Almost 5 months later, the Christmas trip post continues. After leaving Hungary, we crossed over into Austria and visited Vienna for a couple of days. We planned to be in Salzburg for Christmas day, stopping in Melk and Linz along the way.
The drive into Salzburg was AMAZING. We stopped at a rest area off the main highway and this was our view…
For all you Sound of Music fans, Salzburg is the “mother ship”. The supposed bus stop where Maria Von Trapp waited and worried.
The Christmas markets were still hopping on Christmas day.
Most of the shops in the Altstadt (old town) have these fancy signs that sit just outside their door.
Since it was Christmas day, we made a quick side trip to Oberndorf bei Salzburg, where the song “Silent Night” was written.
That was a small town, very quaint. I wasn’t terribly interested in the story of the song so wandered around on the grounds instead. Much to my surprise, just up the steps from the small church, the view was stunning!