6 (September 15, 2016) Salzburg
We’ll leave Innsbruck and drive to Salzburg, where we’re going to spend
the night after exploring the city at afternoon and evening. We plan to
visit Berchtesgaden National Park in our way to see K÷gnissee Lake and
will have the option of seeing the popular “Eagle’s nest”, which is
currently a restaurant.
The spots marked at map are:
B- Berchtesgaden N. P.
We’re awake early as consequence of going to sleep
early too. Around 9 AM we’re done with the breakfast and I go out for
the detailed itinerary in Innsbruck’s Old City while Eva is giving a
rest to her foot in the room as we saw the basics yesterday.
My plan is covering all the spots marked at map,
similar to the one at right.
These spots are:
1- Golden Roof
2- St. Jakob's Cathedral
3- Jesuit Church
5- Column of St. Anne
6- Triumphal Arch
I start by going directly to the furthest spot:
Triumphal Arch. In my way I pass by the Column of Saint Anne and
several beautiful buildings in Maria-Theresien Strasse.
Once back in the Golden Roof I get into a narrow
street to reach St. Jakob’s Cathedral.
Going through an arch I go to the external side where I can
see the Imperial Palace fašade and go to the Jesuit Church.
When I’m back in the hotel everything is ready to go. We’ve
liked this Cityhotel Schwarzer Bar: location is ideal and it is the
darkest green fašade in the colorful houses in the riverside.
The initial plan included a stop in our way to Salzburg
but whether K÷gnissee Lake or Swarovski Museum are convenient for Eva’s
injured foot, so we already decided to drive directly to Salzburg.
It takes around three hours and a half from one hotel to the
next. We must say we still haven’t got a ride in German free of works.
This must be the reason why every part of the road that are not in
works it’s perfect.
Our priority after settling in the hotel is lunching and we go to the
place recommended in the hotel desk: a closer place in our way to the
river. We share a fuchspfandl (a meat selection) for two in restaurant
Alter Fuchs, which gets us full by 34.70€.
After this, is the moment for a walk in Salzburg’s
The spots marked at map are:
1- Mozart's birthplace
2- Alter Markt Square
3- Residentplatz and Dom su Salzburg
6- Hohensalzburg Castle
7- Mozart's Bridge
We follow the street Linzer Gasse until the river, where
we’re getting our first view of Hohensalzburg Castle over the streets
with the typical building’s fašades.
Once across the river we go directly to Mozart’s birthplace,
where we pay 10€ for each admission ticket to it. Photos and videos are
not allowed inside. There are just a few of original items there as the
most of them are labelled as replicas.
When we leave, Eva sits by a terrace for a coffee in Alter
Markt as I’m doing a quick walk through this old city in a way I can
come back with the shortest version of the same to see the highlights.
This tour that we do together goes through beautiful
Residentplatz, then Mozartplatz and using Mozart’s Bridge to come back
to the other side of the river, where we find the views of the city we
were looking for.
Those are the views we’re bringing with us back to the hotel,
where we’ve already got all we need for a soft dinner in our room and
where we rest for the rest of the day, except for a few beers we go out
to take by night.