Thursday, March 28, 2024

Salzburg with Jace

We managed to see quite a bit during our 1 1/2-day visit to Salzburg. We stayed in the pleasant Hotel am Mirabellplatz, a short walk through the Old Town up to the Mozart Dinner Concert.

It was as good as we remembered it, especially when the Baritone invited Jace to join the show.

The next day we took Bus 840 to the salt mine we were touring. That was fun.

Later we enjoyed a hearty lunch in the on-site restaurant.

We then took a bus to the Untersbergbahn, and rode the thrilling gondola to near the peak of the 6,000-foot Untersberg, featured at the beginning and end of The Sound of Music.

Kathy and Jace gingerly hiked nearer the peak before we rode back down.

Last night we found a charming little restaurant owned by a friendly Croatian.

It was raining when we left the restaurant, and the hotel’s umbrellas came in handy.

Today is a travel day, by train from Salzburg to Munich, Schnellbahn to the Munich Airport, and then a Lufthansa ticket on German Wings to Paris.

We had time for a selfie in our hotel’s tiny European elevator 

We had yet another train cancellation (our third!), but hopped on another train without difficulty.

Likewise, today’s flight was originally on an Italian ITA plane, but signed over by Lufthansa to German Wings, which still  gives us some priority for lounges and boarding as Star Alliance Golds.

We’re staying at the Charles De Gaulle Airport Hilton tonight, and riding into Paris tomorrow morning. Jace is great company, and we hope he’s enjoying the trip as much as we are.


Anonymous said...

It looks as though you are all having a blast… and what an amazing experience to see where some of the filming of The Sound of Music took place. We are currently at the Hotel Champs du Mars, recommended by Rick Steves… hmmmm, not our favorite hotel so far. But the walk around area is so great. Safe travels.

Kathy and Brian said...

When you’re somewhere and see a lot of tourists with Rick Steves guidebooks, you know he’s “ruined” it. It happened to us in Cinque Terre Italy.