We did not plan to do the Salzburg day trip right after New Year, even though we have wanted to visit Salzburg for a while. If you ask me, I wanted to visit it mostly because of the famous movie The Sound of Music, which I adored watching as a child.
Sometimes you really need a good reason to change plans and our relatives from Australia were best reason possible to make this day trip to Salzburg. Before they moved to Australia, they lived in German town of Augsburg, which they were visiting. That is why we have decided to meet them halfway in Salzburg.
Due to the fact that meeting with relatives was the main reason traveling to Salzburg, we left tourist attractions aside. Nevertheless, we have managed to see some when wandering around the old town together.
Our Salzburg day trip was done right after New Year, so the streets still had light decorations on. Unfortunately the Salzburg Christmas market was already closed, what might had been even better – the streets were already crowded and we cannot imagine how it would be, if the Christmas market would still be running.
We were in Salzburg for few hours only, but long enough for wanting to come back again. Next time we travel to Salzburg, we will explore it intensively for sure. Doing it as a roadtrip from Slovenia makes it fantastic opportunity to listen all the songs from The Sound of Music movie – not sure how much Simon will like the idea, but luckily for him, traveling to Salzburg by car from Ljubljana takes less than three hours – I am hoping for busy roads though.
TRAVEL TIP: If you plan to do a Salzburg day trip as roadtrip yourself, we suggest you to book your car at www.economycarrentals.com. We always use them and could not be happier – so far they are the only one we found, where everything is included in the price, which is great value.
For booking accommodations, we use booking.com – check hotels in Salzburg here – some are really, really amazing. Next time we will definitely stay in Salzburg overning!