One Fine Day in Salzburg

Today we are leaving Hallstatt to continue to Salzburg. Our Host helped us transferring our suitcases by car to the jetty while we took our walk for the last time enjoying the view of Hallstatt. There was ongoing repair in the middle of the train track to Salzburg so we were transferred by bus. Thank fully we didn’t miss our connecting train in Attnang Pucheim. We took Taxi to our Hotel as we arrived in Salzburg train station. We couldn’t find a hotel near the train station or town square that meets our budget. The best fit within Accor group was Hotel Mercure which was 1.5 km away from train station.

Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. The Altstadt birthplace of famed composer Mozart is preserved as a museum displaying his childhood instruments. Similar with Vienna, Salzburg is a very popular tourist destination and famous for Its Baroque architecture and general prettiness (the old town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site); as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; the world-class Salzburg Festival, a series of opera, concerts and theatre performances, and of course the Sound of Music Tour. But the main reason for us to visit Salzburg is the Sound of Music Tour. Sari and I grew up watching the movie and we both had in our bucket list to one day do the tour.

Sari was not feeling too well so she decided to take a nap at the hotel while Alyssa and I walked  to the old town by ourselves. We walked around 1km until we reached Mirabelle Garden. This is the garden where the filming for Do-Re-Mi song took place.

From Mirabelle Garden I walked to the direction of the old town and passed by Mozart house on my way to Makarsteg bridge which is full of love lockets.

Makarsteg is a bridge over the Salzach river in Salzburg city center. It was named after the 19th century Historic painter Hans makart who was born and raised in Salzburg. Makart became famous as a painter of the Viennese history, providing artwork for many of the pompous building of the Ringstrasse. These days Makartsteg is only open for pedestrian and cyclists.

Crossing Makarsteg brought me to the shopping center of the old town

From the shopping center we walked further to the Rathaus (city hall), University of Salzburg and Salzburg fortress at the end of the road.

Salzburg Fortress

We walked back before it got dark and took more pictures of Makarsteg bridge at dawn

There was a Thai Restaurant close to our Hotel so we went there for dinner as we wanted to eat rice. Tomorrow we are going to do the Sound of Music Tour, so excited!