It’s hard to believe we’ve only been here about 5 days; we’ve already seen and done so much! Check out some of our favorite photos from our first few days here:
The American International School of Salzburg, Austria is the perfect home for the abroad mountaineers. The school sits back from the central bustle of downtown, yet still offers many accommodations for the students to boundlessly explore Salzburg and surrounding areas.
There’s a decades old tradition in downtown Salzburg to place a lock with the name of your significant other on one of the pedestrian bridges. By locking it onto the bridge and throwing the key in the river, it is said that love and happiness will never break from your relationship.
Königssee offers beautiful views of the jade colored King’s Lake. Giant mountains home to Hitler’s Eagles Nest make up the borders of Königssee. With the Salzburg group, we enjoyed playing in the water and touring the surrounding city of Berchtesgaden, Germany.
The higher you go, the prettier the view. On a walk up to the Nonnberg Abbey, Grace enjoyed the views and engaged in some playful paparazzi action.
Beers in Berchtesgaden always make for a great day! Highly recommend cooling off with a refreshing Radler with a friend when you need a break from adventuring!
“The Lord is greater than the giants you face” 1 John 4:4. Had an absolutely amazing time visiting the Nonnberg Abbey; the sight of so much religious and cinematic history!
Salzburg exploration continues on the other side of the river with a few of my fellow Salzbloggers. Couldn’t have made for a better evening!
“When you read you begin with ABC, When you sing you begin with Do, Re, Mi, Do, Re, Mi” Visiting the iconic steps in Mirabell Gardens from the “Do Re Mi” scene in the Sound of Music was a dream come true for Erin and Emma! The gardens were absolutely beautiful and it felt like we were right in the movie.
Smiling through the sweat: after climbing uphill to Nonnberg Abbey, Emily and Emma were greeted with one of the most beautiful views in all of Salzburg. This Abbey also has ties to the Sound of Music, and when we went inside we could hear the nuns singing!
Kelley and Emma had the best time at the Augustiner Braustubl biergarden this past weekend. We arrived at the Augustiner around 6 pm and ended up staying until almost 11 pm which I was not expecting at all! The beer, food, and time spent together with professors and friends alike was unforgettable.
These first few days of the trip would not have been as great as they were without the wonderful people around me. We all have been able to bond with one another as we have taken in the gorgeous sights of Salzburg together. The Mirabell Gardens were definitely a favorite amongst the group!
Unexpected adventures are the best kind of adventures and this is how I captured this photograph. I ended up following a trail off a whim that provided me with this spectacular view of the lake and mountains. This spot is surely a hidden treasure and took my breath away!
The Cathedral is a staple image of Salzburg’s skyline. It evokes feelings of power due to its large size, yet humbles you as you walk through the doors. I felt honored to encounter this church for the first time and look forward to attending mass and spending more time amongst its beautiful walls.
Before the trip began, I would search Pinterest endlessly for photographs of Salzburg to inspire myself and prepare for the trip. Café Tomaselli was a recurring location that kept appearing during my search. As I looked into it, I knew I wanted to go there so badly. The moment I turned the corner and saw it for the first time, it caught my attention and I was sold. The beautiful flowers lying on the railings, the classic striped umbrellas, and the seemingly delicious coffee all make for a good photograph and time!
Check back next Wednesday for more photos of some of our favorite things!