Saturday, January 31, 2015

Day 6 - Salzburg, Austria

Where the heck did almost two months go??? Well, before I completely forget the details I'd better finish posting the pictures from our vacation!

Day 6 of our trip was spent in Salzburg Austria which was by far my favorite stop of the trip. Salzburg is everything I wanted in an old European city - beautiful buildings, quaint little pedestrian streets, and the feeling of literally being back in time. I loved, loved, LOVED Salzburg. We weren't docked in Salzburg so we had to bus in, passing the town of Mondsee where the wedding scene from The Sound of Music was filmed. You could see the chapel from the road as we drove by a beautiful lake on our way to Salzburg.
Once in Salzburg we had a morning walking tour that took us by some popular landmarks like the gardens where the Von Trapps sang Do Re Mi in the movie (they were having a wedding there as we walked by), the cemetery from the movie (the set was recreated in Hollywood because they couldn't get permission to actually film in the cemetery), and Mozarts birthplace and family apartment.

After our tour we spent the afternoon walking and shopping on our own which including taking the funicular up the hill to see Hohensalzburg Castle, dating back to 1077, which offered amazing views of the city.

Hands down, if I could go back to anywhere in Austria it'd be Salzburg!

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