Austria: Salzburg & The Sound of Music

Day 2!  We woke up in Neuschwanstein, Germany to beautiful skies and mountains and greenery that looked like a green velvet carpet.  From here, we drove 3 hours Salzburg.  Wow this must be THE cleanest European city!!!  It is so tiny and cosy, but so POSH!!!  People were dressed nice, service was nice, and EVERY SINGLE BUILDING looked like it had just been painted yesterday.  It was a cosy little city.  We started by visitinhtg the famous Mirabels Gardens where The Sound of Music was shot, and took a break in walking by attending a musical concert in the prettiest  little chapel.  After that, we walked into old town, through its narrow shopping streets, to Mozarts home.  The best way to describe our day in Salzburg is: Small and white…clean and bright… you look happy to greet me! 😉 

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idyllic German town against the mountains…

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typical German houses, with fresh flowers on every window, and some kind of drawn motif on the windows!

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inside a random government building in Salzburg. I think it was the CityHall.

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Look at the underside of this arc – it was fresh white !!!! in Paris or Belgium, the lower side of any pretty arch would be filthy.

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this is the Mirabels garden – where The Sound of Music was shot!!!
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this is the exact garden where The Sound of Music was shot!

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recognize this??  the entrance to the big house in the movie, the black cars circle around this…

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these famous steps between these lions!!!

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and these steps!!!  ALL from the Sound of Music movie!!! Smile

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We then attended a mini classical concert nearby inside this beautiful little chapel.

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I asked a friendly Korean with a nice camera to help us with a picture… 140818 - Salzburg - 94
and then took for them too Smile

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the prettiest signboards you’ll ever see! even McDonald’s sign looks SO Classy and quaint!

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obviously THE prettiest Zara signboard!

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every building had these white borders around the windows. and these borders were freshly painted white.  all of them.

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I think they paint them everyday!

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ceiling in the aisle way

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another ceiling in the aisle way. 140818 - Salzburg - 130
looking up… 140818 - Salzburg - 132 140818 - Salzburg - 133
looking up at the ceiling of an aisle in the church.
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walking all the way up to a hill to catch a view.

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Today, we had BURGERs for dinner! Cheap yummy burgers with super delicious fried thinly sliced potato chips.  After dinner, as we were walking back, I heard a sound that sounded like someone dropped a handful of marbles.  And in 2 split seconds, it started raining hail.  Tom and I quickly ran into the nearest bar, cos in the next 2 seconds, it started POURING hail.  The size of GOLF BALLS.  it was SO DANGEROUS.  it could seriously hurt a human being!  Apparently it was very sudden and very local, not something that can be easily forecasted.  It was a bit of a scary experience.

And tonight, we slept at IBIS Budget.  Have to say, staying slightly outside of town with budget hotels really was a good idea to save on cash for other things.  All in all, I really liked Salzburg.  It was ….simple.  Tom was not impressed – but me, I couldn’t help admiring how CLEAN and BRIGHT the buildings were!!!

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