Thursday, December 20, 2012

Get Ready for Snowbombing in Mayerhofen!

Ever heard of snowbombing? Well it’s popular enough to warrant a whole festival to be arranged round it, so it can’t be all bad.

The idea is to try your hand (and feet) at skiing and/or snowboarding, all the while making the most of the superb accommodation and superb music. If you’ve never heard a concert on top of a mountain before, now’s your chance.

Where and when to go? Well, Mayrhofen in Austria is the destination and the event usually takes place in April. Check the dates nearer the time to find out when the Snowbombing festival will happen in the coming year.

It’s more than just a weekend of mountainous fun, too. You’ll get the chance to ski, drink, have fun, listen to music and explore Mayrhofen over the course of a whole week, and watch the headline acts too. There’s even a nightclub built out of snow, so when we say it’s got a little bit of everything you could want, we really mean it.

So get ready to witness the pure white powdery awesomeness that is the Snowbombing festival. It’s the best experience you could have if you love winter sports and music and you want it all in one hit.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Things Worth Knowing Regarding Duty Free and Money for Austria

Currency and Duty Free in Austria

Most people are aware Austria uses the Euro, available in seven denominations of banknotes. There are eight coins to use too. It’s worth keeping a credit card on you as you can pay in many shops, hotels and restaurants in the larger cities and towns. Some smaller establishments will also accept cards.

Make sure you carry cash as well though, particularly if you’re staying in a quieter part of Austria. Travellers Cheques can be useful too if you’d rather have another alternative. Once you arrive at your destination, find the local ATM so you’re not caught short of cash. The best bet is to have a number of ways to pay instead of relying on just one form of payment. And never be left without any cash in your pocket at all – you never know when you might need some.

If you’re thinking of taking some duty free back home with you, there are no restrictions for anyone living in the EU. There are certain limits imposed for people buying duty free and taking it back home to a non-EU country, so check and see what is applicable for your area. It’s always better to check rather than be charged duty on excess items.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Natterer See Holiday Resort

Exploring the Natterer See Holiday Resort

The best holiday means finding the best holiday resort to stay in. Innsbruck is a popular destination for many people in Austria, and if you’re focused on seeing that and other highlights of the country, head for the holiday resort at Natterer See.

The resort is perfect for camping but it also has rooms and apartments if you’re not the type to enjoy bedding down in a tent every night. There’s more than one place to find something to eat too, with the signature See Restaurant topping the list. They’ve also packed in a Pizzeria and there are plenty of spots to relax and eat your meals too. Look out for the pavilions if you’re after a romantic dinner with the one you love.

This is the type of holiday resort you could spend your whole break in, without ever stepping foot outside. But since you’re near the likes of Innsbruck, the Brenner Pass and some of the most charming surroundings in the whole of Austria, it’s worth getting out and about too. It’s just nice to know you’ve got somewhere warm and homely to go back to once you’ve done your exploring for the day. Don’t miss the superb options the Natterer See resort brings you

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sample Some Mouth Watering Food at Tschebull

Should you happen to be holidaying in the south of Austria, in or near Egg am Faaker See, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Tschebull Inn. It’s not often you come across a restaurant that’s been open since 1849, and this one certainly hasn’t fallen back on familiar and predictable recipes. Rather it has made a name for itself serving the best of yesterday with a modern loving touch – a rather nice combination, you’d think, and you’d be right.

Each dish is presented lovingly, carefully, and if you weren’t so eager to try what you’ve ordered you’d leave it sitting there and take a photo of it before digging in. Some of the delights to be found on the menu include duck liver parfait, meatloaf and luscious cream cake. They tend to love their duck dishes, and if you’ve never partaken of them before, now’s your chance to try the best.

There’s a certain love of the past here too – not surprising you might think given the long history of this place. It’s easy to order more than your stomach can take, and even easier to ensure you miss nothing. Just ask for a bag to take home whatever you can’t manage. They’ll be only too delighted you’re intending to sample everything they’ve served you.

Make no mistake: the Tschebull Inn has earned its place in the culinary circles of Austria for decades. You’ll be welcomed by the Tschemernjak family and you won’t want to leave. If you need accommodation in Austria, try out 

Restaurants contact details :

Familie Tschemernjak · Egger – Seeuferstrasse 26 · A – 9580 Egg am Faaker See
Tel: +43 (0) 4254 2191 · Fax: +43 (0) 4254 2191- 37 · Mail: ·

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Knodl-Alm restaurant in Salzburg

Austria has so much to offer, it’s no wonder its visitors get hungry for some sustenance from time to time. And since Salzburg is one of the highlights for many people, it’s worth knowing a traditional ‘gasthaus’ called Knodl-Alm awaits you in Pichl-Kainisch.

We all long to find a restaurant that has everything – well this one comes pretty close to it. Fresh food, a warm welcome and even a distillery on site, what more could you ask for? No matter what time of day you read this, I guarantee you’ll feel your stomach responding to the mere idea of Alp-lamb and roast pork cooked in their wood fired oven. This is real Alpine goodness at its very best. The hardest part about visiting the Knodl-Alm is leaving!

They also make a point of serving a range of delectable dumplings all day long, so whatever time you visit you’ve got the opportunity to sample one of their most famous dishes. They’ve really gone all out to make the most of their menu, their surroundings and their service, and they haven’t fallen short in any respect at all.

When you’re out exploring this part of Austria you might think the best restaurants are in the heart of Salzburg itself. But while you’ll find some delights there, the Knodl-Alm gives all of them a serious run for their money. I reckon once you’ve tried it, you’ll be going back for more time and again while you’re in Austria. It’s certainly worth going out of your way for.

Knoppen 3, Pichl-Kainisch 8984, Austria
Tel: 43362421132 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Bergisel Ski Jump in Innsbruck

You’ll need a head for heights to make the most of Bergisel, the location of Innsbruck’s famous ski jump – not to mention the panoramic restaurant Cafe im Turm that awaits you at the top. You may not want to throw yourself down the ski jump with a couple of skis strapped to your feet, but it’s still worth getting an idea of how brave (or mad) the skiers are who’ve done it before.

Of course one of the highlights of visiting Bergisel is enjoying a meal in the restaurant, which enjoys a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. I think you’ll agree Innsbruck has never looked as stunning as it does from this height. You can tuck into one of four tasty breakfasts (look out for the signature Bergisel breakfast, complete with a glass of prosecco), or opt for a full three course lunch. That’s just perfect if you want to enjoy that view for a while longer. With the likes of smoked trout, steak sandwiches and iced coffee with cream to look forward to this is a day out that provides a real assault on all the senses. With Innsbruck laid out below, you’ll want to take a long lingering look over everything that comes with a visit to the Bergisel ski jump.