Hey everyone! Firstly, apologies for this post being so delayed. For some reason I’ve been doing everything BUT making time to write it. But here I am, and I’m super excited to share my amazing trip with you all. From exploring the old town and making apple strudel, to visiting the Sound of Music filming locations, Salzburg was one visual treat after another. My camera was practically glued to my hand the entire trip, so for this post, I’ve decided to do more of a photo diary.
Know as one of the main filming locations for the Sound of Music, if you’re a fan like me, then this garden should be on your bucket list. But make sure to get there early if you want to avoid the crowds.
I booked myself on a lakes and mountains tour and it did not disappoint. After a short bus trip we took a boat ride around Salzburg before stopping at St Giligan. This place absolutely took my breath away and with it’s incredible views of lake Wolfgang, it was by far the highlight of my trip.
APPLE STRUDEL BAKING CLASS
This class was hosted in the cutest house I’ve ever seen. The instructor taught in both English and German and the recipe was incredibly easy to follow. Afterwards, we all sat around the dining table enjoying a light lunch of goulash soup and of course, apple strudel. The lunch part comes at an additional price of €10, which I thought was worth it to get the full experience.
SOUND OF MUSIC FILMING LOCATIONS
I booked myself on the official Sound of Music tour and if I’m completely honest, I don’t think it’s worth the money. A lot of the filming locations we passed without having the opportunity to get out of the bus, which was quite disappointing. The places you do stop at, it’s only for a few minutes, so you need to be on point with your photography. Which luckily I was at the atrium, which was without a doubt the highlight of the tour.
You can actually find a lot of the filming locations yourself, and most of them are easy enough to get too without a guide, so I’d recommend doing your research on this first.
Now if there’s one place I’d recommend visiting to indulge in traditional Viennese sweets, it’s Cafe Tomaselli. This family run cafe has been going strong for over 150 years and the moment I stepped into this charming and EXTREMELY BUSY establishment, I could tell why. Waitresses wearing white pinafore dresses walk around with trays full of cakes ready for you to purchase, and the coffee (or in my case, tea and hot chocolate) are some of the best around. Not to mention the buzzing atmosphere, where you sit anywhere that’s available. Even if that means joining a table with complete strangers.