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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

Julie Andrews was right. The hills in Salzburg are alive - I checked.


When Tyler, Abbie, and I booked our flights to Munich, once I realized how close Salzburg was, I started looking into ways for us to cover two countries in three days. I'm sure I'm not the only one who grew up watching The Sound of Music, and that coupled with my nerdy history-loving self made me downright desperate to visit Salzburg. 




We found a great day tour that would leave from Munich and cover the major Sound of Music sites and give us a different look at Bavarian culture and history. For only 47 euros, compared to the minimum of 80 euros we were going to spend on train tickets and the Sound of Music tour, we were stoked to arrive at the main train station around 9:00 AM on Saturday morning. The train ride took about two hours, but it flew by for me since I was so excited.


I'll never forget how it felt to lay my eyes on the Alps for the first time, or how surreal it was to walk through the arches that Maria von Trapp and the von Trapp children had pranced through in real life, but in the movie as well. But the highlight of the day was a tie between finding a breathtaking view of the Alps on the back of the main fortress/castle in town and finding a city market in the town square that was beaming with a delicious array of beer, sausages, pretzels, vegetables, and more. Not the healthiest food in the world, but my mantra for this entire experience abroad has been #YOLO despite how cliched it is.


We had about an hour and a half of guided walking with our group, and she took us to the cemetery that the von Trapp family hides in to escape the Nazis, the most historic cathedral in town, the oldest restaurant in the world (founded in the 830s!), to Mozart's birthplace, and more. She then gave us three hours to explore the town on our own, in which we ventured into the fortress for its breathtaking views of the city and the Alps, ate our weight in fresh Bavarian food, and shopped for small souvenirs from the multitude of booths in the city centre.

We concluded the day in Mirabell Gardens, where Do Re Mi was filmed, and then headed back to Munich for the night. Austria was charming, beautiful, and absolutely everything that I picture a small European town to be. If you ever get the chance to go, I cannot recommend it more highly, and I've already vowed to return someday. Stay tuned for day 3 of my Munich/Salzburg trip!


On another note, my exact peplum tee is not available online, but I've rounded up some other great peplum tee options here, and the rest of my outfit is below!



2 comments:

  1. Victoria, I love these pictures! It looks like you had a blast! I REALLY want to go to Salzburg... Did you go to Eagle's Nest while you were there, too?

    Great post!!

    Sweetly, Sally // www.sweetlysally.com

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    1. Thanks girl! We wanted to, but we didn't have time to sadly! If you ever get the chance to go to Salzburg GO!!! it was absolutely amazing!

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