We actually tried to visit the Sound of Music house, but alas, it has been turned into a conference center, so we didn't get further than the front gate. We did however spot this castle (called Hohensalzburg Castle) and decided to make our way up to it through the old city. And when I say old, I mean old. Construction on this castle began in 1077 and the ring walls and towers were completed in 1462!!
Literally. The parking garage we ended up in was in the middle of a mountain. It was hot and muggy inside, as many caves are, and the walkway out to the city was a tunnel. The tunnel even has all sorts of fancy things to look at as you make your way out.
old city. I loved the shop signs that were hanging everywhere.
Analise loved the fountains...
The Mirabell Gardens were beautiful! The park was designed in 1689 and redesigned sometime between 1721 and 1727. Everywhere we turned within the park there was breathtaking beauty! I thought about singing a rendition of "Do-Re-Mi", but I refrained -- we were still on our mission to get to the castle up ahead.
Have you ever been to Salzburg? What is the oldest city you have visited?