So you’ve heard there’s a ban on smoking in Austria – at least in public places. But you still walk into restaurants and bars filled with smoke. So what’s the story with smoking in Austria? What is allowed and what is not allowed? Continue reading “Smoking in Austria – What’s the Real Story?”
Salzburg International School (SALIS) – the only Public International School in the city – is hosting an open day on Thursday, May 11th, between 4pm and 7pm. Continue reading “Open Day at SALIS – Salzburg’s Public International School – 11th May”
You know the summer is on it’s way when the advance sale of season tickets for Salzburg’s 3 open-air swimming pools gets underway. Season tickets are on sale until 28th April (tomorrow) from 10am until 6pm at any of the 3 pools Continue reading “Open-Air Swimming Pools Opening Soon”
Luckily enough finding a school in Salzburg doesn’t cost anything like finding accomodation and it’s actually a relatively simple process. While the process might be simple though, the educational system in Austria is far from simple. You have my apologies in advance therefore, for the length of this post. The good news is that there are English speaking schools at all levels Continue reading “Finding a School in Salzburg”
So how do you learn to ski in Salzburg? One of the things we really wanted to do when we arrived was learn to ski. When you’re at home it’s easy to book a package which includes your equipment, school and accommodation for a week. Sure, it’s pricey, but you know what you’re getting. Continue reading “Learn to Ski in Salzburg”
I found the process of buying a car in Austria to be straightforward, if not a little bureaucratic. But follow the process and you can’t really go wrong. We bought a second hand car, but I’m sure it’s not too different if you’re buying a new car. In fact it’s probably a little easier.
Find a place to live in Austria! It’s easier said than done, is an expensive process – really expensive – and that’s before you even pay your first month’s rent.
Most houses and apartments are rented through real estate agents, and they know how to charge. You may be lucky and find acommodation without a ‘Provision’ (Fee), but chances are you’ll probably deal with an estate agent.
So here’s the low down on some of the main points to know and consider when renting: Continue reading “Find a Place to Live in Austria – A Complicated Process”
Nice little video on Salzburg by Expedia.