Best Christmas markets in Europe

It’s the time of the year to make merry and enjoy the cold season by doing something festive and fun. Why not visit Europe’s famous Christmas markets? Tradition, Yuletide spirit, delicious food and holiday drinks are just what you need to get the chill and gloom out of your bones. Here are our editor’s picks […]

Long weekend in Vienna, Austria: where to stay, what to do, where to eat

If you are planning to spend three days in Vienna (a long weekend or a mid-week trip), here are suggestions on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat. I spent three days in Vienna last week and loved it! The city exudes Old World charm and grandeur but it’s not a fusty […]

Hotel Interalpen Tyrol: luxury hotel on the Seefeld high plateau, Austria

With the motto and philosophy “more in every way”, the Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol is a luxurious five-star hotel that offers exclusivity without sacrificing warmth and coziness. The outstanding location on the Seefeld high plateau is only one of its many features. It has one of the largest wellness spas in the Alps, as well as an […]

Hotel Stein: striking design hotel in Salzburg, Austria

Located on the banks of the Salzach River, Hotel Stein is set in the heart of Salzburg’s old centre and has great views of the city as well as surrounding hills. This boutique hotel has a rich history and has undergone extensive renovation. The interiors combine the best of 1950s design classics with contemporary style. […]

ArtHotel Blaue Gans: contemporary art hotel in Salzburg, Austria

ArtHotel Blaue Gans bills itself specifically as “not a design hotel” but an art boutique hotel in the center of Salzburg, within walking distance from Salzburg’s most impressive historic monuments. Indeed, it is across the Festival Hall and only a few houses down from Mozart’s birthplace. Established in the year 660, it also happens to […]

Hotel and Villa Auersperg: charming historic hotel in Salzburg, Austria

If you are going to Salzburg and want to stay in a lovely hotel owned by a three generations of a local family, check out the Hotel and Villa Auersperg, located in the Schallmoos district, close to the Mirabell Gardens, a historic quarter with excellent restaurants and shops. The hotel consists of two buildings: one […]

Hotel Hollmann Beletage: historic stylish boutique hotel in Vienna

If you are looking for an intimate, historic place to stay in the center of  Vienna, you should check out the Hotel Hollman Beletage, housed in a restored 19th century mansion. The hotel has only 25 rooms, all of which are large and comfortable, and designed in a sophisticated, contemporary style. The patron, Robert Hollmann, created […]