Austria

In the heart of Vienna, you will easily spot the giant spire of the magnificent Gothic cathedral, St. Stephen’s, soaring 450 feet skyward. If you are on the famous Ringstrasse Road that surrounds Vienna in a circle, look up to the most imposing spire that is St. Stephen’s.
Europe offers a ridiculous amount of places for the ultimate skiing vacation. Switzerland is of course at the top of that list, but when you don’t want to spend an absolute fortune for a few days of fun, consider heading to Sölden, Austria.
“We three kings of Orient are … bearing gifts we traverse afar … field and fountain, moor and mountain … following yonder star,” begins the popular Christmas carol. On Jan.
It’s not easy to pin down just one location for a must-visit in winter. After all, between the traditional Christmas markets in Germany, Santa’s legendary home in Finland, Victorian Christmas celebration in the U.K. and beautiful landscapes in Italy, how do you pick just one?
Can’t wait to strap into your boots, clip into your skis and hit the powder? No problem. The Hintertux Glacier in Austria’s Tyrolean Zillertal Valley is open 365 days a year and always has snow.
Oktoberfest season is just around the corner and you’re either really excited or just rolled your eyes. You may be over the hype behind it and are looking for something less popularized. Or, you’ve already celebrated Oktoberfest in Germany and want to add a new country to the list. 
The last time I’d been on a ropes course, I was a fearless preteen. Fifteen years later, I geared up at Area 47 in Austria. A petite woman with the arm strength of a body builder tightened the waist strap on my harness.
Craving something new lately? Take a trip to Salzburg to savor in some amazing Austrian cuisine at Augustiner Braugasthof!
Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only winter sports around anymore — yet you won’t find many of these at the Olympics! Whether you’re ready to jump in or just rather watch, Europe is home to many unique sports unlike the typical.
Snowkiting
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- Fear. In one word, Bob Behr used fear to describe how he and most of the Jewish community in Germany lived their lives from 1933 until the mid-1940s.