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Dec 23, 2019 - Salzburg

With predictions of rain Martha, Judi, and I boarded our bus for a 2 hour ride to Salzburg from Passau, Germany. We drove through lower Bavaria which is mostly farmland. (So many green fields and cloudy rainy skies! It does not feel like winter).. Growing corn, which is used to feed dairy and beef cattle and making canola oil, is their main focus. Farmers supplement their incomes by supporting the local tourist industry in various ways. There are also health spas with healing mineral waters....benefiting troublesome hips and knees. After an...

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Oct 7, 2019 - Salzburg

I’m short on photos today. It rained pretty much the whole day so I walked around and spent a lot of time eating and drinking coffee. I had some apple strudel, very good! The red bull photo is from yesterday. I guess it originates in Austria. Our guide yesterday said they are extremely wealthy. Not only do they have their own plane but they also have their own runway. She said a number of years ago they flew in the real Marie VonTrapp in from the US for some special dedication. She was over 90 years old. That is the daughter Marie, not the...

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Oct 6, 2019 - The Sound of Music

A great day today. I went on a Sound of Music tour today. There were only 3 of us so it was fantastic. My wifi isn’t cooperating so I couldn’t add more photos but oh my goodness the scenery was absolutely amazing!! I am spoiled with all the beauty I’ve seen in the past couple of weeks. The tour guide did a great job of showing us all the locations filmed in the movie as well as the picturesque village of Hallstatt. On the way back to Salzburg she played some songs from the movie. We were out for almost 8 hours. A perfect day. :) I sure...

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Oct 5, 2019 - Travel to Salzburg

Well I made it to Salzburg but what a trip it was lol!! The pictures aren’t the best but they show a bit of the countryside. It started to get overcast and a bit of rain on the way. Tomorrow’s forecast is looking alright but the next day a really good chance of rain. I walked to the train station in Ljubljana and boarded the train. I thought I have 4 hours to sit, relax and enjoy the view. About an hour out of Ljubljana the train stops and the man is telling everyone to get off the train. At least that Was what I thought since I didn’t...

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Sep 12, 2019 - Passau and Salzburg

We were on the Autobahn and also local roads as our day's tour began. Crops included corn (lots; grown only for cattle feed), garden plants, mustard, buckwheat, flowers to encourage bees, and flowers for tillage. We crossed the border into Austria. We were told the onion-like domes on churches looked like burning candles, the light of God. Salzburg was central to the salt trade in medieval times. Buildings had specific color codes (due to illiteracy) which are required to be maintained to this day. Yellow indicates Gasthaus, red the...

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Jun 15, 2019 - Salzburg rest day (reflections from Bruce)

Salzburg rest day. Hi, Bruce here. About time I hit the keyboard I think. It’s a rest day for us after 4 days of riding. We have been sightseeing in town in rather warm temperatures again, it’s 28C at 3 pm. Before I get onto what we have been doing in Salzburg, I’ll let you know of some of my observations of the first week living cheek by jowl with Jack. Firstly, he’s not hesitant in advising of the status of certain bodily functions. It’s generally too much information for me and it’s certainly too much for you, so that stays on the...

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Jun 14, 2019 - Palfau to Salzburg via Hallstatter See

Palfau to Hallstatter See Woke to an overcast sky and mild 17C temperature. I decided to carry my light rain jacket as the forecast was for 40% showers. As it turned out I need not have bothered. Once again we followed the Salza river downstream and watched it grow wider and calmer. After some distance we spotted what looked like a ruined castle on the hillside, the Burgruine Gallenstein. I think that it may be a museum. After changing to another route we came across some roadworks. Callum was already there and said that he had been waiting...

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Jun 22, 2018 - Hellbrunn Palace

We headed back to Salzburg today to visit the Hellbrunn Palace. The palace was built by Archbishop Markus Sittikus (1612-1619) not as a residence but as his summer time retreat where he would entertain guest, with a few surprises up his sleeve. The palace stands in a huge parkland so we decided we would walk this first. We found some interesting features and there were some great views over the surrounding area. Firstly, there was the Sound of Music Pavilion which had been donated by the film company to the city of Salzburg. Then there was...

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Jun 17, 2018 - Salzburg

As we were very close to Salzburg and a Sunday we decided to drive in and explore the city. There was very little traffic and very quickly found a car parking space near the centre (Austrian car parks are always expensive!) Very quickly we walked into the old town. High above the town sits the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the classic landmark of the town. Salzburg has a huge main square near the cathedral the Residenzplatz, however, it was totally being dug up and replaced so very difficult to walk around. We no thought had been given on the...

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Sep 17, 2017 - Charming Salzburg

We arrived into Salzburg and checked into our hostel. It's certainly the biggest one we have stayed in so far and had a really cool bar/lounge area. After a restless nights sleep in our dorm room we headed out into Salzburg for a full day of sightseeing. We started by visiting the Salzburg fortress which was built around the 1400s. It is perched high above the city itself and had been expanded slowly until the late 1800s into the fortress it is today. The fortress offers magnificent views of the old town itself as well as being able to...

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Nov 29, 2016 - The Hills are Alive!!

Today is the day! Really, this detour to Austria was pretty much entirely so we could get to Salzburg and take the Sound of Music tour and see all of the things and places that the great Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer made famous. I have been watching this movie since I was super young. I'm gonna say like four years old. And in those days, we had vhs tapes, and the sound of music was so long that it had to be split into two separate tapes. You would think this would be an annoyance. Oh, no. This just meant that I could watch one...

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Nov 28, 2016 - Snow in Salzburg

We arrived in Vienna bright and early at about seven am, which is crap. No one had gotten much sleep again, which is also crap. We had decided previously that it was smarter after these trains to just get to out next hostel and try and catch up on sleep. So we got tickets to Salzburg and hopped on the 7:30 train. This was a packed train. I was thinking it would be a way lighter crowd, but I didn't realize that the train goes all the way to Zurich. Anywho, once again the giant backpacks do not fit in the overhead bin. Alyssa and Megan found...

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