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.
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?
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.
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.