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Salt Fortress

On our last full day in Germany we took a 30 minute bus ride to Salzburg, Austria. (Making it our fourth country visited so far!) Salzburg translates to salt fortress – there are salt mines in the area and a large fortress resides on a hill overlooking the city.

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A love lock bridge (We will see plenty more of these in Paris.)

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A passageway leading into the old part of the city.

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The home of Wolfgang Mozart who was born in 1756 is now a museum and popular tourist attraction. This is where Mozart first began to play and compose music as a child prodigy. Salzburg is filled with Mozart memorabilia and souvenirs.

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Looking down the busy old street with classic wrought iron signs hanging.

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We overheard a tour guide tell her group that it is a requirement for businesses to hang wrought iron signs in front of their stores in this part of the city. This is the fanciest McDonalds sign you’ll ever see!

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Here are some of our other favorites.

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Here’s the sign for a bar which is known for their variety of schnapps. We stood at the small bar and bought small glasses of apricot and blueberry schnapps meant for sipping. It was very strong schnapps at 80 proof – on the English menu it was listed as brandy.

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A big tunnel built into the mountainside – we walked through a long cave-like pedestrian tunnel adjacent to this.

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We stopped in a large square and watched some gentlemen playing a large game of chess.

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Views of the city walking up to the fortress

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The fortress

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Hops?

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A beautiful garden with the fortress in the background.

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