Posts Tagged ‘Austria’

Please pass the salt

sunny salzburg

After dousing ourselves in Viennese culture we took a wee jaunt over to Salzburg for another look at Austria. Upon arriving, I quickly discovered that Salzburg was home to the Von Trappe family. Sound of Music tours have become very popular, where you visit various filming locations. Mark was really excited about the tour. But with only a day in town I felt like doing something else. We agreed to go our own ways for the day. Mark was free to galavant on the Sound of Music tour, while I explored Salzburg solo.


Culture in Austria

State Opera House

With two nights in Budapest behind us, we crossed into Austria by train and arrived in Vienna. We only had one night to spend there, so we decided to dive right into Vienna’s cultural side. We made our way downtown to the Straatsoper (State Opera House) and bought tickets to that evening’s performance of “Onegin”, a ballet with music written by Tchaikovsky. We were pleasantly surprised that we could attend the show without breaking the bank: an hour before the doors opened, “standing room” tickets went on sale on a first come, first served basis. We bought tickets in the ground level standing area, which was meant to be the best one, and it cost us a whopping 4 euros each. Not bad to see an opera in a setting like that!