austria Archive

  • Gardens of Schloss Belvedere

    Vienna, Austria and the Gardens and the Dead

    At this point, my friend Joy and her friend had already joined me and we were out to see the gardens of Schloss Belvedere, the Vienna Cemetery, and, if time permitted, Schloss Schönbrunn. We started with the Belvedere and paid the entrance fee for the...

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  • Assortment of Sandwiches

    Soviet Era Tea Sandwiches in Modern-day Vienna

    Trzesniewski is a name I never could say out loud correctly. This tiny standing room only cafe they serve very small open face sandwiches for a little less than a euro.

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  • Wienerschnitzel with fries at Schnitzelwirt Schmidt

    A Wienerschnitzel is not a chili cheese dog

    During my first few years living in the US, I always wanted to go to Wienerschnitzel because I thought I could get a schnitzel there.  Past all the advertisements for hot dogs and fries, I thought they would have an actual schnitzel.  You know flattened...

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  • Different views of Vienna

    Vienna, Austria in Winter and the Opulent Christmas

    It was the day before Christmas Eve when I arrived in Vienna. The air was cold but the excitement of the upcoming holiday was palpable in the air. Huge chandeliers were in the walking paths of the city and at every turn I was accosted...

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  • A view of Old Town Salzburg from Mönchsberg

    Salzburg, Austria

    Winter in Salzburg is everything one can imagine.  White, cold, and utterly magical.  The clean snow gives the crisp air a new feeling from the moment I stepped off the train.  If there were too many adjectives in the first three sentence, deal with it. ...

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