The two main dishes that come to mind when thinking about Austria are its schnitzel and apfelstrudel. However, of course Austrian cuisine has a lot more to offer. We spent one-day sampling Austrian food, which pretty much wiped out our carbs for the week! Also, eating out is quite pricy in Austria, so we decided to stick to a few must try foods.
A straightforward three hour train journey brings you from Salzburg to the countries’ capital: Vienna. Vienna is world renowned for its opera, but the city definitely has more to offer: countless architectural masterpieces, museums, palaces, and lush green gardens show that Vienna once was the culture capital of Europe.
After our brief visit to Český Krumlov we traveled three hours southwest, crossing the border with Austria and arriving in Salzburg. This would merely be a quick visit, as our itinerary dictated we had to take the train to Vienna the next day. After dropping of our bags at the newly opened hotel we were staying at, we went off for a self-guided walking tour.
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