Salzburg – Mozart and Hills That Are Alive!
We signed up for a tour of some of the places that were in the movie. The night before we went on the tour we watched the movie so it would be easier for us to understand what the guide was talking about! One of the sites we visited was the church from the wedding scene when Maria married the Captain. It was a really old & very pretty church but it was unheated so it was very cold! After we looked at the church we had “crisp apple strudel”. Delicious! We sang some of the songs in the van while we were driving around. A couple of my favorites are “Do-Re-Mi”, “The Lonely Goat Herd”, and “A Few of My Favorite Things”.
In Salzburg we also visited the house where Mozart was born in 1756. It’s so impressive that he was a talented piano player at the age of five. We also walked around the old town and visited a castle and ate a few pretzels from one of. There were many pretzel stands on the walk there! The castle wasn’t very crowded so we didn’t have to wait in any lines. There was a marionette museum which was fun to see. They had old movies of dancing marionettes and lots of super old puppets – some kind of spooky.
After Salzburg we had a snowy drive through the mountains to Venice, Italy!