Naschmarkt Vienna SkiAustria Tours

Naschmarkt Vienna

Named the “city’s stomach” by locals, the Naschmarkt, a food and flea market, has existed since the 18th century and is Vienna’s largest inner city market. The Naschmarkt is open from Monday to Saturday for strolling, admiring, discovering and sampling.

You can buy everything to do with food: fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, bread and cheese. There are also delicatessen favourites such as Persian caviar, sushi and oysters, as well as a colourful display of international produce, especially from the countries of former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Japan and China.

If the sight of all this bounty makes you hungry, you can eat right in the Naschmarkt at a choice of restaurants. And on Saturday don’t miss a visit to the most famous flea market in Vienna, which is held right next door.

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SkiWelt – new investments for the coming winter!

Even more comfort and perfect slopes at the SkiWelt!

  • construction of the new Salvenmoos 10-seater “experience” gondola in Hochsöll
  • all SkiWelt connections with consistent guaranteed snow
  • almost 100 new snow guns

No fewer than 229 of the 284 kilometres of slopes will have snowmaking and can be made winter fit within three days!!!

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Advent in Austria

The four weeks leading up to Christmas are marked by festive customs and traditions across Austria called „Advent“. It is the season of Christmas markets and romantic lights combined with the smell of Gluehwine, toasted almonds and freshly baked apples.

Some of the Christmas markets are open until the 6th of January!

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The Bridge of Love – Salzburg

Following an ancient custom, you can “lock your love” to that person important in your life. After the padlock is locked, the key is thrown to the river to symbolize the unbreakable love. A unique way of letting your loved ones understand just how special they really are.

So if you happen to be in Salzburg, look out for the Makartsteg pedestrian bridge, read the love-notes and look at the old city of Salzburg standing majestically at a distance…

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Christmas Special

What better way to spend the days around Christmas in a winter wonderland enjoying an exciting day on the slopes followed a break in the sauna or hot tub overlooking the snow covered mountains and an evening of great food and unique entertainment?

Our Christmas Special for you: 10 nights – *** Pension accommodation on a full DB&B basis

Our packages include: Meet & Greet and return airport transfers, 9 days ski hire and 9 days ski pass to entire SkiWelt Ski Region. Perfect SKI IN SKI OUT POSITION AND full use of the sister **** Hotel’s facilities also including afternoon snack, entertainment and stunning wellness area. Lovely family resort and top village setting, local representation, welcome hamper, ski backpack, branded ski buff, plus, plus, plus.

Interested? Have a look on our website for more information: skiaustria-tours.com/specials

We’re happy to help you plan your perfect Austrian winter holiday!

 

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Salzburg – storybook Austria

No visit to Salzburg would be complete without a visit to the ‘old town’. Narrow cobbles streets, good restaurants and romantic gardens. The world famous baroque architecture is beautiful and you feel as if you have stepped back in time.

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Salzburg’s most visible icon is this mighty 900-year-old cliff-top fortress, a powerful castle sitting in a prominent position, undoubted Salzburg′s prime attraction and most dominant feature of the city′s skyline. Easy to spend half a day roaming the ramparts for far-reaching views over the city’s spires, the Salzach River and the mountains.

Getreidegasse

Salzburg′s famous lane: one expensive boutique next to another. Old buildings, excellent restaurants & cafes and great shopping.

Mirabell Palace & Gardens

Mirabell Palace is a historical building in the centre of Salzburg and with its gardens a listed cultural heritage monument. A perfect place to stroll and relax after a long day of sightseeing with benches to sit and enjoy the view of the fortress.

Salzburg – a beautiful town with an interesting historical background and charming shopping streets. Definitely worth a stop during your next holiday in Austria!


 

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Breakfast tasting in one of our popular ski resorts

Imagine the aroma of freshly baked bread, homemade spreads and Tyrolean mountain air… a perfect start for your skiing day at the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental. To top it off, you can enjoy your breakfast in one of the newly renovated breakfast rooms with a view over the nursery slopes directly opposite the 3 star Alpenpension Claudia in Ellmau.

Tasted today and highly recommended by your SkiAustria Team!


 

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Less than half a year to Christmas…

… and your winter holiday in Austria!

Gluehwein and apple strudel are two must haves during your skiing holiday in the Austrian Alps. The secret to getting a great Gluehwein is the right mixture of red wine, cinnamon stick, sugar, oranges and cloves. Watch it: Since you drink this wine warm, the alcohol goes to your head extra quick! Drink when you really have come in, and do not have to go out again 🙂

Ingredients – Apple Strudel:

Strudel dough: 250g plain flour, 2g salt, 50g eggs, 100g lukewarm water, 20g oil.

Buttered breadcrumbs: 100g breadcrumbs, 50g butter.

Cinnamon sugar: 140g fine crystal sugar, 10g cinnamon.

Filling: 150g breadcrumbs, 150g cinnamon sugar, 170g raisins, 10g lemon juice, 1kg peeled-cored-sliced apples, one shot of rum.

  1. Knead all the ingredients for the strudel into a soft dough until the dough no longer sticks to the hands or table surface. Form the dough into a ball, brush with oil and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Then roll the dough out into a rectangular square on a floured cloth. Flatten the dough out very thinly by hand and brush with melted butter.
  2. Melt the butter in a heated pan, add the breadcrumbs and cook until golden brown.
  3. Mix the sugar and the cinnamon.
  4. For the filling – mix ingredients thoroughly.

Cooking

Spread the filling on the flattened-out dough rectangle, trim any uncovered edges of the dough, using the cloth as support, carefully roll up the dough. Cook on a buttered baking tray at 190 degrees centigrade until golden brown. Brush the strudel with butter after removing from the oven.

Gluehwine

Ingredients (Servings: 6)

  • 3⁄4 cup water (or orange juice)
  • 3⁄4 cup white sugar (or less to taste)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 orange
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle red wine (dry)
  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer.
  2. Cut the orange in half, and squeeze the juice into the simmering water. Push the cloves into the outside of the orange peel, and place peel in the simmering water. Continue simmering for 30 minutes, until thick and syrupy.
  3. Pour in the wine, and heat until steaming but not simmering. Remove the clove-studded orange halves.
  4. Serve hot in mugs or glasses that have been preheated in warm water.

ENJOY!