Upon entering the Old Town corridors, I fell in love with the cuteness of the streets, shops and cafes. Situated alongside a cliff wall, visitors see a different type of European city. Meandering the streets, my eyes noticed how precise their artwork is. Every cuckoo clock was etched with care and every hand painted egg contained unanimous patterns that exuded the energy and time spent to creating something beautiful.
Walking past certain venues, I knew at one time or another aristocrats schmoozed here once before. Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, has no shortage of memorials signifying the brilliance of this 1700s musician. From squares to museums, the beloved artist’s energy is still alive. For those who want to experience the Sound of Music can book the “hop on and hop off” bus to see the most significant sites used during the film.
The intensity of their elegance ignited upon entering the St. Peter’s Cemetary and Catacombs. Never in my life did I see such a beautiful cemetery that triggered my photogenic eye. Bountiful amounts of flowers rested atop of gold-etched crosses and tombstones while gazing at the beautiful Cliffside surrounding.
And the views kept getting prettier, atop of the Hohensalzburg castle that dominates the hill towering above Old Town. How beautiful. How serene. How Austrian. It was almost surreal that a place this nice still exists in the world. During the warmer months, get a bite to eat or drink at the panoramic view café.
I recommend visiting the castle near sunset to end the day on a perfect high note – along with some Mozart kugeln.