After Mozart’s birthplace, we wanted to appreciate the beautiful scenery around Salzburg, and catch a view of the Alps. Slightly confused by the map from the train station, we ended up circumambulating the small mountain/very large hill where the Salzburg fortress has held the high ground since 1077. (http://www.salzburg.info/en/sights/fortress_palaces/hohensalzburg_fortress).
We were huffing and puffing a bit by the time we reached the top, and it was the only time we got a little cranky(!) – we don’t like being confused! But the views were breathtaking. We did indeed see the Alps, and a beautiful panorama of the entire town.
There is a beautiful view of the Dom (Cathedral) from this same vantage point.
And just so he wouldn’t be too homesick for Gettysburg, Michael found a cannon!
The whole time we’d been searching for the Funicular train to get us up to the fortress, and then realized we’d walked the whole way up – but found it and enjoyed the quaint bumpy ride back down!