Discover the racy Schilcher & Südsteiermark wine growing districts of Styria.
“And right over there, you can see the Hochgrail vineyards, having scored second in the national TV show ‘9 Plätze, 9 Schätze’ last year”, Verena explains, showing off a truly picturesque hillside trimmed to perfection over vineyard lanes, houses and orchards. Such is the scenic welcome when travelling to Weststeiermark wine growing district, located in and around […]
A journey to Vulkanland Steiermark: “Volcanic Hillsides & Spicy Wines”.
Styria is known to be the prime Austrian travel destination for foodies. Many titles, such as the so-called “Culinary Capital City Graz“, hint towards the region being a great destination for anybody who loves great food. And truth be told, the density of excellent local producers- wine, juices, schnapps, vinegar, oil, ham, cheese, chocolate – […]
Photo Festival #LaGacilly in Baden near Vienna: “All Eyes East” in 2020.
For the third time now in 2020, the city of Baden near Vienna is hosting the “Festival La Gacilly – Baden Photo“, the largest open air photo festival in Europe. This year’s festival bears an exciting promise, calling “All Eyes East” to Baden. Thus, the city of Baden along with its parks and city centre converts […]
New Website “Urlaub am Winzerhof”: Wine Travel Stories
Since the beginning of this year, I have been writing for a digital magazine called “Urlaub am Winzerhof” (Austrian Wine Farm Holidays). Their website www.urlaubamwinzerhof.at tells you more about different overnight stays on winegrowing estates in Lower Austria, Burgenland or Styria. In addition, some of their short stories are authored by me, telling you more […]
Romantic Road Germany Part I : The City of Würzburg.
“Würzburg is sooo beautiful … Enjoy Würzburg and the wines of Franconia”, my travel friends advise about my short stay in Würzburg. As part of the “Romantic Road“, the Franconian town is surrounded by countless romantic vineyards on the Main river. I take to visiting “Vinothek Wohlsein Weine” with their goal to introduce younger, smaller […]
Weekend getaway in the Vienna Woods: Hotel Höldrichsmühle & Franz Schubert.
“Am Brunnen vor dem Tore, da steht ein Lindenbaum …” Gently, I recall the famous melody to this traditional Austrian folk song written by Franz Schubert, Austria’s famous 18th century composer. We follow in the footsteps of our host, Irene Moser, who leads us around the historical Höldrichsmühle hotel. A property close to Vienna, yet still […]
Ever thought of visiting Saint Paul’s Abbey in Lavanttal, Carinthia? You should.
If coming from Lower Austria to the north, and driving via the Packsattel pass, you can definitely draw “a different breath of fresh air” beyond. Carinthia, the south of Austria, feels just different, more “southern” already! It’s what Pater Maximilian must have thought, as he “applied” to be taken from his original Benedictine abbey of […]