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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Hallstatt

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Hallstatt

Hallstatt is known as Austria’s most photogenic town, and it won’t take long for you to understand why. In fact, the cultural landscape of the entire Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut region is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tiny lakeside village in the state of Upper Austria has only 800 residents, yet receives a ton of tourists during the day. Visitors fall in love with the incredible natural beauty and serenity of the area, and you undoubtedly will too! Thinking of visiting Hallstatt, Austria? This travel guide is here to help you out and will tell you everything you need to know about visiting the town. Keep reading to find out the best things to do, places to stay, and foods to eat while in Hallstatt. This ultimate travel guide to Hallstatt will show you all the most beautiful places in Hallstatt, what to expect when visiting, where to stay in…
Ultimate Travel Guide to Vienna

Ultimate Travel Guide to Vienna

Vienna is a city with a rich artistic, architectural and intellectual legacy. The capital of Austria is full of elegance, history, and world-class attractions to be savoured and appreciated by those lucky enough to experience it. As one of the world’s most liveable cities, Vienna certainly makes for an incredible holiday destination as well. Planning a trip to Vienna, or curious about what there is to see and do there? This Vienna travel guide will take you through everything you need to know, including the best time to visit, what to do in Vienna, and how to get around while you’re there. This ultimate travel guide to Vienna will show you all the most beautiful places in Vienna, what to expect when visiting, where to stay in Vienna and things to do in Vienna which will help you in planning a trip to Vienna. Plan your trip to Austria Need…
Luxury Travel Guide to Salzburg

Luxury Travel Guide to Salzburg

As the home of both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and The Sound of Music, Salzburg, Austria is an incredible destination for both amateur and experienced travellers. Although Salzburg has contributed a lot to film and music culture worldwide, this magnificent Austrian city has even more to offer. With picturesque views of the Central Eastern Alps, Salzburg provides an opportunity for a scenic, relaxing, and luxurious getaway. With stunning Baroque architecture and an iconic medieval fortress, there’s a ton of culture to explore that will leave you with a rich understanding of the city. Salzburg is a small city with a population of only 150,000, making it a peaceful place to travel to while getting a taste of local life. While often overlooked by travellers in Western Europe, this is definitely a city that warrants a visit. We all deserve a bit of indulgence from time to time, so why not treat…
The Best Way to See Salzburg in 2 Days

The Best Way to See Salzburg in 2 Days

Salzburg, the Austrian city flanked by Germany’s border in the middle of the towering peaks of the alps. Salzburg resembles a town from a childhood fairy-tale, filled with architecture from the medieval and baroque period, magnificent tree-canopied squares and the distant shadows of  the surrounding mountains. Salzburg is an ideal destination for a two-day getaway as the historic centre is small and compact and easy to explore on foot. The city is divided in two by the Salzach River with the historic centre, called Altstadt which means “Old City” in Austrian on one bank; and the more modern part of the city called Neustadt, meaning “New City” on the other bank. The historic city is recognised as a UNESCO heritage site and upon setting foot on the cobbled streets of the old town you’ll  immediately realise why; the beautiful architecture features well-preserved spires and domes that will whisk you away…
Luxury Travel Guide to Vienna

Luxury Travel Guide to Vienna

Just the mention of “Vienna” will evoke images and sounds in your mind, maybe you’ll hear some distant strings of a classical composition, or an image of regal and majestic palaces and buildings, manicured gardens, or perhaps you picture cosy wine taverns or a plate of fresh Apfelstrudel with a mountain of cream on top. Whatever you imagine we can bring to life in our luxury travel guide to Vienna. We will indulge all your senses and show you around this classical metropolis, where many famous musicians such as Schubert, Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart have all walked through its very streets. These musicians also graced the many balls that are held in Vienna, in fact 450 balls take place annually in this Austrian Capital. You can even be the belle of the ball during the season that runs from New Year’s Eve until just before Easter! Vienna is the perfect…
Budget Travel Guide to Salzburg

Budget Travel Guide to Salzburg

Salzburg is known as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as the setting and primary filming location for The Sound of Music. Yet, this only scratches the surface of what the enchanting Austrian city is really about. Salzburg has scenic views of the Central Eastern Alps and shares a border with the German province of Bavaria. Its well-preserved Old Town is full of incredible Baroque architecture, and its enormous, medieval fortress provides historical insights into the area. Although you may think of Salzburg as a large and busy city, it has a population of only 150,000 people. Since it’s a smaller city, it’s easily walkable and perfect for budget travellers looking to have a local experience. Salzburg may be a Central European city, but a trip there doesn’t have to be expensive. This budget travel guide to Salzburg, Austria will share with you some travel tips and tricks…
22 Things to do in Innsbruck - That People Actually Do!

22 Things to do in Innsbruck – That People Actually Do!

Innsbruck, Austria is the fifth largest city in Austria, and the capital of the mountainous Tirol region. Skiers flock to Innsbruck in the winter for skiing, while summer is popular for hiking and other outdoor adventures. Innsbruck is also known for a unique combination of modern and Imperial architecture, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Austrian Alps. With all of the things to do in Austria, these are a few of our favorites. As the capital of the historic Tirol region, Innsbruck will definitely be enjoyed by those with an interest in European history. With the Innsbruck card, you'll be able to see the main attractions, top cultural spots, and interesting museums for the most affordable price possible. The cards are valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours from their first use, with prices ranging from €43 to €59 for adults. They can also be used to catch all…
15 Fabulous Things to do in Salzburg

15 Fabulous Things to do in Salzburg

Salzburg is an Austrian city along the German border near the Alps. Salzburg has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, and is best known for having a well preserved city center. The small city is home to 27 churches and also happens to be the birthplace of Mozart. Of course, Sound of Music fans know Salzburg as many scenes of the iconic 1965 movie featuring Julie Andrews. With three universities, easy access to the Alps and Germany, there are many things to do in Salzburg. Here are a few of our favorites. Plan your trip to Austria Need data for your trip to Austria? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't be an idiot! Make sure you have Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I…
18 Classic Things to do in Vienna

18 Classic Things to do in Vienna

Vienna is Austria’s capital city, resting on the banks of the Danube River. Vienna is full of art, architecture and history, claiming Mozart, Beethoven and Freud as one-time residents. While Vienna is an excellent jumping off point for adventures in the Austrian Alps, the vibrant city of Vienna also offers many things to do! Plan your trip to Austria Need data for your trip to Austria? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't be an idiot! Make sure you have Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would recommend travel insurance from WorldNomads.com, which is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. Read more on Austria: Looking…

Enjoy a Musical Weekend Break in Vienna

As people’s lives get busier, weekend breaks are becoming increasingly popular. Interestingly, the fact that holidaymakers are taking shorter breaks does not mean that people are doing less while they are away. Most holidaymakers plan their weekend trips carefully. Taking this approach ensures that they do as much as possible with the short period of time they have available. Provided you choose your destination wisely, you can combine your favourite pastimes with seeing the sights and enjoying new experiences. City breaks are a particularly good option for those who want to do this. Plan your trip to Austria Need data for your trip to Austria? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't be an idiot! Make sure you have Travel Insurance, it's best to always be prepared! I would…