Sight-Seeing in Hallstat, Austria

We were to be stationed in Hallstatt for two days. So far, our Austria trip, had covered all the sight-seeing spots – from the streets and museums of Vienna, to the Schonnbrunn palace, to the magnificent abbey in Melk and the curious towns of Durnstein and Krems, to the historical […]

Hallstat in Austria

Day tour of Grossglockner Glacier, Austria

Day Tour of Grossglockner Glacier, Austria

With the husband and daughter crazy about snow, Grossglockner had to be a must-visit in our Austria itinerary. I am not a ‘cold weather’ person though. Any place with temperatures below 15 degree Celsius can make a moron out of me. But then, I go out with them, after covering […]

Day Tour of Innsbruck and Swarovski, Austria

Innsbruck, a town, nay, valley, nestled between the lofty Alps is awfully popular for winter sports what with all the snow it gets from December onwards. Historically too, Innsbruck has had its share of politics since the 4th century. It became an important seat of culture in the 15th century […]


Sight-Seeing in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg is a very small town. At just under 70 sq kms, you can pretty much see the whole town on your feet. We had to simply walk down a few meters to reach the right bank of River Salzach. The historical Salzburg beckon at you from the left bank. […]

Sight-Seeing in Salzburg, Austria

Tour of Durnstein, Austria

Durnstein and Krems Tour, Austria

Durnstein and Krems Town Tour is for those who love to loiter without an itinerary. And that’s partly why we had so wanted the Austrian holiday…..just to loiter in its countrysides. Tour of Durnstein, Austria The first stop of the Danube (Wachau) Valley tour is Durnstein. By the Danube, in […]

Melk Abbey Restaurant 1

Must-eat at Stiftsrestaurant Melk, Austria

By the time we had walked past Melk Abbey’s rooms, verandah, terrace and courtyard (Read – Melk Abbey Tour), we were starving. We had the choice of walking down to the Melk town 2 minutes away for lunch or dine at the Abbey’s restaurant, Stiftsrestaurant Melk. We chose the latter. […]