Nothing compares with the feeling of traveling again. This weekend I re-started my traveling adventures for 2020 but this time I had the best company one could get, an international group of friends from Greece, France, and Turkey. We started our weekend tour with the fancy city of Salzburg. A city with a vibrant flair and a unique charm, surrounded by rich nature, history, and summerish vibes.
Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria, with a rich history starting from the Neolithic Age until the present day. The most imposing piece of architecture is the fortress of Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe that dates from the 11th century.
What I loved about Salzburg is the extravagant Baroque architecture, no wonder why it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is surrounded by Alpine scenery and gave the world one of the most famous classical musicians, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and while walking in the historical center of the city, you will surely encounter Mozart’s fancy houses.
If you’re hungry and in need of a dark cold beer, no need to worry, the city center is filled with bars and fancy restaurants that can fulfill any of your gastronomical dreams. Since we celebrated our friend’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Daniel! Long live Kansas!), we got ourselves a nice fancy schnitzel from Zum Fidelen Affen.
What I noticed is that Salzburg is extremely different from Vienna, as if, there were cities in two different countries. I had the same feeling when I visited Pula in Croatia which had a totally different vibe comparing with the other cities in the country. Even people seem to be quite different from grumpy Viennese ones, they seem to be friendlier and more eager to help you.
Here is a quick recap of the places you have to visit while in Salzburg:
- Fortress Hohensalzburg
- Mirabell Palace
- Salzburg Cathedral
- Getreidegasse (Shopping area & Mozart’s birthplace)
- Mozart’s Birthplace (Yellow House)
Coming up next: Escapade in the Austrian Mountains & Trip to Hallstatt