Vibrant. Ecclectic. Diverse.
All the dreams you never thought you had of a place. 


It is no secret that Salzburg holds one of the dearest places in my heart. This place quickly became home after 3 months abroad during my years in undergrad. Maybe it was the fact that I woke up seeing the magnificence of the mountains and felt the crisp in the air, or perhaps it was the fact that I could wander every day without a clue of where I was and feel like I had been here forever. 



the basics

Being that it is a small town, you are bound to run into the same people on the bus, bars, and city centre. What a concept. 

  1. German is the dominant language. Not to worry, most people within the city centre speak English and are kind enough to deal with toursits asking where the nearest bus stop is. Don't be shy.
  2. Using public transportation is key. Buses will get you all around town and are easy to locate and figure out the lines.  They have different tickets: 24 hours is XX, 1 week is XX and a monthly pass is XX. And yes, you do need to run for that bus. 
  3. Get some Euros. Since it is a small town (though evolving fast) I'd recommend carrying cash with you to be safe. Most large CCs are accepted, just make sure to carry an ID (and no, not your passport...plz)
  4. Just eat the damn cake. During my years spent abroad I have acquired a life motto: calories don't count while on vacation (or... in general really). You're in one of the most painteresque cities. Grab your Americano (or verlangeter) and pair it with a chocolate croissant. 


your guide to eating, drinking, and exploring like a local*

*leave the fanny pack at home




  1. Dishoom (KX's or Covent Garden)
  2. Addie's Thai
  3. The Blackbird
  4. Franco Manca
  5. GBK



  1. Store Street Espresso
  2. Tap Coffee
  3. Monmouth (Seven Dials or Corner Street)




  1. Window shop on Regents St. and Carnaby Street
  2. Bike around Hyde Park and Kensington Palace
  3. Columbia Flower Market (Sundays only!) / Brick Lane / Spitafields Mkt