Salzburg

By William Triplett In some ways, “The Sound of Music” did a disservice to Salzburg. Yes, the movie was shot on location and was faithful to the surrounding hills, which are extraordinarily beautiful and very much alive with, well, you know. But there’s so much more to this special city,

by Bobbie Leigh Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart changed the world. He still “owns”  the Austrian city of  Salzburg where he was born, lived, and performed.  Mozart Week  in January as well as the Salzburg Festival  are  like Wagner’s  Bayreuth, a must on any music lover’s  list.   The  Hollywood film, “Sound of

By Everett Potter Vienna’s urban sophistication and verve are a world away from Salzburg’s stately Italianate baroque architecture, with its squares and palaces and domes. It’s vaguely Vatican in feeling, as befits a former papal state. But this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a city that seems pleasantly cosmopolitan and

Story and photos by Denise Mattia A pale wintry light pierced the Vienna sky at dawn, revealing the tops of roofs and the silhouette of the Hofburg Palace Dome. I returned to my room ready for a journey by train from Vienna to the Wachau Valley in Krems, traveling on