Kate's Travel Blog

Thursday, June 02, 2005




We are still having a lovely time, even more so now the weather has stopped roasting us!! Even seen snow today, but I'll come to that later.

We arrived in Salzburg on Tuesday afternoon and after getting very lost finding the hostel (the directions from the hostel were rubbish) we went for a wander around Salzburg. Very beautiful place, everywhere you look are old buildings, the river and, if you look up, mountains.

Sound of Music

Yesterday we took the Sound of Music tour around Salzburg and the surrounding lake area. It was lovely to see some of the places where the movie was filmed and to learn about the real von Trapps. Incidentally, for any fans out there, the mountain they climb over at the end ironically leads into Germany!

Today we have been on a tour of Berchtesgaden and Hitler's Eagle's Nest. The view from the Eagle's Nest is amazing, it is hard to find a reason why Hitler visited it so rarely!

This afternoon we bravely climbed Festung Hohensalzburg, the local fortress at the top of a huge, steep hill. We were exhausted when we arrived! But the views were lovely and the audio tour told us lots about the history of Salzburg under the Archbishop-princes.

Tomorrow we are moving on to Budapest and are very excited about entering Eastern Europe. It is a 6-hour journey, everywhere is so close together in Europe!

love to all
Kate xxx