Home of Mozart. And of course, the “Sound of Music”.
Unfortunately, it rained the entire time we were in the city, which made for rather a cold and dreary day. But we did visit Mozart’s birth house and Mozart square, as well as a few places where several “Sound of Music” scenes were filmed, such as the Mirabell Garden,
St. Peter’s cemetery,
And the fountain in Residenzplatz.
There was also a bridge covered with “Love Locks” -the first time I’d heard of this practice, though afterwards I saw a few locks on other bridges on the trip. None had this many, though.
But given the weather, it was a good thing to spend a lot of our time indoors. We had lunch at St. Peter Stiftskeller, which claims to be Europe’s oldest restaurant – going back to 803. Yes, I typed that correctly. Over 1200 years. I’m sure the building has changed over time, of course.
And of course, when in Salzburg, one should eat Salzburger Nockerl – sort of a souffle/meringue sort of dessert which had a raspberry sauce in it.
After more sightseeing, we finished up the afternoon with coffee and pastries at Cafe Tomaselli, Salzburg’s oldest coffee house , and where Mozart went to sip his almond milk.
And of course, link to more photos of Salzburg.
All posts for this vacation can be found with this tag: Europe2013
What wonderful pictures. I hope you loved the trip as much as I’m loving the pictures! Thanks for sharing. 😀
Oooohhhhh yum! Lovely. I have heard of the locks – I read about one in Italy (I think) where they cut off all the locks because they were too heavy and were damaging the bridge!
The first time I heard of Love Locks was on Kym’s blog, when she returned from Paris.
I’ll bet Mozart loved his almond milk!
I’d love to visit Salzburg for the Sound of Music connection alone!
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