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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Salzburg, of the trick fountains

Shaleen had again booked a taxi for the station from our hotel. But we were outside with our luggage but the taxi did not come. Meanwhile we hailed another taxi at 5am in the morning. As we already had our tickets he dropped us just where we were to board the train.
Salzburg was a day trip for us. For €4 we got a luggage locker for our luggage at the station for 24hrs. Here only we bought our Salzburg day cards, which gave us free entry to all the places we wanted to go and access to all transport in the city.

We sat in the bus number 25. And decided to go Untesburg by cable car. It was a clear day. Going up was awfully crowded, we were literally vertically packed, and there were three pet dogs also in the cable car. 

After having some snacks in the cafe. We headed back and were better able to take in the view from the cable car this time. In the return journey we got off at the Helbrunn palace and the trick fountains. 
We caught the first English tour at 12noon. It was an enjoyable tour.

We went to see the Sound of music pavilion in the garden, which was nothing great. Though the garden itself was good.

We took the same bus back to town and decided to see Mozart's birthplace. It was a nice street to loiter around. We saw a music shop, got some zotter chocolates. Bought something to eat and sat outside in a square and ate it.

Saw a few churches along the way. A lovely town where you can spend hours just strolling about.
One of the squares in Salzburg.

Around 5pm we decided to take the funicular to the hohenburg castle.
As we were very tired we just sat in the cafe and had Apple Strudel & coffee.

View from the hohenburg castle.
After that we headed back to the station and no sooner had we reached the platform it started raining heavily. The platform was covered so that was no problem. We were lucky that it did not rain while we were doing sightseeing.

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