Journey Notes: In the future within the Salzburg space

Whenever you consider Salzburg you possibly can’t assist however consider Mozart and “The Sound of Music.”


Salzburg is a wonderful city with loads of issues to do and plenty of photographic alternatives. It’s a excellent spot to remain for 3 or 4 days wandering the streets of Outdated Salzburg and taking a automotive or tour outdoors the town up into the encompassing countryside.

One of many first issues I normally do when touring to a brand new metropolis is to take a hop on, hop off bus tour. It helps me get my bearings. It’s additionally a great way to determine which websites and areas of the town you need to spend time taking photographs. Sometimes, the excursions are good for a full day which makes it straightforward so that you can get round that first day.

Salzburg is an simply walkable metropolis although, so long as you don’t thoughts just a few inclines on occasion. Be ready to see Mozart-branded every thing. From sweets to family items, you’ll see all of it. He’s a giant deal there as it’s his birthplace. I’ve been in each spring and summer time and it’s actually stunning with the encompassing mountain views and unbelievable inexperienced hills.

Avenue scenes

After I’m touring I at all times preserve a watch out for distinctive scenes. Whereas massive cities could also be much like dwelling, there are nearly at all times distinctive retailers or historical streets and buildings that make for attention-grabbing photographs.

The Sound of Music

Sure, we took The “Sound of Music” tour. Actually, it’s an amazing tour even if you happen to’re not a fan of the film. Simply know that you just’ll be singing on the bus. Is it tacky? Sure, however the tour guides do know this and play into it. They take you to a number of of the well-known filming areas from the film. This provides you the chance to go up into the hills and mountains outdoors of Salzburg and it’s stunning.

In 2012, when my mother, brother and I went, our information was superior and truly talked the bus driver right into a small detour so we might get photographs of the snowy mountains. It doesn’t harm to ask for one thing like that, all they’ll do is say no. We acquired fortunate they usually made it occur.

Hellbrunn Palace

Hellbrunn Palace is one other location the place a number of scenes have been filmed, together with the gazebo scene. You recognize the one, the place Lisl sings “I’m 16 happening 17.” That is undoubtedly one of many areas I want we’d had extra time to wander. Principally, you get to see the gazebo and it could rely on the tour however the final time I used to be there we had slightly bit longer to wander the grounds.


This can be a beautiful city situated on a lake and within the mountains. The tour stops right here so you possibly can see the church the place Captain Von Trapp and Maria have been married. Basilica St. Michael is the place the marriage was filmed. Chances are you’ll be overwhelmed while you go inside because it’s all pinkish, black and gold, and oh so excessive. Wonderful to see. You probably have time I might counsel heading right down to the lake as effectively. It’s peaceable and the surroundings is gorgeous.

Or you possibly can select to meander the primary road and take a look at the little retailers. This location has fairly just a few completely different photograph alternatives to select from.

Man in front of the Sound of Music Tour bus Salzburg
It’s important to, don’t you?


  • Again up your photographs in a couple of place! Severely, a few of these photographs are from 2012, the primary time I visited Salzburg. I don’t have any of the unique recordsdata as a result of they have been misplaced when switching to a brand new laptop computer. I “thought” they have been saved on a CD.
  • Returning to a location? Undergo the photographs from the final time you have been there to see if you happen to missed one thing or if there’s a particular website you’d prefer to reshoot.
  • Don’t overlook to incorporate your fellow vacationers in your photographs and supply to take photographs of them with their phones or cameras (I’m actually dangerous at this).
  • Take the tacky tour, you’ll get to see websites you wouldn’t if you happen to don’t go on it.
  • Sit again and luxuriate in, chill out and simply take within the websites.