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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Salzburg, Austria Day 7

I have a whole post dedicated to day 7 which is the day we took a whole day trip to Salzburg and back. We met up with our tour guides at 7 am which was pretty early. On Sundays, most shops and restaurants are closed, but in Salzburg, they had more things open as it is a tourist town due to Mozart living there and the Sound of Music being filmed there. 

The drive was pretty and the tour was worth it. It was about $200 per person which included the ride in a Mercedes van, four different stops and a guided tour. We stopped along the way for a breakfast, then some sightseeing at some lakes, then the birth place of Mozart's mother and finally Salzburg and back to Vienna. 

First stop, breakfast along the way, Second stop, Lake Attersee.

Lake Attersee

Lake Attersee

Lake Attersee

Lake Attersee

Then we headed to St. Gilgen which is a small town where Mozart's mother was born. We got to walk around the town for about a half hour to hour. We took photos and went into shops. It was really pretty and the sun was finally peaking through the clouds.
St. Gilgen Town Hall
St. Gilgen Town Hall

St. Gilgen Town Hall

Next, we drove towards Salzburg while driving by several other lakes and through some beautiful countryside. Then we came to Salzburg. After we arrived, we walked around with our tour guide who told us some of the history of Salzburg. Then he let us go off on our own to explore. We went up to the castle to see the entire city of Salzburg and then went back down to the city center for some shopping, food and drinks.
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Mirabell Palace and Gardens

Mirabell Palace and Gardens
View of the castle.

Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Mirabell Palace and Gardens




Getreidegasse
Getreidegasse

Salzburg Cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral

Hohensalzburg Fortress
Hohensalzburg Fortress (the views from the castle)

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Fortress

After spending about 3 to 4 hours in Salzburg, we met back up with our tour group and headed back. We made one stop along the way for a bathroom and snack break. Along the way, we found out that the founder/owner of Red Bull had died that morning or the day before (I can't remember) and that Red Bull was created in Austria. They had tons of different flavors all over Austria. I did try the Fig and Apple one while I was there. 

Red Bull

After we arrived back in Vienna, we went back to the hotel for some dinner. Then we turned in for the day as we were headed to Warsaw, Poland the next day. 

I watched the Niners game (in German and part English) once I got back to my room.


And that concludes day 7.






 

14 comments :

  1. Isn’t Salzburg so enchanting! I had no idea you were going to Poland as well cannot wait for that recap.

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    1. It was soooo amazing. So beautiful and a bucket list item for sure. I did go to Poland which was a lot of fun too!

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  2. I would love to visit Austria one day. It sounds like you had an amazing trip! Love seeing your photos!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. It is definitely a must visit. It is beautiful and a great country.

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  3. What a gorgeous place! I'd love to visit someday!

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    1. It is pretty amazing and a bucket list place for sure.

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  4. It looks like you had some gorgeous blue skies for your visit! What a beautiful place!

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    1. We did get some as the day went on. It was so beautiful there.

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  5. That looks wonderful! Another blogger I read (Lyssy in the City) just went to Salzburg this past summer; between both of your posts I really want to head there now! It looks like such a beautiful area and I've always loved the Sound of Music.

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    1. Oh I should read her post on it and see it from her perspective.

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