Have you ever arrived at a destination only to be so surprised by the majestic beauty that you’re at a loss for words? When I walked across the bridge into the heart of Salzburg, I was in shock. Hohensalzburg Fortress hung over the city and was an awakening of the senses. Powerful and grand from a distance, the Hohensalzburg Fortress is a real eye-catcher on the high baroque towers of the city. With bells literally ringing, I stared up at the fortress walls in awe. I had to go up!
I effortlessly reached the fortress by using the Cable Railway. (As an insider’s tip, try to get in the first cart for the best views.) It’s free to use if you have the Salzburg Card and it only takes a minute to reach the top. The panoramic view is extraordinary and offers fantastic vistas of the city and the surrounding mountains.
When I got off of the railway, I walked left for a view of the city. I had a general idea of direction from a bird’s eye view and stayed there taking photos for at least 20 minutes. I couldn’t believe I had so little knowledge of how beautiful it is. I was instantly grateful it was part of my trip.
On the other side, I walked by a restaurant and down a flight of steps. I came around the corner to this:
Can you believe it? Isn’t it stunning! There were benches and free WiFi. I stayed for two hours.
Finally, my nose was icy cold and my hands were tingly. I had to leave. If I have some free time tomorrow, I will spend it here. The mountain is alive with light and sound.