The Hills Are Alive...
04.05.2009 - 04.05.2009 12 °C
Today we headed on a day tour to Salzburg, Austria. Started a little early, our tour left at 9:15am. Michaela was still drunk so the morning was quite eventful.
The train ride was about two hours to Austria so we had a nap then got prepared for the rainy weather. As we approached Salzburg the Alps came into view and we were in awe for a few moments. When we got to the city we did a quick hour and a half tour with our guide, then we were allowed to head off on our own for 3 and a half hours. That is really why we picked this tour because it was basically do it yourself.
We headed up to the old fortress on the mountain.. this thing is ancient, Medieval. We walked around, checked out some old torture techniques so watch out Canada. We then went back down to the old town to check out Mozart's birthplace, sang a few Sound of Music songs while we visited sights from the movie, went into the MOST amazing church we have been in so far (which has been a lot) and prayed for awhile. Because German beer has our souls.
We had a hot chocolate, walked around some more and took in more sights, then headed back to the group for the train ride home. Salzburg is absolutely stunning, unfortunately it was raining all day long so we were pretty wet and cold but made the most of it. Vienna is definitely in our next trip!!
Tomorrow we are heading to Freiburg.. the Black Forest! We are couchsurfing with a family there so hopefully there will be a computer we can upload some pics with!!!
Hope everyone is doing well and not eating any pork!
Michaela and Breanne