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.

View of the Hohensalzburg Fortress.


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

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

Statue of Mary in front of the Salzburg Cathedral.



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!


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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