Nestled between high mountains like a pearl held in an oyster shell, Kitzbühel is a true gem. It’s a typical representative of Austria’s alpine communities. The alleys and streets of its medieval old town are lined with colourful houses characteristic of traditional Austrian architecture. Painted wooden window shutters and purple and white petunias adorning the façades make these buildings a lovely sight to behold.
Just a week after his partner-in-crime Jo Franco visits Athens, Shut Up and Go travel-blogger Damon Dominique will be heading to another of Europe’s capital cities – Vienna – to sample some art and culture and develop his knowledge of the German language. Dubbed both the City of Music and the City of Dreams, Vienna has held the top spot for ‘most liveable city’ on Mercer’s Quality of Living survey for 9 years running!
The Austrian capital is famous for many things which make it a unique and enchanting place. Impressively, Vienna is known as ‘the musical capital of the world!’
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, for example, really helps credit the city this title. Every year their New Year’s concert attracts a huge number of viewers across Europe. For many it is now a yearly tradition on New Year’s Day to watch this concert on TV.
I went to Vienna for four weeks and fell head over heels in love with this amazing city
I took a Standard Course for German, which was perfect for me because I had class in the morning and was free for the afternoon. That way I learned a lot of grammar, new vocabulary and pronunciation in the morning and used it in the afternoon with my classmates or locals.
An absolute must is the museums quarter. Even if you’re not a fan of museums it’s worth going for a walk just to enjoy the breathtaking architecture of the huge buildings.