Austria

The Perfect Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

Mirabell Gardens & Hohensalzburg Fortress

For those with limited time in Austria but who want to see more than one major city in the country, planning a day trip to Salzburg from Vienna can be an excellent option. Austria’s fourth-largest city is compact and easily navigable and the perfect destination for a single-day itinerary. However, you can easily spend 2 or 3 days in Salzburg and, because of this, it can be hard to prioritise … Read More

Salzburg or Vienna: Which Austrian City to Visit?

Beautiful views of Salzburg from the River Salzach

Are you planning a trip to Austria and can’t decide whether to visit Salzburg or Vienna on your travels? Well, you’ve come to the right place. These two cities have a lot to offer visitors but they are very different and have assets that can suit different types of people. Whether you’re looking for a destination for a quick city break or are trying to select the best place to … Read More

The Ultimate 2 to 3 Days in Salzburg Itinerary

The beautiful city of Salzburg

Are you visiting Austria and considering planning a 2 to 3 days in Salzburg itinerary? Well, look no further. Located in the west of Austria not far from the German city of Munich, Salzburg has been a popular place for visitors for decades and is famous for being the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting of the 1965 film The Sound of Music. However, Salzburg has much more … Read More

How to Do a Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

The beauty of travelling around Europe is that it’s often possible to visit multiple neighbouring countries within a short period of time without having to embark upon lengthy journeys. Some major cities are in such close proximity it’s possible to pop across the border in the morning, see a few sights and be back before bedtime. A Bratislava day trip from Vienna falls suitably into this category. If you’ve sampled … Read More

How to Visit Graz in One Day: Austria’s Charming Second City

The beautiful city of Graz, Austria

For travellers venturing to Austria as part of a larger Central Europe itinerary, chances are that a visit to Graz doesn’t make the cut. While places like the capital of Vienna, Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg or overtouristed Hallstatt get most of the attention, most tourists don’t make the detour to visit Graz. This is undoubtedly a great shame as Graz provides visitors with an incredible mix of historical sites to … Read More

How To Travel from Vienna to Graz by Train, Bus & Car

Graz's Famous Clock Tower

Neither Maggie or I were huge fans of Vienna during our previous Central Europe travels. So when we found ourselves flying to the Austrian capital after exploring Cyprus for over a week, we were on the lookout for other cities we could visit. As we’ve both always been a fan of ‘second cities’ such as Plovdiv in Bulgaria, Tartu in Estonia & Kutaisi in Georgia, we decided to travel from … Read More