Just catching up with your posts Ansh . Salzburg looks a good place to explore and the surroundings are magnificent.
Innsbruck is somewhere that captured my imagination when I was a young girl reading Elinor M Brent Dyer's " Chalet School " series, .... so disappointed, it looks like a real mish-mash of urban sprawl. What did you think of it Ansh ? I always imagined it to be more like St Wolfgang. Still the mountains are wonderful.
Lugg, I actually liked Innsbruck's urban setting. That said, so far I've really liked any sort of city. But the views make it stand out, IMHO; besides I didn't explore the city fully so may have missed out some interesting areas.
I do not know how I missed this thread Ansh! You did a wonderful job with your photos, beautiful views! I can imagine that your mom found many nice places to shop. I enjoyed seeing Linz as I have considered going there as I have been told it is not a tourist destination as well but looked like a nice place to relax. We will try to get to St. Gilgen, it looks lovely there. I have friends who have visited Vienna and have said they will not return, happy to see it once but not enough to bring them back saying it was to formal or sterile. I still think I will go someday.
On a school trip in Apr 2012, we visited Salzburg as a day trip. Some more photos from that time: Around Mirabell Palace and Gardens:
The Old Town beyond the river:
A small lane in the Old Town:
This is the Mozart Geburtshaus- the birthplace of Mozart.
This is the Salzburg Cathedral, where I didn't go inside on the first visit. It is a 17th century Baroque cathedral, first built in 774, rebuilt in 1181 and then completely rebuilt in Baroque style in the 17th century.
Thank you Ansh for the additional photos! The Hotel I have booked is very close to Mirabell Palace. I hope the gardens will still be in bloom when we are there. I will have to save some money as it looks like there are so many shops! Was there an outdoor market in this area?
I looked at Hotel Mozart but I think it had no on-site parking so we chose another one near there. We will have a rental car because we are arriving in Munich, driving to Fussen, Germany then to Petisau, Austria, then to Salzburg and finally back to Munich. Salzburg is the only hotel where we will not have breakfast included with our room so I am hoping I can find a market to pick up some fruit, I know there is a café not far from the Hotel to pick up some pastries. Like Paris, Salzburg Hotels charge high prices for breakfast in the Hotel so we will look elsewhere. Thank you for a look around!