Innsbruck Austria Vacation Planning

8 Great Things to do in Innsbruck, Austria

Julie Austria 0 Comments

Innsbruck is a colorful, picturesque city nestled in the Austrian Alps. Its biggest draw is its location. Innsbruck sits in a valley and it surrounded by enormous, snow-capped mountains. This is a city with endless views…ride cable cars to the mountain peaks, visit a ski jump, or climb the Town Tower for unbeatable views. With its close proximity to Italy and …

Central Europe Itinerary

10 Day Central Europe Itinerary: Budapest, Vienna, & Prague

Julie Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Itinerary 48 Comments

For those who want to tour three of Europe’s great cities, this central Europe itinerary is perfect. Start with Budapest, a gorgeous city known for its thermal baths, unique architecture, and stunning setting along the Danube River. Next, travel to Vienna, a sophisticated city rich in history and culture. End with Prague, the most beautiful of the three cities (in …

Bavaria Itinerary

10 Day Bavaria Itinerary

Julie Austria, Germany, Itinerary 7 Comments

Bavaria is the southeast region of Germany, the land of fairytale castles, Oktoberfest, and lederhosen. With the Alps to the south and idyllic towns dotting its hillsides, Bavaria is a beautiful and romantic destination. View the Alps from Germany’s highest peak at Zugspitze, tour crazy King Ludwig II’s storybook castle Neuschwanstein, learn about WWII history in Munich and Berchtesgaden, and …

Visiting Zugspitze

Julie Austria, Germany 3 Comments

Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak (2962 meters), is located in southern Germany on its border with Austria. Visiting Zugspitze is a fantastic half day excursion which can easily be accomplished from both Austria and Germany. This post was updated January 2017. How to Visit Zugspitze Austria or Germany? Since Zugspitze sits on the border between Austria and Germany, it can be …

How We Spent One Week in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Julie Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland 4 Comments

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a wonderful small town located in Bavaria, Germany, was our home base for one solid week.  Oh, how we loved it here!  One whole week to get to know the area, not have to unpack and repack our things, to take things a little slower. Our Apartment in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Our home for the week was an apartment with a …

Visiting Mozart’s Birthplace in Salzburg, Austria

Tyler Rivenbark Austria 4 Comments

This is a post written by Tyler and Kara. While we were in Salzburg, Austria, we visited Mozart’s birthplace. We learned a lot about him and his life. We learned that Mozart loved to compose music, and he became one of the most famous composers of all time. To this day, people still enjoy hearing his wonderful music, and his …

Vienna best things to do

Top Ten Vienna

Julie Austria 0 Comments

Vienna, Austria is a fabulous city that is home to world class museums, the Opera, cafes, pastries, and the famous Sacher Torte.  Tim and I loved Vienna, although we were here for only two full days.  We raced through the city and saw as much as possible.  Of everything we saw and did, we assembled our Top Ten List of …