Ride along a river through miles of woods and vineyards. There are medieval Austrian towns with castles, abbeys, and churches around every bend. It is a feast for the senses unlike any others.
I had grave doubts about visiting Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus). It is situated at the top of the Obersalzberg, a mountain resort area above the village of Berchtesgaden, Germany. The […]
In the summer of 1989, hundreds of East Germans made a dash for freedom at the border crossing between Austria and Hungary.
A recent conversation between my husband and me: Maureen: “Wouldn’t it be fun to take a Sound of Music bicycle tour when we are in Salzburg?” Husband: “No.” Maureen: “You […]
Quick quiz: *How did the cafe culture become important in Vienna? *Why did the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand start a war? *How has the music and art of Austria changed […]