Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamt of visiting Europe, and seeing the Alps and my very first castle. Then in the winter of 2008, Ed and I were able to go on a trip of my dreams as we toured the countries of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. We also took in the sights used in the filming of Scarecrow and Mrs. King, as well as, The Sound of Music. I wrote a day by day account of our trip (it's a bit long), but we had 14 wonderful days, just the two of us. However, I have to admit a few days into our trip, I really started to me the boys.
Ed and I are talking about traveling to Europe again. Last time, we visited the village Wimmelbach, Germany, where the Seubert side of the family is from. This time we are thinking of visiting the village Mosonszolnok, Hungary, also known as Zanegg (in German) where the Rieners are from, before they immigrated to the United States in 1885. Zanegg was a German Catholic town until it was ethnically cleansed in 1946.
I'm having problems researching the Riener side of the family tree. First, the family Bible does not go any further back then Ed's great grandfather. Second, the Rieners are from an area around the Hungarian/Austrian border (near but not in Burgenland), and although I can read a little German, I cannot speak or read any Hungarian.
I’m looking for information on the village. What might we find there? Are there still Rieners in the area? Also need to know how travel is through Hungary, and if like most places in Germany and Austria, do they speak English, or is there going to be a language barrier problem?
If planning a trip to Salzburg both my husband and I highly recommend the Bloberger Hof. A quaint and charming Bed &Breakfast, located outside the city, but right on the bus line, and just minutes from old town Salzburg. The rooms are very clean, have beautiful views of the mountains, and the rates are reasonable. Free wi-fi, parking, and breakfast buffet, with freshly baked pastries, variety of jams, boiled eggs, cereal, juice, coffee, and more. Their friendly staff helped us with all our arrangements from setting up our city excursion, to having a van come and pick us up, to even having a late night pizza delivered to our room. Should we return to Salzburg, we would most definitely stay there again.
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I live in the shadows of the Olympic Mountains, in the State of Washington and I love camping, boating, hiking, and hanging out with my husband, our three boys, and two Bernese Mountain dogs.