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"We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong." - Anonymous

Europe Trip: Day 4 {Salzburg, Austria}

On the fourth day of our trip we woke up relatively early and set off for Salzburg. Amy was eager to show us Salzburg since she had fond memories of being there while she was taking a course for school. We parked near the Mirabell Palace and Gardens and started there. It was neat to see the gardens and the fountain where The Sound of Music was filmed. salzburg1

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We walked through the city and headed toward the Fortress Hohensalzburg, which is both the largest and only fully preserved fortress in Europe. It was so interesting and incredible to see how it operated. It was crowded so we did not have time to see all of it but we did get to see a video screen that showed how small it was when it started and how much was added on each year. The video was set up in a room where they showed an original wall from the first building built in 1077.

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We explored the city afterward and saw where Amy took her class! Salzburg was super busy because there was a marathon going on that day. We went back through the Mirabell Gardens on our way back to the car. I snapped a few pictures of the mountains on our drive out of town!

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Once we got back to Lofer, Amy, Brandon, Dad, and I decided to drive up the Faistau Road to the top of Loferer Alm. The road starts in the center of town and goes up to the top of the highest ski lifts on the mountain. We got some spectacular views and I had to stop to pull a Maria and twirl in the Alps while singing the Sound of Music!

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We had dinner in town (Dad's was so yummy!) and after dinner Mum and Dad went to bed and Amy, Brandon, and I walked around and explored a bit. The sunset was amazing!

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