Our last week in Salzburg was mostly spent stressing about our finals, packing, and canceling our residency. The evening before our official departure date, Salzburg College hosted an official leaving ceremony and reception. It was a good way to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments through the program and then eat and drink our way through the sorrow … More Leaving Salzburg for the Last Time
A few miles outside of the main city of Salzburg is a Baroque summer residence, complete with trick fountains, commissioned by the Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus in 1613. At the end of our second-to-last week in the city, Salzburg College organized an excursion where we were able to tour the grounds, beginning with the main residence, … More A Wet Adventure at Schloss Hellbrunn
On Wednesday, my mom and aunt went on a day trip with the Sound of Music and Hallstatt tour. That evening, we met up, along with two of my close friends from Salzburg College, Haley and Michael, to have dinner. The following day, our last full one in Salzburg, we took the morning to explore … More Family Comes to Salzburg: Part Three
As I didn’t have class until mid-afternoon most days, my mom, aunt, and I took the mornings to tour the city together. One of the local sights we explored was the Mirabell Gardens located at Mirabell Palace, which was built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his mistress Salome Alt. The gardens were redesigned … More Family Comes to Salzburg: Part Two
Since my dad got to visit me during his spring break, it only seemed fair that my mom, with the addition of my aunt, planned a trip during hers. They arrived in Munich Saturday morning and were able to figure out transportation to Salzburg’s main train station where I met them. From there, we went … More Family Comes to Salzburg: Part One
During the second quarter, Salzburg College, in addition to academic courses, offered a class on Austrian Cuisine. For €50, we had three sessions that covered an appetizer, main course, and dessert each and got an apron specific to the school. I took pictures during our second session where we made Rindsuppe (a beef stock soup … More Learning to Cook in Austria
Austria, unlike the United States, has a strong public broadcasting organization: the Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF). Consisting of four channels, it takes up around 32.9% of the market in Austria. This large market share percentage is partly due to the fact Austria only allowed private broadcasting in 2003. The ORF has one regional studio in each … More A Look at the Media in Austria
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
When I heard we would be snowshoeing, I imagined meandering through the countryside with tennis-racket like equipment on my feet. Instead, I climbed a mountain (I would like to clarify here that it was not a hill; we climbed over 1,200 feet on this “hike”) with high-tech plastic and metal contraptions strapped to my feet.
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…).