Post the eventful and dramatic day we had on our way to Vienna from Budapest (Tale of a stolen passport http://asliveroflife.com/2017/11/24/tale-of-a-stolen…n-a-foreign-land/) we decided to relax and spend our hours in solitude in the stunning, charming and medieval city of Salzburg, Austria. This is a beautiful small city in Austria which can be covered on foot.
Mozart birthplace and Mozartplatz
Salzburg is the birthplace of one of the world’s greatest composers of music, Amadeus Mozart. There are two major attractions in Salzburg dedicated to Mozart – his home and a square dominated by a statue of Mozart. His home is a small, vibrant yellow coloured building in the heart of the city which has been turned into a small museum showcasing Mozart’s artefacts.
This beautiful bridge over the Salzach river is just 15 mins walk from the train station. Salzburg bridge and the enchanting views surrounding it leave you mesmerised. It has numerous locks attached to it on either side, which are also called as ‘Love locks’. Tourists make a wish and attach a lock to this bridge. These love locks add a lot of colour and vibe to this bridge.
This is the most sacred building in Salzburg. Its two towers with a dome in between makes it a beautiful piece of architecture.
This is the largest and best-preserved castle in Central Europe. It is situated on top of Mount Festungsberg and is not to be missed when in Salzburg. The views of the city of Salzburg and the Salzach river are breathtakingly beautiful. Funicular system is used to ferry tourists to the castle and back.
By this time of the day, you will need to grab a bite to keep up the energy to explore this beautiful city. There are many cafes that line the beautiful lanes of this city but Café Tomaselli, a small walk away from Hohensalzburg castle, is a classic choice. This cafe founded in 1705, is the oldest Viennese coffee house.
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
By this point of the day, it is late evening but you cannot call it quits without visiting the impressive Mirabell Palace and gardens. This place is stupendous and a must-go-to. The palace with its rectangular shaped, landscaped garden adorned with many beautiful statues and water fountains is spectacular. This place is meditative to the tired soul and wandering mind.