Austria Travel Stories
Seefeld Handwerkfest
Each year on the second weekend in September, the Tyrolean town of Seefeld hosts an ‘old world’ Craft event. Craftsmen and women travel form various regions of Austria and Bavaria to demonstrate their ancient skills. All of the streets and squares of the central part of town buzz with activity and colour. The air is filled with smoke from blacksmiths, glass blowers, oil burners and nail makers. I didn’t realise at the time that the old men who...

Seefelder Joch
We left early and made our way to the Rosshutte Cog Railway. It was a bright, beautiful morning with a slightly cool breeze blowing. After half a mile or so, we found the station tucked behind a wall of pine trees. We waited about twenty minutes for the funicular railway train and sat in the back. The windows were quite high, and with late arrivals standing, the view was a little obscured. We got off at the Rosshutte Restaurant which had panoram...

Innsbruck in the rain
We awoke to find a drizzly, wet morning with poor visibility and not knowing how long it would last we decided to head for the railway station. We bought three tickets to Innsbruck and arrived in 35 minutes. It was a very pleasant journey but it soon became obvious that the weather was set for the day! We bought a map at the colourful railway station and headed for the old town. We wandered in the vague direction, cross cutting many of the n...

In the village
The sun shone with a temperature of 30 degrees on our first full day in Seefeld. We decided to opt for an easy time by exploring the village and sitting at one of the many roadside restaurants, sampling the local beer. Such a shame that it was too hot for walking! Seefeld has two famous churches, one in the central square called St Oswald’s and the other on the edge of the village – Seekirchl (Lake Chapel). Seekirch once stood on an island ...

Arriving in Innsbruck
I’m not that keen on air travel and approaching Innsbruck Airport is quite a scary experience! The pilots have to acquire a special licence to land a plane in the narrow valley between two sides of towering mountains. We seemed to hover around for an excessive length of time before being allowed to land on the short runway, which necessitated a noisy amount of reverse throttling (if that’s the correct term ). On the upside, we gained amazing vie...

Eastern Europe - April.
I realize it has been two months since my trip to Eastern Europe, but I thought I should keep this updated. In April, my class at the LSE took a two week trip to Eastern Europe. The class size in attendance was around 18 (minus and plus a few along the way). We started in Prague (Czech Republic) for three days, went to Vienna (Austria) where we spent the majority of our trip, spent two days in Bratislava (Slovakia), and ended our trip in Budapest...

The party doesn't stop!
So after Italy we ( Tobias and I ) spent a few days in Vienna. Vienna was so fun we got a chance to meet up with a few buddies of mine Patric , and Philip . The two coolest mofo's here. They took us to this karaoke bar. To get there we ran in the rain up and down the streets of Schwedebplz ( it's a real place look it up lol). We arrived in this back ally hole in the wall , no windows place. We all started to drink , sing , & drink some more...

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