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2016/09/25 Germany Day 10: Austria: Salzburg
π 2016-09-25 00:00 in Germany2016, Trips

After arriving in Salzburg the previous evening (another city that's a mess for cars, with one ways everywhere, and even pilons that come out of the ground and close roads unless you have a special code to enter), we got up the next morning and went to visit the old town. We started with Helbrunn Palace, a bit outside the city. It has an impressive garden with displays and trick fountains designed to get guests wet:



every seat got wet, except the archbishop :)
every seat got wet, except the archbishop :)



nice antlers that got everyone wet
nice antlers that got everyone wet


levitating a cone with a jet of water, not bad
levitating a cone with a jet of water, not bad

getting out without getting wet was hard
getting out without getting wet was hard

because you had jets directed at you
because you had jets directed at you

After the tour of the fountain gardens, we went to see the rest of the garden and palace:




little round hut from the sound of music
little round hut from the sound of music

Next we drove back to our parking lot 10mn from the hotel and walked to Mozart's residence:



From there, we crossed the bridge to old town, and apparently filling bridges with locks has also become "a thing", there:






We then ended up in the Salzburger Dom, adjacent to the beautiful Salzburg Cathedral, and the museum has an interesting part where it goes inside the cathedral on a catwalk and lets you view the cathedral from inside and from the top:








Next, we moved to the Salzburg Museum Neue Residenz which had various displays about the city, and other collections:









By then, it was already 16:45-ish, so we were starting to run against the clock. We went to Mozart's birthplace house (closing at 17:30), which had a small museum:



From there, we went to he Salzburg Cathedral, which was cathedral was both massive and beautiful, I'll start with some pictures from the Dom earlier, and then pictures from the floor:










Done with the cathedral, we headed towards Petersfriedhof complex before it closed at 18:00:






And we still had to hurry up to Fortress Hohensalzburg where we arrived just by 18:00 to have just 1H to tour it before it closed at 19:00. We had just enough time to take a few pictures, and join the guided tour A, and barely make it to the self guided tour B by 18:30. Pfew, that was close :) Good view from the city up there of course:








old city walls
old city walls


This day also happened to be the anniversary of someone who helped develop the salt industry that made Salzburg rich, so they had a big party in the old town with costumes, music, dancing, and octoberfest like beer gardens:






After the Castle visit, we went back down to partake into the festivities a bit, and try to find something that would pass as dinner without us having to waste 90mn or so in a slow restaurant, so that we could get back to our room a bit earlier, but as luck would have it, as we got home, they started fireworks, so we went back out just a bit to see them :)








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