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I arrived in Salzburg, tired and exhausted. One goal that afternoon was to see the Mirabell Palace Gardens. What I did not expect was temperatures of 30 degrees. They were beautiful and then I though walk across the bridge and visit the old town.
Half way across, my body sent me signs this was not a good idea. Since I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I have noted the changes and listen to myself. I was telling myself inside. Sit down, rest and enjoy the sunshine. So I found myself a spot along the Salzach river and did exactly that.
Then it was telling me to rest further so that meant a nap, so I went back to my hotel and slept a good long time. I had only had a four hour sleep due to my early flight. It was just what my body had ordered. It felt amazing the next morning. I woke up early and took the bus down to Mozartplatz with aims to reach the Hohensalzburg Fortress.
I was there just as it opened and armed with my Salzburg card, free entry. I was soon in the cable car up the mountain. It was beautiful and cool up there as the temperature was heating up again. The views were well worth and visit and I would recommend this to anyone.
I then walked through to find the Cathedral, St Peters Monastery, Residenz Fountain.
Then found the Mozart statute where there was a lot of building work going on. Not ideal but what can you do. This is real life.
I then went to find his birthplace.
Then walked back to the hotel to rest up for the Sound Of Music Tour. I had hoped to do further exploring on my last morning but the weather was against me. I not going to walk about in the rain. It is just not meant to be.
And this is how I look at my life now. Check out of my hotel is as 12pm. My train to Vienna is booked at 12.15 pm. If I ever returned to Salzburg, I would do things slightly different. I would base myself closer to the Old Town. That was my only problem, I like being close to things I want to see. But at least I know what I want from a holiday/city break for future bookings.