Monday, 24 September 2012

The sounds of Salzburg!

I am back from my travel through Austria and Germany (I only was away for 10 days but this way it sounds like I was away for ages :))!!!! 

So I decided to make 4 separate posts so I can give you all an inpression of my vacation in 4 short stories instead of 1 long tedious story. It will be as follows:

- Part Uno: Salzburg
- Part Due: Vienna
- Part Tres: Schonbrunn (which is also in Vienna)
- Part Quatro: Germany

So part uno start here! I strongly recommend to start reading and enjoy the pics!

It all starts in a town situated in Austria along the river Salzach north of the Alps. We arrived there around 4 in the afternoon on a Friday. The drive to Salzburg was pretty awesome, it was about a 8 hour drive, so basically 1 working day :)

We stayed in Haus Arenberg, a small hotel located in a quite area of Salzburg. It was pretty difficult to find, but once we arrived and entered our room it was awesome! The beds were soooo good, we had a balcony and the shower was amazing! In the morning we had breakfast on the terrace in the lovely fresh mountain air and Austrian morning sun (which of course is the same as the Dutch morning sun but it felt much nicer....).

 We had 1 full day to discover Salzburg and here is an impression of what we did and saw:

Recognize this fountain?

The view from the fortress called: Festung Hohensalzburg

The start of the Alp Mountains
Mozarts Geburtshaus a.k.a. the house Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born.
Doesn't this look amazing?!
p.s. this is the river Salzach
The gorgeous gardens of Schloss Mirabell
Behind the horse are the famous steps from the Sound of Music song "Do-Re-Mi"

How I love the feeling of the soft grass under my feet!
Since this holiday had a high girly factor (Salzburg = Sound of Music and Vienna = Sissi and Reutlingen = my old University), I thought it would be good to add something my boyfriend would for sure appreciate: the Biergarten of the Augustiner Brauerei (brewery)! Here is an impression how this looks like and how it is to visit a biergarten with me....

I wasn't really drunk it is just a bad picture! Below the actual picture at is was intended:

Pfff this looks much better!
Oh and in case you wonder, the small beer was for me, I asked for the smallest and I got 0,5 liter... which is normal in this region... The "glass" I am holding in this pic is 1 liter! 

So as you can see we had a lot of fun the Salzburg! And yes I did loads of swirling! And I can really recommend you to go here and enjoy this beautiful city and do some swirling of your own!


  1. Ahhh vet! Ik zou gaan voor de liter bier, stilt de dorst wat langer ;)

  2. It look so beautiful. I don't suppose you've ever been to Istanbul. I am thinking of going next year and need some travel advice.

    Rosie xx

  3. Looks like so much fun! I love the architecture.

  4. Looks amazing. Sure it was not only 1 liter, knowing you (LOL). Why are all the locks on the gate?

  5. Glad you enjoyed your trip (...and the beer)! Really looking forward to hearing more about it - I've never been to Austria (which is a shame, really).