Snowbombing festival lines up top artists

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Snowbombing, the week-long festival held in the Austrian village of Mayrhofen each year, has already started to announce its line up for the next event in April 2014.

The festival, held high in the Alps, includes not only DJ’s and electronic musicbut also skiingsnowboarding, and music of the highest quality with world class acts and unique venues including an igloo high on the mountains. It’s basically a party in the snow.

The 15 year old festival this year will feature Carl Cox, Nic FanciulliRoman FlugelScubaPaul Woolford, Will SaulBicepHorse Meat Disco, Anthony Naples, and J.G. Wilkes of the Optimo.

The other artists which have been announced including in the drum and bassShy FXBreakageDismantle and reggae artist David Rodigan and garage artists DJ EZ.

The Snowbombing winter and music festival has been held since 2000 moving from France to Austria and has featured among its line up Fatboy Slim,Madness, Pendulum, Example, Magnetic ManSub Focus, and Mylo.

The festival features close to 50 pools and saunas for those who wish to relax before or after they play in the snow and listen to the electronic beat.

A number of major broadcasters have featured the festival including the BBC and MTV Europe.

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Zurich, city by the lake

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Zurich is Switzerland’s largest city and sits at the edge of Lake Zurich (read here more info about the lake) and sits high in the Swiss Alps.

Lindenhof is the city’s historic and geographic centre. The city is a hub of finance for both Switzerland and other countries in the world.

Places to visit include the Zurich Museum of Art, which holds the largest collections of classic modern art in the world; Swiss National Museum which has exhibits on the cultural; and historical background of the country; Rietberg MuseumMuseum of DesignTram Museum, and Guild Houses located along the Limmat River.

Three important churches to visit include the GrossmunsterFraumunster, and St. Peterwhich has the largest church clock face in Europe.

Cultural activities in Zurich include the Zurich Film Festival which is an important upcoming international film festival staged annually. The city is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic and is served by the Zurich Airport and theZurich Hauptbahnhof which is the largest in Switzerland.

Switzerland is famous for its cheese and fondue is a traditional dish of the country. Adler’s Swiss Chuchi serves both fondue and raclette which is melted cheese with ham and potatoes. Sternen Grill is the city’s most famoussausage stand which also serves vegetarian options.

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Salzburg, music’s birthplace

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Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria set high in the Alps with an old town renowned for its baroque architecture. The city, which is also known as the birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997 and was also site of the famous movie musical “The Sound of Music”.

Salzburg boasts many churches and cathedrals in Romanesque and gothicstyles among them the Nonnberg in St. Peter’s Cemetery and the St. George’s Chapel. The city sits on the banks of a river and many of the sites which were used in the movie as well as Mozart’s old house are tourist attractions.

Other places to visit include the historic city centre with its narrow cobblestone streets, theHohensalzburg Castle which is one of the largest in EuropeSalzburg Cathedral, theResidenzgalerie art museum, the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and Hangar-7, a building owned by Red Bull which hosts a collection of historical planes, helicopters, and Formula Onerace cars.

Salzburg is served by an international airport as well as railways with connections from Munich,ViennaInnsbruck, and Zurich. Food is also important and there are a number of roadside pastries where one can buy Austrian delights such as Wiener schnitzel and apple strudel.

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