Trip Start Sep 13, 2006
85Trip End May 25, 2007
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The next confession that I will make is that I hardly remember this city at all from a trip I took here with my family and Eric and Belinda when I was 15. At least it made it worth visiting again. We both loved this city.
The Cathedral was one of my favorites so far (I can have lots of favorites, right?). It was Baroque as all get out but everything but the paintings and frescos were gleaming white.
One interesting bit of trivia we learned from our Rick Steves walk is that the cemetery there is by rental only. They send out a bill every 10 years and if no one pays up the plot goes to someone else. This meant that the gravestones in the cemetery were all quite new. He doesn't explain where the old bodies go.
On our second day we hiked up to the cliffs above the city which gave great views of both the city and the alps.
We went to an outdoor market where we bought reasonably priced fruit and I got a cheese filled sausage that was recommended to me by some tourist along the way of our trip. I wish I could thank that person - it was delicious. So I will recommend it to all of you - if you go to Austria try the cheese filled sausage. Also, Julius got a Weinerschnitzel at a restaurant here and it was also amazing.
We only had a few days to spend here because we had to keep heading to Venice. Mom and her friend Carolyn were flying in there and would not be happy if we weren't there to meet them!
There is a direct train from Munich (a half hour from Salzburg) to Venice which you can take during the day or at night. After the last night train from Munich to France I swore off night trains for good, so Julius was very nice and agreed to try a day train this time. It turned out to be very worthwhile. We went straight through the Austrian and Italian Alps and were rewarded with amazing views of snowcapped mountains and some of the highest bridges we had ever seen.
Click here to see our photos of Salzburg!