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Austria; 1st Stop Salzburg

the 1st of 2 of 3 days in Salzburg

sunny 75 °F
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Lucian had asked that we be able to go to Austria, and since we’ve been there several times, we knew some of the things he’d maybe like to see. 1st stop would be Salzburg.

We got into Salzburg in the afternoon, and as usual, found our hotel, dropped our bags and went walking. This time the oldest area was too far to walk so we caught a bus outside of our hotel and rode down.

1st stop had to be the Café konditorei Furst, a place with fond memories. They always had this treat, 2 meringues with cream in the center, like an ice cream sandwich would be put together. I went in only to find that they don’t make them anymore. OMG, I’d waited for this, alas! So we had coffee.

The Café Furst still make the best Mozart balls though, handmade. The Mozart ball has a pistachio covered in Marzipan, then nougat and then a layer of dark chocolate. These are so good! I did buy a bag to bring home. I’m so afraid of leaving them behind in a hotel fridge, but it’s the chance I must take. I may give one to Justin when we get back and see if he can recreate them maybe using a sliver of almond.
https://www.original-mozartkugel.com/en/
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While Lucian stayed at the Café, I ran down to the street that carries blown and decorated eggs. I have 4 from probably 10 years ago but they are looking a bit shabby. I picked up an egg carton and filled it. I mentioned to the manager that I had eggs that needed to be cleaned. He said that a woman from Canada had just said the same thing (lol) and then he showed me how to clean them. So I have 10 new ones to add to the ones I’ll clean when I get home.
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We were a little late for getting into Mozart’s birth house, and I’d have liked for Lucian to see it, but he didn’t car, but, we were all hungry so stopped in the square only to be told that there was nothing that they would serve me. The waiter explained that only a day or so before someone asked for gluten free but then said the other food would be fine. As it happened, after a few bites the person collapsed and the waiter had to call emergency services. So, he would not give anyone who had an allergy any food. He did direct us to a restaurant that had gluten free food. As it turned out, we had dinner in a building about 200 years old with lots of options for all of us.

The following day was a day to play in Salzburg, we had reservations at the St. Peter Skiff, at 12:30. reportedly the oldest restaurant in Europe. It was mentioned in the year 803. We had promised Lucian a lunch here and inside the cliff. It did not fail to impress!
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https://www.stpeter.at/en/stiftskulinarium/
But 1st before lunch, we stopped at the Cathedral which always impresses. It is also where Mozart’s parents were married and where Mozart was baptized. Then Lucian played a quick game of chess.

From lunch we took the funicular up to the top of the cliff, to the fortress. This is always a fun place to go thru, it isn’t like some of the others, but if you can only get to one, this is it. From the top you can see over Salzburg, which was the point of the fortress, but also can see a bit of the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s place.
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Posted by Miss Chris 07:03 Archived in Germany Tagged salzburg austria grandkids_travel grandkids_trip international_travel airplane_trip salzburg_austria rick_steves_austria st_peters_skiff

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