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... so no pics will do it justice (I took video though). So instead of a snow pic, I have attached a special photo I took today at the zoo.
Then after that excitement I got the funicular up to the fortress and my battery died after 3 photos so they are not very good but it was worth it to get a video of the Pumas.
Now am hoping for some sun tomorrow which is my last day in Salzburg. I wanna see those magnificent mountains.
... 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 ...
... Ok, that's not true.
Although no snow, I'm almost as excited about the prospect of seeing some sun tomorrow, as I have not seen one bit of sun since I left Sydney. The last tiny patch of blue sky I saw poking through clouds was in London, but haven't seen the orb since I left home. I'm doing the touristy places tomorrow so hopefully I will have some amazing views ahead of me.
... us right through the middle of it. But in about another hour we made it to the top. And the views were fantastic. Although it took about 6 times as long, the walk was way more satisfying than the cable car.
At the top of the mountain is a restaurant called the Sonnen Alm. It boasts panoramic views and a real ski resort vibe. You can actually ski down Kampenwand in the winter, but there are only a few runs. Matt went for another radler while I ...
... as the sun set. It was probably 2-3 miles to the top, which I reached just as it was getting dark. At the top is the Franziskisschlossl. This was a part of the city's massive defense network. It was a small artillery fort built to fire on invaders coming from multiple directions and was part of the city's defense plan to have every lightly fortified area in the city be under the range of fire in at least three directions. Needless ...