Category Archives: Austria

Our trip to Austria in August 2011

Europe’s highest waterfall

After coming down from the Grossglockner Hauptalpenstrasse (in more ways than one), and leaving Austria’s Hohe Tauern national park, we took a smaller highway toward Innsbruck, where we have a reservation. It was already midafternoon, but there was something else … Continue reading

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Driving the top of the world

The Grossglockner Hauptalpenstrass Wednesday, August 10: We woke up in the gorgeous suite in the Schloss Prielau. It’s hard to believe what we see: the four-poster bed, the intricate woodwork of the ceiling, the size of the suite. We each … Continue reading

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The castle-hotel

Our visit to the world’s largest ice cave took much, much longer than we thought it ever would. Even getting back down the mountain takes time. It’s after 6 by the time we get into the car. Our destination is … Continue reading

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The Ice Cave

After several days of museums, palaces, cities and concerts, our activities today are the preference of the teenager in our little traveling band. Nicolas likes hiking, climbing and anything outdoors. Breakfast at the Trumer Stube features home-made pastries, which are … Continue reading

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Don’t drive in Salzburg

It’s still raining in the morning. Breakfast at the Hotel Peter is excellent, and the service is even better. This is a family-owned hotel, but it’s one of the most professional operations I’ve ever seen. (Check out my review on … Continue reading

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Climbing to rescue Richard the Lionheart

August 7, 2011 This morning, we took a more leisurely breakfast on the Gartenhotel Pfeffel’s terrace overlooking the Danube. This is supposed to be a vacation, after all. After checking out, we double back a bit to the town of … Continue reading

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Vienna to the green Danube

It’s our last day in Vienna, but there’s still so much to see and do in this beautiful, fascinating, welcoming city. We want to more, but we have a reservation at a hotel on the Danube, along the “romantic road.” … Continue reading

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