As for many of us the global Covid-19 pandemic put a spanner in the travel works, we decided on a trip closer to home than the one originally planned. We spent last week in the South Tyrolian Alps, between Toblach and Dorf Tirol. Here I share some of my impressions and my photography.
“Genusswandern” is an Austrian word invention that does not really translate – it means something like “pleasure walking”. Instead of wining and dining, this weekend you can wine and hike in Vienna. The annual vineyard hike has become a traditional “must do” for me and my family. This is the 12th time the City ofContinue reading ““Genusswandern” – hiking and wine at the Wiener Weinwandertage”
Of course, in Vienna, there´s the Danube, and its various side arms. But there is also the Wienfluss, or simply Wien (“Vienna River”), which, for the most part, is less than impressive, imprisoned as it is in its concrete bed. Over the past week I went to explore (photographically) some of its more natural sections. Continue reading “A river runs through Vienna”
After the looong winter we had this year, it seems that in Vienna spring was just bursting at the seams. Right now, just about everything seems to be blooming all at once: forsythias, apple, cherry and pear trees, tulips, the lowly but lovely daisies and dandelions, etc., etc. A veritable #ParadisusVindobonensis! Even the lilac, whichContinue reading “Nature is good for you – and Vienna has plenty of it”