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Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

I spent a wonderful long weekend in Eugendorf! Have you ever heard/been to this small town that is located right next to Salzburg? 

How come and what is so great about Eugendorf, you may ask…

Well, staying in Eugendorf means that you can be both incredibly fast in the city of Salzburg and in the nature. Very practical if you are planning a small city trip, but you would also like to spend time in the mountains or in one of the many beautiful lakes.

Visit Eugendorf

I didn’t know about it until an invitation from Eugendorf Tourism Board to explore this town and photograph it, landed in my inbox! I got very curious about this opportunity, so without giving it a lot of thought, I accepted!  

Karin from the Eugendorf Tourism Board, aside from welcoming me with a yummy handmade chocolate (she loves sweets!), she also created an exciting programme full of interesting things to do for me! I had a lot to look forward to! 

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First things first: Bike tour around Wallersee

We rode 18 kilometres around the picturesque Wallersee lake, through meadows, forests and the Wenger Moor, a nature reserve for rare animals and plants. The lake is perfect for sailing, paddle boarding and all sorts of boating, as well as, of course, swimming. Tried and true! 

Our e-bikes were borrowed by Holznerwirt. 

We ended the day with a delicious dinner at Gasthaus zur Strass! 

Bike tour around Wallersee

Bike tour around Wallersee

Bike tour around Wallersee

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The next day: A morning visit in Salzburg Old Town

Get the bus from Eugendorf to Salzburg. Not only is the bus ride quick, it also eliminates the stress of looking for a parking space. Tested and trusted! 

– First stop of our route were the Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace. 

– Then we walked up to the Kapuzinerberg for a superb view over the old town, the fortress, the mountains, the river and for many instagrammable pictures!

– We stepped down from Kapuzinerberg, passed the Imbergkirche and walked down to Steingasse. We crossed the Staatsbrücke and ended up to Getreidegasse for a little shopping and ice cream! 

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

The perfect afternoon: Stand up paddling at Wallersee

Stand up paddling, also known as SUP! Many thanks to Stefan from Glory Boards for providing me with the SUP gear and teaching me the basic technique! 

It was the first time in my life I did Stand up paddling and hope to have the chance to do it soon again. I found peace while floating on a paddle board, plus it felt like a good full-body workout! And if you are curious to know whether I fell down in the water, hehe, no I didn’t! 

The day ended with a delicious meal at Gastagwirt. 

Stand up paddling at Wallersee

How to spend a wonderful Sunday: WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn

  • Drive to Sankt Gilgen and take the boat WolfgangseeSchifffahrt to Sankt Wolfgang.
  • From Sankt Wolfgang take the nostalgic SchafbergBahn up to the middle station or to the peak of the Schafberg mountain. Depends on whether you’d like to hike or not.
  • From above you have a wonderful view over many different lakes (Mondsee, Attersee, Fuschlsee) in the Salzkammergut (the name of the region between SalzburgerLand and Upper Austria).
  • End the day with a wonderful meal in the Hotel Restaurant AM HOCHFUCHS.

Visit Eugendorf

Gorgeous turquoise water colour! 

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Whether hiking, bicycling or water sports, the whole area is a real paradise for nature lovers.

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Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

On the peak of the Schafberg mountain  

Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

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Before I press the “Publish” button for this blog post, I’d like to say Thank You to Holznerwirt for a wonderful stay! I loved having breakfast and lunch in the garden, under the huge trees that provided the right amount of shade for a pleasant meal! 

If only every weekend could be like this one … Unfortunately that’s not the case … But I am grateful for this travel opportunity to see more of Austria and I wish for many more to come! 

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Weekend at Schloss Leopoldskron

Weekend at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg

This was my third visit at Schloss Leopoldskron. What was initially supposed to be a lonely weekend, a weekend in which I would dive deep into my inner-mind, it turned out to be something else! I was offered a job at the Schloss! An exciting one! One that changes my life and opens a whole new world for me! A world to discover and to cherish!

Why does fate keeps bringing me back to that place again and again?

I feel like there is a special connection between the Schloss and I, a connection that I cannot explain with words! Hopefully one day I will be able to look back, knowing the reason why all this happened.

Weekend at Schloss Leopoldskron

Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg

All photos in this blog post are self portraits and are taken during my third visit!

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Shopping in Salzburg

Shopping in Salzburg

If you read my previous blog post, you already know that I didn’t go to Salzburg for shopping. But I ended up doing it… I guess you’ve read that we had a full day schedule during the press trip, but we also had a few hours free to do whatever we wanted. That was after lunch time at Steinterrasse. In my free time, I chose to go for shopping alone in Getreidegasse and around this area. Three were the shops that caught my attention and I’d like to explain why in this blog post. 

Shopping in Salzburg

Damn Plastic – Münzgasse 2

After paying a visit at this store, you will definitely feel inspired to make little differences and more sustainable choices in your life. This store is a good start to a more sustainable plastic free life. I am glad that a store like this exists. 

Shopping in Salzburg
Shopping in Salzburg
 
Salzburg schenkt anders –  Waagplatz 6

I am someone who travels a lot and stopped buying souvenirs from every city many years ago. Buying souvenirs is impossible for me. I travel too much and I don’t like the idea of jamming my little apartment with useless things from all over the world. 

Salzburg schenkt anders is one more store in the heart of Salzburg that sells sustainable and regional, yet tasteful products that you can buy as a souvenir. I loved their T-shirts. From here, I could imagine myself buying a souvenir as a memento of my time in Salzburg. 

Golden Soul – Kaigasse 22

Your soul is golden. That is the motto of this store…What’s not to love in this concept store? I could buy everything here. You have to pay a visit… and take some photos in it, because the store is very instagrammable! 

Mia shoes – Getreidegasse 2

I saw a lovely pair of fuchsia summer sandals in the vitrine, but unfortunately they didn’t have my size. I ended up buying a pink pair of Birkenstock sandals for the beach. 

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Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with the Official Tourism Board of Salzburg. 

Photos of this blog post were taken by me at Golden Soul concept store in Salzburg. 

Visit Salzburg

Visit Salzburg

I’ve been to Salzburg several times in the past, but this time, this trip certainly felt more special. The invitation to spend four days in this beautiful city came from Salzburg Tourismus, the Official Tourism board. Under the motto “Salzburg. Neu entdeckt” I got invited to discover the city again, to see it with fresh new eyes, from a new perspective.

The promising program that the Tourism board sent me over via email and all the unwanted isolation I’ve been through the last few months due to Covid-19, were enough reasons for me to just pack my luggage, jump in that train from Vienna and set off on this adventure.

In this blog post, I’d like to share with you a few activities that were part of our program with the hope that they will help you to organize your trip to Salzburg.

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Restaurants in Salzburg

Begin your visit in Salzburg with a lunch or dinner at Stadt Alm restaurant.

Walter Grüll in Grödig, for seafood and oustanding caviar lovers.

Favourite lunch spot in Salzburg: The Steinterrasse rooftop bar and restaurant. Order the shrimp salad with avocado. 

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The Viennese Girl travel lifestyle blog

Cafés 

Kaffee Alchemie, a different coffee house.

Herr Leopold, a very nice place in the city center of Salzburg. 

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Activities / what to do 

Visit Grünmarkt, the vibrant open-air market that is set in a large plaza. Walk around and see the local venders. There are plenty of choices for local meat, cheese, flowers, and baked goods.

Visit the the Benedictine Nonnberg Convent and listen to the Gregorian chant. Here the nuns sing Gregorian Chorals every morning in the sanctuary. 

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Where to stay / Hotels in Salzburg 

I stayed two times at Schloss Leopoldkron and one time at the Sacher hotel. Both hotels are top notch. However, keep in mind that they are located in different parts of the city. Sacher hotel is located right in the heart of the city, while Schloss Leopoldskron is a little bit further, surrounded by 17 acres of manicured grounds and nestled by a small, idyllic lake. I love them both, so it’s hard for me to choose…

Salzburg Austria best travel tips

Salzburg Austria best travel tips

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Salzburg Austria best travel tips

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My personal favourite thing to do in Salzburg

Cycling in Salzburg! Being able to ride a bike through Salzburg and into the country side is amazing! 

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Disclosure: This blog post is in collaboration with the Official Tourism Board of Salzburg. 

Pures Leben

Pures Leben
Pures Leben
 

Here is a little update from me! At the beginning of December, on a Monday morning, I took the train from Vienna with direction to Leibnitz Train Station. Where is this, you may ask yourself right now. I am not familiar with Styria (Steiermark) region either. But that doesn’t really matter at the moment! It was one more wonderful adventure and that is what matters! I was invited to visit one of the holiday houses of Pures Leben. Here are two photos, but if you want to see more, please go to my Instagram account, and check the Pures Leben stories on the Highlights section. Alternatively, check their official website. We spent three unforgettable days in one of the premium holiday houses of Pures Leben and I thought I should share this experience on The Viennese Girl blog, because you may want to visit too : ) We would go back again!

I guess this is also the last blog post for 2019! One more year is gone! Cheers to the one that is coming!

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