❂ Arriving in Austria!

Boasting a treasure chest full of picturesque wonders, urban landscapes and cultural epicenters, join us on a fantastic journey through Europe as we survey the musical heartbeat of the World – Austria, the secrecy of Liechtenstein, the natural wonders in Germany, the whimsical windmills of Amsterdam, the old-world charm of Brussels to the trendsetting streets of Paris and finally, the historical delights & modern museums of London… 
We really hope this guide will help & assist you, one way or another – should you decide to uncover Europe in future!
We now begin in Austria!!
Austraia, we’re here!
 We’re here!!
We have finally arrived in Austria and we’ll be visiting Salzburg!
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Finally, a refreshing change of scenery!
Man, this was a break I really needed.
The snow capped mountains I’ve been waiting so long for!
Totally in  with the spectacular view!!
Austria in German: Österreich; literally means “the Eastern Realm” or “Eastern Empire”. 
Austria is a landlocked alpine German speaking country in Central Europe bordering Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, Germany and Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east and Slovenia and Italy to the south.
A carnival in the snow!
Austria, along with its neighboring country; Switzerland, are the winter sports capital of Europe. However, it is just as popular for summer tourists who visit its historic cities and villages and hike in the magnificent scenery of the Alps.
Upon Arriving in Salzburg, we headed straight for Residenzplatz where we planned to stay the night.
But not before making a few stops along the way, of course.

Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria.
The word: “Salzburg” means “Salt Fortress” in German, a language widely spoken throughout Austria.
The air here is really fresh!! It feels really different from back home!
Salzburg was also the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 
In the mid‑20th century, this city was the setting for parts of the now famous musical and film: The Sound of Music.
Dreaming spires, green hills and romantic gardens which turns white with a blue afterglow come winter – 
the city′s attractions are loved by millions of visitors from all over the world, hungry for sightseeing Salzburg. With a tourist-per-capita ratio higher than Venice or Florence, the city is among the busiest places of Europe all year round.
“We’re so glad to be here!”
Salzburg is one of the smaller Austrian lands but it is one of the most important for the tourism industry. Hundreds and thousands of visitors from all over the world visit the “Small Paradise” of Salzburg throughout the year.
Unspoiled countryside with unique natural attractions such as the Hohe Tauern National Park, the beauty of the “Baroque Jewel” of the old town centre of Salzburg and in the surrounding communities offer an enchanting variety.

Successful efforts are being made in Salzburg to preserve nature as the basis for an existence. Salzburg as a holiday destination is equally popular in winter and summer.
Arts and culture
Salzburg is a land with an intensive cultural tradition that extends far into the past. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the city’s most famous son, represents the high point of the classical musical tradition.
This tradition is still fostered nowadays – on the one hand in the Mozarteum University and on the other in the equally world-renowned Salzburg Festival, which, since it was founded in 1920, annually attracts thousands of art and culture lovers from all over the world to Salzburg.
Music especially but also major theatrical events form the basis for the world reputation of the Festival. One of the most important annual attractions is of course the performance on the Cathedral Square of the mystery play “Jedermann”; meaning “Everyman”, set against the overwhelming background of Salzburg Cathedral.
Salzburg can be regarded as the oldest and most important cultural and spiritual center in present-day Austria. Although it had already been elevated to the rank of archdiocese in 798 and from the late Middle Ages onward had formed a spiritual principality in the Holy Roman Empire, Salzburg is one of Austria’s youngest lands.
The development of the land and its ultimate separation from Bavaria, its mother country, was agreed in the fourteenth century but it was not until 1816 that Salzburg was incorporated into Austria.
Of Austria’s present-day lands, Salzburg is the only one to have been ruled as an independent state by a prince-archbishop and it is the only one of the many spiritual principalities of the Holy Roman Empire still to exist as an independent land.
Despite its small dimensions, Salzburg offers a multiplicity of character and a great variety of landscapes.

Definitely well worth the visit, stay tuned as we arrive in the City Center and continue to join us on our visit in Salzburg, Austria!
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31 thoughts on “❂ Arriving in Austria!

  1. Great photos ; D Lovely place ; D

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