The Hills Are Alive With the SOUND OF MUSIC
Trip Start Jan 05, 2010
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We took a hike up to Salzburg's Honehsalzburg Castle, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe
Salzburg is also famous for its foodie-friendly attractions, naturally, such as:
- Mozart Balls: a chocolate ball filled with marzipan and nougat, honoring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a Salzburn native
- Salzburger Knockerl: similar to a meringue, it's made of eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Ours was served with some wild berries and looks like little Alp Mountain peaks. Very fluffy and light.
- Augustiner Abbey/Brewery: The Augustine monks in Salzburg have created a lucrative business by brewing delicious Augustiner beer served up with wursts, sauerkraut, and a slew of other Austrian/Bavarian delicacies. We had a lovely afternoon getting seconds and thirds of beer and brats at the abbey.
We also went to a restaurant, Stiftskeller, in Salzburg, where we were among the 'regulars' who had come that night to watch the Barça vs. Arsenal game. We may have gambled a few Euros with the locals on the outcome of the game. We didn't collect any winnings, but Barça won the game :) The restaurant had some pretty impressive medieval cellars, as well.
Overall, Salzburg was absolutely charming, stunning, quaint, and all-around perfect. Definitely on my list for possible retirement destinations.