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Photographer in Vienna

Photographer in Vienna
Photographer in Vienna
 

Hello there friend! If you are looking for a professional photographer in Vienna, Austria you are in the right place!

Would you like to have unique photos from your travel to Vienna? Let me capture the magic of your holidays with a Vienna vacation photo shoot! Let your experiences in Vienna last forever! You’ll end up with some amazing mementos of your holiday, whether it’s a honeymoon, a family vacation, a girls trip or a solo trip!

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Photographer in Vienna

My name is Silia. I am a natural light photographer in Vienna with a soft spot for fine art aesthetics. My goal is to provide you the best Vienna holiday pictures you can ask for while having a great time showing you around.

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Why choosing me to be your photographer in Vienna

Fine Art photography

9 years of experience (this blog begun in 2013)

Professional gear

Benefit from my knowledge of the local area

Enjoy your own custom tour route based on your exact needs and wishes

Reliability, punctuality and professionalism

Get a cute polaroid photo printed at the end of the session

Receive your high resolution digital photos within the next 5 working days

Languages spoken: English, Italian, Greek, German

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THIS VIENNA PHOTO SESSION IS ALSO IDEAL FOR: 

SOLO TRAVELERS

Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Vienna vacation? Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media.

COUPLES

If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Vienna has to offer, put the selfie stick aside, be in the moment and let me take care of the rest. Return home with amazing photography of your travel to Vienna and share them with friends and family.

FAMILIES & GROUPS 

Let me capture the magic of your holidays with a Vienna vacation photo shoot whether it’s a honeymoon, a family trip, or a girls trip.

WOMEN IN VIENNA

Gift yourself the EXPERIENCE of a photo session! You may discover parts of yourself you didn’t know they existed.

BLOGGERS, INFLUENCERS & CONTENT CREATORS

As a blogger myself, I understand the importance of having good pictures. We will organise the locations for the photo shoot based on your own unique requirements. Being a local expert, I know the most instagrammable locations in Vienna’s city centre! We can go and shoot there! Let’s do magic together!

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Make your loved ones happy by gifting them a Vienna photo session. Let them enjoy this unique experience.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Weekend in SalzburgA Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Salzburg isn’t just the setting of The Sound of Music; it’s one of the most picturesque, historically rich cities in all of Europe. And this small but perfectly formed Austrian city makes for an ideal weekend getaway from anywhere in the surrounding area and beyond. Salzburg has plenty to offer anyone who visits its medieval old town, from stunning architecture to delicious food and some of the best views of the Alps that you’ll find anywhere in Europe. 

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Salzburg, the capital of the Salzkammergut region of Austria, is one of the country’s largest cities with its population at 140,000 people.

Salzburg’s unique culture and history sets it apart from other Austrian cities like Vienna and Linz, making it a must-see destination while you’re in Austria. While there are certainly plenty of things to do in Salzburg, we’ve narrowed down the best ways to spend a perfect weekend in Salzburg on your next trip to Europe.

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Here are some great things to do when you visit Salzburg during your next vacation or weekend break!

Explore the city

Visit the medieval town, salt mines, and one of Europe’s most famous castles: Schloss Hellbrunn. Spend an afternoon at Mozart’s Birthplace and enjoy live music on Festival Square or just walk around admiring beautiful old buildings while sipping coffee from one of many sidewalk cafes!

A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Tourist attractions in Salzburg 

Tourist attractions in Salzburg that should not be missed are the Festung Hohensalzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the Salzach River. The fortress is located on top of an hill, providing stunning views of the city. Nearby is a large park called Hellbrunn, which has beautiful gardens and fountains. In addition, there are many other things to do such as take tours and visit local shops.

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A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Eat, drink and be merry

Before you start exploring and adventuring, take some time to stop for breakfast. Find your favorite spot for pastries and coffee (try Cafe Tomaselli at Getreidegasse 9), grab lunch from one of Salzburg’s many food trucks (like SnackPoint) or dine with panoramic views of Mozart’s birthplace at Hotel Bristol Restaurant. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine from the market tour so you can celebrate later!

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Where to stay in Salzburg?

If you plan on exploring Salzburg, I recommend staying near some of its main attractions. These include Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Hofkirche St. Peter (St. Peter’s Church), and Hohensalzburg Fortress. You may also want to consider booking a place near Hellbrunn Palace.

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Activities for kids & family

If you’re looking for activities that are especially enjoyable with the whole family, then check out some of these. When I was there, I visited the old town and explored its winding streets, beautiful architecture and quaint little shops. We found an adorable toy store with lots of treasures. There were also fantastic restaurants serving regional cuisine like Apfelstrudel (which tastes amazing), wiener schnitzel and lots more!

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What time of year should you visit Salzburg?

The best times to visit are spring and fall. Summers are hot and humid, and winters are cold with heavy snowfall. You’ll find that the weather is most agreeable during these seasons. If you can’t make it then, consider visiting during March or October when the crowds aren’t too bad. I’ve visited this city many times over the years, but I still love coming back again every time.

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Budget tips 

Budget is an important factor when planning your trip, but you shouldn’t let it limit what you do and see. Make sure you look for ways to cut down on costs without skimping on fun—you don’t want to regret spending too little or having your trip be shorter than expected. Budget can mean different things for different people, so consider how far you are willing to go with regard to accommodation, transportation, food and entertainment. This can also influence how long you stay. Book your stay in Salzburg with Booking.com

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Where to go shopping in Salzburg?

Shopping in Salzburg is a highlight for many visitors. The old town’s pedestrian zone is home to the most famous stores, but you can also find smaller shops that are off the beaten path. If you’re looking for something specific, then head to one of the city’s department stores or head out of town and visit one of the malls that surround it. Salzburg is also home to some of Europe’s most impressive Christmas markets, which are great places to find traditional handicrafts and seasonal gifts.

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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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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.

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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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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 in Salzburg 

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…

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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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