Austria, europe, salzburg

Augustiner Brau – The Largest Beer Tavern in Austria

December 2, 2016
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When our AirBnB host mentioned Augustiner Brau, we put it at the top of our list of things to do while in Salzburg. We’ve never experienced a true beer hall before and this one’s the largest beer tavern in Austria, so it was a great way to get our feet wet. Augustiner Brau was founded by Augustinian monks in 1605, and in 1621 they started brewing their own beer. Today, the tavern has 4 different halls (smoking and non-smoking) spanning an indoor seating area…

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Know Before you Go: Tips for Visiting Salzburg

November 1, 2016
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Save Money by Staying Outside the City Center Salzburg was the most expensive destination on our trip.  Consider staying just outside of Old Town for better deals on rooms. We stayed in an AirBnb 15 minutes from the city center and had no problem getting public transportation into Altstadt. Consider the Salzburg Card If you plan on visiting a lot of the museums and sights, consider getting the Salzburg Card. With the card, you get free admission to all of…

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The Sound of Music in Salzburg: Mirabell Gardens

October 18, 2016
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A huge part of my childhood consisted of watching musicals with my grandma, so of course I had to visit Julie Andrew’s stomping grounds from The Sound of Music when I was in Salzburg.  While I’m not enough of a superfan to commit to the official 4 hour Sound of Music tour, a visit to Mirabell Gardens was the perfect way to pay homage to the film. In The Sound of Music, Maria and the Von Trapp children sing “Do, Re, Mi” while dancing, running…

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10 Things to Do in Salzburg

October 12, 2016
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I fell head over heels in love with Austria and I wish I allotted for more time in the beautiful country. We were traveling from the Czech Republic to Germany and decided to make a quick stop in Salzburg. I was worried that 2 days wouldn’t be enough time, but the city ended up being smaller than I thought. We had enough time to not only see everything on my list, but to relax and take in the city as well.  Here…

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Magical Cesky Krumlov: Tips for Visiting

September 8, 2016
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Just 3 hours south of Prague sits a magical little town nicknamed the Jewel of Bohemia. Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s a not to miss day trip from Prague if you have the time. This was one of the destinations I was most excited about when planning our trip. When our bus arrived into Cesky Krumlov at 11pm, I couldn’t wait for morning to finally see it with my own eyes. Tips for Visiting Cesky Krumlov Stay the Night Most people visit Cesky Krumlov…

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6 Places to Go for the Best Views of Prague

September 2, 2016
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Prague is a stunning city and it looks good from every angle, especially from above. There are so many great vantage points to find, each one with a totally different perspective. During my days here, I’ve been on a quest to seek out the best views of Prague, and it’s been a great way to get to know the city. Old Town Bridge Tower  The view from the Charles Bridge Tower was one of my favorites. The 1000’s of people on the…

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europe, krakow, poland

Krakow: Kazimierz and The Jewish Ghetto

August 31, 2016
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Kazimierz: The Jewish District It’s a common misunderstanding that Kazimierz, the Jewish District, was where the Krakow Jewish Ghetto was located during WWII. The actual location of the ghetto is a short walk across the river in a district called Podgorze. We actually visited Kazimierz thinking it would be the area where the Ghetto used to be. Even though it wasn’t what I was looking for, I’m glad we ended up there. It’s a trendy area of the city with a lively atmosphere…

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A Visit to Schindler’s Factory Museum

August 30, 2016
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On our last day in Krakow, we visited the Wieliczka Salt Mine in the morning and had the rest of the day to check out the city. We’ve spent quite a lot of time in Old Town already, so this afternoon we decided to head to Podgorze to see Schindler’s Factory as well as take a walk through the old Jewish Ghetto. Before the war, 65,000 Jewish people lived in Krakow. During the Nazi occupation, most of the Jewish population was relocated.…

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Wieliczka Salt Mine: Everything You Need to Know

August 25, 2016
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

When my grama found out we were traveling to Poland she called me up from Scotland to stress the importance of a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine. She said it’s one of the most amazing places she’s ever been, and she’s been everywhere. How to Get to Wieliczka Salt Mine We don’t have a ton of time in Krakow, so we decided to do the Salt Mine first thing in the morning which would allow us to have the…

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Polish Vodka Tasting at Wódka

August 24, 2016
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We don’t have many beer gardens in the States so Nick and I have been spending our afternoons checking out different ones all around the cities we’ve been. In Krakow, things took a bit of a turn when we stumbled upon Wódka, a Polish vodka tasting bar near Old Town’s main square.  Wodka is a small bar with about 90 of flavors of vodka. You can order a 6 taster flight (which is basically 6 shots) for under $6. It’s dangerous.…

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