I fell in love with Salzburg. I really did. I loved everything about it. The food (oh the schnitzel and the sweets!), the people, and oh my Lord the views. It's absolutely stunning.
Two days was simply NOT enough for this trip.
We had to cut our trip a day short and there was SO much more we wanted to do. The famous coffee houses, shopping, Eagle's Nest, salt mines, a marionette show (they were not performing in October!- the things I want to see are endless.
I have no doubt in my mind that Salzburg warrants another trip. Next time we'll add Hallstatt to the itinerary. And DEFINITELY a Christmas trip.
Here's what we did manage to fit in.
Day 1- Window shopping, exploring Old Town Salzburg, and eating. oh the eating!
I'm so mad we didn't make it back to purchase these outfits I photographed. We got back too late from the tour on Saturday and of course everything was closed on Sunday.
This toy store was incredible. German + Austrian toy stores are my absolute favorite.
Walking, walking, and more walking. Salzburg is easily manageable by foot.
Day 2- Sound of Music tour from Bob's Tours. I would have preferred to do the bike tour but that's obviously not a good fit for our family right now, ha!
My thoughts- It was really fun and as a fan of the movie I thought it was pretty cool. It was long for the kids, I'd recommend it as an adults trip. They did love listening to the soundtrack in the van (they know most of the words) but the tour guide talked too much for Sadie. HA!
I totally get the disdain that Austrians have for the movie but if the tour guide talked about how "schmaltzy" it was one more time I was going to scream. Obvi I know it's cheesy and I'm a freaking American. WE LOVE CHEESE and musicals!
That said, I did really enjoy learning the history of the real Von Trapp family and hearing about the discrepancies between reality and the film. I learned lots of interesting tidbits.
The church where Maria and Captain Von Trapp were married in the film:
Mirabell - Yes, The girls sang "Doe a Deer" the entire time we were here.
Schloss Leopoldskron- the lake/exterior. This is where the REAL "Uncle Max" lived. His summer home if you can believe it!
Yes. They climbed the trees. No- they didn't have magical damask curtain play clothes!
The hills are alive!!!
Hope y'all have a beautiful Monday!