Apfelstrudel in Austria

Austria is one of the richest countries in the world (above Canada), and just last year its capital city of Vienna was ranked (tying with Vancouver) as the world’s #1 best city to live in when ranked by quality of life. I believe it.

Until finishing up WWI on the losing side, Austria was just 100 years ago one of the world’s most powerful empires. You can feel it in the streets of Vienna: the magnificent palaces, churches and government buildings are as beautiful, grandiose and impressive as any in Europe.

What Austria is probably most known for, however, is its amazingly rich tradition of classical composers: Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Strauss, and Mahler figuring among its impressive list of musical geniuses.

As much as I appreciate music, though, it’s Austria’s famous apfelstrudel (traditional apple pastry) that completely won me over.

Here are a few images from the streets of Salzburg and Vienna:

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