Day 179. Christmas Cruise: Salzburg, Austria

Friday, December 27th we got to visit Salzburg, Austria. Salzburg is the town where some outdoor scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. It is an adorable town and was one of my favorite days on the trip. After breakfast we hopped on a bus for an 1 1/2 hour ride to Salzburg. On the way…

Day 178. Christmas Cruise: Durnstein and Melk, Austria

Thursday, December 26th we got to visit Durnstein and Melk, Austria. We arrived in Durnstein in the morning and had just enough time to explore the town. We walked through the town and then up a hill to the Durnstein castle ruins. These ruins once held Richard the Lionheart imprisoned. It took about 20 minutes…

Day 177. Christmas Cruise: Vienna, Austria

Wednesday, December 25th, got to visit Vienna! Vienna is an absolutely amazing and gorgeous city. There are so many beautiful buildings that I could just stare at them all day. Today was the day I got a sore throat, so it did put a hamper on my mood but I was mostly still able to…

Day 164. Facts about Austria

(Today I am in Dürnstein and Melk. I will visit a 900 year old abbey!) Capital: Vienna¹ Around 8 million people live in Austria¹ 98% of the population speaks German¹ Sigmund Freud was born in the Austrian Empire in 1856. Without him, we may never have heard of the Oedipus complex, Id, Ego, or Super-ego. ¹…