It’s work week, which means some casual sightseeing in the morning followed by work in the evenings. I decided to make Wednesday Mozart day, as there were a couple attractions around the city about him since he was born here and lived here for a while.This is Mozart’s Birthplace. It was also the birthplace of a bunch of his brothers and sisters, but they died, because that’s what happened back then.
Then I visited Mozart’s Home, which came with a free audio guide so I listened to a bunch of things about Mozart. General consensus was that he was pretty talented.
I decided to take a picture of Salzburg as I crossed this bridge. Not really sure if it does the view justice, but it probably does. It’s a nice little city.
And after a rough day of listening to facts about Mozart I retired to the hostel to work and partake in what has become a daily ritual.
Wednesday night I could feel a sickness coming on, and didn’t sleep well. Thursday morning was crappy, and I am sick. Bad head cold, but I decided to head out on an excursion anyways. It was raining in the morning, so I dressed warm.
And then the sun came out so I was too hot. And my head hurt. But I made it to Königssee to see the lake and the nice overlook. I walked over to the lake first where they offer boat rides (which looked cool, but not as cool as climbing the mountain). I didn’t do those – I took the cable car up (took like 30 minutes) and walked around the top of the mountain. Here are views of that.
It was kind of a cute tourist town, and you could buy a lot of the traditional Bavarian stuff like liederhausen. It’s expensive though.
I then spent the rest of the day taking the wrong buses, giving myself an unofficial tour of the outskirts of Salzburg. Got some work done, did a conference call, and now I’m going to bed early. Hopefully I don’t feel horrible tomorrow.