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... it's teeming with foreigners. Watch out for the overpriced very bad Italian food and lookout for the tiny restaurants and stand up coffee bars for a reasonably priced authentic Italian experience. I enjoyed a free walking tour on my first day in this city and found a few gems when it comes to food: 1. Buy your espresso to go or stand up. Sitting down will cost you am additional 3 euro. 2. Avoid buying anything in San Marco square. A coffee at the ...
... other side where Hallstatt would appear. We found parking in a large public lot a little ways outside of the center of town, with a clearly designated walking path leading us right to the edge of the lake. The town itself clings to the mountain with it’s two and three story residences and narrow alleyways. It was a sight to be seen for sure.
Upon returning again from the car park Stephanie could be found at ...
... to the rest area. We never saw them again and figure they thought the rest area was 5 Fingers and headed back down after stopping at the rest area. Gesh!
Now a little about 5 Fingers. 5 Fingers is actually a viewing platform that takes it name from its hand-like hand shape. It is said to be the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps because the individual, approximately 4 metres (12 feet) long fingers were built over a precipice of about 400 m (1200 ft) in ...
... and I walked back to the tram and headed down to Hallstat far below us. The weather was absolutely beautiful so we decided to stop for the standard Austrian mid afternoon snack: apple strudel (Cheryl had cake) and we both had a couple glasses of pressecco. Yummy, yummy afternoon goodness while sitting by the lake.
As we wandered through the village, Cheryl and I were struck by how many Chinese we saw. Now I'm not talking about a couple folks here or ...
... with detailed street signs over every entrance. Mozart's birthplace happened to be in the center of the street - the tall yellow house cannot be missed. After purchasing a few Mozartkugel (made of Marzipan, nougat, and dark chocolate), we pressed on towards Mozartplatz. Here, the streets opened up and offered amazing views of the New Residenz and Glockenspiel, Old Residenz, and the Salzburg Cathedral.
From there, we pressed on to St. Peter's Church. The ...