Our first taste of Austria is the beautiful city of Salzburg. We have spent most of our time in the Old Town. The area is pedestrian only, very clean and not very large (perfect for walking!). It boasts gorgeous architecture, amazing mountain and river views, and a slow paced and quiet demeanor. Today, Adam and I took our time leisurely strolling through its streets as we window-shopped and ate (pretzel baguette, need I say more?).
At the center of town is Residenzplatz (or Residence Square). Here, we enjoyed the beautiful fountain located in the square and listened to the Glockenspiel play (We were there at 6pm to listen, but I think it also plays at 7pm and 11pm). We also visited Mozartplatz (right next to Residenceplatz), which is a square that features a statue of…you guessed it… Mozart!
It was still bright outside, so we decided to listen to a Rick Steve’s walking tour of Salzburg and did that until we were hungry for dinner. We visited beautiful churches and cathedrals, squares, a horse washing station (yes!), a water wheel, and Mozart’s front door. We ended on the Getreidegasse, a charming street filled with shops, passageways and unique signs (Even the McDonald’s has an ornate iron sign outside of its store front!).