[Prague, CZ] Prague Castle, the city of a hundred spires 布拉格城堡區,一夕成銀白世界

Prague Castle, the district that all visitors can never leave Prague without visiting!! It is located at the northwest area of the Prague City, up on the hill right across the Vltava river. Due to its elevated location, you can observe the entire Prague city from this area, one of my favorite views of the city.

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[Prague, CZ] Old Town Square and Charles Bridge

Prague is the capital of Czech Republic, the fifteenth-largest city in Europe, and has living history of over 1,000 years. Its cultural and historical architectures plus the great food, wine and beer creates a romantic atmosphere.

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[Salzburg, AT] Sites around the delicate Salzburg city 精緻小巧的薩爾斯堡景點

Most of the tourist introductions for the three most famous and popular themes for the delicate city Salzburg in Austria are Mozart, the scene of Sound of Music, and Churches.

The city itself is not so big. As you can see the spots shown on the map below are all within walking distance. However, the Salzburg Hbf (main train station) is located a little northwest side of the city which you can either take a 5 mins bus ride or 15-20 mins walk to the downtown Salzburg.

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[Salzburg, AT] Salzburg Christmas Market

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[Salzburg, AT] Mirabell Palace, Sound of Music Do Re Me scene

This is one of the most famous scene of the movie sound of music where they sing the well-known song Do Re Me.

It is pretty amazing how there actually hasn’t been much change to the look of city Salzburg from the scene since 1965 than nowadays. We are really lucky to meet the snow right in the morning when we arrived there. The snow makes this place more mysterious and adds a little historical touch into the looks.

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[Salzburg, AT] Augustiner Braustubl Mulln Beer Garden

Recommendation: 85%

Salzburg is basically a pretty small town where you can almost get to all of the attractions by foot. Augustiner Braustubl Mulln Beer Garden is one of the further sight located at the west corner of Salzburg. However, we still made it by just walking there from the city center, Getreidegasse.

One of the goals for this Europe trip was to taste local beer and food whenever we reached one place. Of course we could not miss out one of the largest and oldest breweries in Salzburg!!

The Augustiner Brewery at Mülln in Salzburg was founded by Augustinian monks in 1621, who had been called to Salzburg from Bavaria by the Archbishop of Salzburg, Wolf Dietrich. A monastery was built for the Augustinians in Mülln on the northern slopes of the Mönchsberg hill between 1607 and 1614.

Even today, considerable value is attached to maintaining the good old craft brewing tradition, such as the trademark of serving beer from a wooden barrel in stone mugs.

The Bräustübl Tavern is Austria’s largest beer tavern (with a working area of over 5,000 m²), with an additional 1,500 seats in its shady beer garden.

The beer is drawn from wooden barrels and is supplied on a self-service basis. The meals can be found in what is know as the “stands corridor”,(Delicatessen arcade) a reminder of a traditional market hall.

-quoted from the Augustiner Braustubl Mulln website introduction

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[Salzburg, AT] Fortress Hohensalzburg- the icon of Salzburg and a special Mozart concert dinner in a castle

Recommendation: 95% for the Fortress Hohensalzburg; 80% for the concert dinner

Suggestions for anyone who are visiting Salzburg: Salzburg card is your friend!!! This is a very tourists friendly design. You can decide to purchase this card based on how long you are planning to stay, 24-48-72 hours. With this card, you can enjoy free admission to most of the sights in Salzburg and ground transportations.

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