Friday, September 20, 2013

Austria Part 3 – Salzburg

If you missed the first two blog posts of my Austria recap, you can find part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE.

On the third day of our Austria adventure, we made the scenic 3 hour drive from Mayrhofen to Salzburg. This is a city that has been on my bucket list for years for a few reasons; I have always wanted to see the castle in the city, there is a great appreciation for Christmas (my favorite holiday), and lastly, because the classic movie The Sound of Music was filmed here!

The city was far beyond the beauty I had so often seen in my head; pictures simply cannot do it justice. The extensive history and breathtaking architecture is truly incredible!

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After exploring the city, we attempted to find the hills that Julie Andrews sang on in The Sound of Music, but we were unfortunately unsuccessful. No matter though, there were plenty of gorgeous rolling hills to admire!

Later in the afternoon, we headed back to our hotel for dinner and to get a good night’s sleep for what would be an even more epic day to follow – our hike in the mountains of Krimml!

QOTD: Are you a fan of The Sound of Music? Would you like to visit Salzburg?

8 comments

  1. I love exploring European cities. They're so different from cities here and everything is so close together.

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    1. Agreed! This was my first trip to Europe, but I definitely loved it and am looking forward to exploring more cities over there someday :)

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  2. Salzburg is on our list of cities we would like to visit! Looks so beautiful!

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    1. It was stunning, I really wish the pictures could do it justice! You will love it so much when you go!

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  3. Love, love, love the pictures! And The Sound of Music - one of my favorites! :)

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    1. Yes, it's such an awesome movie!! Julie Andrews' singing voice is amazing!

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