

Austria awaits visitors, the doors of hotels, restaurants and museums are open to all. Come to Austria in winter and summer, ski slopes and hiking trails are always ready to receive tourists from all over the world.

The decision to go to Vienna was essentially spontaneous. Since the trip was originally planned as a combination of three countries – Hungary, Austria and Germany. But Maidan struck, almost defaulted, the course flew to distant distances, and as a result of the trip Budapest and Vienna remained. At the same time, the capital of Austria, as one of the most expensive cities in Europe, was chosen for only 3 days.

The rest was between December 27-29, 2014. The length of time is not the best for feeling the Christmas spirit. Because in Europe, New Year’s fairs are already being removed at this time. Just upon our arrival, we mounted the most beautiful Viennese fair in front of the Town Hall. But apparently knowing the weakness of the Russian tourist to the New Year’s fairs in the same period, they opened a small fair on Maria Theresa Square, which is next to Hofburg. In addition, two more fairs remained at the whole city, at the Schönbrunn Palace and near the Ferris wheel. Although Vienna is only three hours away by bus from Budapest, the weather in it was much more winter. If in Budapest … read more

What is the difference between the child-oriented resort of Serfaus in Austria and other ski resorts?
If you answer this question very briefly, then this town in the Alps is distinguished by the presence of an unusual transport for mountain villages – the metro. This was the reason for the reasonable ban on cars entering the streets of Serfaus, and, therefore, the town began to meet high environmental standards. In addition to environmental factors, the lack of cars implies a certain safety for movement on the streets with young children. Probably these features of the Serfaus ski resort in Austria made it so popular among family-owned companies. Therefore, he quickly overgrown with the appropriate infrastructure and acquired the status of a child-oriented ski resort. Such descriptions became the reason for choosing a place for winter recreation and our family, in which a young skier was already growing up.

Our athlete during the trip was already a year and four months old and we were actively preparing for the first steps on skis. Of course, before the trip it was … read full

In order to buy something unusual in Salzburg you need to visit ul. Getreidegasse, Yudengasse and the numerous indoor galleries adjacent to them, in which there are many small shops.

Austria is one of the European beer capitals. There is a special cult of this drink, various holidays and beer days are organized. In the local pub, near their home, every Austrian even has his own personalized mug. This tradition did not pass Salzburg. Making beer mugs is a whole culture. Real Austrian beer mugs are ceramic, made by hand, on them the historical symbols of the city are depicted in color, as a rule, the cathedral buildings, the Hohensalzburg fortress, the Salzach river. Depending on the price, they can be musical – a pleasant melody sounds when you open the lid. Such a mug must have a lid. Lids, according to sellers, are also made by hand from ore mined in the vicinity of Salzburg.

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