Our final port on our Mediterranean cruise was Venice, from which we hired a car and drove to Salzburg Austria, home to both the Sound of Music and Mozart.
This was a great choice. We found an affordable apartment and rested, as cruises tend to leave us needing a bit of recovery time.
Now we are ready to see the sights. We couldn’t find a free walking tour, but we were able to avoid the expensive Sound of Music tours by purchasing a self-guided Sound of Music Tour from the Salzburg tourist information site. I am guessing that a bit more work and we would have found one for free on-line, but for €2.50, it didn’t seem worth the bother to head back to the hotel.
Which of these sites do you recognize from the Sound of Music?
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Travel Tips for Salzburg:
- Watch the Sound of Music before you go.
- Ask at the i-site about self-guided tours.
- The hop-on, hop-off bus gives a great overview and fun history, and it stops to allow photos at two of the locations.
- If you have a car, don’t miss the salt mines (tomorrow’s post).
Mozart, The Sound of Music, or something else, what is your favourite thing about Salzburg?
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