Krampus procession in Gnigl

The Krampus procession (Krampuslauf) is a tradition generally performed on a certain day from the beginning of the advent season up to the first half of January. People organised in groups named Pass run in costumes created by themselves through the streets and try to frighten the spectators.

Cooking class with Joachim Gradwohl

At a cooking class in the rooms of the event resort Scalaria I was told by the Gault et Millau awarded chef Joachim Gradwohl and his partner Lilli Kolar (‘Lillifee’) how to prepare fish or to do some simpler things like creating ravioli.

Vienna Classic Days 2014 in Vienna

A particular program point of the Vienna Classic Days 2014 was a parade of all participating cars along the Ringstraße. Unfortunately a heavy rain took place just at that very moment. Well, perhaps the water spray around all those classic cars made this event even more exciting. [German]

Hoch- und Deutschmeister band in Vienna

On certain days one can watch the Hoch- und Deutschmeister band in Vienna playing in their traditional uniforms of before 1918. This military band has its origins in the k.u.k. Lower Austrian Infantry Regiment Hoch- und Deutschmeister No. 4. [German]

Voice training at the Reitlehenalm

My first visit to the Natura.Kreativ led me to the Reitlehenalm, an alpine pasture near Altenmarkt im Pongau. Right in the middle of the hills, a class in voice training took place. The teacher was Annelie Leuthäuser, an experienced theatre and concert singer.

Ruhrtriennale in Bochum

The Ruhrtriennale is an annual music and arts festival in the Ruhr area of Germany. The locations of the Ruhrtriennale are generally industrial heritage sites like the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum, the Zeche Zollverein or the Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord.

Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum

The Jahrhunderthalle is a venue for such famous events like the Ruhrtriennale. Interesting detail: The hall was constructed on top of an existing plant. After that the soil was risen up to the level of the hall so the first plant became part of the basement.

Vienna on a very stylish day

Today the topic of #FriFotos is labeled #Style. That reminds me of a strange encounter in Vienna some years ago. It started with two ladies who walked in front of me. At that time I thought: Pretty stylish but a bit dated. But this is only the beginning of the story…

Vienna Opera Ball

Main entrance of the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera) some hours before the famous Wiener Opernball (Vienna Opera Ball) takes place. Just curious: Have you ever been to this ball or do you watch it on TV every year?

Wiener Eistraum in Vienna

Every year a large skating rink in front of the Viennese city hall is a big attraction for the people of Vienna. The ice rink extends not only in front of the neo-Gothic building but also at the park nearby named Rathauspark.

Vienna New Year’s Concert

On January 1st, many people are watching the Vienna New Year’s Concert on TV every year. Only a few have enjoyed the concert personally. Getting tickets to this concert is pretty difficult but there is no big problem to see the concert hall while staying in Vienna on another day. There are guided tours offered.…