Austrian Essentials

The best cities in Austria to visit this year

Which are the best cities to visit in Austria? This is a question I often get, especially from first-time visitors. My short answer is Vienna, Salzburg, and Innsbruck. Read on for the long one.   […]

Apéritif in stemless Riedel wine glasses.
Austrian Essentials

Proudly Austrian Riedel Wine Glasses

I’m a wine drinker and I’m a Tyrolean. These two facts recently culminated in me buying a set of . A month later, I won’t easily drink from another wine glass again. And not just […]

Traditional Dirndl dress Austria.
Austrian Essentials

How To Wear An Austrian Dirndl Dress Like A Local

Tourists and non-Germans associate the Dirndl dress with Oktoberfest and the Sound of Music. In Austria, they are still very much a part of community life. Every respectable Austrian woman has one hanging in her […]