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Limmat @ Zurich, Switzerland
101 Switzerland Zurich

Zurich 101: Arriving & Getting Around

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland, though not its capital. It was founded by the Romans and permanently settled for more than 2,000 years, and closely tied to the Reformation movement. Nowadays it’s one of the largest financial…

Rathausplatz, Melk, Austria, by Travel After 5
Austria Vienna Wachau Valley

Day-Trip to Melk, Lower Austria

The town of Melk, in Lower Austria, is mostly known for its homonym great baroque Benedictine monastery. The town was first mentioned on historical records in 831 and received market rights in 1227. Walking around the city center, you'll…

Travel After 5_Munich New Tariff System
101 Germany Munich

Munich: New Transport Tariff System

I have previously written about getting around Munich. But the city is updating its tariff system in order to simplify it. Below I highlight what changes in practice for you. As of December 2019, the new Munich tariff system…

TravelAfter5_Austria_Vienna_Never Visit
Austria Vienna

10 Reasons Why Vienna Makes a Terrible City Trip

Why You Should Never Visit Vienna In a continent with such countries as Italy, France, Germany, why would anyone even pay any attention to Austria? Yes, it was the capital of the Habsburg and Austro-Hungarian Empire, but who cares?…