austria

Salzburg: Schloss Hellbrunn

And we’re down to my last post from my Christmas trip last December 2015. I wrote 20 posts on Germany and 9 posts on Austria. 29 travel posts?! Someone clearly had too much fun taking photos and being all tourist-y. Tricia Will Go Places is like 90% travel nowadays, lol. I’m…

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Salzburg Zoo

Welcome to the oldest zoo in Austria (and perhaps even the oldest in the world?)! It happened to be right beside Schloss Hellbrunn so we paid the animals a visit since we were already in the area. I found Salzburg Zoo super clean and well-kept, and the animals all seemed…

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Salzburg Cathedral

Dedicated to Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius, the Salzburg Cathedral is a 17th-century Baroque beauty in the middle of Alstadt (Old Town Salzburg). Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized in this cathedral, and he was actually the organist here for about 3 years. The thing that I liked the most about…

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Salzburg: Salzach River

Salzburg’s Salzach River looks like every landscape artist’s dream. Its quiet beauty is magnified by the bright blue sky, and of course, the surrounding hills that look very much alive (Sound of Music!). They say the best cities are always built around great rivers, and Salzburg clearly fits the bill. Tourists usually stay in…

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Salzburg: Schloss Mirabell

Starting my Salzburg travel diaries with a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Mirabell Palace and Gardens. If you watched Sound of Music, you’ll definitely recognize this place! We stayed at a hotel nearby, and it was an easy decision to make it our first stop. During winter, however, they close the…

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