Weekend in Salzburg, 2012

Back to my trip through Austria in 2012, after spending half day in Vienna, I went by train to Salzburg early in the morning. First thing that surprised me, probably because I was still a bit sleepy, was the fact that I could get on the train without any barriers or ticket gates. Then I panicked on the train when I realized I didn’t buy any ticket on the station, but that’s the point, you pay the ticket to your destination on the train.
I was sleeping the whole trip to Salzburg to recover some energy, I just slept 3-4 hours the night before. Once in Salzburg I took a bus to the hostel and waited there for my friends, that would be my tourist guides for 2 days.

The view from the rooftop of the faculty, Salzburg fortress. Later on that day we went up there.

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Half day tour: Vienna

Back in 2012 I had the chance to make a escape and visit some of my friends, visits that I hope I start doing again this year that I’m back in Europe. Austria was my easter holiday travel and chance to practice some weekend travel routes, as that was my job at the moment.
In 4 days my plan was to visit Vienna and stay 2 days in Salzburg and surroundings. Today’s post is about that half day tour in Vienna.
After landing in Vienna thursday afternoon, he picked me up at the airport, left me at the hotel and then we met later again for some sightseeing.
For starters, we visited Schönbrunn palace, former imperial summer residence of the Habsburg royalty, for more than 300 years.

Schönbrunn palace main entrance

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