Friday, September 21, 2018

Day 7: Salzburg

Ah Salzburg!

Home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

We started our journey of Salzburg at the Mirabell Palace and gardens.

We arrived early so we could meet our tour group on time.

Only we didn't know exactly where to meet them.

I (this is Steven writing) went off to find where we should meet our group.  When I got back Jeni was pretty mad at me for wandering off.

Well, we were able to find the meeting spot and have a nice tour of Salzburg.

The Mozart Residence, Mozart's 2nd home in Salzburg.

Home of the Sacher Torte

Had to try some sacher torte while we were here.

Cute clothes!

On top of the hill, across the river is Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Crossing the river on "Love Locks" bridge.

Love seeing the signs up and down the street.

As we toured the city we saw a lot of people dressed up in dirndls (and lederhosen).

Here is Mozart's first home; where he was born.

Collegiate Church (Kollegienkirche)

Salzburg Cathedral (Dom zu Salzburg)

We just happened to be visiting during a festival: St Rupert's Festival (Repertikirtag).

And people were dressed up in traditional Austrian tracht (dirndls and lederhosen) all over the city.

Check out these guys all dressed up.

Getting a picture with our tour guide.

St. Peter's Church (Stiftskirche St. Peter)

Going into the St. Peter's Cemetery.

The burial plots are rented, not owned forever, so families take great care of the burial plots of their loved ones.

Heading up to Hohensalzburg Fortress.

A glazed ceramic model of the fortress.

There's a marionette museum inside.

Mirabell Palace as seen from the fortress.

St. Peter's Church

Salzburg Cathedral

Inside the Hohensalzburg Fortress.

And back down to the city center where the festival was in full swing.

A little taste of the festival.

A giant St. Rupert making the rounds.

Finally we ended the evening back at Mirabell Palace for a concert.

We listened to several classical pieces on piano, violin, and viola and it was fantastic.