Europe has some of the oldest artifacts displayed in some of the oldest museums in the world – nearly all top class and filled with priceless historic treasures. But it’s good to see the cultural wheels keep turning, with new additions to the museum scene opening all the time. Here are 10 new museums in […]
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Even if you’re not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to […]
I was able to go on The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, the same tour that actors from the film and the real Von Trapp family have gone on.
Try this with your friends: say the name of a city they’ve been to and most likely they’ll come up with a one-word, sensory delight that sums the place up for them. For example, Lisbon – ‘oh, the fish; Munich – ‘ah, the beer’; Paris – ‘ooh, the croissants’. Well here are a few of […]
***Editor’s Note: The contest is now closed. Stay tuned for a winner!***In the Northern Hemisphere, the weather is turning crisp, the leaves are turning golden, and believe it or not, the holidays will be here before you know it. Start getting in the mood with a Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg! Few countries do Christmas […]
Many adjectives are applied to Salzburg – picturesque, fairytale, bewitching – and most of them are true. It becomes immediately obvious why tourists have always been drawn to the city – even before the Sound of Music came on the scene. Not only that, but take a day trip out of Salzburg and you can […]
This month, Atlas Obscura leads us through the dark alleys of Highgate Cemetery in London, St. Sebastian’s Cemetery in Salzburg, and Merry Cemetery, Romania. Happy Halloween!
Imagine my surprise: I got on a train in Bratislava, Slovakia, bound for Vienna, Austria — the land of mountains and snow, high lakes and skiing skiing skiing! Austria: More than just Alps But out the window all I saw was flat land. As far as the eye could see, it was flat. And covered […]
Everywhere you turn in Salzburg, there’s another location from the movie. Having seen the film as often as I have (yes, I confess to that), it is quite exciting, and also somewhat surreal. I was travelling with a friend who is far more obsessed than me and he had all the facts and figures in […]