Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Travel Tuesday: Salzburg

Helene in Between

I had so much fun reading everyone's travel posts last week and pretending I was on vacation so I'm back to link up again.  This week we are flashing back to my time in Salzburg.  I actually went to Salzburg in the same trip as Prague so if you missed that post go here to read it.

This was actually my second time in Austria.  While in college I had visited Vienna during a European vacation with two friends.  Vienna was nice but I like Salzburg a lot more.  Here's why. . . 

The "downtown" area is so pretty.  It is filled with shops and people.  I especially loved all the store signs!

The people were so friendly!  I spent the day in Salzburg alone and I felt so comfortable and welcomed by the people.  This artist was the sweetest.  I bought a piece of art from her and I still have it (paintings from street artists are my favorite thing to buy while traveling abroad)!
 
 Oh and did you know that The Sound of Music was filmed in Salzburg!!???  Of course you did!  Don't go to Salzburg if you aren't a Sound of Music LOVER!

I actually went on a Sound of Music tour which was pure awesomeness.  Don't laugh.  You know you would do it too if you could.  It was so.much.fun.  Complete with sing-a-longs on the bus!

  Recognize this house and lake?  Gorgeous!!

The Pavilion.  Did you know Liesel sprained her ankle while filming the scenes for "16 Going On 17?"
Fun fact for you!

The church where they got married.  This church is magnificent.  So beautiful inside and out!

How could you not fall in love with this place?  I have a big thing for streets with stores/houses that are painted in different colors.  I could sit at one of those umbrella tables drinking wine all day. . . 

The Sound of Music tour is a must do if you are ever in Salzburg.  It is so much fun but also you see so much of Salzburg and the surrounding areas.  Driving through the mountains you see amazing views - my pictures through a bus window would never do the scenes justice.  Take my word for it - breath taking!

Even if you aren't a Sound of Music lover (impossible) there is so much else to enjoy in Salzburg.  The culture, the people, the beer. . .

These hand painted eggs are "the thing" in Eastern Europe.  There were shops with literally thousands of eggs - color coordinated.  I love Christmas and these eggs were so pretty.  I managed to bring home a couple that survived the trip!


Have you been to Austria?  Salzburg?

Are you in the mood to watch The Sound of Music now??


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12 comments:

  1. EEEEEEK this gets me SO excited for my trip to Salzburg in April!!

    Thanks for linking up!!

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  2. i absolutely want to watch sound of music now!!! yes please. i love how colorful the buildings are!! i definitely need to visit!!

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  3. I love this series that you're doing Jodi! These images are gorgeous and give me the most wanderlust!!

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  4. How fun!! I want to go on the Sound of Music tour! I'm pretty sure my Husband would hate me for it, but who cares as long as I have fun, haha!

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  5. Oooh! I skipped Austria, but now I really want to go there! It just looks so beautiful, plus the Alps...

    My travel tuesday post: Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

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  6. Beautiful! I went to Austria in high school and had a wonderful time. I love the look of all the buildings!!

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  7. This looks like such a cool place! Makes me want to visit someday! :)

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  8. I was a big fan of The Sound of Music when I was little. And after reading this post of yours I am definitely putting Salzburg on my travel list. =)

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