Spring in the Belverdere Gardens, Vienna

Sometimes I believe everything happens for a reason. There are ups and downs and without downs, the ups would mean nothing. Just like without long, dull and grey winter days we probably wouldn’t appreciate spring with all its colors and flavours. That’s what I thought when I was walking in the Belvedere Botanical Garden looking at unbelievable beautiful violet crocuses… Read more →

Hiking in the Viennese Alps

They say ‘put down the map and get wonderfully lost’. I admit since I started to follow this clue I discovered many wonderful places that I probably would never even heard of. When I lived in Vienna I used to take weekend excursions to the nearest Alpine peaks called Wiener Hausberge which actually means ‘Vienna’s local mountains’. One day, just… Read more →

Best Vienna night views

During my one year stay in Vienna I really enjoyed night walks. City by night looks completely different than in the daylight. The most representative buildings and tourist attractions are highlighted while the rest is hidden in the shadow… and maybe that’s the most exciting thing about exploring Vienna after the sun goes down. For me the most beautiful city night view is from Kahlenberg.… Read more →

Winter in Tatra Mountains

Have you ever heard about Tatra Mountains? Located 2 hours drive from Kraków Tatras are the highest Polish mountains. Only one quarter of the range belongs to Poland teritory, the rest lies in Slovakia. The highest Polish peak is Mount Rysy, which rises to 2499 m. However, the most distinctive mountain is Giewont, which is known affectionately as the Sleeping Knight.… Read more →

Interesting facts about Vienna

Did you know that… About one fifth of the population of Austria lives in the capital, Vienna. Schönbrunn Palace, the summer palace of the Habsburgs, has more than 1,440 rooms. The Tiergarten Schönbrunn, founded in 1752, is the oldest zoological garden in the world. Vienna’s Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) has over 2.5 million tombs, it’s more than the city’s live population.… Read more →