Driving in Salzburg, Germany

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Driving in Salzburg,Germany

Traffic near Salzburg is relatively slow due to many road constructions. We mostly travel at around 70 km/h. I set the cruise control at 130 km/h, the maximum speed in Austrian Autobahn even though the current traffic will not allow me to go faster that 70 km/h. The Alps have mesmerizing views of jagged bare mountain tops. The lushes green pine trees carpet the lower three quarter of the mountains. At the bottom of the valley, we are surrounded by these magnificent rocks.

A small town, Muhlbach am Hockkonig - a ski resort in the winter - populated by Alpine houses with vibrant color flower boxes on the balconies adds to the already uplifting and serene atmosphere. Thin cotton clouds sprinkle the bright blue morning sky.

Driving in Salzburg, Germany
The air is fresh and crisp. Flowers fragrance the air. A herd of cows are grazing the side of a hill in front of a majestic mountain backdrop. Going into hairpins, switchbacks, decreasing radius turns, and zig-zags, I feel the car interior shrinking around me. The car just goes without any hesitation and inhibition. It makes the Alps as flat as Arizona dessert. Going through the Alps in this car is something that any spirited Audi driver must experience in his lifetime.

Last night, we were driving towards Bischofshofen, a town south of Salzburg, on route 166 from Hallstatt, a charming lake side small traditional Austrian town. The road has many narrow sections with salivating bends, hairpins, zig-zags, and blind curves as the road bores into the thick pine forest of the Tennengebirge mountain range...

andreas@driving-vacation.com

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Driving in Salzburg,Germany
Driving in Salzburg,Germany
Driving in Salzburg, Germany
Driving in Salzburg, Germany
Driving in Salzburg, Germany
Driving in Salzburg, Germany
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