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Zell am See Take-Homes: Liquid Souvenirs

Zell am See Take-Homes: Liquid Souvenirs

When we mainly stayed in hotels when we travelled we rarely went to supermarkets. Perhaps just to pick up bottles of water and some cold beers, maybe some snacks. But hotels became increasingly strict about what you could take into rooms, many installing mini-bars with sensors...
A Krampus Christmas in Zell am See

A Krampus Christmas in Zell am See

We don’t have children. And because we don’t have children I’m in no position to offer advice to our friends and relatives who do. Or so they keep telling me. One friend once said “never, ever question how people raise their children until you have...
Price Check: a Zell am See Shopping List

Price Check: a Zell am See Shopping List

If you want no more than a gulash soup to warm you up and some pasta and pizza to refuel after a day skiing or snowboarding in Zell am See, then you’ll be satisfied with the town’s smattering of pan-Italian eateries. Aside from a few...
Our Holiday Rental, Zell am See, Austria

Our Holiday Rental, Zell am See, Austria

Choosing a ski destination in Central Europe that was affordable and had reliable snow early in the season proved to be one of our trickiest decisions to make when planning our grand tour. We wanted accommodation that was right in the centre of a ‘ski village’...
The Romance of Train Travel — Is It Dead?

The Romance of Train Travel — Is It Dead?

We’ve always loved train travel. ‘Loved’ being the key word. But a daylong journey fraught with problems from Budapest to Vienna, Vienna to Salzburg, and Salzburg to Zell am See, had us wishing we could have flown, and had us wondering what happened to the...
Best Christmas Markets in Europe for Warming Glühwein and Kartoffelpuffers

Best Christmas Markets in Europe for Warming Glühwein and Kartoffelpuffers

The best Christmas markets in Europe for sipping warming glühwein and munching on kartoffelpuffers (potato cakes), for shopping for handcrafted Christmas gifts and gawking at buildings festooned with garlands of fairy lights… here’s our guide to the best of the best Christmas markets in Europe. It’s that...