Nina & Patrick

  • Bon vivants
  • digital storytellers
  • Mehlspeisen fanatics

Nina and Patrick met through their shared passion - telling stories and taking pictures. After becoming best friends, they fell in love.

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24 hours Salzburg

Since we’re not really morning people, we usually start our Saturday with a late breakfast or brunch. One of our go-to places is Café Fingerlos which offers a great variety of typical Austrian breakfast dishes. Located in Salzburg’s Andräviertel, it’s especially nice to sit outside in summer and watch people passing by. We really love the “Fingerlos Frühstück” and the “Vital Frühstück” there.

If we’re a bit hungover or feel like a proper brunch, we go to Paradoxon for their “Bloody Mary Brunch”. Definitely a one-of-a-kind experience and a must do in Salzburg. Our favourite dishes there are the Barber Bagel, Melon Salad, French Toast, Pancakes and Birchermüsli. And of course the fantastic Bloody Mary that comes with everything.

For all extreme coffee lovers the place to have breakfast is 220° Café. Small and cozy, they import and roast their own coffee blends.

After brunch we love walking up Mönchsberg mountain and get some fresh air. We start the tour on the north side of the mountain at Mülln and take the route up to the Schloss Mönchstein castle, which is open to the public and offers a scenic coffee spot. From there, we follow the path to M32 and the Museum of Contemporary Art where you can have a drink and enjoy the marvelous view over the city. If you’re a fan of cool stuff that no one really needs, make sure to stop by the museum shop afterwards.

The walk continues until you reach the fortress. Don’t worry too much about getting lost, no matter which path you choose, you’ll always end up with a nice view, so go explore!

Once we’ve walked down the mountain, we find ourselves back in the historic city centre, where we typically head straight towards Triangel for an afternoon snack. Our usual order there is carpaccio, “Heidelbeerdatschi”, and an Aperol Spritz.

Our favourite spot for an afternoon coffee is Café Bazar. At this traditional coffee house, Austrian coffee culture is celebrated like nowhere else. Located at the Salzach river it has a beautiful terrace but is also very nice inside. Our order would be something like this: “2x Portion Kaffee” and, of course, “a Mehlspeise” – we highly recommend the Apfelstrudel!

Next to the usual suspects like H&M, Zara, or high end fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada, and co., Salzburg has some cool smaller shops. For décor and interior accessories, we love The Living Store and for clothes we like Eibl at Kajetanerplatz, where you can casually sit down with an espresso while shopping. Ennsmann in Getreidegasse is also great if you’re into fashion.

Our guilty pleasure: buying way too many sunglasses per season at Optik Gollhofer located on Linzergasse.

In the afternoon we love to get outside the busy city centre and visit Vis-à-Vis by Doll, a charming little coffee shop / concept store away from the main tourist attractions. When you’re there, and if you have a soft spot for flowers, make sure to drop in at Blumen Doll – the most prestigious florist in Salzburg.

The next stop on our list is Hellbrunn park – one of our dog’s favourite playgrounds. We love walking up to the Monatsschlössl and enjoying the picturesque views over the city. On a sunny day our tour takes us further to Gaisberg which is THE place to be if you want to watch the sunset (and take a gazillion pictures).

By then, it’s time for dinner and we’re heading to our favourite restaurant: Paradoxon. Not only the food is out of this world, but the atmosphere tempts you to drink one too many gin & tonics, which you can mix yourself at the bar, choosing from a selection of 100 different gins. Our usual order is pulpo, prawns, or the cut of the day, and basically everything that’s on the dessert menu.

If you still fancy a drink after that, we recommend Little Grain, a bar in the city centre, or Enoteca Settemila.

We spend our Sundays somewhere in the nature of Salzburg’s surroundings, visiting one of the many lakes like Fuschlsee or Wolfgangsee, hiking a mountain – Schober or Schafberg – or just taking our dog for a walk around the Leopoldskroner Weiher (insider tip: sneak in the garden of Schloss Leopoldskron and sit on the coolest swing on earth.).

Locations



FingerlosFranz-Josef-Straße 9, Salzburg, Österreich

Typical Austrian café. Serves great breakfast, fantastic pastries, and has a wonderful terrace. Go for the Esterhazy Schnitte.
ParadoxonZugallistraße 7, Salzburg, Österreich

A most untypical restaurant with changing concepts every few months. The owners are not only lovely but awarded chefs. Get the pulpo, prawns, cut of the day, and all dishes from the dessert bar. After that, it's the gin bar which is one-of-a-kind and has over 100 different types of gin with 20 tonics and many add-ons.
Café BazarSchwarzstraße 3, Salzburg, Österreich

The most traditional coffee house in Salzburg with a great terrace and a lovely inside. We recommend going there in the afternoon and sitting outside to enjoy some sun, a great view, coffee, and their Apfelstrudel.
220° CaféChiemseegasse 5, Salzburg, Österreich

Very tiny and stylish café. A must for all coffee lovers as they import and roast their own blends. Get a “kikiriki” or “Green-Yellow-Red” breakfast and one of their daily pastries. They take no reservations but usually you can have an espresso at the bar while waiting for the next free table.
MüllnMülln, Müllner Hauptstraße, Salzburg, Österreich

This is where you start walking up to Schloss Mönchstein, the castle.
Schloss MönchsteinMönchsberg 26, Salzburg, Österreich

An ancient castle from the 1300's which was transformed into a privately owned hotel. It's open to the public and serves drinks and coffee with a wonderful view of the city.
M32Mönchsberg 32, Salzburg, Österreich

Attached to the Museum of Modern Art, M32 is a great restaurant. Even though it's a touristy place, it is a must to get a coffee or a drink on the terrace and inhale the beautiful view over Salzburg. Breakfast is very good too, and they also offer a combination ticket with the museum.
Museum der ModerneMönchsberg 32, Salzburg, Österreich

A great activity on weekends depending on the art shows on display.
TriangelWiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 7, Salzburg, Österreich

A hot spot during the Salzburg Festival. We love this restaurant as the food is great, the service is fun, and it's located in one of the busiest streets in Salzburg. Try and get a table outside, especially during summer. Carpaccio, octopus with rucola, risotto, and Heidelbeerdatschi are our favourite dishes.
The Living StoreKaigasse 36-38, Salzburg, Österreich

We come here for different interior accessories and last-minute birthday presents. The ground floor always offers a variety of things you need for your home.
EnnsmannGetreidegasse 21, Salzburg, Österreich

A great fashion store located in the Getreidegasse. You’ll find everything you need.
Vis-à-visNonntaler Hauptstraße 108, 5020 Salzburg, Österreich

An interior shop / café / bookstore and a great place to hang out. Get inspired and buy lots of cool stuff. Also make sure to visit the flower shop on the other side of the street.
St. Peter’s cemeterySankt-Peter-Bezirk 1, Salzburg, Österreich

It sounds a bit morbid but a stroll through Saint Peter’s cemetery is really beautiful and well worth a visit. It's probably the most beautiful cemetery in the world. Please be quiet when entering.
HellbrunnFürstenweg 37, Salzburg, Österreich

The castle of Hellbrunn and the surrounding park offer a great space to chill out and relax. You can stroll around in the park, hike up to the Monatsschlössel (normal shoes are ok), and visit the famous “Trick Fountains”. It's a fantastic spot to take pictures and pass the time.
GaisbergGaisberg, Salzburg, Österreich

The top of Salzburg is the most picturesque place! Go there for sunset and you won’t be disappointed, we promise! There's a bus that goes up to the top if you don't want to hike.
Little GrainGetreidegasse 34, Salzburg, Österreich

A tiny bar with an immaculate variety of drinks and perfect service. Drop in for a cocktail or a long drink. The barkeep will know what you like.
FuschlseeFuschlsee, Gemeinde Fuschl am See, Österreich

Get an electro-boat and cruise on the lake.
SchafbergSchafberg, Gemeinde Sankt Gilgen, Österreich

Breathtaking views over the whole area and worth a visit if you get outside of Salzburg.
Schloss LeopoldskronLeopoldskronstraße 56-58, Salzburg, Österreich

A beautiful castle with a surrounding lake. Perfect for walks and if you can make it into the garden at the castle, there is a great swing.
Enoteca SettemilaBergstraße 9, Salzburg, Österreich

A lovely small wine bar, run by a cute couple. They have a fantastic wine assortment. We love to get “orange wine” and their tasty antipasti platter.
EiblSchanzlgasse 4, Salzburg, Österreich

Shop for clothes and accessories in a relaxed atmosphere with a cup of coffee in your hands in a bright and spacious store.
Optik GollhoferLinzer Gasse 4, Salzburg, Österreich

The coolest and best looking sunglasses.
WolfgangseeWolfgangsee, Salzburg-Umgebung, Österreich

A 1-hour drive from Salzburg and the perfect location for a day trip out of the city.
SchoberFuschl am See, Österreich

The perfect hike for an amazing view on Lake Fuschl.
‘Eat lots of Mehlspeisen (pronunciation: meːlˌʃpaɪ̯zən), sweet dishes and pastries, which will make you gain a pound by merely looking at them.’
  • The nearby mountains offer a great location for all kinds of sports.
  • Strolling through downtown Salzburg.
  • Collect the moments!
  • The shop at the Museum of Modern Art has a great selection of art and design books .
  • Enjoy the yummy bagels at Paradoxon.
  • Drinks are calling at M32 bar at the Museum of Modern Art.
  • A picturesque skyline.
  • Salzburg always puts a smile on your face.
  • 220° Café is another fantastic spot to get your dose of caffeine.
  • Walk up on Mönchsberg and enjoy the crisp, fresh air.
  • Wander through the old town, it‘s full of beautiful gems.
  • Coffee and flowers - at Blumen Doll‘s Vis-à-Vis you get perfection in both.
  • Besides coffee, 220° Café also serves great breakfast.
  • Enjoying the quietness at Leopoldkroner Weiher.
  • Sheer beauty everywhere.
  • Have your afternoon cup of coffee at Vis-à-Vis by Doll.
  • Enjoy the picturesque scenery on top of Gaisberg.
  • Café Bazar is your first address to celebrate traditional Austrian coffee culture. Treat yourself with Apfelstrudel!
  • A great romantic spot is the Leopoldskroner Weiher at sunset.

Our thoughts about Salzburg

What do you love about your destination?

Salzburg is a very classy, super Austrian, Mozart-esque town with a lot of heritage. The divide between city and nature is practically non-existent and life in general is very laid back. It’s small, cozy, and offers us the highest quality of living. The combination of all these factors makes us love our hometown. Plus, there’s an airport to get away quickly.

Gaisberg is THE place if you want to watch the sunset (and take a gazillion pictures).
Get yourself new specs at Optik Gollhofer.
Go for a walk around the Leopoldskroner Weiher and sneak into the garden at Schloss Leopoldskron where you‘ll find the coolest swing on earth. Awaken your childhood memories!
The scent of spring is in the air!
Enjoy a good cup of coffee in one of the many beautiful cafés.
Nina loves to wear her traditional "Dirndl" dress.
What's better than experiencing a wonderful moment? Experiencing it with each other – best enjoyed in the garden of Schloss Leopoldskron.
"Maxi" our puggle! This little girl makes us happy each day.

Take a vacation into Our life

What’s your background?

Nina’s roots are in Carinthia, but she grew up in various European cities. Patrick was born and raised in Salzburg’s countryside. Coming from a similar educational background, they now work together in the digital industry, bringing brands to life online and off. Nina blogs about all the little things that rock her life on www.yourockmylife.com and Patrick captures those moments with his camera. Most of the time, they’re accompanied by their little dog, Maxi the Puggle. They celebrate love, family, travel, good food, and life’s simple joys.

What is the best moment of the day?

Enjoying sunrises and sunsets together. And all the little moments in between that make us realize how amazing life is.

What inspires you?

Love. Life. Nature. Travel. People. Each other.

Your lifestyle in 5 words?

Easy-going, curious, creative, technicolored, happy.

Which books, newspapers or magazines do you read?

We’re both digital natives and have favourite blogs and magazines we frequently read, like brand eins, Neon, Monocle, Wired, The Verge, and anything that shows up on our Instagram feeds.

Which films blow your mind?

We hardly watch TV, but enjoy watching an episode of New Girl or the Big Bang Theory from time to time.

Person you’d like to sit next to in an airplane?

Each other.

What are your favourite destinations around the globe?

There are so many places we want to discover together!
At the very top of our bucket list is South Africa and Australia.

Your life philosophy?

Live. Laugh. Love. Be humble. Go explore.

Suitcase, Backpack or Weekender?

All three.

What else should we know about you?

Find us on Instagram @patresinger, @ninawro & @maxithepuggle or visit our blogs and drop us a line when you’re in town. We’d love to go for a coffee with you!

Travelling is…

the only thing you buy that makes you richer.

Life is…

pretty darn good.

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