We were hosted for our first day by Leesa's lovely friend Claudia and her husband and adorable daughter. We were treated to homemade apple strudel (!) and a tour of the city. We saw the beautiful Mirabell Gardens (my favorite part of the city, naturally), walked down the famous Getreidegasse, a large pedestrian shopping and eating street, and saw a lot of churches. Salzburg was at one time ruled by prince archbishops, so church officials who were princes because they ruled the city of Salzburg, so there are 47 churches in this city of 150,000. It is predomoinantly Baroque architecture and very well preserved, stradling the river Salzach and snuggled into the Alps amid snow-topped mountains. Famously the home town of Mozart, they have many different monuments, parks, and plazas deidcated to him, Mozart concerts all the time, and two of his homes have been turned into museums. There is even a Mozart candy!
Claudia's daughter is in one of these photos... can you find her?
Interconnected squares in central Salzburg, looking up to the castle
Looking across the bridge from the New Town to the Old Town and Nonnberg Abbey
Medieval street in the "New Town"
Statue of Mozart in Mozartplatz
Reconstruction of The Dancing Master's House, where Mozart and his family lived after he became successful and known across Europe
Mozart Gebursthaus, where he was born, and where they lived in a small apartment before he became successful