When you’re an expat, you can use any excuse for a trip. Winters in Luxembourg are also pretty quiet, so we took advantage of any reason to mix things up. Nico was in Munich for work, so I joined him for a weekend down in Salzburg, which is an hour and a half drive away from Munich.
It was a cold and gloomy day when we walked around historic center. Some things that Salzburg is known for became very apparent due to the amount of advertised tourism surrounding all three:
- Salzburg and some areas around were used as the setting for “The Sound of Music”. I’ve never seen it, but I probably should. There are entire tour buses dedicated to visiting all the filming sites for this 1965 movie.
- Salzburg means “salt fortress” due to barges carrying salt down the river Salzach. There’s also a salt mine that you can visit, as advertised with an interesting flyer.
- Salzburg was the birthplace of Mozart. You can visit Mozart’s birthplace, Mozart’s residence, a Café Mozart, and eat Mozart chocolates.