In the afternoon after Neuschwanstein Castle, we trained back to Munich and took another train to Salzburg. [Travel tip: with the Bayern ticket, only 26 euro gets TWO people unlimited train travel in the German/bavarian region, including areas of Austria, such as Salzburg.)
We got up bright and early and headed to the nearby Untersberg for the cable car ride, which takes you over the beautiful Untersberg alps. Once we got off the cable car at the top of the mountain, I was completely awe-struck by what I saw:
Yup, my jaw was on the ground. And then I was pretty much running around the place with the enthusiasm of a maniac. HOW CAN THIS BE REAL!? It was an endless sea of cloud right beneath my feet!! I mean, this is literally walking on cloud! I felt so lucky and fortunate at that moment to have witnessed something so beautiful.
But this breathtaking view didn’t last =( The clouds covered the sun and changed so quickly into a dissipated mist of fog. Quite mysterious!
Back to the city of Salzburg, we strolled in the old streets of Getreidegasse (we had fun pronouncing that name =.=).
Then took the funicular up to the Hohensalzburg fortress.
It was gloomy and rained the whole day in Salzburg =( I couldn’t get my signature/favorite lens-flare shots, but we might as well have fun in the rain! “Playing chess” on the giant chest board (at Kapitelplatz, just under the Hohensalzburg fortress).
View of the Hohensalzburg fortress from the Kapitelplatz.
Getting tired of the rain at this point… so we took shelter inside the Salzburg cathedral. Beautiful interiors!
And we ended the night with a classic Mozart opera dinner concert in the thousand year old St. Peter Stiftskeller (restaurant), and I suppose this was pretty cool since Mozart’s infamous C-Minor was first performed in 1789 at the St.Peter church.
It’s definitely an amazing experience, I’ve never had a three course meal as interludes of an opera performance. Though the food was average, the experience was worthy.
That’s it for Salzburg ladies and gentlemen, stay tuned for the next episode – Hallstatt!!! (Yes that breathtaking little town in Austria that looks like it came straight out of a painting… XD)