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These are a Few of My Favourite Things in Salzburg


Salzburg is a beautiful town in Austria that is home to the Sound of Music and Mozart, so it is a very popular tourist destination in this country, and it’s not hard to see why. It is such a beautiful place with lots of culture, charm and it even has a castle!



During our visit, I just had to go on the Sound of Music tour where we were taken to all of the famous sights from the movie. I do love the movie and even if you have never seen the movie yourself, it is worthwhile joining this tour to visit some interesting and beautiful destinations.






Salzburg castle can’t be missed. No matter where you are in town, you can see this stunning castle towering over the town. It is a bit of a hike to get up to the castle but it is worth it. 


Once you arrive inside the castle walls, you can walk around the grounds yourself or join a guided tour where you are taken through various rooms in the castle and taught all about the castle's history. You can also get a great view of Salzburg from the castle also!



There is even a little museum in the castle showing artefacts from the middle ages right up to the world wars.



The culture in this town is authentically Austrian and you will often see locals walking around town in their traditional clothes including dirndls and lederhosen.   



The shopping streets and stores are also lovely to walk through, especially along this famous shopping street where every store must blend in with the local buildings and have a overhanging, intricate metal sign. Even McDonalds has to fit in with these specifications!





A river runs right through the town and the walking bridge used to cross the river is covered in locks where lovers lock in their love to the fence. 



Another great attraction is Mozart’s house which has been turned into a museum all about his life and career. This town loves Mozart so much, almost every store is filled with Mozart themed trinkets!


One of my favourite areas of this town is the Mirabell Palace Gardens which is filled with beautiful flowers, fountains and statues. The palace gardens is featured in a few scenes from Sound of Music. It also has the perfect outlook of salzburg castle!




This place truly comes straight out of a fairytale book! Every picture looks like a post card and every day is filled with interesting and delightful things to explore. If you ever happen to find yourself visiting Austria, make sure you include Salzburg on your list for places to visit!

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