|To protect the city’s wealth, a fortress was built on the top of the hill.|
|Entrance to the fortress.|
|Arrived on top!|
|Beautiful view of the Salzburger Dom (cathedral) and its turquoise roof. It rained the night before so most of the snow had been washed away.|
|The building with red onion dome is Nonnberg Abbey. Maria was a nun-in-training here before she married Captain Von Trapp.|
We then headed downhill to Alstadt. The old town was pretty small, we practically had gone around it twice, so there wasn’t much else left to see. It was Sunday morning, church bells were ringing and shops were closed. As we were wandering aimlessly, we saw that Salzburger Residenz was open to visitors, so we headed inside.
|Salzburger Residenz, the city palace of Salzburg Prince Archbishops who ruled the state before it became a part of Austria.|
|A beautifully decorated room, which reminded me very much of Château de Versailles.|
|Guns from 1595 on display.|
|A long and spacious hallway.|
We then headed to Mirabell Gardens, the last Sound of Music venue we had yet to visit. It was prominently featured during the song “Do Re Mi”. The children were seen running around the gardens while putting their newly learned music notes into practice.
|As it was wintertime, there wasn’t any flower. I bet it would look much better in springtime.|
|The Von Trapp children went around this fountain...|
|...and jumped up and down the steps singing So.. Do.. La.. Fa.. Mi.. Do.. Re..|
Honestly, 2 full days were enough to enjoy everything Salzburg had to offer. No doubt, it was a very beautiful city with many nice things to see. Well, most of them were within walking distant from one another, thus we could cover everything much faster that we thought. Some of them we covered twice, some even thrice. So by this time, we were actually.. quite.. bored..
|Headed back to Alstadt. Those classic signages were typical of the old city.|
|Spent the rest of the day going from one Xmas market to another…|
|…feasting our eyes on the fancy products they had to offer.|