The whole time I was in Salzburg, the sky was overcast. It wasn’t until the day I was leaving the sun finally came out.
So, instead of heading straight back to Munich as I had originally planned, I
at the Salzburg train station and went on a day trip to the village of Hallstatt. stowed my luggage Continue reading
Feeling buzzed after the
at the Esszimmer, I took a stroll beside the Salzach river towards the old town, picking up fallen chestnuts along the way. amazing lunch
Continue reading “Salzburg Jazz Festival & Goodbye Salzburg”
My third day in Salzburg. After days of hearty Bavarian/Salzburger food, I decided that it’s time to check out haute cuisine of the region.
The restaurant I picked was the Michelin one star
, by chef Andreas Kaiblinger. It was a stellar experience start to finish! Esszimmer Continue reading “Lunch at Esszimmer*, Salzburg”
Hellbrunn Palace was built between 1613 and 1619 by
Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus. It is named after the clear(hell) spring(brunn)” from the namesake mountain that supplied it.
The palace is famous for its
Mannerist Trick Fountains. Continue reading “Hellbrunn Palace”
On my second day in Salzburg, I bought a
and began sightseeing. Salzburg Card
The first place I visited was the Mirabell Palace and Gardens.
Mirabell Palace was built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitena for his mistress Salome Alt. Continue reading “Sightseeing in Salzburg”
The rain came at last!
It drizzled all the way from Obermmergau to Munich, then to Salzburg.
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I saw them again, on the bus to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the jagged white peaks of the Alps.
Continue reading “Zugspitze – Top of Germany”
(Vienna State Opera) is one of the top opera houses in the world. It was built between 1861-1869 in Neo-Renaissance style. The design received heavy criticism at the time, leading to the tragic death of Wiener Staatsoper one of its architects.
Continue reading “Night at the Opera”
I just watched Helen Miren’s drama “Woman in Gold”. It is based on a true story of Maria Altmann, a Jewish woman taking the Austrian government to court in order to recover several Gustav Klimt’s paintings that her family owned, specifically
this one. Interesting enough, I find the film’s depiction of the Viennese’ attitude to outsiders, nonchalant and unhelpful, somewhat accurate to what we had experienced when we were there.
That said, I love Vienna for its history, art and music. And if I do find myself back to this former capital city of the Hapsburg Empire, I would not miss a meal at
Steirereck, a Michelin two-star restaurant in Stadtpark, No. 9 of the world’s best restaurants. Continue reading “Steirereck in Vienna”