Salzburg, Austria

I loved Salzburg and would definitely come back to visit. Here are some of my favorite memories.

Walk Old Town 


There are so many great sites to see! We usually start getting our bearings by walking around the city. We started at Mozartplatz, made stops at the many cathedrals/churches, Kapitelplatz, St. Peter’s Cemetery, plus many more!



Visit Hohensalzburg Fortress 


You’ll have some great views of the entire city! You can choose to ride the funicular or walk. If you can, walk. It’s a steep, but quick walk. Think of the extra calories burned as you’re making your way up 🙂




Walk through the Mirabell Gardens 


I love flower beds, especially a variety of colors. The garden is stunning and you’ll also get a great view up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress. It’s also where they filmed some scenes of the Sound of Music.



Visit the Salzburg Cathedral 


It’s huge! 330 feet long and 230 feet tall. It has great detail and is beautiful to walk through. Sunday Mass is supposed to be a musical spectacle. I believe it – it has five organs!




Have a beer at Augustiner Bräustübl

DSC_0605It’s a large, fun beer garden with a food court. I wasn’t wowed by the food, but the beer was good.





“It’s Worth It” Food 

Cafe Sacher 

DSC_0620DSC_0614Now, everyone raves about the famous chocolate torte. I liked the mini version. Less calories & you get a taste of it. I ended up splitting the normal slice later in the trip in Vienna and it was a little dry. I did end up trying a different cake and it was worth every bite!


Lunch or Dinner at Zirkelwirt (or both!)

DSC_0784cordonGreat authentic Austrian food. I tried the Cordon Bleu and the traditional Austrian meal of roasted pork, bread dumplings and sauerkraut! Both are perfect to split with someone. The goulash soup was also excellent!



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