Fasching

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