Category Archives: Austria

Summer Fun in Vienna without Breaking the Bank

Wachau Valley
Wachau Valley
Durnstein
Durnstein

In this episode, we answer your questions and take an opposing view to the belief that Vienna is an expensive city to visit.   We meet Al Cook, a blues music legend in Austria.

AL Cook, "The White King of Black Blues"
AL Cook, “The White King of Black Blues”

Get some tips on summertime fun in Vienna, along with a great day trip idea.

That and more fun on this episode of Stories Faces Places.

Vienna, Austria: Hanging with Beethoven and Something Different

Zum Schwarzen Kameel
Zum Schwarzen Kameel

Sometimes you need to take a break from your worries. Sometimes you need to venture off the tourist route, even if just a little.

So whether you are planning your next trip to Vienna or just needing a break from the everyday same old, then this podcast can solve both.

Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia

We visit with Beethoven, yes, you’ll hear about it.

We stop by a silent disco. I know, it sounds strange. We’ll tell you about it and where to go.

We also share how eating a hamburger differs in oh so proper Vienna.

 

Sopron, Hungary
Sopron, Hungary

More fun, more different ideas, and day trips to Bratislava, Slovakia and Sopron, Hungary are on this episode of Stories Faces Places.

 

 

 

 

Austria: Styria Festival

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Okay, so the people of Austria are a lot of fun.

In our opinion, wine, wieners, and song make for a fun time in the shadows of an old gothic style magnificent building called the Rathaus, City Hall.

 

 

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No broken glass, pigs roasting on a spit, pretzels the size of a small child, kreiners, potatoes, and ham coming out the wazoo. Lederhosen, dirndl for the women, music, and huts selling, round out this festival.

 

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Oh ya, and the Austrian version of Sweet Caroline, after a few bottles of Uhudler, what?

All that and more on this version of Stories Faces Places.

Vienna, Austria: Winter Fun Without Breaking The Bank

Ice Skating
Ice Skating

Vienna is a world-class city with world-class prices, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. We share fun ideas on how you can visit Vienna without breaking the bank.

That summary describes the theme of this podcast, but what I write below describes more of our fun adventure in a city that we absolutely enjoy.

I start the remaining podcast description with a confession. After-all we are in the midst of the Lenten season, so a confession is in vogue.  My confession therefore,  goes like this: why do I, one who has had no, zip, none, not a bit of education in the German language, think in the slightest way that I, sometimes, correction, anytime believe that I can speak a little German and worse yet, Austrian German?

DSC00314I don’t know the answer to that question but I become the butt-end of the joke, which provides Laura much amusement.

In addition, we share a great restaurant stop as well as some history of the food in Vienna.

You’ll get a great tip on a wonderful gem of a hotel, Palais Hansen Kempinski.

Those stories and more are on this version of Stories Faces Places.

Vienna, Austria: Winter Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Ice Skating
Ice Skating

Vienna is a world-class city with world-class prices, but it doesn’t have to be expensive. We’ll share fun ideas on how you can visit Vienna without breaking the bank.

That summary describes the theme of this podcast, but what I write below describes more of our fun adventure in a city that we absolutely enjoy.

I start the remaining podcast description with a confession. After-all we are in the midst of the Lenten season, so a confession is in vogue. My confession therefore, goes like this: why do I, one who has had no, zip, none, not a bit of education in the German language, think in the slightest way that I, sometimes, correction, anytime believe that I can speak a little German and worse yet, Austrian German?

DSC00314I don’t know the answer to that question but I become the butt-end of the joke, which provides Laura much amusement.

In addition, we share a great restaurant stop as well as some history of the food in Vienna.

You’ll get a great tip on a wonderful gem of a hotel, Palais Hansen Kempinski.

Those stories and more are on this version of Stories Faces Places.

Podcast: Klagenfurt, Austria: Travel Tips, A Chicken Breast, and Body Painting

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Join us in Klagenfurt, Austria at the World Body Painting Festival. In addition, Laura provides a travel tip you’ve probably not heard, ever.  We offer tidbits of information on this great area of Austria and a swim in Europe’s largest and warmest Alpine Lake. Fun, laughter, and a new view of body painting’s professionalism are on this version of Stories Faces Places.

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