Never been to Austria before, we were plenty excited.
The trip started well with a beautiful sunset over the horizon as our plane ascended into the sky.
Not wanting to miss out any minute of our vacation, as soon as we landed we headed to aplace called Konigssee (the royal lake).
After a couple of hours at the lake, we headed to our hotel, in the city of Salzburg.
Lots of Asian tourist there.
Crossing the bridge again after it gets dark.
The next day, after a full night's sleep out of exhaustion, we woke up refreshed and ready to tackle the day!
The breakfast, I mean. Raisin danish with coffee.
This street musician was nice enough to pose for me. I love his outfit and his expression!
Inside the Cathedral.
Main square with the Hohensalzburg Castle in the background.
Mr. Mozart :).
Snack - butterbrezel. It's basically plain bread with butter in the middle. It looks more interesting than it actually tasted but I'm glad I did!
This is probably one of the strangest lunch I've ever had. 2 Austrian sausage with bread, horseradish (the shredded yellow thing), and 2 different kinds of mustard.
Apple strudel for dessert.
With our tummies full, we hiked up to the castle. There is actually a train to go up there, would be easier, but we decided to hike up.
And I was glad I did. How else am I going to take some of these pictures.
Inner courtyard of the castle.
St. George's Chapel.
There are several restaurants around the castle exterior, overlooking the city.
Concert and dinner, the important things in life.
Some shots from the castle museum.
The view overlooking the city!
After over half a day of walking, we figured we deserved to treat ourselves to an expensive "orange juice" imitation (4 euro!)
I love the waiter's dress!
We took the train down and here is a shot of the tracks.
Mozart chocolates are available everywhere!
We passed by a dinner and I had to take a picture of all these potatoes product.
These two guys were really funny, whistling and imitating bird noises and funny gestures.
They are many bridges crossing the river in Salzburg. One of them, called the Makart Bridge, has a lot of love padlocks on it.
And finally, for dinner, we went to a nice seafood restaurant that the hotel recommended.
Grilled branzino with grilled vegetables.
What's left of the poor branzino.