Vietnam is one country which should be in your must-visit list. It is a burgeoning economy and flourishing tourism destination. Vietnam can offer a variety of activities that holiday travellers would certainly look forward to. What’s more, it ticks all the right boxes when it comes to being light on pocket, friendly towards foreigners, with […]
Salzburg is a city in Austria, located on the border with Germany. It is the capital of the state of Salzburg and is known for its beautiful Alpine setting, as well as its rich cultural and musical history. Salzburg is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and was the setting for the film “The Sound […]
Europe is huge and there are far too many exotic destinations to choose from – Germany, Italy, France, Hungary… the list goes on endlessly. But while we may aspire to visit all these places, we don’t have all the time in the world to cover all of Europe (wish we could!).
Getting to KHM (it is also called Naturhistorisches Museum) from the Airport hotel – infact any place in Vienna, is not very difficult. Ravi quickly googled the route and sent me screenshots which we could follow even without being online. So we could take an OBB train from Wien Flughafen (that’s the Airport station) to Wien Hauptbahnof (that’s the main train station).
Mittenwald is a small village in southern Germany, close to the Austrian border. Its famous Lüftlmalerei paintings make this village look like a scene just out of a fairy-tale book. Mittenwald derives its historical importance from the 14th century cathedral of St. Peter and Paul located at the village center.
This ancient toy train (called “Cog railway” in Europe) transports tourists from Jenbach to Achensee. Maurach is on the way between – much closer to Achensee. We disembarked here in Maurach and instantly fell in love with the picturesque country-side.
Mandu is also popularly known as Mandav or Mandavgad. Sometimes people even spell it Mandavgadh. It was once named “Shadiabad” by an emperor bygone. The literal meaning is “city of joy” – which at some period in medieval history it certainly was. Although one can’t say that any longer.