Oh, how gray the winter it was.
Whilst dazzled by the lights and colors of Advent.
The bustling murmur, the chinking of glasses.
The fragrances of the Advent season, the overfilled stomachs.
The joyous expectation of celebration,
Replaced by patience and waiting.
Though now it slowly emerges, that hallowed springtime.
In Japan, the cherry blossom begins.
Even if it is at the other end of the world and here, in our own latitudes, we pull out the skis one last time.
In Japan, the cherry blossom (Sakura) doesn't stand for the mere return of a season.
Sakura stands for beauty, reawakening, renewal, for transience and, not least, for hope.
Though the winter and the past year still cast a shadow over us, we can be assured: The endless wait will indeed have an end.
Soon, we will be able to celebrate the reawakening and renewal together.
Perhaps not yet in grand style, yet from city to country, we have a few glimmers of hope that allow for a little anticipation.
Springtime in Vienna
Also the city is reemerging and, with it, its people. When the sun awakens the Viennese with its kiss, the gray winter is quickly forgotten.
Enjoying its rays over coffee, accompanied by the Viennese attitude to life.
Flexibly conceived by the Altstadt Vienna until the very last minute, as times such as these demand.
Blossom Time in Eastern Tyrol
In the mountains of Eastern Tyrol, nature awakens in May. Everything needed for a perfect timeout & escape from the city is included in Blossom Time for 5 days at the Strasserwirt.
From hours of peaceful reflection in the lyrical garden, to extended dinners and wellness in the Strasserwirt spa.
Springtime in South Tyrol
From Eastern Tyrol to South Tyrol. Simplicity, tranquility and deceleration at 1560 meters.
In spring, the Zirmerhof in Radein offers guided hikes. Pure relaxation is found in the pool & wellness area with Finnish sauna, herbal steam bath & quiet-rooms.
A television will only be brought to your room at your request, though you will certainly not need one.
Spring's Reawakening in Salzburg
Spring is the time of reawakening, of warmth and of colors.
Culinarily and culturally, the Schlossirt zu Anif is the perfect way to experience this special season. Everything for an utterly enjoyable short getaway in Salzburg.