Sam was in charge of our Salzburg day and decided that taking the Hop on hop off bus would be the best way for us to see the town in our limited time…and he was right. We boarded at our hotel ( the benefits of a hotel at the railroad station!) and rode the entire tour stopping at the last stop which was the closest to the fortress overlooking the town.
The fortress is well maintained and the exhibits most informative. While up there we had a light lunch since the breakfast at the hotel had been so filling.
After the fortress we walked into the older part of town and enjoyed a quick stroll through the gardens where Maria and the children danced and sang “do re mi” before catching a city tram (included in the HoHo) back to the hotel.
After a nap (it’s vacation and we were getting over our jet lag!) we went to a local bar for a beer before going to an ancient brewery for a delicious but way too filling dinner.