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I wonder what happened to the “easy way”. When did Nordic Walking in the Alps become more like a mountaineer adventure? We were in Russbach, a small friendly village in the alpine region of Salzburg. We had decided to rent an apartment in the center of the village, hoping to profit from the numerous Nordic […]
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It’s vacation time and we are are in Austria for our summer home leave. Our hope for cooler weather seems to have been just that, wishful thinking. So we decided to get closer to the Danube, hoping for a river breeze at least. We were on our way to Dürnstein, an hour away from Vienna. […]
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When I went to Austria this past Christmas and New Year I had been secretly hoping for snow. A contradiction as I’m known for not being a winter person. I really don’t like the cold and darkness that winter brings and at different points in my life snow was more a liability than a pleasure. […]
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I had been yearning for it since winter showed its first signs. I thought it would be like last year, a done deal. I had already dreamt of the inspiring walks in different winter landscapes in Vienna. I was ready for that special brightness that would reflect and emphasize the beautiful Viennese Architecture. That pure […]
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Little did I know when I entered the Vienna Opera House for a long due tour, that I would find both a sad tale of failed dreams and death but also the symbolized rebirth of a nation. It all started with the vision of two Viennese architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der […]
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Before the twelve strikes of midnight reach their culmination on December 31, chances are you have either thought about or prepared a New year’s resolutions list. After all, this is the time when many put their year into perspective and think about changes and new goals. Every New Year brings the promise of a fresh […]
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