As you will be able to see from the posting date we have been back in Australia for a long time. Family events have taken precedence. We are finalising the blog site mainly for our own purpose as a record of our trip.
We had another good train from Vienna to Salzburg with brilliant scenery. That’s the way to travel.
We arrived early in the afternoon and found our hotel “Star Inn Hotel Salzburg Zentrum”. A good place to stay in Salzburg, only a short walk through a tunnel to the old town. Ask for a room away from the street as it is a bit noisy with late night revellers returning home.
We soon headed into the old town. Purchased a Salzburg three day card and went exploring. Various photo’s.
Claire on the bridge over the Salzach river with the Fortress in the background.
One of the many sculpters in the various square’s
Peter meets up with one of the old war veterans.
On our second day we visited Untersberg where there is a cable car to the top of the mountain. The Salzburg card immediately save us the 19 Euro cost for the return trip. First part of the cable car trip can be seen below.
The rest of the mountain was above the clouds. In the early part of the trip we had great views and then into the clouds and then above them.
One of the many trick fountains that manages to wet people. It was a cold day and although we tried to avoid getting too wet it was difficult. Peter got a little wet while Claire got a wet bum and was a little miffed.
Amazing. Hundreds of moving parts powered by gravity fed water with music and with a surprise wet ending for the viewers.
In exploring the beautiful gardens we discovered the Sound of Music pavillon.
Between the Hellbrunn palace gardens and the mountain on a relatively thin, but long strip of land, was the Salzburg Zoo where Claire again went crazy with the camera. Good shots though.
This is an actual rhino not a statue.
Claire’s moment with the bear.
Finally we explored the old town at night and had another great meal.
A very busy second day with the Salzburg card already paying for itself.