Happy holidays, everybody! I wish you all the most fabulous feasts and the least dramatic family gatherings possible. I’ll be spending the holidays in Austin, Texas where the temperature is still above 50°F and there isn’t a flake of snow in sight (just how I like it).
Back in October, I spent a night and a day in Salzburg. Located in the very western tip of Austria, this is another city that I wish I spent more time in. Fun fact: Salzburg is the birthplace of the great composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You’ll see a lot of tacky violin shaped souvineres here.
This man standing on a sphere is actually the Sphaera sculpture. From far away, it looked quite realistic. I thought that Salzburg was full of interesting sculptures, some of which were even slightly off-putting.
The catacombs were a cool and cheap (only €2!) place to visit and gave really great views of the city. Expect to climb a lot of shoddy concrete steps. You can also take a tram up to that castle in the distance, which I didn’t do only because I didn’t have much time.
Do these pictures remind you of some famous musical set during WWII? Many scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed in this city.
If you’re planning on visiting Salzburg, I recommend exploring the city’s narrow streets and little hallways that connect them. I also recommend that you grab a plate of apple strudel, perhaps at Cafe Mozart.
Once again, I wish you all happy holidays!