Hi everyone, how are you today? Dear travellers, are you ready for a new adventure? It’s time to pack our online “luggage” and we will visit one of Europe’s most famous cities of culture. Not far away, it is located in Austria.
At the very beginning, I would like to thank the Salzburg Tourist Board for this lovely collaboration. This trip was really amazing, a journey that expanded my knowledge about Austria and Salzburg as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria. A city that hosts all major cultural events in Austria and Europe as well. An interesting fact is that there are 3000 people living in the city center, while the surrounding city of Salzburg has almost 160,000 inhabitants. Regardless of the number of inhabitants and the area of Salzburg is a city that attracts an increasing number of lovers of real art and cultural events every year. Who has not been able to read my previous post about Salzburg, you can read it on this LINK.
The architecture of the city is simply enchanting. Centuries just can not destroy this beauty, and details that adorn the street fountains in which once upon a time had enjoyed and the famous music genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart… It is simply a city that you can not describe in few words, it takes real long essays to describe it in the right way this beauty with which this city is constantly radiating.
As a blogger who traveled a large part of Europe and the world, when I pick the destination the most important thing is that the destination has a soul, then everything is much easier. You must be wondering what I am talking about now, how can the city have a soul ?! Believe me it can, every city has its own story, it’s just a question of whether someone will have a little more time to listen. The city is also made up of its inhabitants, the city’s residents who are the main representatives of that city.
In Salzburg I had the opportunity to meet people who are 4th or 5th generation who was born in Salzburg. They are very proud that they come from Salzburg and to their long tradition and specific folk costumes. I do not know how familiar you are with their customs and their traditional costumes, but Austria has different kinds of folk costumes in every part of the country. Most of them are leather wardrobe, leather trousers and leather shirts for men and leather skirts and leather dresses for women.
These garments are not cheap and when talking about that part of their culture, it is very important to note that it is very important that these pieces have been in the family for a long time and that the age of these items is appreciated, which are leather pants older, inherited from someone they are having a higher value. After a couple of years, leather changes color and, accordingly, most likely recognizes the true value of the heritage.
Some people faithfully follow and nurture that way of life, so they go to work dressed in their folk costume or do their daily activities. Some people like to combine traditional and modern, so I noticed a lady with a leather dress, modern shoes, a wicker basket and modern sunglasses that made her a modern woman who went out for Saturday’s market. She was so nice to me, even I asked her to take picture of her and explained that I am a writer/blogger and I’m writing about Salzburg and that I would like to make photo of her for a blog, but she culturally refused and told me a couple of interesting things about their culture.
She showed me a few shops in Salzburg that sell these clothes and told me that she inherited that dress from her grandmother who escaped from her own wedding after she “got out” of the wedding dress.
My photographer and I were so sympathetic to her, that she insisted on taking us to tea and to the famous strudel, and for almost an hour we talked about everyday life in Salzburg. To my question, if she moved to Vienna, she just sighed and said: “Maybe if I crash down my house I’m going to live in Vienna, it’s very noisy there, and people themselves can not hear their own thoughts in such a crowd!” Of course, after she learned that I was from Serbia, she said that her three best friends with whom she knows more than 20 years, also from Serbia… She had only good words for people from our country.
After a nice and warm conversation with this cute lady, my photographer and I continued with our adventure. We walked around for some time in the city until we got to a building where the sign of an electric lift was drawn, we were sure that the view from the surrounding hill was fantastic and we took advantage of the special Salzburg card for tourists, with certain attractions being completely free. Traveling with a cable railway otherwise costs about 15 euros, but as I mentioned in the previous sentence with a special Salzburg card, one round trip with a cable car is free. Whoever visits this beautiful city should benefit from the many benefits of this card.
You can buy a Salzburg Card for a period of 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on how long you plan to stay in this city. The benefits of this card are exceptional and certain sights such as:
DomQuartier (Museum of Art), the cable railway we used to the fortress, Mozart’s birthplace (more precisely – the apartment) where he spent his first years of his life, as well as his residence house where he lived before he went to Vienna. You can also visit the Rupertinum Museum of Modern Art, the Hellbrunn Palace, the Zoo within the Hellbrunn Palace and many other attractions you can visit completely free once, while public transport can be used during the period for which you purchased the card: 24, 48 or 72 hours completely free. For certain attractions, you have a special discount and you can find the list on the link.
At the end, when you see all the benefits that this card provides, you will understand how much this card actually means and pay for its purchase because the individual ticket price for some of the sights is not below 10 euros. For example, the Mozart birthplace, the price of the ticket is 15 euros, the cable railway is 15 euros, the ticket for the DomQuartier museum is between 10 and 15 euros. I’m not sure about the price of transportation, but I’m sure that one ride is not below 1 – 1.50 euros, and with this card you have free use of transportation so you can also visit the McArthur Outlet Center. You can reach the outlet by public transportation and reach it very easily. Outlet has a very rich offer and I am sure you will find the brands that you love.
Salzburg is an exceptional city, a real gem of Austria that you should visit. A city that has a rich history and stories about legends that will delight you. The city is ideal for people who are looking a destination for a peaceful holiday, enjoying art, good food and not forgetting the famous Mozartkugeln because this candy is famous all over the world, but in Salzburg there is a shop that makes this treat according to the original recipe. You must try it! It’s delicious!
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the Sheraton Grand Salzburg Hotel for hospitality. The staff was lovely, the girls from the reception were always there to help me, the food was exquisite. As I always remember destinations and hotels by sweets, Sheraton Grand Salzburg I will remember plums filled with walnuts and spilled with chocolate that always waiting me on the pillow when I’m back to the room after a busy day. My smile in the picture below confirms it! 🙂
My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Europe. I know that you loved the travel posts from July and now I will show you all the beauties of Linz! See you next time in Austria!
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As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!
This post is sponsored by Salzburg Tourist Board and Sheraton Grand Salzburg Hotel from Marriott International hotel chain. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II.