Falling in Love with Austria. Our Adventures in the Alps

Hello everyone!

Today I will tell you about a few amazing days we spent in Austria. We enjoyed the history, culture and our paragliding experience over the prealps. And, of course, the famous Saher cake which was totally up to our expectations. These Austrian adventures will definitely be the highlight of our trip to Europe!

Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

A Sunny day in Salzburg

We decided to go to Austria suddenly,  as it is located just a few hours from Trieste, the home town of my husband Marco. On the way to the small town Klagenfurt we saw the beautiful castle Landskron, which towered over the greenery of of Villach.

Castle Landskron. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Castle Landskron in all glory

The view from the castle was really breathtaking, and we were especially impressed with the beautiful Lake Ossiach as the sky above was pierced with with floating paragliders.


This is how we decided to go on a little adventure- do a tandem flight. Although I’m afraid of heights since childhood, I felt confident, because I was with the four-times champion Xandi.

Paragliding in the Alps. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Paragliding with Xandi, a four time world champion

Breathtaking panorama of Ossiach lake. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Bird’s view of Ossiach lake

We jumped from one thousand and eight hundred meter mountain and the splendid panorama took my breath away!

Being so high was both unfamiliar and liberating all at the same time!  It was an unforgettable twenty minutes of my life, and I fell in love with the enchanting nature of Austria.

360 view of Ossiach lake. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Facing the fear of heights

Our next adventure was visiting the Affenberg park- “mountain of monkeys” in German. One hundred and fifty Japanese macaques walk freely in it.

Affenberg park. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

From Japan to Austria macaques live comfortable in the park.

We saw them bathing, eating apples and hugging their super cute babies.

It was great to see these playful animals not in cages, but in a large beautiful park with all the conditions.

Japanese macaques. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Can’t have enough of green apples – a favourite snack of macaques

The next stop was the historic Salzburg, famous for its sights and the fact that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in it.

Salzburg. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Must – take picture with Mozart

We enjoyed a walk in a carriage around the old town, visited the Hohensalzburg Castle Museum and took hundreds of pictures of old churches, monuments and the flower park.

Salzburg gardens. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Mirabell Palace and Gardens.

My most favorite place was the Makarsteg bridge, or the bridge of love, connecting the new and old city. On it, lovers leave the lock of love with their names.

Love Bridge Makarsteg Salzburg. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Our love lock on the Love Bridge in Salzburg

It was nice to see thousands of pairs of names of lovers in different languages. We could not resist and left our mark – a pink heart shaped lock with our names. We threw the key into the river and asked a passer-by to hotograph us together, in memory of our beautiful adventures in Austria.

Makarsteg bridge. Dubai blogger Slava Noor shares her adventures in Austria

Celebrating our love in Austria

2 thoughts on “Falling in Love with Austria. Our Adventures in the Alps

  1. Valerie

    It’s a dream of ours to go to Austria! Thanks for sharing the things to check out. And I love that your dress matches the flowers 😀

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