We got up early and walked more of Salzburg on our second morning. If you go, know that you can spend a lot more time in Salzburg and still not see it all. Salzburg is Mozart’s birthplace and we didn’t go into any of the Mozart-related places. There just wasn’t time. We did walk the square and streets around those places.
St. Peter’s Cemetery is lovely. In fact, all of the the cemeteries we visited on this trip were places I would be happy to be buried (except that I prefer cremation but that’s a story for another day). Each plot is like a garden and because there are many names on most of the plot markers, it appears that people are buried in layers.
Even though the marker above is a little creepy, it is an arresting image. The marker below is a bit more restful.
We walked and walked and after a while I got a little lost. It was good that Jeff was keeping up with where we were going.
It is an uphill walk to the Nonnberg Abbey, where Maria von Trapp of Sound of Music fame was a postulant before deciding not to become a nun. This is the cemetery outside of the church.
The views from each of the high places we visited were different.
We shopped at a street fair…
…had a bit of lunch and headed back to Munich on the train. More after the 4th of July holiday.
We took the subway (the U-Bahn) to the main train station (the Hauptbahnhof) where we caught a train to Salzburg. Jeff navigated the subway and train systems for us. He is from NYC and it didn’t take long for him to figure it out. It took Steve and I a bit longer.
Salzburg is beautiful. The old part of the city, called Getreidegasse, is overlooked by the Hehensalzburg Fortress. It is easy to spot from just about anywhere in the city. I took the next photo from the Mirabell Palace Garden.
We were only in Salzburg for 1 1/2 days. We walked through the Mirabell Garden on our way to the hotel. We (and just about everyone else) took pictures, with both cameras and iPhones. But I have to say that it’s an eye-opener to see so many people ignoring what’s right in front of them in favor of their device. I try not to do that so much.
Our hotel, the Blaue Gans Arthotel (which was truly wonderful!), is on this street:
The business signs are much like the decorations you see on Bavarian maypoles, but bigger and fancier. The blue goose (blaue gans) is the sign for our hotel.
After checking in, we went up to the cafe at the Museum of Modern Art which is located at the top of Mount Mönchsberg. The views are spectacular! That’s the Fortress in the distance.
The structures and vehicles almost look like toys.