Hallstatt, Austria

The whole time I was in Salzburg, the sky was overcast. It wasn’t until the day I was leaving the sun finally came out.

So, instead of heading straight back to Munich as I had originally planned, I stowed my luggage at the Salzburg train station and went on a day trip to the village of Hallstatt.

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Sightseeing in Salzburg

On my second day in Salzburg, I bought a Salzburg Card and began sightseeing.

The first place I visited was the Mirabell Palace and Gardens.

Mirabell Palace was built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitena for his mistress Salome Alt.
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Ettal Abbey, Germany

“I like this region!” – stepping onto a train at Munich’s Hauptbanhof, along with others carrying hiking poles and backpacks, I said to myself.

The train was headed to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a ski town near Zugspitze, the highest peak of Germany.

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