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"Visit the castle in Salzburg,..." Austria Favorite Tip by CMC007

Austria General: 282 reviews and 255 photos

Favorite thing: Visit the castle in Salzburg, preferably walking to it from another hill or taking the tram up from town. Walking is great, as you hear bits of Mozart's music wafting up the hill from various locations in the town.

For those of you who love to drive, the Grössglockner Road in western Austria (near Zell am See) is a wonderful route full of switchbacks, beautiful scenery and a giant glacier. From one of the peaks along the road (there's a marked turnoff to a gift shop and viewing tower), you can see about 7 of the other higher peaks in the Alps. I love high-performance cars and had an absolutely fantastic drive here (some of the BMW ads on TV showing the cars on mountain switchbacks are filmed on this road).

Fondest memory: The Grössglockner drive was absolutely wonderful, but dinner at the castle in Salzburg ranks right up there, too.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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