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Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

I spent a wonderful long weekend in Eugendorf! Have you ever heard/been to this small town that is located right next to Salzburg? 

How come and what is so great about Eugendorf, you may ask…

Well, staying in Eugendorf means that you can be both incredibly fast in the city of Salzburg and in the nature. Very practical if you are planning a small city trip, but you would also like to spend time in the mountains or in one of the many beautiful lakes.

Visit Eugendorf

I didn’t know about it until an invitation from Eugendorf Tourism Board to explore this town and photograph it, landed in my inbox! I got very curious about this opportunity, so without giving it a lot of thought, I accepted!  

Karin from the Eugendorf Tourism Board, aside from welcoming me with a yummy handmade chocolate (she loves sweets!), she also created an exciting programme full of interesting things to do for me! I had a lot to look forward to! 

Visit Eugendorf

First things first: Bike tour around Wallersee

We rode 18 kilometres around the picturesque Wallersee lake, through meadows, forests and the Wenger Moor, a nature reserve for rare animals and plants. The lake is perfect for sailing, paddle boarding and all sorts of boating, as well as, of course, swimming. Tried and true! 

Our e-bikes were borrowed by Holznerwirt. 

We ended the day with a delicious dinner at Gasthaus zur Strass! 

Bike tour around Wallersee

Bike tour around Wallersee

Bike tour around Wallersee

Wallersee Austria

The next day: A morning visit in Salzburg Old Town

Get the bus from Eugendorf to Salzburg. Not only is the bus ride quick, it also eliminates the stress of looking for a parking space. Tested and trusted! 

– First stop of our route were the Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace. 

– Then we walked up to the Kapuzinerberg for a superb view over the old town, the fortress, the mountains, the river and for many instagrammable pictures!

– We stepped down from Kapuzinerberg, passed the Imbergkirche and walked down to Steingasse. We crossed the Staatsbrücke and ended up to Getreidegasse for a little shopping and ice cream! 

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Salzburg Old Town

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Gardens at Mirabell Palace

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Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

Kapuzinerberg over the city of Salzburg

The perfect afternoon: Stand up paddling at Wallersee

Stand up paddling, also known as SUP! Many thanks to Stefan from Glory Boards for providing me with the SUP gear and teaching me the basic technique! 

It was the first time in my life I did Stand up paddling and hope to have the chance to do it soon again. I found peace while floating on a paddle board, plus it felt like a good full-body workout! And if you are curious to know whether I fell down in the water, hehe, no I didn’t! 

The day ended with a delicious meal at Gastagwirt. 

Stand up paddling at Wallersee

How to spend a wonderful Sunday: WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn

  • Drive to Sankt Gilgen and take the boat WolfgangseeSchifffahrt to Sankt Wolfgang.
  • From Sankt Wolfgang take the nostalgic SchafbergBahn up to the middle station or to the peak of the Schafberg mountain. Depends on whether you’d like to hike or not.
  • From above you have a wonderful view over many different lakes (Mondsee, Attersee, Fuschlsee) in the Salzkammergut (the name of the region between SalzburgerLand and Upper Austria).
  • End the day with a wonderful meal in the Hotel Restaurant AM HOCHFUCHS.

Visit Eugendorf

Gorgeous turquoise water colour! 

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Visit Eugendorf

Whether hiking, bicycling or water sports, the whole area is a real paradise for nature lovers.

WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn

Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

On the peak of the Schafberg mountain  

Schafberg mountain Salzkammergut

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Before I press the “Publish” button for this blog post, I’d like to say Thank You to Holznerwirt for a wonderful stay! I loved having breakfast and lunch in the garden, under the huge trees that provided the right amount of shade for a pleasant meal! 

If only every weekend could be like this one … Unfortunately that’s not the case … But I am grateful for this travel opportunity to see more of Austria and I wish for many more to come! 

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A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Weekend in SalzburgA Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Salzburg isn’t just the setting of The Sound of Music; it’s one of the most picturesque, historically rich cities in all of Europe. And this small but perfectly formed Austrian city makes for an ideal weekend getaway from anywhere in the surrounding area and beyond. Salzburg has plenty to offer anyone who visits its medieval old town, from stunning architecture to delicious food and some of the best views of the Alps that you’ll find anywhere in Europe. 

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Salzburg, the capital of the Salzkammergut region of Austria, is one of the country’s largest cities with its population at 140,000 people.

Salzburg’s unique culture and history sets it apart from other Austrian cities like Vienna and Linz, making it a must-see destination while you’re in Austria. While there are certainly plenty of things to do in Salzburg, we’ve narrowed down the best ways to spend a perfect weekend in Salzburg on your next trip to Europe.

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Here are some great things to do when you visit Salzburg during your next vacation or weekend break!

Explore the city

Visit the medieval town, salt mines, and one of Europe’s most famous castles: Schloss Hellbrunn. Spend an afternoon at Mozart’s Birthplace and enjoy live music on Festival Square or just walk around admiring beautiful old buildings while sipping coffee from one of many sidewalk cafes!

A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Tourist attractions in Salzburg 

Tourist attractions in Salzburg that should not be missed are the Festung Hohensalzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the Salzach River. The fortress is located on top of an hill, providing stunning views of the city. Nearby is a large park called Hellbrunn, which has beautiful gardens and fountains. In addition, there are many other things to do such as take tours and visit local shops.

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A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Eat, drink and be merry

Before you start exploring and adventuring, take some time to stop for breakfast. Find your favorite spot for pastries and coffee (try Cafe Tomaselli at Getreidegasse 9), grab lunch from one of Salzburg’s many food trucks (like SnackPoint) or dine with panoramic views of Mozart’s birthplace at Hotel Bristol Restaurant. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine from the market tour so you can celebrate later!

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A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Where to stay in Salzburg?

If you plan on exploring Salzburg, I recommend staying near some of its main attractions. These include Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Hofkirche St. Peter (St. Peter’s Church), and Hohensalzburg Fortress. You may also want to consider booking a place near Hellbrunn Palace.

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A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Activities for kids & family

If you’re looking for activities that are especially enjoyable with the whole family, then check out some of these. When I was there, I visited the old town and explored its winding streets, beautiful architecture and quaint little shops. We found an adorable toy store with lots of treasures. There were also fantastic restaurants serving regional cuisine like Apfelstrudel (which tastes amazing), wiener schnitzel and lots more!

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What time of year should you visit Salzburg?

The best times to visit are spring and fall. Summers are hot and humid, and winters are cold with heavy snowfall. You’ll find that the weather is most agreeable during these seasons. If you can’t make it then, consider visiting during March or October when the crowds aren’t too bad. I’ve visited this city many times over the years, but I still love coming back again every time.

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A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Budget tips 

Budget is an important factor when planning your trip, but you shouldn’t let it limit what you do and see. Make sure you look for ways to cut down on costs without skimping on fun—you don’t want to regret spending too little or having your trip be shorter than expected. Budget can mean different things for different people, so consider how far you are willing to go with regard to accommodation, transportation, food and entertainment. This can also influence how long you stay. Book your stay in Salzburg with Booking.com

A Perfect Weekend in Salzburg

Where to go shopping in Salzburg?

Shopping in Salzburg is a highlight for many visitors. The old town’s pedestrian zone is home to the most famous stores, but you can also find smaller shops that are off the beaten path. If you’re looking for something specific, then head to one of the city’s department stores or head out of town and visit one of the malls that surround it. Salzburg is also home to some of Europe’s most impressive Christmas markets, which are great places to find traditional handicrafts and seasonal gifts.

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Schloss Leopoldskron

There are three films that I grew up with and marked my childhood in a very significant way. The french film “La Boum”, the American musical “Annie” and “The sound of music”.

Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar
Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar
 

The first weekend of April I had the great opportunity to stay and take photos in the premises of Schloss Leopoldskron where a few scenes of “The sound of music” were filmed.

Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar

Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar
Where to stay in Salzburg - Salzburg Global Seminar
 

Who would have ever thought that I would have that kind of opportunity? I was thrilled to be in the location where scenes of the musical were filmed and see the garden, the lake and the mountains with my own eyes.

It was also very exciting to see the place where a CHANEL fashion show was held on December 2014. CHANEL is known to always select only the best venues for their shows. Plus, we had the chance to take photos in the suite where Karl Lagerfeld stayed during the show.

Schloss Leopoldskron

I still remember the moment I stepped into the Max Reinhardt Suite and how it made me feel. The windows were open. Sunlight was coming in. Classical music was playing in the radio. A breathtaking view to the lake and mountains in front of me, and some kind of magic spread in the air.

Schloss Leopoldskron

Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 

The weekend we spent at Schloss Leopoldskron, we were so lucky with the weather. These were the first days, after a very long time, that I could finally wear a summer dress without coat and tights. Hard to believe it while we were there, but Salzburg treated us to its best way.

Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 
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Schloss Leopoldskron
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We stayed at the Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron the whole day, and only went out for dinner. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant but you can find one right at the opposite side of the lake, a few minutes away on foot. The hotel offers breakfast though, served in the elegant halls of the palace.

Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 

To be honest, there was not really a need to go out. I could easily spend hours taking photos of the palace or sunbathing in the garden and looking at the lake and mountains without thinking absolutely anything.

The swing that was hanging from a big tree in front of the palace and the bicycles that the hotel offers for a ride were an extra highlight of our stay at the Schloss Leopoldskron.

Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron
 

Schloss Leopoldskron

Check out Hotel Schloss Leopolodskron for many reasons. Not only for its historical background. It’s a great option for those who are seeking for an accommodation in Salzburg and for those who are looking for venues to host a wedding or events.

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