Salzburg, Austria

Back to the business of sharing travel highlights from my parents recent visit.  Sorry for the lag in postings, I’ve decided (because I am a nice person) to spare you a long drawn out post and give you a quick synopsis of our day in Salzburg.   We enjoyed a beautiful and sunny fall day which made for a great opportunity for Bryan (Judy’s husband) and I to run around snapping pictures.  Mom and Dad enjoyed shopping in the outdoor market. The only down side to the day was that Judy woke up not feeling well (after a vicious accidental eye poking incident that involved Judy and her daughter Katelyn) so she was not able to join us for most of the day- which was a bummer because Judy was very excited to be going to Salzburg.   We were a bit concerned for Judy, considering the fact that this was only the first leg of their trip and she is expecting but after a good nights sleep (and eye poke free) she was feeling much better and ready for travel.

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View of the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

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Salzburg old and new, and the Salzach River. Photo taken from the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here in 1756. He composed most of his works in this home.

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Statue of Mary in front of the Salzburg Cathedral.

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St. Peter’s Cemetery. In Austria, graves are rented, not owned. Rent bills are sent out every 10 years. If no one makes the payment, you’re gone!

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Monchberg’s rock wall above St Peter’s Cemetery. Hermit monks lived in the hillside.

I have more to tell you about Don’s favorite part about our day in Salzburg which includes having lunch at the Augustiner Brauhaus, a brewery run by a local monastery.  Yes you read that right- beer made by monks.  However, that will have to wait for another post.

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4 thoughts on “Salzburg, Austria

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  2. Hi Heather! Unfortunately Judy and I were not able to re-enact “I am 16 going on 17” at the gazebo during this trip. The weather was a lot warmer, however!

    Oh and I bought a pretzel from the same guy that we did. I got an apfel-zimt (apple and cinnamon) again. YUM.YUM.

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