I haven’t been to Salzburg since a couple of years. And apparently I only do so when it’s cold and grey. Nevermind, going to Salzburg is always a nice change of scenery. Even if it is only to eat the best Mozartkugel (a chocolate ball) there is. I am talking about the one from Fürst.
The trip by train takes little more than two hours from Vienna. What a difference a couple of years make. Last time it was still three hours. What a nice surprise, this might motivate me to come again sooner.
From the train station I walked to the center, crossing the Salzach to get to the Getreidegasse. Salzburg is small enough to do everything on foot for a day and not be exhausted.
The Getreidegasse and the surrounding pedestrian area is well worth exploring. Last time I was here I went up to the fortress, this time I stayed below. There was quite a lot of people milling around on this cold Saturday. Even though it’s not the season, Salzburg apparently is always full of tourists.
When it is cold like this the best the you can do is to walk around the historic center and get a good look around everything. Right after head to one of the many coffee houses and get yourself a snack.
I decided to give the coffee-house from Fürst a try. And while their Mozart balls might be the best, the service is definitely lacking. Wherever I go in Salzburg I always end up feeling as if they are doing me a favor by serving me. Plus I then get charged exorbitant prices for whatever. As beautiful as the city is, it’s just one big tourist rip-off.
On the way back to the train station I walked through the gardens of the Mirabell Palace. The looked a bit depressing on this wintry day but the flying horse made up for it. Nonetheless as much as I appreciate the faster traveling time, I never feel welcome in Salzburg. Yours, Pollybert