Sopron and Vienna

1 07 2009
Sopron

Sopron

After a busy week in Budapest we headed to Austria. On the way we stopped in Sopron, Hungary for one night and spent another night in Vienna. After all the nice weather we had in Budapest we started to get some rain which turned into a major storm system across central Europe, but we didn’t let that stop us from seeing the sites.

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Salzburg

27 06 2009
Salzburg

Salzburg

We took a day trip from Schladming to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and a nice town near the Austrian Alps.  There is a hilltop castle and many nice buildings and streets below the castle hill. There is a river going through the middle of the city, which gives affords nice views of the castle.  Since it has been raining so much, the river was very full.  We toured some of the castle museums and then spent more time in the town below, where we sampled some more chocolates and pastries. Read the rest of this entry »





Schladming

26 06 2009
Schladming from our condo

Schladming from our condo

From Vienna we took a train to the town of Schladming, where Alexa’s aunt Linda had a time-share condo we all stayed in for a week.  Schladming is in the mountains and is a big ski destination during the winter time.  When we where there in late June, there wasn’t much skiing, but it was during the wet season, so we didn’t see the massive mountains as much as we might have liked to.  The condo was in a nice place above the valley, with great views of the mountains when the clouds cleared. Read the rest of this entry »