Where the hills were alive with the sound of music
Trip Start Feb 12, 2010
37Trip End Jul 29, 2010
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The next morning we awoke to sunshine! We could see all the mountains around the town, it was really pretty. We decided to do The Sound of Music Tour but it didn't start until one so we had time to do some things in the morning. First we went to the catacombs and paid to go in but there wasn't a lot to see there except a nice view of the cometary. Next we headed up to the fortress that overlooks the whole town. We decided to save money by hiking up but to our surprise you still had to pay quite a bit to even go in after you hiked up the hill. I read in the travel guide that there is not much to see there besides the view so we decided to hike up a hill to the right of the fortress. We ended up getting great views of the city from there as well as great views of the fortress and we saved a bunch of money! It was really pretty on top of this hill because we could see all the surrounding mountains and all of Salzburg. After this walk we headed back to the hostel to take the tour!
Obviously this tour was filled with all Americans who love The Sound of Music but it was still fun. The tour guide was extremely cheesy with a splash of creepy. He made some terrible impressions from the movie as well as some weird comments. But I guess it was entertaining overall. We got to see where a bunch of things were filmed as well as go out of town a ways and see some beautiful lake towns. The tour ended with taking us to the town where the wedding scene was filmed and letting us walk around a little there. We took lots of pictures and ate some Apfelstreudel then headed back to town. Once we got back we had time to grab some dinner before our train so we headed to the brewery. This brewery was a little different. You pay for your beer, grab a mug, wash it out, then take it to the bartender who fills it up. And for food there they just have different food stands set up all over. It was really good though. I got a fish sandwich and then these salted radish things that were pretty good. After all this we grabbed our stuff from the hostel then got on the train to Vienna!