Salzburg Shops and Their Signs

Grain Lane or Getreidegasse is the main shopping street in Salzburg. Mozart’s childhood home is on this street too. Each shop has a sign that sticks out from the tall buildings near the entrance. Many of these signs date back to the 1500’s. Even the McDonalds sign is incorporated into a much older design. The little building […]

Mirabell Gardens Steps from The Sound of Music

Remember those steps the kids and Maria ran up singing Do Re Me in The Sound of Music. That’s me! Lovely Salzburg 🙂

Mozart’s Family Birthplace

No visit to Salzburg is complete without a visit inside of Mozart’s family birthplace. Take the time to do it. P.S. That’s me, leaning up against the door. This was the last place on the tour and my feet hurt.

Opening & Closing Scene Hills of the Sound of Music

When we were at Eagle’s Nest, the tour guide pointed out these grassy plains. He told us that is where they shot the opening and closing scenes in The Sound of Music where Maria and then the entire family were running.

Felsenreitschule, Salzburg

Here, the Trapp Family performed its farewell songs and escaped to Switzerland. Felsenreitschule (literally “rock riding school”) is a theatre in Austria and the site of the Salzburg Festival.

My Vote for the Best Mote!

This was in Salzburg, Austria. I thought it was just the best example of a mote that could be. Love it!


Salzburg’s “Old Town” has internationally renowned baroque architecture and one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Host to three universities and a large population of students. Salzburg is noted for its attractive setting and scenic Alpine backdrop. Salzburg was the birthplace […]

Salzburg: Storybook Austria

Salzburg is storybook Austria. Standing beside the fast-flowing Salzach River, your gaze is raised inch by inch to the Altstadt’s mosaic of graceful domes and spires, the formidable cliff-top fortress and the mountains beyond. It’s a view that never palls. It’s a backdrop that did the lordly prince-archbishops and home-grown genius Mozart proud. Tempting as […]

Viking Ships go “Green” – Join Us Aboard the Viking Legend “Green Ship”

Viking Legend is a “green” ship, with hybrid diesel-electric engines producing 20% fewer emissions and reduced noise/vibration.