Austria, dining al fresco, expat life, family, travel, weekend

{Salzburg: Downtown + Hohensalzburg Castle}

After strolling through the Mirabell Gardens, we continued on walking through downtown Salzburg and up to Hohensalzburg Castle. On the way we stopped by an adorable litte cafe for radlers and ice cream. It was a perfect break in the day, and the place couldn’t have been cuter!
¬†And I just couldn’t leave this one out…. ūüėČ
{Photos ©  Liz Denfeld}
Austria, family, travel, weekend

{Salzburg, Austria // Mirabell Gardens}

I made it back to Amsterdam! While I fight my jet lag, I thought I’d share some eye candy with you. I’m still catching up on travel posts from this summer – crazy, right?!¬†

You may remember back in July my brother and sister-in-law came to visit Amsterdam. We took a trip to Munich together and did a few day trips from there. Salzburg was one of them! It was our first time in Austria and it made me so excited to go back in December. What a stunning place!

We didn’t go to Salzburg with much of a plan other than to just stroll around and check out the city. We just happened upon the Mirabell Gardens and I am so glad we did because they ended up being my absolute favorite part of the city! Everything was so perfectly manicured and breathtakingly beautiful – I could’ve spent our entire day there!
{Photos ©  Liz Denfeld}
Austria, expat life, family, Germany, travel, weekend

{A Long Weekend in Munich}

Four days after my sister left Amsterdam, my brother-in-law and his wife arrived! We spent their first weekend in town exploring Amsterdam and then this past weekend we met them in Munich for a few days. We had quite a whirlwind of a time, taking two day-trips outside the city. One to Salzburg, Austria (wow – so breathtakingly beautiful!) and one to Neuschwanstein Castle (looked right out of a storybook). Now we’re all back home (us in Amsterdam, them in Chicago) and I am just so thankful to have these wonderful memories with them. It’s definitely hard being away from family living over here, but then we get to have experiences like this with them and I realize how rare and amazing it is. This is just a little taste of our weekend away (beer, pretzels and castles, oh my!), many more photos to come (captions below)!¬†

Also – I’ll be sharing Greece photos for the rest of the week – yippee!
{1} Marienplatz in Munich
{2} Giant beers at the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich
{3 & 4} Mirabelle Garden in Salzburg
{5} Getreidegasse Road in Salzburg
{6} View from the Fortress in Salzburg
{7} Pretty German windows
{8} Neuschwanstein Castle
{9} Right outside the English Garden in Munich