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Well we leave Salzburg today having been blessed with some of the biggest downfall of snow the town has seen in a long time. Locals said it was around 40cm and they usually only receive 10cm. The locals weren't as impressed as we were.
We arrived on Monday to the beginnings of the storm. All the way up in the train all we could see was magnificent white landscapes and sometimes it was just white cloud because the storm had set in so intensely.
This time last year I was sitting on a bus recovering from a night bringing in 2014 in Paris with my Contiki family. I was full of excitement for the adventures up coming and optimism for the year that lay ahead.
This year I am in Salzburg, Austria with my family! Mum and I stayed awake to see in midnight and boy was it worth it. Fireworks are legal for the public to buy and use here, so all night people all around the area ...
... at the top called the Capuchin Monastery.
After that we decided to take the hike up a hill which leads to Franziskischlossl, which I thought was a castle but it turns out its more like a big house, which is now an expensive restaurant. It was a nice walk, about 2km uphill though so I wished I had a sled to go back down on! From the top there was an awesome view over Salzburg and then we headed back down.
We then crossed over the river to the old town ...
... the same weather that hit Chamonix all summer also struck Switzerland. And with a vengeance. In fact, very few ascents were seen of the Matterhorn before August. But regardless of their weather, the Alps continued to sing and beckon us to visit some corner of them. ...
... the "straddle train" down into the chilly mines. After about a 5 minute ride we got off. Then saw a laser show of how water carved out the area and when it evaporated the salt was left. We rode these weird wooden slides down to the rest of the sights, which were mostly old and modern equipment used to harvest salt from the mines. When we got back above ground it was raining. I'm like frustrated about the weather but it's kind of just like, really? Really ...