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Mozartplatz

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  • Day51

    'Climbed Every Mountain' again!

    August 7, 2017 in Austria

    Love Salzburg! 3rd time I've been to Salzburg but this time in summer. Took the cable car up the Untersburg then hiked to the top! Views down onto Salzburg beautiful. We also visited lots of 'Sound of Music' highlights. Surprised how many Austrian people here wear the traditional outfits just around town- leidehausen leather shorts and Drindl dresses. Late afternoon took the funicular up to the Palace.Read more

  • Day164

    Salzburg Christkindlmarkt

    December 7, 2016 in Austria

    Salzburg's Christkindlmarkt had come highly recommended so we took the bus 5km and back over the Austrian border to Salzburg city centre, a little while before sunset.

    Instead of going straight to the market we crossed the love-lock and light swathed bridge to explore the streets on the opposite bank. Looking back over the river we saw a panorama of large pastel coloured buildings almost hiding the palaces and cathedral whose turrets, domes and spires peaked about their rooves before the city rose with the landscape, up a misty cliff on top of which there were more grand residences.

    Walking towards the market we passed a line of horse drawn carriages, ready with warm rugs and sheepskins. The window display of a shop called 'Christmas in Salzburg' caught our eye. It was a reasonably large shop that brimmed with handpainted glass and egg baubles. There was every style imaginable and many were adorned with jewels, pearls, lace and even cross stitch. The standard of painting was amazing, each one a mini masterpiece! It was only knowing how easily delicate things are broken in the van that saved us from splashing out and coming away loaded with egg boxes!

    The market itself was spread between two adjacent squares; those of the Cathedral and the Palace. The luxurious buildings provided a dramatic backdrop to the festivities. Stalls were larger and greater in their number than at other markets we'd visited. There was plenty of space but with all the focus being on one area, as the evening progressed and tour and school groups descended, it began to feel crowded as we were jostled from either side. A great range of languages were spoken and including the first native English speakers we'd heard for a while. There was a commercial feel, with many stalls selling the same things and it reminded us a little of the big German market in Birmingham. Our Salzburg experience ended with live Austrian carols sung by a school choir outside the Cathedral.

    The bus back was 15 cold minutes late but at least this time we had confidence that we were at the right stop and that it was coming! We had a little panic when approaching the German border because we'd left our passports in the van and unlike on the way out, there were officials on duty and checks taking place. Luckily they waved the bus through, just doing a rough count of how many people were on board.
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  • Day10

    Mozartplatz

    October 9 in Austria

    Having a snack with my honey and my friend Mozart. DAVID----The building at the top of the hill right above the town is a defensive fortress that the rulers went to when trouble began.
    The rulers lived in town the rest of the time. So it's pretty plain. However it has terrific views. We didn't go up there because of the time involved. Besides everywhere has spectacular views. We spent our time together in the town center where there was more to see than we had time for anyway.Read more

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