Fasching is the Carnival season of the German-speaking countries. It starts on the 11th day of November at exactly 11 minutes after 11am and ends at the stroke of midnight on Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). In Salzburg, there was a parade the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and many of us decided to … More Fasching

Mozart Week

Living in Salzburg, there is no way to get away from the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Every store carries Mozart balls (a candy made of chocolate and marzipan), if not also Mozart perfume or Mozart rubber duckies. On Mozart’s actual birthday, January 27, both Mozart museums offer free admission and there are various celebrations … More Mozart Week

Getting to School

The path to school is an interesting one: we must go up a mountain, down a mountain, through a mountain, and cross a river. However, it only takes around 25 minutes at a fast speed with no detours (so better than Ireland time-wise…).

7th Mozart Cup 2017

During my first weekend in Salzburg, the city hosted the 7th Mozart Cup, a synchronized skating competition, at the Eisarena. As I had never heard of, let alone seen, this sport (and the fact tickets were only €7 for a full day) I decided to check it out for a few hours with two classmates.