Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Salzburg, Austria

I went to Salzburg hoping for snow and stunning fireworks, but alas, I got neither. But I did meet some really fun people and enjoyed spending time in such a beautiful city.

There’s a great view of the fortress from the river…

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Or from the hill opposite the fortress…

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Or from anywhere, really…

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Construction began in the year 1077! It’s one of the largest and best-preserved midieval castles in Europe.

I also enjoyed seeing an exhibit about marionettes which are really popular in this region. In fact I also saw a marionette performance of “The Nutcracker” but we weren’t allowed to take pictures.

I went up to the castle, of course…

…and saw the amazing views of the city and the mountains.

I also visited the castle museum. My favorite room featured suits of armor in various action poses, much different from the rigid statues we usually see.

I walked along the plateau to get another beautiful view of the castle and the city below.

The town itself was very beautiful, of course…

On my last night, I spent about 6 hours getting to know some fun new people. All four of us are living abroad in various places! We had a ton to talk about. ­čÖé

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A bunch of people from the hostel walked down to the river to get a good view of the world-famous fireworks that are lit off from the castle every year. We were expecting a view like this but instead…

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Ha! So we listed to the fireworks and drank champagne and laughed together! At least we had fun and we got a good story out of it. ­čÖé

Here are the rest of my pics…

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This entry was posted on March 1, 2014 by in Architecture, Austria, Friends, Funny, Photos, Travel and tagged , , , , .
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