Booking a a train ticket is straightforward, unless you are buying for one that is in a foreign language, for the first time, and across multiple operators.
Here's my guide to buying a train ticket without breaking (much) sweat!
Get tips on how to plan for a Christmas Wanderlust trip in Bavaria!
In winter, Neuschwanstein Castle rises above the clouds like a castle in the sky, invoking sparks of wanderlust in the avid traveller's heart. Find out how you can visit this magical landmark in the alps!
People who know Hallstatt recognises it by the classic village views, which has to be seen from the edge or from the water. No one really wants to go there to walk the streets (hidden between the streets in between the building you see on postcards), or to eat over there.
Most importantly, it gets ridiculously expensive to stay there.
Where then, do we stay when visiting Hallstatt?
Hallstatt in winter provides a more intimate, although quiet, experience. Climb up the hill, cross the lake, explore little stores... Plan for more than a half-day trip for a fairy-tale-like trip!
I know this is like long overdue. In fact, I had not been doing a recount for years. However, as I recall all the literature that I read, counting our blessings is the best way to feel grateful for all we have, which in turn makes a happier life and drives people to achieve more. [...]
Be well-rested for long walks.
If you are easily bored out by repetitive stuff (i.e. Mozart here and Mozart there), or are short of time, spend time on Makartsteg bridge (just off Mirabel Palace) and soak in the beautiful sight of Salzburg along the riverside.