Posts Tagged ‘Vienna’

Krampus in Hallstatt

There is a Christmas ritual in Austria called something like Krampus, where mostly little children dress in devilish garb, run around town ringing cowbells and switching the legs with real cane switches of anyone they meet. That happened to me on Dec. 1st when we arrived at Hallstatt, a beautiful Austrian town on the way…

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First Views of Gruss aus Ă–sterreich, Austria

Overnight layover in Hallstatt, Austria, prior to arrival in Vienna on Friday, 2 December. Our lovely hotel Gruner Baum, a coffee mug (no coffee…just yummy Gluhwein), a war memorial, and a photo of some of my travel pals Christine, Lindsay, and Madeline. Weather in D’land and Austria so far cool and sunny. Tchuss!

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Traveling to Austria

Today we leave lovely Munich and cross the border into Austria, where we’ll check into our hotel and lhave limited walking, prior to tomorrow’s trek around Salzburg and…wait for it…everything MOZART. As about 2/3 of us are, er, somewhat “elderly”, this promises to be a more relaxing day in terms of physical exertion. First views…

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Greetings from Munich!

On my 1st Rick Steves Tour to Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna. Here is Day 2 schedule. Incredibly well organized and meeting so many lovely people. Note that we visit a BREWARY this afternoon. Monday, 28 Nov…Dinner at a Munich restaurant (the name of which ends in “haus”) with my dear old friends Lindsay and Christine,…

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