August 19 2007
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Hello fellow jet-setters, we are in Salzburg, Austria!
Situated on the Salzach River, Salzburg is about a four hour train ride from Zurich and a four hour train ride from Vienna. Most of the major attractions are located in the Old City. It's easy to wander the cobblestone streets of the old town and become a part of history. Getreidegasse âTrade Streetâ? is the Rodeo Drive of Salzburgâshopping galore. And all the store signs are wrought-iron and very classyâeven the McDonalds! Youâll want to see Mozartâs birth houseâthe most famous address in Salzburg.
The greatest views of Salzburg can be seen from atop the Monchberg peak at Fortress Hohensalzburg. (Think Sound of Music) And donât worry, journeyPod did not partake in one of the CHEESEY (did we say CHEESEY) Sound of Music Tours!
You surely wonât go hungry in Salzburg: there are a tons of great places to sample the local cuisine. At De Weiss, a beer garden, you can blend in with the locals. At Sternbrau try the weiner schnitzel, or down a few Steigl beers at Skiftskeller St. Peter.Be sure to read our Destination Guide on Salzburg for more information on this High-Baroque city! When youâre ready to lay your head to rest, head to the journeyPod pick, Hotel Sacher. This top-notch beauty is situated on the banks of the Salzach River. Hillary and Chelsea Clinton stayed here as did the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. journeyPod met with Elfie Kammerhoffer, the Managing Director of the Hotel Sacher Salzburg.
Enjoy the rock sounds of Mozart Rottweiler with Sinister Undertones and their song, âCastles and Dragons.â?