Little more SOM and into Germany for a tour of the salt mine

Salzburg Travel Blog

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Flo on the Mozart Bridge
We started Day 16 a little later. Of course we had another delicious breakfast and then we got the bus into the old part of Salzburg again. We explored St. Peter's church and the cemetery and then we walked to the Nonnberg abbey for our last Sound of Music scene. We also went to the open air market where we bought a sausage and bun for lunch.

We then made our way across the Mozart bridge which was unplanned and thus really our last Sound of Music scene, in order to walk down the Steingasse. It was an interesting street on the other side of the street that included among other stores the Maison de Plasirs a long time brothel in Salzburg.

We then had a tour to the Salzburg salt mine.
Flo in her miner clothes
The tour was better then I thought it would be because we actually crossed into Germany and got into the Bavarian Alps. It is also a very beautiful area.

We got to see the infamous Eagle's nest on the mountain top. There was also some other great mountain scenery. The actual salt mine tour was alright. We got to go on a couple of wooden slides and we also got to go across a brine lake with a very weird light and music show. It was educational, but also kind of weird. We also stopped in Beausticgarden for hot chocolate and I also ordered a torte. It was quite tasty.

I found a restaurant on Trip Advisor that we could go to called Reidenburg. It was on our way back to the B&B. Luckily, I saw the restaurant from the bus window or we would have stopped 2 stops later. We got in there and they asked if we would like an aperitif. That was the first sign that this restaurant was going to be expensive. Well it was, but it was also very good. Flo had perch on a bed of risotto, I had duet Austrian lamb with vegetables. They also gave us a sampler of some appetizers including quail egg, and pigeon. The pigeon was quite tasty. We finished with coffee and no dessert since we had to catch a bus. They ended up giving us a sampler of their desserts. It was also quite good. The bill was the most we have seen so far, but at least we got a different culinary experience. It can be hard to swallow a bill for an expensive meal, but when the food and experience is something we will remember it is easier to swallow.

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Flo on the Mozart Bridge
Flo on the Mozart Bridge
Flo in her miner clothes
Flo in her miner clothes
Haus Reichl
Haus Reichl
Maison de Plasir
Maison de Plasir
The Eagles nest
The Eagles nest
Salzburg
Salzburg
Flo in front of the Nurnberg Abbey
Flo in front of the Nurnberg Abbey
Craig in miners clothes
Craig in miner's clothes
Craig eating pigeon
Craig eating pigeon
Salzburg
photo by: travpro11