Above: Vienna’s streetcar route 5, with a historical vehicle leaving Praterstern for Westbahnhof (Kurt Rasmussen, Wiki).
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|
Hall in Tirol
Söllandl: Ellmau, Going, St. Johann
Stubaital: STB Fulpmes
|Beisln & Heurige
MAK (Frankfurt Kitchen)
Art in the Subwayπ
|Salzburg*||Doppler & Mozart houses
Friedhof St. Sebastian
Salzburg Art Project
|Garmisch-Partenkirchen||Berg- & Tal-pictures in the green||Lermoos-Ehrwald
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
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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