Lovely Salzburg … [Austria]

Austria is a very scenic country … Duh! πŸ™‚

There is a significant presence of all things Mozart, as Salzburg is the birthplace of the famed composer (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart). Starting with Mozartkugel (“Mozart Balls”), all the way to the Mozart’s Museum (his birthplace), which is quite well maintained. Getreidegasse (the famed shopping street) is wonderful to explore. Cafes, restaurants, shops Etc.

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Fortress Hohensalzburg across Salzach river …
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View along the Salzach river …
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Mozarts Geburtshaus … Mozart’s birthplace. The house is a bit space-challenged and it is not easy to explore. But I feel it is well worth a visit.
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It was a pleasure walking around the pedestrian streets and doing a bit of shopping ….
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“Sound of music” – The movie has a lot of connection to Salzburg … You can find several stores selling the attire used in the movie.
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Salzburg Cathedral … From the 1600s.
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Salzburg Cathedral … From the 1600s.
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That is a cool store …
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View of the Castle … From near the Salzburg Cathedral.
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Petersfriedhof … A cemetery with tombs of nobility as well as catacombs & chapels
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Inside Salzburg Cathedral …
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The ceiling … Inside Salzburg Cathedral.
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The ceiling … Inside Salzburg Cathedral.
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While walking around Altstadt (Historic Center) in Salzburg, one gets to see many connecting pathways across various streets …
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The famed Mirabell MozartkugelΒ  …We bought some as souvenirs.
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The staircase up to the Mozart Museum …
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A shop selling Christmas decorations …
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An ice skating rink … Right in the City Center.
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Well … In case you missed the connection between Mozart and Salzburg πŸ™‚
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Punsch … I picked the Orange-flavored one. The warm and sweet drink sure hit the spot.

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On the way to Mirabell Gardens … I liked the spiky bald trees πŸ™‚
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Parish Church St. AndrΓ€ …
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Even though the drive from Vienna to Salzburg is through expressways, one can get a feel for the scenery of this wonderful country.
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Looks like Landzeit has a monopoly on highway rest-stops … I tried the Apfelstrudel and loved it!

 

Adios!

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