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Day 16: A Day in Salzburg, Austria

Saturday, November 27, 2010
Today we took a day trip to Salzburg, Austria. This wasn’t part of our original plan, but it sounded like a great idea, so we did it. We went with Radius Tours at a cost of 32 euro. The trip began with a two hour train ride through the countryside to Salzburg, followed by a 1 ½ hour guided walking tour of the major sites. The three remaining hours were ours to explore the city.

We ate lunch at the Skiftskeller Saint Peter, which dates back to the year 803, making it the oldest restaurant in Europe. Marc and I both chose wiener schnitzel w/boiled potatoes…it was fabulous! We did a little shopping at the Christmas Market and in a few stores. There were outdoor food stalls in addition to the Christmas Market that sold fresh produce and meat…very interesting.

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One of my best memories is of Saint Peter’s Cemetery. Most of the grave markers are made of iron and very ornate. It was very cold that day and a light blanket of snow covered the cemetery. It was breathtaking.

We had such a nice time in Salzburg. We both think it would be a nice place to spend the Christmas holiday.

We were back in Munich by 7pm and walked out of the train station onto the Marienplatz Christmas Market. We wandered around for a little while and returned to our room to pack.

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