Monthly Archives: August 2014

Austrian Landmarks/ Wahrzeichen

  This weekend, I finally achieved a long-term goal: visiting the capitals of all nine Austrian Federal States. Each capital city has its own Wahrzeichen or landmark symbol.  Here they are: Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg; Stephansdom, Vienna; Uhrturm, Graz; Goldenes Dachl, Innsbruck; Pöstlingberg, Linz; Rathaus, St. Pölten; Schloss Esterhazy, Eisenstadt; Martinsturm, Bregenz; and der Lindwurm, Klagenfurt.  I’ve never planned […]


July Adventures

Yes, I’m getting all out of order and topsy-turvy on this blog. Bear with me. (I promise that posts about my June trips to Ljubljana, Zagreb, Cesky Krumlov, and Germany will come.) Summer is my favorite time of the year, and this summer, I’ve had a rail pass for all of Austria, and I’ve set […]


Things to Do in Vienna for €5 or LESS

This post is exactly what the title would lead you to believe. I’m currently in my favorite European city, hanging out in my hostel’s rooftop bar, thinking about Vienna. This is my seventh time here, and I come up with new things to do every single time. Even though it is, by any standard, quite […]