Backpacking through Europe Part 10: Salzburg

We left Germany, all merry and jolly and belly full of sausages. Now on our trail to Vienna, but before this major stop, let’s stop over at Salzburg for lunch.

Salzburg is the birth place of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the famous composer of the 18th century. When we arrived Salzburg, I thought, no wonder this place produced Mozart. It is so beautiful and romantic.


During our Europe trip, it was mainly a tour of architecture, here we took a slightly different turn and got to enjoy the natural scenery. The Salzach river runs through the city, with an iron bridge straddling across. On the bridge, many people have left their marks by putting a padlock.

Salzburg is the 4th largest city in Austria. The old town is now listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Here, you could find handsome and well groomed horses, for a fee, tourists could get on one of the horse carriages to tour the town.

Be sure to remember grabbing some lunch once you arrive at the University Square. When we were there, there was a small beer tent and many food stands.