Parking downtown in a tourist town like Salzburg is pricey. As I have been informed by our European friends, it is ‘very European’ to take the bus. We only live 5 km from the center of town, so for the most part, it is easy. But, if you have ever taken a bus or subway in a new city for the first time, you can understand the uneasiness that comes with it…add a toddler and language difficulty into the mix and now you’ve got a challenge. I have found strangers to be inherently kind to a newbie on a bus or subway system, and thankfully this was the case here. Kim has now navigated her way downtown twice on the bus and it is becoming more comfortable.
They have some great parks, and being the arctic family that we are, Eliot had no problem playing in his ski suit. These were taken on Friday, Kim had hoped to find the children’s museum, but although she navigated the bus well, finding her way downtown proved more difficult.
This park was on the Salzer River that runs through downtown. It is a gorgeous scene. Monday was supposed to be sunnier again, so Kim hoped to capture some more pics…but alas, the sun did not get the memo.
So, today, Monday…we walked to Mirabellplatz.
We, of course, visited the playground first:
On to more traditional views…The Mirabell Palace and Gardens are here. We will visit again in the spring, of course, but apparently the steps where Julie Andrews and the Sound of Music fam did their little singing gig is here…The Gardens are supposed to be spectacular. Eliot kinda digged the frozen fountain.
Walking through ‘Marketplatz’…we didn’t enter the Dreifaltigkeitskirche, below. Not a sneeze, but a church modeled after a church in Rome.
So, 2 days on the bus, 2 days where I did not actually reach my destination. Sigh. Well, we have over 2 months to go…I will try again tomorrow…