Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Conde Nast Names Salzburg Europe's 8th Best City
Conde Nast Traveler magazine names Salzburg the 8th best European city in their November 2005 issue. Cool!
Here is the full list:
Looks like Italy cleaned out. No big surprise here, I guess. Those first 3 cities are pretty cool (although personally I enjoy Paris more than Rome). 2 Austrian cities in the top 10. That is pretty neat. Interestingly enough, no German cities are in the list (I think Hamburg would be pretty neat...). But from an Austrian's point of view, that is perfectly fine with me. ;-P. Overall, the French didn't do nearly as well as I would have thought (perhaps because it is an American magazine voting). No Eastern-Europe cities are here like Prague or Budapest. Both are neat, but I guess still have some catching up to do.
Their worldwide top-city is Sidney. No big surprise here either. The US' top city is San Francisco. Vancouver claims top spot for "the Americas". Bangkok ranks number 1 in Asia. Cape Town is at the top of the list for Africa and the Middle East (I was really surprised that Dubai only ranked 5th there with a relatively poor score... but they are the world's top city for lodgings).
Here's an interesting tidbit: If Salzburg was in the US, its score would have made it the 8th best US city. Not bad for a small city (less than a quarter of a million people) somewhere in the mountains ;-)
Posted @ 11:09 PM by Egger, Markus (firstname.lastname@example.org)