You would be thrived by how vital these gorgeous blossoms can be in one week. Last Saturday, when I visited the tidal basin, all of these cherry blossom trees are still in the green buds stage. It’s so hard to believe in as short as one week, all of them would reach the peak bloom. Continue reading Spring of Washington DC II: Finally, the peak bloom of cherry blossom
The weather in Washington DC/ Maryland finally become warmer and we are all so excited for the cherry blossom season. This would be my first time to visit the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. However, due to the cold weather earlier this year, the peak bloom date seems to be pushed back for a week or two. When we visited DC yesterday, there are no cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin area yet. Continue reading Spring of Washington DC- Japanese Magnolia
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.
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.
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
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.