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Airbnb music lessons and experiences

Airbnb is hardly just about B&Bs anymore. Moving into the experiential travel realm, the amateur lodging behemoth has become as much about finding unique, local experiences when you travel as it is finding a place to sleep. Sure, stuff like hiking to hidden waterfalls and feeding baby manatees is fun, but nothing delves into its culture like experiencing its music. That’s why Airbnb has a whole category devoted to musical experiences, whether it’s becoming a K-pop star in Seoul, a DJ in Berli...
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Salzburg and Milan Linate airports to shut during spring and summer

The closure of Milan Linate is likely to accelerate the move by business travellers to rail [Author: Simon Calder]
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Austrian prison escapee returns, fed up of life in the sun

BERLIN (AP) — A man who says he fled an Austrian prison over a decade ago has turned himself in to police in Salzburg, telling them he was fed up with living in Spain’s Canary Islands. Police said the 64-year-old, carrying two suitcases, went to police at Salzburg’s railway station Saturday night and told them […]
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Naby Keita out: Liverpool’s probable line-up vs Chelsea

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been tipped to make three changes for the Reds’ clash with Chelsea. The Premier League leaders will kick-off against the knowledge of Manchester City’s result against Crystal Palace. Having taken on FC Porto on Tuesday and a trip there on Wednesday, Klopp is under pressure to rotate his squad. Evening Standard: Klopp to bench Keita vs Chelsea BURY, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Naby Keita of Liverpool in action during a pre-season friendly match between Bury and Liverp...
Tags: Europe, England, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Liverpool, Southampton, Manchester City, Anfield, Andrew Robertson, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, Salzburg, Dejan Lovren, Reds, Porto


Sadio Mane says Liverpool fans still haven't seen 'the real Naby Keita'

The pair used to play together at Salzburg, and Mane says his friend is just getting going after two goals in his last two Liverpool games [Author: David Maddock]
Tags: News, Liverpool, Salzburg, Sadio Mane, Mané, Naby Keita, David Maddock


Salzburg coach Marco Rose to join Gladbach for next season

Berlin (AFP) – Red Bull Salzburg coach Marco Rose has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season to take over German Bundesliga side Borussia Moenchengladbach. The German coach confirmed... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Salzburg, Afp, Gladbach, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Marco Rose, AFP Red Bull Salzburg


Gladbach turns to Marco Rose as coach for next season

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach will appoint current Salzburg coach Marco Rose as a replacement for Dieter Hecking at the end of the season. The Bundesliga club, which announced on April 2 that it would not extend Hecking’s contract, says the 42-year-old Rose will take over for the 2019-20 season. The club did not […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Salzburg, Rose, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Dieter Hecking, Hecking, Moenchengladbach Germany, Marco Rose


The Ultimate Travel Bucket List For 2019

The dead of winter is when your mind starts to conjure up images of sandy beaches and buzzing cities. But as relaxing as daydreaming about sun-soaked islands and cosmopolitan capitals may be, it won’t get you to any of the top 10 tourist destinations in the world anytime soon. Wised-up travellers know to plan ahead for their dream holiday and this, of course, starts with deciding where to go. From time-honoured ‘classics’ to hotspots that are on the brink of discovery, here’s our list of thi...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, Scotland, Turkey, Austria, Vienna, Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, Belarus, Guatemala, Travel Tips, Salzburg, Panama, Sri Lanka


Places to Visit in Europe – Underrated Cities In Europe Worth Visiting

When people think about their European vacations , they often picture Paris or London as the backdrop to their overseas adventures. While Paris and London are amazing cities in their own right, they are far from the only incredible places to visit on your next trip to Europe. Take a gamble on one of these underrated cities, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised! Places to Visit in Europe – 10 Underrated Cities Salzburg, Austria Salzburg is one of the most beautiful cities in Austria. I...
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Everyone praises Olivier Giroud after perfect Chelsea hat-trick

Olivier Giroud – Top Europa League goalscorer Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is getting all the plaudits on Thursday evening after scoring a perfect hat-trick against Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League. Despite criticism of Maurizio Sarri over the past few months, Chelsea have really gone through the gears in the Europa League. The Blues have only conceded four goals during the entire tournament and have confidently seen off any team that stood in their way. Their latest impressive performance ca...
Tags: England, France, Sport, Ukraine, Soccer, Chelsea, Premier League, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Drogba, Olivier Giroud, Messi, Chelsea FC, Sevilla, William Hill


How to make LGBTQ friends traveling

As a queer, nonbinary person, I’ve often struggled with feelings of isolation while traveling, especially in countries where it’s not completely safe to be out. That’s why I’m grateful when I find some LGBTQ “family” on the road. For just a few days or even just a moment, I can let down my guard. I can stop switching around pronouns when I talk about partners or exes, and I can feel fully welcomed as I am. These moments often come unexpectedly: In Taiwan, I was at dinner with a new friend, an...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Sydney, Tokyo, Lgbtq, Vietnam, Taipei, Beirut, Salzburg, Seoul, South Carolina


Happy 90th birthday, Bernard Haitink!

Image: Monika Rittershaus Of any performing musician alive today, none has had a more formative influence on me than Bernard Haitink. Not only did I hear my first Ring– at the Royal Albert Hall, when the Royal Opera looked in grave danger of never returning to Covent Garden – from him; it has remained musically one of the very best. (Ironically, its sole rival would hail also from that same, unpromising venue, under the direction of Daniel Barenboim.) I took the train down from Ca...
Tags: London, Religion, Amsterdam, Cambridge, Switzerland, Rupert Murdoch, Salzburg, Zurich, Covent Garden, La Mer, Daniel Barenboim, New Labour, Wagner, Mahler, Haydn, Albert Hall


A historical 16th-century building in Austria gets a green makeover

When architectural studio Peter Ebner and friends was tapped to design a building with two residential units in Salzburg, Austria, the firm not only had to contend with an abandoned historic property onsite but also the challenge of pushback from the local community. Although the existing 16th-century building had been neglected for years, fear of change to the building’s historic appearance sparked anxiety among the community and drove the architects to take an especially sensitive approach. T...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Austria, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Salzburg, Archbishop, Historic Preservation, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Contemporary Architecture, Residence, Salzburg Austria, Stucco, Wolf Dietrich, Salzburg Cathedral


Studying Abroad: The Lessons We Learn About Ourselves

Around this time almost a decade ago, I was getting ready to take the biggest trip of my life thus far. My application to study abroad for the spring semester of junior year had been approved, and I was busy making final preparations. I had a host family, an extremely overpacked suitcase, and a determination to Skype my friends and family every day. I lived in Madrid, Spain with my host mother, Carmina, from January to May of 2010. I took four classes taught in Spanish at the Universidad Carlos ...
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Europa League Draw: Chelsea v Dynamo Kiev, Frankfurt v Inter and Arsenal v Rennes.

Arsenal avoided a potentially nervy evening at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday by breezing past BATE Borisov 3-0. Having lost the first leg 1-0, the team would have been vulnerable had they conceded. However, Unai Emery should be pleased with the professional manner in which the team eventually advanced. With the likes of Inter, Sevilla, Napoli and Chelsea also in the last 16, the Gunners have avoided some of the top teams. However, Rennais showed how dangerous they can be with their win over ...
Tags: Sport, Frankfurt, Soccer, Chelsea, La Liga, Arsenal, Tickets, Sevilla, Emirates Stadium, Inter Milan, Europa League, Salzburg, Bate Borisov, Shakhtar Donetsk, Villarreal, Napoli


The best budget hotels in Salzburg

This city is brought to life through melodies, so Salzburg is a hit with music lovers. It’s the birthplace of Mozart, and much of the classic The Sound of Music was filmed in Salzburg. It’s otherworldly in that it truly takes you back to another time. Stroll tiny, winding streets, pass the quaint shops, take in the magnificent baroque architecture and gasp at the gorgeous mountain vistas. If this all sounds like a dream to you, you’re in luck! As with any city, there are certainly tourist traps ...
Tags: Travel, Salzburg, Dailycheapo, Mozart, Elisabeth, Cheap Hotels, Bergland, Salzburg Here, Salzburg Pension Elisabeth Neighborhood, Schallmoos Doubles, Elisabeth Vorstadt Doubles, Drei Kreuz, Golden Krone Hotel Hotel Goldene Krone, Right Bank Doubles, Hotel Goldene Krone, Bergland Hotel Bergland Hotel


Uber has expanded its app to offer public transportation for the first time

Uber's first in-app public transportation options launched in Denver on Thursday. The feature will allow users to compare car trips with bus and train schedule — and even has mobile ticketing options.  The ride-hailing giant wants to be a "one-stop-shop" for transportation, executives said in an interview, and hope to roll the feature out to more cities soon. For the first time on Thursday, you'll be able to compare car rides and public transit trips all inside the Uber app, the ride-hailing...
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Salzburg: Our favorite free (and cheap) things to do

The hills may be alive with The Sound of Music in Salzburg, but there’s plenty to do that doesn’t involve Mozart and the Von Trapp family. And if you’re not careful, you could spend a fortune before the time it takes to listen to Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. For a trip down the less-touristy path, follow our tips on the best cheap (and free) activities in this stately city in Austria. Cheap and free things to do in Salzburg Toy Museum Bürgerspitalgasse 2 Tel.: +43-662-62 08 08-300 Hours:...
Tags: Travel, Church, Austria, Museums, Free Stuff, Red Bull, Salzburg, Dailycheapo, Mozart, Cheap Museums, Judy, Peter, Free Things To Do, St Peter, St Peter s Church, Von Trapp


Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 January 2019

The 500 year old Chenonceau Castle in the Loire Valley – we visit it on our tour this September (see below). Good morning I hope you had a nice long weekend. I spent much of mine listening to music – through a new pair of Bluetooth equipped noise cancelling headphones.  Although I love technology and gadgets, and definitely love noise cancelling headphones, I’ve not been able to convince myself that adding Bluetooth to a regular pair of headphones is a good idea, either from a convenience or a ...
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Salzburg city guide: where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Austria's musical heartland

How to spend the perfect weekend in this historic Austrian city [Author: Tamara Hinson]
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RB Leipzig sign teen Wolf from sister club Salzburg

Berlin (AFP) – Bundesliga side RB Leipzig confirmed Wednesday they have signed 19-year-old Austrian midfielder Hannes Wolf from sister club Red Bull Salzburg as of July 1 — after he twice helped beat them in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Salzburg, Red Bull Salzburg, Leipzig, Wolf, Afp, Hannes Wolf


SoundState Festival – Fraser/Ensemble Modern/Kaziboni - Gedizlioğlu, Abbasi, Grütter, Fure, Žuraj, and Saunders, 19 January 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall Zeynep Gedizlioğlu: Kesik (2010, UK premiere) Anahita Abbasi: Situation II/Dialoge (2016, UK premiere) Martin Grütter: Die Häutung des Himmels (2016, UK premiere) Ashley Fure: Feed Forward (2016, UK premiere) Vito Žuraj: Runaround (2014, UK premiere) Rebecca Saunders: Fury II (2009, UK premiere) Saunders: a visible trace (2006) Saunders: SKIN (2015-16) Paul Cannon (double bass) Juliet Fra...
Tags: UK, Religion, United Kingdom, Salzburg, Mozart, Salzburg Festival, Daniel Barenboim, Southbank Centre, Beckett, Saunders, Mahan Esfahani, Mark Berry, Grutter, Italo Calvino, Anne Sophie Mutter, Webern


The Queen of Spades, Royal Opera, 13 January 2019

Royal Opera House Tchaikovsky (Vladimir Stoyanov)Images: ROH/Catherine Ashmore Herman – Aleksandrs Antonenko Count Tomsky, Zlatogor – John Lundgren Prince Yeletsky, Tchaikovsky – Vladimir Stoyanov The Countess – Felicity Palmer Lisa – Eva-Maria Westbroek Pauline, Milovzor – Anna Goryachova Chekalinsky – Alexander Kravets Surin – Tigran Martirossian Chaplitsky – Konu Kim Narumov – Michael Mofidian Governess – Louise Winter ...
Tags: London, Religion, Amsterdam, Palmer, Royal Opera House, Salzburg, Catherine, Covent Garden, Mozart, Wagner, Lisa, Tchaikovsky, Herman, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Mariss Jansons, Vienna Philharmonic


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on his Sadio Mane mistake

Klopp on not signing Sadio Mane In a recent interview, Jurgen Klopp has revealed how he turned down the chance to sign Sadio Mane. Before becoming Liverpool manager in October of 2015, Jurgen Klopp was in charge of German outfit, Borussia Dortmund. Prior to joining Southampton in 2014, Mane was playing his football with Red Bull Salzburg. Mane made 87 appearances for Salzburg, scoring 45 and assisting 32. The winger then decided to leave Salzburg in 2014 and Klopp met with Mane to determine if ...
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Rare gemstone particles found in an 8th-century nun's mouth shatter a historical misconception

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Teeth prove women helped produce 8th-century religious manuscripts

It turns out medieval religious manuscripts were not exclusively the domain of male monks. Fleck of a rare gemstone pigment in fossilized teeth prove women were involved in the making of religious manuscripts. We'll never see these exquisite books the same way again. Surviving medieval religious manuscripts can be quite beautiful, with impeccable calligraphy and adorned with intricately detailed and brightly colorful illustrations. By and large, their authors remain unknown, and they've been as...
Tags: Art, Books, Gender, History, Afghanistan, Christianity, Innovation, Faith, Salzburg, Radini, Anita Radini, Fleck, Max Planck Institute, Ancient World, Badakshan, Alison Beach


Austria: Wife killed when train hits car driven by husband

BERLIN (AP) — Police say an 81-year-old woman died and her husband was injured after a freight train hit their car at a crossing in northern Austria. The accident happened on Wednesday morning at Micheldorf, between Salzburg and Vienna. Police said in a statement that the husband, also age 81, drove the car onto the […]
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Performances of the Year, 2018

Anniversaries too often prove a lazy way to programme. Sometimes, though, especially in the case of composers in need of rediscovery, they afford excellent opportunities. Such has been in the case of Karlheinz Stockhausen, latterly overlooked in favour of other post-war avant gardists. His ninetieth birthday has brought forth a number of outstanding performances. (One excellent thing about Stockhausen’s music in performance is the consistently high quality of performance. Either you can ...
Tags: London, Berlin, Religion, Jerusalem, Vienna, Munich, Paris, Royal Opera House, Salzburg, Provence, Mozart, Sirius, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Salzburg Festival, Katie Mitchell, Daniel Barenboim


Rumour: Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool quit threat if Israeli Moanes Dabour moves to Anfield

Liverpool & Moanes Dabour Days before the January transfer window opens, rumours are getting louder that Liverpool could make a move for Israeli international striker Moanes Dabour. Moanes Dabour, 26, plies his trade for Salzburg in Austria. Dabour is have a terrific season. He’s already scored 20 goals in 30 matches in all competitions for Salzburg. That’s included four goals in Champions League qualifiers, plus six goals in six Europa League outings. If there one spot in the Liverpool squad w...
Tags: Israel, Sport, Austria, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Newcastle, Jordan Henderson, Anfield, Europa League, Salzburg, Basel, Red Bull Salzburg, Reds, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino


In Search of the Origin of “Silent Night”

Silent nights are an uncommon occurrence in The Big Apple, but on a frosty evening in late November, a group of people are gathered at a Colonial-Era churchyard cemetery on the grounds of New York City’s Trinity Church. There’s a nip in the air, but it has zero effect on the feeling of warmth and fellowship amongst the crowd standing under the bright lights of the giant towers of the city’s Financial District. On this night, Lower Manhattan’s nocturnal cacophony of howling sirens, honking car h...
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