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Counting year 18 in Germany with an accent on Austria

Above: Lermoos (photo by Bbb, CC BY-SA 3.0).

With two-country Eurail pass in hand, I’m in Germany for the 18th consecutive year. However, my emphasis throughout May will be in Austria. While my extended time in Austria is primarily divided among Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Vienna, I have multiple side-excursions, many of which will involve chasing good spring light and “(wide) pictures in the green.” I doubt I’ll adopt an Austrian accent to my spoken German, but stranger things have happened …

Noticeable below is no mention of Salzburg’s “The Sound of Music”, for which many Austrians have little awareness or knowledge as residents do not consider the film representative of people or country, and about which others online have already described. My interests in Austria lie elsewhere: they lie in my ability and advantage to speak German; the culture of bistros, cafés, and wine taverns; border crossings wiped out by Schengen; Jewish history; Jugendstil and Secession; salt mines; science; and urban art.

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage and is also the year of Vienna Modernism, marking the 100th anniversary year of the deaths of Gustav Klimt, Koloman Moser, Egon Schiele, and Otto Wagner.

Frankfurt am Main Museum Judengasse MMK2, FFF
Innsbruck Nordkette
Hall in Tirol
Söllandl: Ellmau, Going, St. Johann
Stubaital: STB Fulpmes
Alpbach (Schrödinger)
Vienna* Vienna Modernism
Jewish Vienna
Zentralfriedhof (Boltzmann)
Classic composers#
Beisln & Heurige
Bratislava, SK
MAK (Frankfurt Kitchen)
Art in the Subwayπ
Salzburg* Doppler & Mozart houses
Friedhof St. Sebastian
Kapuzinerberg, Steintor
Salzburg Art Project
Garmisch-Partenkirchen Berg- & Tal-pictures in the green Lermoos-Ehrwald
München MUCA
Olympiapark, Luitpoldpark
Englischer Garten, Eisbach
U3 Oberwiesenfeld, OEZ; U1 Wettersteinplatz
Haus der Kunst
Köln Ihrefeld: mein Kölner Kiez “Rue de l’Arsenal”
very 1st Stolperstein at Rathausplatz

*   UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.
#   Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss I and II; possibly Brahms, Haydn, Mahler, Schubert, Vivaldi.
π   for example, “Pi” by Vancouver’s Ken Lum.

While it’s often said it’s better to have too much than too little, I have a ton of things I’d like to see during my extended stays in the three Austrian cities. The following screen-captures provide a glimpse to what I’ve planned: so much to do, so little time …




Vienna, inside the Beltway (Gürtel)

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12 Responses to “Counting year 18 in Germany with an accent on Austria”

  1. corneliaweberphotography

    What a beautiful itinary, when in Munich visit ” Haus der Kunst”, close to Englischer Garten und Eisbach, from there walk over to Hofgarten and then you almost at Theatiner Strasse an in the heart of Munich. A visit to Theatiner Kirche is worth it. If you are interested I can recommend a few typical restaurants.

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    • fotoeins

      Thank you, Cornelia. 😊 It is an action-packed schedule throughout my entire time, even in the relative short time I have in Munich. You’ve provided a great reminder for me to go inside the Haus der Kunst, and yes, I would welcome your recommendation for Munich restaurants. One thing I had in mind has likely fallen through, and with that, I might spend a day at Tegernsee. Thanks again!


    • corneliaweberphotography

      Hi Henry, here are some restaurants with local food in Munich. Franzikaner, Theatiner Str., Bratwurstgloeckl, Theatiner Str., Suppenkuche, a soup stand at the Viktualienmarkt, lovely place with locals. If you are the Viktualien Markt you HAVE to go to Schmalznudel, Café Frischhut, for breakfast, they open at 7 am, not to miss. There is a Delikatessen Laden, most famous, called Dallmayr, just to stroll through, otherwise pretty expensive. Go to Alter Peter Kirche, walk up to the top and you have the most beautiful view over the city on a clear day mit” Foehn”, you can even view as far as to the Alps. Last not least a beautiful small, pretty old church in der Sendlinger Strasse, called Asam Kirche. You won’t regret anything.

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    • corneliaweberphotography

      Okay I promise this is the last one. You had asked me about Klais. There is a round tour walk to 3 lakes… Barm See, Gerold See und Grub See, about 3 hrs, you will have the most beautiful views to the Wetterstein Gebirge and other scenic views of the Alps.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Cornelia. The walk around the three lakes (between Klais and Krün) is a wonderful idea in the non-snow season. I don’t think I’ll have time for that this time, although I am considering a 7-kilometre “Wanderweg” walk 1-way from Mittenwald to Klais. Thank you for the recommendations in Munich. I’ve gone to the top of Alter Peter a couple of times, and I’ve also enjoyed hanging out at the Vikutalienmarkt before. Even after countless visits to Munich, I have not yet tried the Schmalznudel at Cafe Frischhut! 😱 This Süddeutsche Zeitung article, “Everybody in Munich must get to know this café“, says as much. 😊 I’m looking forward to eating the little white boiled Weisswurst (with sweet mustard) for breakfast again. 😋

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Bev. These places offer wonderful views and plenty of activities in both winter and summer, for single people, couples, and families. I could spend a long time from one mountain and river valley to the next. 😎 Happy travels, and thanks for stopping by with your comment!


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