Salzburg is a super pretty city and it’s always busy as people want to see where Mozart was born and see where Sound of Music was filmed. Coming in September meant there were still crowds but it didn’t feel overwhelming with people.
I caught the train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in the morning (which is just under 2 hours) and checked into the guesthouse around 10am. I stayed at Gaestehaus Priesterseminar which is located inside a seminary. It was super peaceful and well located and I’d recommend it as it’s a good value option.
I worked for a few hours before heading to nearby Cafe Wernbacher for lunch. They have lunch specials daily and I got the spare ribs with salad for only €9.50. The place was busy mainly with locals so I would definitely recommend it!
I then went for a walk around the city and picked up a sweet treat before heading back to my hotel.
For dinner, I went to Zum Zirkelwirt and had their roast pork and a beer. It was very hearty and filling!
The next morning, I woke up early to go for a walk around the city at sunrise. I walked up to the Museum of Modern Art where there are some nice vantage points around there to overlook the whole city.
Afterwards, I went to the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and walked around, enjoying the serenity.
For lunch, I went to Barenwirt and had their wiener schnitzel which was massive in size and very delicious!
I had finished up with work for the week so I had a few hours to spare before my train to Munich. I walked around town and the atmosphere was great especially as people were dressed up ready for the Oktoberfest festivities.
A specialty dessert in Salzburg is the “Salzburger nockerl” which is whisked egg whites with sugar and cream with raspberry coulis like at the bottom. I went to Restaurant S’Nockerl im Elefant to try it and it was really good. However, it is massive in size and for one person, it was very hard to finish so make sure you go with one or more people!
As I was working remotely, although I was able to maximise the mornings and evenings, I wasn’t able to go outside the city to explore the Sound of Music locations. Alas, this means I will be back!