We were driving from Slovenia to Holland and so decided to spend a couple of nights in Salzburg. It is a lovely city and quite compact in terms of walking to most places of interest but hotels are ridiculously expensive.

Our treat was to book a dinner and concert in the city’s castle one evening. Fortress Hohensalzburg is an 11th Century castle that watches over the city. We took a cable car up to it and the views were lovely.


This was a very old building and shopping area and we were told the oldest McDonald’s in the world (well the building is). Given prices in the city, we may have resorted to it if we had stayed longer!

There was a lovely Octoberfest market going on. Nice during the day but evening was a bit iffy (I’ve never seen so much public urination!)