Hotel Am Dom
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This morning we rose early for our last Munich breakfast before heading to Isartor station to transfer to our railjet train to Salzburg. It was only around a 90 minutes train journey. Once we arrived at Salzburg station we caught a taxi directly to our hotel, Hotel Am Dom, in the old town. My review of Hotel Am Dom can be read here:
It frreakin' SNOWED today. I was expecting a day of sunshine but I only got a 20 second preview of blue sky this morning outside of town on the way to Salzburg Zoo. Check out the first pic to see what I thought was the unveiling of the mountains I've been longing to see. But instead I got the beauty of snow for a few hours. It was only light, but so happy I got to see it (and it was the first snow of the season).
Snow melted once it hit ...
... the adjacent train station was strangely large for a town of this size? It was, and he explained that it was enlarged, for show, as this was where Hitler and his cronies disembarked in order to get to the 'Eagle's Nest'. If I ever get back here in finer weather, that will be on the cards - as well as featuring largely in modern history, its high mountain location commands stunning views of the local scenery... but not in a pea souper like ...
Finally made it to the place I've most been looking forward to seeing and its a pretty special place. My dreams had involved a bit of snow, but alas, not to be. I saw some on the mountains today during the Sound of Music tour when we went to Mondsee to see the chapel where Maria and the captain were married. Side note: the travel guide complemented me in front of everyone for my beautiful ...
... taken by the screen writers. It had subtitles but wasn't dubbed into the German language until 19 years after its release. The poetic license, which the locals felt was unacceptable, is seen in Hollywood's story when Maria ran from the mountain top of Untersberg to the palace in three minutes. The moutaintop of Untersburg is six miles away. Picky-picky. Also, during the 1960s Maria Von Trapp threatened to go to the newspapers with ...