Austrian Travel Blogger Meet-up in Salzburg

Winter starts with the first flakes of snow in Salzburg. A cosy atmosphere wraps us up, supported by the chants of Christmas carols from the local Christmas markets. As travel bloggers, we feel inspired …  beer, travel tales & blogging. Thoughts, ideas, opinions and emotions are being “liked”, “shared”, “tweeted” and “posted” parallel to our real-time discussions. I wonder whether our local “Salzburg Beer Guide“, Martina Gyuroka, does have the faintest idea that she’s already a star on Twitter, Facebook & Co.? Her stories about Mozart, beer and ancient city life in Salzburg continue to amuse and inform us during the three-hour city walk (#salzburg #bierwanderung #beer).

Hoffen im Park des Hotel St. Virgil: € 1.300,- kostet hier der Quadratmeter im noblen Salzburg. Das Hotel- und Seminarangebot ist nicht ganz so teuer ;-) Und die Hoffnung stirbt ja bekanntlich zuletzt!

“Hope” in the park of Hotel St. Virgil: € 1.300,- per sqaure metre in the city of Salzburg is a lot of money to build a house! Staying at a hotel is not necessarily that expensive 😉 Well worth the visit.

 

Martina Gyuroka ist auf www.salzburg-bierguide.at für ihre Fans erreichbar: Ein Tipp ist der Bierrundgang in der Salzburger Altstadt mit Besuch des Zwettler Brauhauses und viel "Geschichte mit Geschichten".

Martina Gyuroka runs her own guiding website at www.salzburg-bierguide.at: Check it out in case you want to know more about visiting the old town of Salzburg: History is alive with the art of local storytelling!

 

In der "Mozartstadt" Salzburg lerne ich, dass die wahrhaftig Original-Mozartkugel jeden Tag von 10 Konditormeistern (4.000 Stück am Tag!) hier produziert und in silber-blauem Papier eingewickelt verkauft wird. Lecker: Ich plädiere für eine Original-Verkostung im Rahmen des Rundganges ;-)

In the “city of Mozart” I learn that the original Salzburg Mozartkugel is sold over 4.000 times a day in this beautiful silver-blue wrapping. Every tour needs to end here I vow, creating delicious chocolate souvenirs.

 

On tour with my fellow Austrian travel bloggers during the first national meet-up (including Lea, Bernadette, Gudrun, Franz, Doris, Andreas, Albert, Gerhard and Birgit Weszelka from Salzburg Tourism), we stop and unwind at the cosy, well-heated beer tavern “Bärenwirt“. Here, we gather to discuss a central question: What is it we want to achieve as a (national) team?

Travel Bloggers step up for being recognised as part of traditional travel media – “also” and above all in Austria.

Despite all the current discussion about “travel bloggers versus traditional journalists”, we have always seen a positive outcome to any press trip where bloggers and journalists meet. Earlier this year, we have started a network named www.reiseblogger.at. The aim was to gather all the national travel bloggers in Austria. How and whether this website will be run in the future and what kind of information will be disseminated there, is part of what we came to discuss during our 1st Austrian Travel Blogger Meet-up in the city of Salzburg & Salzburger Land. Stay tuned!

Gemütliches Beisammensein: Reiseblogger aus Österreich treffen in der Stadt Salzburg (hier im Zwettler Brauhaus nahe des Dom- und Residenzplatzes) erstmals in geselliger Runde aufeinander.

Cosy get-together: Travel bloggers from all over the country gather in the city of Salzburg (here at Zwettler Brauhaus near the central city square) in order to network and meet each other in person for the first time.

 

Auch Eislaufen kann man hier, obwohl wegen des "Lärms" nun auf echtes Eis verzichtet und stattdessen Kunsteis am Domplatz eingesetzt wird. Vom Glühwein direkt aufs Eis?

During our exploration of the city of Salzburg, we even realize there is an ice skating rink right in the city centre. Enjoy your Glühwein first or after? Perhaps a tricky quest when aiming for the ice ..

 

Ein Rundgang durch die Stadt Salzburg ist vor allem Ende November / Anfang Dezember ein wahrer Stimmungsheber- und wem's draußen zu kalt wird, der findet an jeder Ecke "eine gute Stube" (sowie natürlich, reichlich Bier!).

Season’s greetings: Christmas atmosphere in the city of Salzburg. In case you get too cold out in the snow, a well-heated Austrian “Stube” (tavern) is never far (including, of course, a great variety of home-grown beer!).

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Renee Johnson 25 March 2015 - 02:46

I also write about travel and writing on my blog site. Austria has been on my short list to visit for some time and I hope to actually bring that to fruition this coming year. The Christmas Market seems like it would be amazing.

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Elena 25 March 2015 - 08:44

Dear Renee,

Thank you so much for swinging by on my blog site !! I am glad to know that Austria has been shortlisted in your list of destinations to go to! Please do contact me if you need any further advice: I have a lot of resources here http://www.creativelena.com/en/travel-blog/europe/austria/

The Christmas markets, as you mention, are definitely worthwhile!

Best of luck for your upcoming travels,

Elena

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