Frankfurt, Germany "The Gateway to Europe"
Enjoy old world charm or chic boutiques in Frankfurt, Germany. Book a flight now at www.condor.com.
A city of contrasts, Frankfurt is home to a modern skyline fitting of Europe’s financial hub as well as historic squares with half-timbered buildings and cobblestone streets. Frankfurt's neighborhoods offer distinct character and charm. Walk cobblestone streets and enjoy museums in Old Sachsenhausen, dine in cafes and shop boutiques in Ostend and Nordend, and tour the beautiful botanical garden in Palmergarten. Dine on traditional German food, such as the famous Frankfurter sausage, or indulge your sweet tooth with world renowned Frankfurter Kranz, a butter cream cake topped with caramel-covered brittle nuts, called Krokant.
Being a European transportation hub, both rail and air, known as "The Gateway to Europe," Frankfurt makes an excellent jumping off point for traveling anywhere on the continent.
Condor Airlines offers nonstop flights from Austin to Frankfurt on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through September 27, 2018. Book now, tickets are available now at www.condor.com.
Nonstop to Beach & Fun in Charleston, South Carolina
Explore Conde Nast Best City award winner Charleston, South Carolina where modern meets colonial charm by booking a nonstop flight from Austin on Frontier at www.flyfrontier.com. Voted the No. 1 American destination in the U.S. and Canada, Charleston offers beach vibes, fresh seafood, and horse-drawn carriage rides on cobblestone streets past pastel antebellum houses in the elegant French Quarter and Battery districts.
Stroll along the famous Battery Park, known for southern mansions, cannons, oak trees, and incredible views of Fort Sumter, Castle Pinckney, and the Sullivan Island Lighthouse. Play a few rounds of golf, take a ghost tour, enjoy Lowcountry cuisine, or just relax on the beach - Charleston is a fun get away for couples, families, and friends. See why with a virtual visit at www.charlestoncvb.com.
Southern food often reflects a tapestry of cultures, and the oldest city in South Carolina is known for Lowcountry cuisine. Influenced by French and West African culinary traditions and having access to an abundance of seafood, dishes such as Frogmore stew have become a Charleston classic. This mouthwatering one-pot dish featuring fresh shrimp, corn, potatoes and smoked sausage is best enjoyed outdoors on paper plates, newspaper-covered tables, with plenty of napkins, and a cold beverage.
More Local Flavor- Peached Tortilla, JuiceLand, Hippies & Hops
This summer brings the Peached Tortilla specializing in Southern/Asian comfort food, and JuiceLand featuring an array of fruit and vegetable beverages along with vegan cuisine to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Quench your thirst at Hippies & Hops, from Live Oak Brewing Company, offering local brews along with nationally recognized beer brands and wine by the glass. All three recently opened across from Second Bar + Kitchen in the newly renovated east food park at the Barbara Jordan Terminal.
The award winning Peached Tortilla has developed a devoted fan base with its Southern/Asian inspired dining options. Popular menu items from the local retro eatery include a rendition of chow fun (Southern Fun), Malaysian laksa, charred brussels and pork belly buns. From it's humble beginnings in 2010 as a food truck, The Peached Tortilla now makes its airport debut.
JuiceLand, where drinks come true, offers a variety of healthy fruit and vegetable smoothies, juices, cold-pressed bottled juice, juice shots, cleanses, and hot drinks. The JuiceLand concept began in Austin in 2001, but the restaurant as it is known today officially began in 2011. This Austin original also serves delicious plant-based and vegan grab & go meals, including salads, wraps and snacks.
Live Oak Brewing Company, known for their limited release seasonal and annual locally brewed beers, employs old-world brewing styles and has been an Austin favorite since 1997. Now featured at Hippies and Hops, enjoy your meal with a nationally recognized beer or wine by the glass.
On Another Note
Fly In, Rock Out This Summer
Austin is a city filled with venues and musicians that truly make it The Live Music Capital of the World®. First-time visitors to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport might be surprised to find themselves being entertained with live music as they walk through the Barbara Jordan Terminal after deplaning, or be able to catch an entire performance from our world-class “Music in The Air” program while waiting to depart. This summer several music venues are being renovated to be better than ever! You will be able to catch two shows per day at Annie’s starting in July (just past Gate 18) at 1-3 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m.
A highlight from the August music lineup is Austin guitar slinger Redd Volkaert, one of the best country guitar players in the world today. His talent is no secret in the country music world. He has played lead guitar for several legends in the industry, including Merle Haggard, George Jones and Dolly Parton, just to name a few. His guitar playing is absolutely mesmerizing to watch and hear, so if you flying in or out of the Austin on August 9, 2018 do not miss him!
Plastic Fantastic Art Using Recycled Water Bottles
A colorful luminescent welcoming work by Del Valle High School Students creates awareness of the airport’s efforts to divert waste and encourage others to make the world a better, cleaner, and more beautiful place with art. On display on top of Baggage Carousel 7 is a large art installation entitled “At Austin Texas,” created entirely out of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) recycled materials. Every day ABIA collects 19,000 pounds of waste and diverts 6,000 pounds to compost and recycling, as well as donating unsold, packaged food to "Keep Austin Fed."
“At Austin Texas” was designed to draw attention to the traveler’s most common waste item - plastic water bottles. The artist is 10th grade Del Valle High School student, Norvaleigh Ledesma, who wants people to “feel welcomed to Austin and be able to take pictures in front of it and share with others.”
Did you know: Drink bottles containing liquids don’t get recycled, and can contaminate other recyclable materials. With “Pour it Out” receptacles at all Austin-Bergstrom checkpoints, passengers can easily empty liquids from bottles before placing them in nearby recycling bins or refilling at a hydration station once they are through security. This not only reduces landfill waste, it helps Austin’s airport reach its 2018 goal of diverting 29% of terminal waste from landfills and ultimately reaching Zero Waste. For more information, click on Pour it Out.
Photo: Page Southerland Page