A Day In Salzburg

On the 14th Dec., I made a day trip to Salzburg. I had been to that city before (I think in 2007) when my parents were visiting me. It was then a bit of a disastrous trip. So, my intentions were mainly focused on generating good memories to associate with this city, which, everyone agrees, is one of the most beautiful ones in this part of the world.

The city was all lit up for Christmas with giant stars hanging over the street. The festive spirit just takes hold of the time (figuratively shown in this photo) and it is hard not to feel a part of it - whenever, wherever, whatever one may be doing. (Dec. 2014)

The city was all lit up for Christmas with giant stars hanging over the street. The festive spirit just takes hold of the time (figuratively shown in this photo) and it is hard not to feel a part of it – whenever, wherever, whatever one may be doing. (Dec. 2014)

In short, I started with the train from Munich after a late breakfast. Upon reaching Salzburg, I made my way to the fortress of Hohensalzburg (by far the highlight of this city and my trip). I did both the tours of the fortress – one which walks you through the outer buildings, like the storerooms, the torture chamber, and up the Reckturm with its beautiful panorama view; the other which shows you the royal residences (Golden Hall, the Golden Chamber) and the museums. The fortress is quite large and, on a beautiful day like it was, one could literally spend hours lounging around in one of the terrace cafes, or simply walk around and along the walls marveling at the beautiful views one gets from this vantage point.

After a good 4 hours up there, I descended back in to the city and walked through the decked up streets of Salzburg. With Christmas around the corner, it felt like a magical place to be. I kind of lost track of time as I walked through the streets. One thing to note is that its not just the streets, but enter one of the passages leading off the main street to some courtyard and you’ll be confronted with beautiful boutiques, shops, restaurants and cafes…even more decorated and much more charming.

At the very end of the day, I walked down the Getreidegasse towards the birthplace of Mozart and bought some chocolates (Mozartkugeln). I was tired by the end of the day … slept through the return train journey back to Munich. There are too many pictures to include in one post (as you may well imagine), but these pictures kind of summarize the day. More will follow as and when I get down to them.

 

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  1. We used to see such scenic photographs on calenders in our childhood.. To visit such places was never in dreams also..but by God’s grace we could visit some of them with you and these pics captured by you also are giving same pleasure..May you get enormous chances to travel and pursue your hobby!!

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