Austria, Salzburg: Original Salzburger Mozartkugel

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Cafe-Konditorei Fürst created a treat made of marzipan, pistachios, nougat and dark chocolate and was renowned for its perfectly round shape. Each individual bonbon is put on a small wooden stick to be dipped into the chocolate.

Paul Furst opened a confectionery shop at Brodgasse 13 on Salzburg’s Alter Markt marketplace square in 1884. This shop quickly became popular with Salzburg’s fashionable crowd and the crowd loved these Salzburger Mozartkugel. You can find them all over old city in Salzburg, Austria.

Austria, Salzburg: “Sound of Music” Fountain

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The Residence Square, where you can find this baroque fountain, is the heart of the old city center of Salzburg, Austria. In the film, “The Sound of Music”, Maria (played by Julie Andrews) walked across the square singing “I Have Confidence” while on her way to the Trapp family home for the first time.

Residence Fountain at 15 metres high is the largest baroque fountain outside of Italy. It was built between 1658 and 1661, and enjoyed its 15 minutes of fame when Maria stopped there to splash water at the horses while singing “I Have Confidence”. The song was not from the original Broadway show but added for the film version. I would remember this as I saw the Broadway show 13 times as my Dad worked there.

Austria, Innsbruck: Fancy Crystal Chapeaux

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Photo ops at the end of the tour at Swarovski Crystal Worlds near Innsbruck, Austria.

 

Austria, Innsbruck: Kids on Escorted Tours

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We were totally surprised to find a dozen kids aboard our Trafalgar Costsaver escorted tour through Europe. They sure were lucky to go and they sure had fun.

Austria, Innsbruck: Dinner in Innsbruck

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Schnitzel, what else? For yummy included Austrian dinner on Trafalgar Costsaver tour.

Austria, Innsbruck: Happy to Be Traveling in Austria

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Gasthof Dollinger Hotel is a Trafalgar Costsaver stop in Innsbruck, Austria.

Austria, Innsbruck: Golden Roof, Innsbruck Austria

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The Goldenes Dachl or Golden Roof (built around 1500) is a landmark and famous symbol in Old Town (Altstadt) Innsbruck, Austria. The edifice was built for Emperor Maximilian I to mark his wedding to Bianca Maria Sforza of Milan.  It served as a royal box where the Emperor and his imperial entourage could sit and enjoy festivals, tournaments, and other events that took place in the square below. Since he did not wish to alienate the allies gained by his first marriage, to Maria of Burgundy, he had an image painted of himself on the balcony between the two women.The roof was decorated with 2,657 fire-gilded copper tiles.

Liechtenstein: Liechtenstein From the Bus

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Mountain scenes go on forever.

Liechtenstein, Vadaz: Wearing Someone’s Shoes

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Three can fit into the giant sculptured shoes in the promenade of Valduz, Liechtenstein.

Liechtenstein, Vadaz: Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes

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Fun sculpture of high heels in Vadaz, Liechtenstein.