Europe Journey 2015 – Day 36 to 39
After the intensity of the large city of Vienna it was a welcome relief to arrive in the charming small quaint village of Strobl on Lake Wolfgangsee. Strobl exudes a peaceful atmosphere where people seem content to relax and enjoy a simple life. Unfortunately during our visit the weather was cold and rainy with the clouds camouflaging the mountains which restricted our sight-seeing activities. I am sure that Strobl would be picture perfect on a lovely sunny day.
The weather was clear on the day we visited Salzburg, an Austrian city on the German border. Salzburg is famous for being the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for the film “The Sound of Music.” The city is divided by the fast flowing Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank.
I found Salzburg endearing. I loved the winding cobblestone lanes with intricate black swirling wrought iron guild signs above each shop and the tidy high, narrow houses tightly nestled together.
We took the funicular to Fortress Hohensalzburg that sits above the baroque towers of the city. This castle in Salzburg is an unmistakable landmark providing the city’s world famous silhouette.
Our day in Salzburg was perfect in every way. It reminded me why we leave our homes and travel to discover the beauty of different places.