One of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Nestled amongst the craggy peaks of the Alps, with old stone streets, beautiful cathedrals, a huge castle topping a hill in the center of the city, and the Salzach river cutting through the middle. Beautiful place to spend a few days....more
One of my favorite places to go in Salzburg in the summer. There is a big beer garten in the back where you can sit at picnic tables under the shade of big trees and drink big mugs of beer, eat fresh hot pretzels and sausages, and enjoy the company.
There is nowhere I would rather be at Christmas time than standing in the snow, drinking Gluwein (a hot spiced wine) and eating maroni (roasted chestnuts) in the Chistkindlmarkt in Salzburg. It is romantic in the way that Christmas specials on TV made you feel Christmas should be. They sell a lot of...more
This is one of the funniest historical attractions in the world. Built by the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg in the 1700s, there are trick fountains that surprise guests with dousings and sprays of water from hidden spouts in bushes, chairs and other spots. Bring a change of clothes if you don't...more
One of my favorite spots in Salzburg. Great home brewed wheat beers (hence the name), plus amazing traditional Austrian food like Kassknocken (one of my favorite things in the world - like a baked mac & cheese with handmade duplings instead of pasta, fresh Austrian mountain cheeses - called...more
Beautiful, historic hotel on the main shopping street in Salzburg's old town. The building dates to 1407 - before the Golden years of Salzburg in the 1600s - and has been beautifully maintained. It is a high end hotel (with prices to match) but feels cosy and authentic. Antlers hang on the walls....more