Europe Trip: 5th stop - Salzburg, Austria

Sorry for not updating my blog recently, because I was busy preparing for the FOC, choir performance, drama performance and stuffs...

Yep, our 5th stop was at Salzburg, it's the place where Mozart was born and lived. We stayed in 1 of the hostel that is located in Aigner Strasse. Although this hostel is not so convenient from the main railway station, but it is very near to the city area. From the railway station, we took bus 2,5 or 6 to Mozartsteg and take bus 7 to go to Aigner Strasse. This hostel is small, but very nice, and the most important is, it's cheap. It's the cheapest hostel that we got for the whole Europe Trip! The receptionist is nice too, they gave us a room that doesn't have any 1 booked before hand. Means that the whole big room is belongs to both of us, yeah!!!

That afternoon was drizzling. It was already quite cold in Salzburg, plus drizzling, it was colder. But who cares, we still walked around with umbrella to explore the city area. Along the way, we saw a lot of nice restaurant and a lot of football fans walking around. That afternoon, we visited Mozart Wohnhaus which is Mozart Residence and Mozart's birth place. It is the museum that let every 1 see the instruments that belongs to Mozart and family, listen to the recording that they gave us that talk about Mozart's history and to listen to the music that composed by him. We saw a lot of his instruments such as piano, violin, harpsicord, pipie organ... At the same time, we saw a lot of his original piece. For those who learn piano or some classical instrument, i am pretty sure that they will like this place. But personally, i think Mozart and his family are quite rich le, they are staying in a big house and there are a lot of instruments. But sadly, Mozart passed away when he was 35, what a short life... There are alot of souvenir in both of this place as well, most of them also related to Mozart, such as Mozart chocolate, tissue paper with his piece, CD... Of course, I bought some of it,hehe... That evening, we had our dinner in 1 of the chinese restaurant. We paid for 8.90 euro for "eat-as much-as-we-like" buffet. The food was kinda nice.

Nice scenery =)In the city area

Mozart's Residence
Some of the stuffs that belongs to Mozart
Mozart's picture
One of the Mozart's piano
The next day, we went for Panorama Sounds Of Music Tour. It was a bus tour of several of the sites seen in the classic film The Sounds Of Music. "The hills are alive with the sounds of music...", still remember this song? I bet for those who watched this film before will know this song. It was a wonderful ride with breathtaking views of the landscape where the opening scenes were filmed. We visited Leopoldskron Castle, Hellbrunn Castle, St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang, Wedding Church Mondsee and the Lake Mondsee. We saw a lot, really a lot of nice scenery. No wonder they chose this place to film The Sounds of Music. There are a lot of shops around the Wedding Church Mondsee. We tried the pasta at 1 of the pasta shop that recommented by the tour guide, and guess what, that was the nicest pasta I had ever tried!!! No other pasta that i had tried so far can "fight" with this, it was super duper NICE!!! Ah, my saliva is coming out once I think bout it. Our tour ended at the Mirabell Garden which is the place that Maria and the children sang the song "Do-Re-Mi" in the movie. "DO-a deer a female deer, RE-a drop from golden sun, MI-a name a call myself....."

This is the background of Maria's house in the Sound of Music"I am sixteen going on seventeen...~"Nice scenery that we took from the busThe Mondsee

Taking Picture in front of the Mondsee
The Wedding Church Mondsee
Davin's Cabonara
My Bumera, the best pasta I had ever tried
Yummy!!!!!
In Mirabell Garden
This is the stair that Maria and children sang the song "Do Re Mi"

After the Sounds Of Music tour, we went to a mountain that Anthony said is nice at Untersberg, which is the south part of Salzburg. We went up by cable car. The whether there is cooling, and there are a bit of ice here and there. The scenery there is not bad. We saw a wild deer too, and guess what, it came to me when I sing with falsato!! Lalalala, donno real or not, but it really came to us. Just that both Davin and me scare that the deer will attack us, so we ran off,haha. After visiting Untersberg, we went to the Salzburg Fortress. We reached there kinda late, the fortress will be close in about 1 hour time, lucky sia... We had our dinner at the fortress. The dinner was so so only, better don try next time. =P
At Uttersburg
It's cold on top of Uttersburg
Those are ice!!!!
Another picture in Uttersburg
Nice scenery from the Fortress
People who are staying in the Fortress will get the water from here
Just a random and crazy picture

Yep, thats what we did for that 2 days in Salzburg. Nest stop, will be Inssbruck. Will tell you guys moer about Innsbruck in my next post.

3 comments:

raedarling said...

nice pics!!! am so jealous...hehe. link me up!!!

kai E said...

i saw ur blog through carmen's page.
what u doing now?
constant traveller?


Kai Yee

ViNcenT said...

Haha....no la...I wish that I have that much money too... =P