This post is part 1 of a 3-post series on our recent trip to Salzburg. Gute reise!
We spent four days in late February this year in Salzburg, a trip that we planned without a detailed, minute-by-minute itinerary. We managed to have a relaxed getaway, taking in the sights and sounds of this fairy-tale city and its neighbouring attractions, without the stress of a packed schedule. One of the advantages of having a friend living in the place you are visiting is that it takes away the stress of planning all the details. We relied on our friend’s recommendations and thoroughly enjoyed eating at the local favourites and avoiding tourist traps. We discovered that there was much more to Salzburg than its much advertised ‘Sound of Music’ tour or its reputation as the birthplace of Mozart. We have the best memories of roaming the ramparts of the well-preserved Hohensalzburg Castle that towers over the city, eating at the local fish market, and drove south into Germany to see the Konigsee. The city is compact enough to be covered by foot, but we preferred to take a bus to move around….