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Exploring Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace and courtyard

Schonbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the former summer home of the Habsburgs, is the most popular tourist attraction in Vienna. Over 2.6 million people visit a year – including us.  But when we visited the sprawling 1,411-room palace on a cold winter afternoon, it felt like we had it completely to ourselves. At

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Mozart’s Salzburg

Statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg, Austria

On our second day in Salzburg, we woke up and had breakfast at our hotel, the Hotel Am Dom. They had a nice little breakfast and were very accommodating for us. We checked out of the hotel, but they allowed us to store our bags for the day. We walked down to the river and

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Wintery Day in Salzburg, Austria

Looking down on Salzburg from the Hohensalzburg Fortress

We got up late from our hotel in Munich and took a the Railjet train to Salzburg. This high-speed train connects Munich with Budapest and I kind of wished we were travelling on to Hungary. I had previously been to Salzburg in the summer of 1995, but this was Laura’s first time to Austria. Salzburg, like

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