Scenes from Salzburg

After spending three days in Munich and touring Neuschwanstein, the next stop on our May European adventure was Salzburg! An easy and inexpensive train ride from Munich, Salzburg is a quaint, beautiful town, full of beautiful architecture and gorgeous gardens. It is, of course, famous for being the setting for the Sound of Music. So what better way to begin our two day visit than with a Sound of Music tour? Our tour took us to locations from the movie both near and far, including Mondsee, where the wedding of Maria and Baron von Trapp was filmed, the gazebo at Hellbrunn Palace, and Leopoldskron Palace.

Sound of Music House

We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring Mirabell Palace and its gardens, which date back to 1690, and feature manicured lawns and hedges, beautiful sculptures, and even a dwarf garden. We also took a stroll across Mozart’s Bridge.

Salzburg Gnome Garden
Lion at Mirabell Palace
Mirabell Palace Garden
Artist in Salzburg
Mozart Bridge Salzburg

Our second day was spent exploring Salzburg’s Old Town (Altstadt), with its Baroque buildings and amazing cathedrals.

Horse and Carriage in Salzburg
Old Town Salzburg

Tucked into the heart of Old Town, at the base of the Festungsbahn, is the amazing Petersfriedhof, a gorgeous cemetery reminiscent of a secret garden. Each grave is meticulously tended, with colorful planted blooms and iron markers. It’s the loveliest cemetery I have ever seen! The adjacent St Peter’s Abbey is beautiful in its own right.

St Peters Cemetery in Salzburg
Graves in St Peters Cemetery
St Peters Cemetery Church
Salzburg Petersfriedhof
St Peters Cemetery
St Peters Abbey
Salzburg St Peters Abbey
St Peters Abbey Salzburg

After our visit to St. Peter’s, we hopped on the Festungsbahn to Hohensalzburg Castle, where we toured the castle and enjoyed panoramic views of Salzburg.

View from Hohensalzburg


Easy Apartments Walker Salzburg
Schallmooser Hauptstraße 16
5020 Salzburg
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Salzburg is a small, walkable city. We stayed in the newer town, across the bridge from Old Town, and loved being near the better restaurants and local grocery stores, while still being easy walking distance from Old Town.

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  1. Monique Rys Avatar
    Monique Rys

    Planning a trip to Munich, Salzburg, and Prague in September 2015 with some friends. Unfortunately, we cannot plan it in May and rather not go in summer (tourist season) Did you happen to go to Prague or anywhere else from Munich or Salzburg? Love your pictures and enjoy reading about your adventures!
    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Monique Rys

    1. Ami Price Avatar

      Hi Monique! Yes! after Munich and Salzburg, we headed to Cesky Krumlov and Prague. Here are the links to those posts.

      We took the train between Munich and Salzburg, the CK Shuttle from Salzburg to Cesky Krumlov, and the bus from CK to Prague. Hope that helps! Have an amazing time!

  2. Beth Avatar

    Seeing this images is making me ridiculously excited to get our European honeymoon started! We’ll be taking a day trip to Salzburg from Munich and these pictures are just what I imagined. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ashley Avatar


    Which Sound of Music Tour did you do? Do you recommend it?

    Much appreciated!

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