Salty Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria

A few highlights! Salzburg is the birthplace of Mozart, so most of the museums and activities revolve around classical music. There is a famous chocolate called a “Mozart Ball” that can be found everywhere- basically a ball of chocolate with various fillings, and a picture of Mozart’s face on the outside. The town was named after the main commodity in the region- salt. Saw many cool markets, free concerts, street performers, and castles! Also, we visited the largest ice cave in the world- Eisreisenwelt (google some images of this, it’s AMAZING). Had never heard of it until we got to the hostel, but decided to check it out, and the panoramic views of the alps while going up were amazing!! Well worth a trip.

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Had to have a pretzel a day

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One of the more impressive churches- we did see a free concert in the Dom, the famous one (not pictured) but it was funny because the choir performing was from Texas!

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Center square

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View from the castle up on the hill

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Horse and buggies are almost more popular than taxis

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Optical illusion street performer- still can’t figure this one out

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Mozart’s family’s grave… Mozart himself was buried in Vienna in an unmarked grave (that was how they did it at the time)

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On the hike up to the ice caves we saw a mountain goat! I yodeled at it

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Crazy steep cliffs

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From inside the mouth of the cave

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Not supposed to take pics inside but I couldn’t resist! Had to climb over 1,300 steps total inside the cave

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Saw some awesome ice forms though- and even walked through this cool ice tunnel!

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Alps

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Gorgeous view

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Coming out of another tunnel on our hike down

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Last day in Salzburg- stopped by Marienplatz to see the gardens and palace


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