Salzwelten : Visiting the Oldest Salt mine in the World

Did you know that the names of the city of Salzburg and region of Salzkammergut comes from Salt – which is one of the most important raw materials in Austria.  Dubbed as the “white-gold”, it plays such an important part in the history of the region.   Hallstatt is more than a pretty Read More …

How is it to drive on the Highest Alpine Road in Austria : Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse

I could understand why sports car enthusiasts ( like Mr.Suburbia ) aspire to drive the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse – High Alpine Road, once we made the drive ourselves. Also called Großglockner Hochalpenstraße, the drive that passes through the Hohe Tauern National Park is not just stunning, with seemingly endless views over the Read More …

Gustav Klimt : The Golden Kiss and more at the Belvedere, Vienna

Almost everyone has heard of the famous Painting Kiss by Gustav Klimt which portrays a couple in a loving embrace sharing an intimate moment in a field of flowers and gold leaf.  Gustav Klimt was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Art Read More …

Stubnerkogel : Walking on the highest suspension bridge in Austria

Bad Gastein is an Austrian spa and ski town in the High Tauern mountains south of Salzburg. It’s known for the belle epoque hotels and villas built on its steep, forested slopes. While the area of Bad Gastein has been inhabited and used for things like gold mining for over Read More …

Best of Alps : A Road trip through Austria and Switzerland

Road trips are synonyms with summer, it gets us Outside Suburbia, whether that is outskirts of Dallas on the country roads or somewhere in Europe.  We have gotten lost in Andalusia before, went chasing after lavender in Provence one summer and drove around the ring round in Iceland last summer. Read More …

An Indian Summer Festival at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Austria

Swarovski is one of Austria’s best-known export and there is a theme park in Wattens, a suburb of Innsbruck, Austria that pays homage to these beautiful crystals. Swarovski Crystal Worlds (Swarovski Kristallwelten) is more modern art gallery than a behind the scenes glimpse into the actual creation of Swarovski’s famous crystal Read More …