Yay! For those of you who have read my previous posts, you’ probably know that we have Niels as one of our contributors, right? Well, he shared another beautiful experience. And this time, it’s about Austria! 🙂
Where are you from?
I am from a beautiful small country called Netherlands, a country between Germany and the UK.
When did you go to Austria? What do you like most about it?
I went to Austria in July 2015, first few days were extremely hot like 35 degrees, we also had much sun.
What I like the most about Austria? The amazing and beautiful mountains of course! It all look very pretty and I like the wild nature and high tops in the mountains. In a different season, you can see waterfalls and glaciers too.
How long before you arrived in Austria?
Well we went there by car, we had to drive across Germany, I guess it is driving like 1200 km.
What are the usual public transport there?
Mostly you’ll see bus and train as public transport, but we used the car. Also you’ll see mountain railways and cable cars to go up the mountain. Just like what others use when traveling.
Let’s talk about food.
I really like Apfelstrudel. This dish contains apple and raisins, it is nice warm and taste sweet, really delicious to eat after hiking in the mountains!
Yes, for sure! I’d love to try that!
Traveling to a new place will surely make you hungry. Hiking for quite a while will make you crave for some food. So, you can go to a restaurant. Niels suggests to try Apfelstrudel at the Duisburger Hütte, all way up in the mountains. Although it is not as cheap as we want this food to be, he said that it is fantastic to have a warm soup with fresh baked bread. “I guess the average plate prices are around the 6 or 7 euros here in Austria.”
If you have plans of traveling to Austria, these are my honest recommendations.
Kalgenfurt is an interesting place but not very special or giving a wow. When you really like romantic cities with nice churches and palaces go to Salzburg or Wien (Vienna) Austria is a country with many nice castles and palaces, so it is awesome to see this someday. And I love it because you can see details and great designs in architecture. Like about every piece of the building, it has history and own unique design.
Seasons in Austria
There are 4 seasons in Austria. Winter, spring, autumn and summer. Most tourists go to Austria in winter, just think about ski and ice skating. During the summer you can hike in the mountains. They have mountains you will surely enjoy. Spring and autumn are less popular because of the weather type.
Hmm maybe spot some folk dance in Austria? And yes during the winter sport you have après ski festivals.
Message to those who wants to travel to Austria
When you love nature so much go Austria, you will be surrounded by amazing mountains. You like to make nice mountain walks and see beautiful glaciers? Go to Austria because Austria has beautiful landscapes.