A Wedding in Austria

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Schloss Weinberg Castle in Kefermarkt, Austria
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Lake in Sandl, Austria

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Danube River in Linz, Austria

A few weeks ago, Robert and I made a trip to Austria (his homeland) for his friend Oliver’s wedding. We stayed in a castle (yes, a real castle!!) called the Schloss Weinberg in Kefermarkt. Of course I ate a weiner schnitzel (when in Rome, as they say…) We saw old friends and I was introduced to many new friends, most of whom live in Vienna (we will get there one day!) The ceremony was in a beautiful church and the reception dinner filled us up with typical and tasty Austrian cuisine. We went swimming in a (freezing cold!) lake in a nearby village (Sandl) and made a stop on our way home to Stuttgart to take a dip in the Danube (also freezing) in Linz. I’m still amazed at how many different countries, cultures, languages, and cuisines we can reach by car in just a matter of hours. I mean, just a month ago we were in France and it took us just 1.5 hours to drive there. I feel like a very lucky and spoiled girl…and I’m loving and appreciating every single moment of it.

Wolfgangsee

Robert and I spent a long weekend at the Wolfgangsee in Austria for my birthday. We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Im Weissen Rossl (The White Horse Inn). We took a boat cruise, rented a paddle boat, spent a lot of time lounging around by the pool, ate a lot of schnitzel (duh!), and just generally had a really relaxing and much-needed getaway.

Oh, and I got my first dirndl, which is a traditional Austrian dress. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would wear one, let alone own one!

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