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