The Sound of Music is quite possibly the most famous movie ever made (if not the scariest!), and I couldn’t let my Year of Movie Moments go by without visiting to see the sites for myself! Taking a tour was fantastic, and I wouldn’t have skipped it, but that is not in everyone’s budget.
I have to tell you, after an 8-hour red-eye flight, 3-hour train journey (with change!), and 20-minute walk from the train station, I’m not sure I can express to you how wonderful it was to be met at the door by a gentleman in a top hat, have the door opened for us, and be greeted with smiles from everyone!
We stayed at the Trapp Family Lodge last year, and the idea came to me—staying there was like a movie moment! So what could be better than actually visiting their homeland, Salzburg, Austria? Create your own Sound of Music movie moments while you’re there!
My favorite thing about Europe is… the food! Are you surprised? Me neither. The bread tastes amazing, the cheese is incredible, the chocolate is indulgent, and I just can’t get enough of all of it!
Fun fact: I LOVE Salzburg! I mean, I thought we’d like it, which is why I put it on our short list of “must go” destinations, but I was pleasantly surprised at just how much we enjoyed our trip there. We had such a wonderful time, and before we even left I was making plans to go back as soon as possible!
Salzburg stole my heart and refueled my love of travel. It had been on my “must go” list for a very long time, and the city did not disappoint. I’m already plotting my return, but for now, here is my quick list, in no particular order, of the top 10 things to do in beautiful, musical, incredible Salzburg, Austria!
So here’s the deal: the Salzburg Card is a steal! As in, you will save money with this card, especially if you will be in Salzburg for a few days. It’s by far the best city discount card I’ve ever heard of, and we absolutely, without hesitation, recommend getting one when you get to Salzburg! Here are the things you need to know.