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  • 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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  • Day62


    August 7, 2017 in Austria ⋅

    Salzburg is also famous for being the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for The Sound of Music play and film. We went to a couple of the film locations - the lake; the palace; church (at Mondsee); and the gazebo which has been relocated to the Hellbrunn Palace Park where the Hellbrunn Wasserspiel (the Trick Fountain) is also located. It was fun to remember the movie by visiting where it was made....and there may have been a little singing to accompany the viewings!Read more

  • Day61


    August 6, 2017 in Austria ⋅

    Our journey to Salzburg was via a national park or state forest which was the route chosen by our GPS! Although not planned we enjoyed the scenery, particularly Walchensee or Lake Walchen which is one of the deepest and largest alpine lakes in Germany.
    Salzburg's "Old Town" is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Everywhere you turned there was an amazing building to photograph.Read more

  • 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

  • Day23

    Salzburg, Austria

    September 25, 2016 in Austria ⋅

    It turns out we needed more recovery time than expected after Oktoberfest, as we started battling a cold in Mozart's hometown - Salzburg. We found out the hard way that no pharmacies or grocery stores are open on a Sunday so we had to fight through our colds by taking it easy, but we still managed to enjoy our limited time in this beautiful city. The scenery is unique, nestled in the Alps with a river running through it, buildings carved into the cliffs, a castle overhead and an old wall surrounding the town. They also had a lively atmosphere in the town due to their own Oktoberfest celebration; their culture seemed similar to the Bavarian culture we experienced in Munich, but a smaller town feel.Read more

  • Day8


    June 18, 2018 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Da es schlechtes Wetter werden sollte entschied ich mich spontan, nach Salzburg zu fahren.
    Meine kleine Unterkunft in Schönau ist mega gemütlich. Kleines Haus, 5 Gäste, und ein tolles Frühstück. ca. 5 km von der Anlegestelle am Königssee. Jeden Morgen gibt es die Post, ein kleiner Handzettel mit Infos wie Wetter, Veranstaltungen etc.
    Am ersten Morgen habe ich nur das Vollkornbrötchen gegessen. Heute morgen hatte ich gleich nur Vollkornbrötchen im Körbchen. das nenne ich mal aufmerksam ❤ wirklich ganz reizend. und das für nur 45 EUR pro Nacht.
    Salzburg war schön, aber auch voll. Manchmal kommt man sich vor wie in Japan :)
    Zu deren Verteidigung muss ich sagen, dass ich hier bisher nur sehr respektvolle Japaner getroffen habe. Sie verhalten sich hier wie in Japan auch. Die Chinesen sind die, die nerven. Aber irgendwie ist Bayern eher Japaner Country.
    Ich war in Salzburg auf der Burg, am Fluss, im Mirabellengarten und natürlich an Mozarts Geburtshaus. Viele viele andere auch. Bin also früh gefahren und habe einen Abstecher nach Ramsau gemacht. Das erste Bergsteigerdorf Deutschlands (so sagen sie)
    Heute bin ich am Königssee unterwegs. Den Bericht reiche ich später nach. Heute abend beim Essen.
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  • Day8

    Le Nozze di Figaro (miniature)

    January 8 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 2 °C

    Really neat miniatures of opera sets at Mozart’s Birthplace Museum. Besides Mozart’s first violin, this was the coolest exhibit (I was disappointed that all the sheet music on display were facsimiles).

    I didn’t realize that Mozart only lived to the age 35. He moved to Vienna at the age of 25 because he hated Salzburg and wanted a better music scene. Mozart was actually really well know in his time, and lived a very lavish lifestyle. He was bad with money, though, and often had a lot of debt.Read more

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