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View of Salzburg from the Hohensalzburg Fortress

I can't really say enough about how lovely Salzburg is... it's the kind of European destination you picture in your head when you think of the quaint, picturesque representations you may have seen on biscuit tins when you were young. Having been to Vienna, I had no idea that Salzburg would be so different... traditional looking, pretty and very welcoming.

OK, so I admit that I also loved that fact that everywhere we went it was like stepping into a scene from The Sound of Music and that my friend Chris and I also went on the Sound of Music Tour, but even beside this unexpectedly wonderful link to a chunk of my childhood, I would have to say Salzburg lived up to expectations perhaps more than anywhere else I've been to date.

View of Salzburg from the Hohensalzburg Fortress
We also did a lakes and mountains tour, which took us outside the town to explore the STUNNING surrounding countryside, but even if we hadn't there was plenty to see in Salzburg itself, with great walks all over the place (yes, they were uphill, but well worth the views) and the lovely Hohensalzburg Fortress.

In my opinion Salzburg is much more enjoyable than Vienna, but it all depends on what you're looking for. Certainly I would recommend that, even if you've been to Austria before, it is worth going again to check out this wonderful city, with its old world atmosphere, locals in traditional dress, unspoilt scenery and uniquely Austrian feel. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up from me... and just check out some of the pictures I was able to take if you have any doubts!

mickey03 says:
We spent a wonderful 8 days in Salzburg again from 03/01/2011 to 10/01/2011. One day we went to Mondsee again and had some apfelstrudel at Braun Cafe opposite the chapel where the marriage of Sound of Music took place, we travelled by bus and it was fantastic . We went to Berchtesgaden, Eagles Nest and Konigsee. We went to a Dinner / Concert in the Fortress one night . We went up the Monchsberg by lift with a wonderful view of Salzburg. We also went to the terrace of The Hotel Stein which also was a breathtaking view. We spent hoursjust strolling through the old town with its charming little streets like Getreidegasse, Goldgasse and Linzergasse.
We also visited our favourite restaurant The Alter Fuchs. We stayed in The Mercure Hotel Kapzinerberg and with no complaints. Our young friend Jaco went up the Unterberg and he said it was awesome.
Posted on: Jan 31, 2011
jbo says:
Have a wonderful 3rd trip to Salzburg! I'm kinda jealous, I have to say :)
Posted on: Dec 01, 2010
mickey03 says:
I couldnt describe Salzburg better , I also love Vienna but Salzburg have something else and you are absolutely right to say "uniquely Austrian feeling"
We are going there for the 3rd time on 3/01/2011 and I cant wait. On 24 December 2009 we went to Oberndorf
to the Silent Night Chapel and that is something you cant describe to people it is something a person must experience himself. Silent Night was coposed and first sung there 200 years ago
Posted on: Dec 01, 2010
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