Salzburg, or “Salt Fortress”, is a beautiful and quaint town on the western border of Austria nestled in the Alps. Mining salt from the mountains was how the city originated but now thrives almost solely on tourism. I was able to find an affordable hotel in one of the suburbs and can take a city bus on an easy 5 minute ride to the historic center. A quick note on the buses here, they don’t bother to check your ticket. In 4 days I saw no one try to check tickets even once.
I arrived early and dropped of my bags at the hotel and headed into the city. There’s a pedestrian bridge, covered with lovers locks similar to what you see in Paris. Apparently this is the “thing to do” in Europe these days.
I lucked out and found a great restaurant that first night. I’ve been twice for…
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