Upon arriving, we were all somewhat dissapointed. Salzburg has long turned from its "Rome of the north" days and is now just a giant tourist trap. Thousands of people were walking around everywhere, making it a nightmare to drive into town. I'm probably just bitter that we're not as high up in the Alps as I thought we'd be. I guess I have to wait for Switzerland then (THATS YOU TARAN AND JASON)
Once in the city square, things seemed to get better. Salzburg was home to the famous Amadeus Mozart, who lived here for 25 years and played in the grand cathedral. The biggest Christmas market we've seen so far was in full swing, with hundreds of people eating all sorts of sweets, meats and mulled (hot) wine. The cathedral was built in the 1600's, and the interior made it one of the most impressive churches I have ever seen - rivaling the sisteen chapel. It was really beautiful inside, it's impossible to comprehend that men made something so grand and perfect hundreds of years ago.
|Not my picture - mine does not do the castle justice.|
|Castle on top, monastery to the right.|
|Salzburg from the Castle|
The fortress was beautiful, and I can happily say that standing 400 feet over Salzburg within the outer fortress and inside the inner castle - just might be my favorite spot on Earth.
|My favorite place on Earth|
|A hot girl in the bookstore, I was wishing she could speak english.|