Friday, 5 December 2014

On the mountain's edge - Salzburg

Our last day in Salzburg was not a full one as we had to catch the train back to Munich and on to Fussen that evening in order to spend the following day at Neuschwanstein, so it was a somewhat leisurely day. We decided to tackle the city from a different angle this time. Mum had spent the past two days eyeing off a small church in the distance, halfway up the hill, and so today we decided to visit it by way of a bridge a little nearer to where we are staying.

It was a beautiful little church, surprisingly, where Salome Alt de Altenav, the woman for whom Schloss Mirabell was built was buried.


It was also a bit of a laugh reaching, as we went up the hill in order to come down most of the way to find the entrance to then reascend the hill inside the church to reach the actual church.

Having photographed this church and realised we were part way up Mönchsberg we continued on with the aim of having coffee in the Musuem of Modern Art which is perched precariously on the edge of the cliff with views overlooking the old town and Fortress.


Their Christmas decorations were pretty.

We did not visit the rest of the museum but instead headed down the mountain in the express elevator and went in search of the shopping mall and the range of very cute childrens’ dirndls and lederhosen that seemed to be on sale everywhere.

Meanwhile I discovered what the differences were between the colours of Mozart chocolates and confirmed my suspicions that they really are as bad as I expected; they were sweet, sweet and inferior to all other praline/marzipan chocolates I have eaten.

We continued to wander looking for food for an early dinner/very late lunch to eat on the train to Fussen and passing the time we had left to spend in Salzburg. Wandered back through the Orangerie in the Mirabell Gardens and yet another Christmas market.

Surprisingly, we didn’t stop for gluhwein.

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