Articles for the Austria Category


Hallstatt

Replica of Austrian village built in Guangdong

Replica of Austrian village built in Guangdong

A $940-million Chinese clone of one of Austria’s most picturesque villages – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage-listed Hallstatt – recently opened its doors amid some controversy to visitors in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. The “Made in China” version of the lakeside European village known for tourism and salt […]

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Austria

Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

By Derek Ray | Published Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 My sleepy eyes drank in the Austrian countryside as the overnight train from Venice moved closer to Salzburg. The glorious green hills were a refreshing change from the equally stunning but distinct Italian scenery. I could easily see why Julie Andrews felt inspired to twirl around […]

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Austria, Wachau

Most Beautiful Church in the World!

Most Beautiful Church in the World!

Wow! Talk about bling, I’ve never seen so much gold leaf in one place. In the last five years of our family world tour and location independent living, we have seen tons of beautiful churches, but this one really stood out. No wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We pick the ornate church […]

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