On the way to Austria, we stopped for a couple days in the Salzburger Land area. Salzburg is located on the border with Germany at the foot of the Eastern Alps
Salzburg translates to “Salt Castle” and is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of Federal State of Salzburg. The old town is renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved north of the Alps. With more than 27 churches, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The city has three universities and a large population of students.
It was late in the afternoon when we drove into the town of Grödig, only 6 km from Salzburg. We knocked on the door of this darling bed and breakfast “Landhaus Bachmann”. A friendly lady, which happened to be the host, opened the door and let us stay for a couple nights.
Also it is recommended to make reservations, we sometimes stop at places that have a sign “Zimmer frei” (accommodation). We got a nice apartment with a walkout balcony and an incredible view
When going on my trips I pack with these organizing cubes:
Waking and getting up early, we came downstairs to an abundance of breakfast foods. Our friendly host gave us the scoop on the area, for example where to buy our 48 hour Salzburg card (34 Euro).
We walked about a mile from our B&B and took the cable car in up to the mountain
The cable car was only a mile away, where we experienced our excursion to the mountain. I needed to bring a jacket, it is 10 degrees colder on the on top. After 2 hours hanging out at an Alm (cabin) and hiking, we started back our way down. It was around noon, so we caught the bus to Salzburg next to the B&B, because parking in Salzburg is not easy.
There is a bus stop across our B&B Bachmann where we took a 6 km bus ride to Salzburg. Included in the 48 hour City Ticket was a boat ride on the Salzach river that flows through the city. On the left bank we saw the old town, designated as a pedestrian zone, with buildings from the Middle Ages and Baroque
Tourists visit Salzburg to tour the historic center and the scenic Alpine surroundings. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for the musical play and film “The Sound of Music”.
On the opposite side of the Salzach river is the new town from the 19th century. In the old town is Mozart’s birthplace and a museum that shows original instruments from the famous composer’s childhood.
To the left you see the Mozart home where he lived, to the right the birth house front and back
After three days of exploring and walking this amazing city, it was time to break off the visit and drive south to Hallstatt