After starting my spring break off in Munich, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland, my grandmother, aunt, and I boarded the train once again to head to Salzburg, Austria. This was the city I was most excited to see. A friend of mine headed Salzburg as part of a school trip when we were juniors in high school and raved about her time there. I was also hoping to see the filming locations of The Sound of Music, a movie I have seen a countless number of times. I’m still Julie Andrews’ biggest fan and even have piano sheet music for the popular “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” song.
When we arrived in Salzburg, we hailed a taxi to Altstadthotel Kasererbraeu which was only a short 15-min distance away from the train station. Our hotel was within walking distance of many Salzburg attractions, including Mozart’s birthplace now turned museum, Mozartplatz (Mozart Square) also dedicated to the musician, and the famous shopping street Getreidegasse. Needless to say, it was the perfect location.
After two days in Munich, my grandmother, aunt, and I boarded the train to Zurich, Switzerland. All I knew about this European destination was that it is ranked no. 4 on the list of World’s Most Expensive Cities and that it is famous for its fondue (I think this was the part I was most excited about. Then again, anything involving food gets me excited).
We arrived in the Swiss city early in the afternoon and walked 10 minutes to Hotel Adler, a relatively small establishment that is attached to the popular restaurant Swiss Chuchi. We walked into our room and were greeted with candies and postcards bearing the restaurant’s name. By this point, the three of us had already made a mental note to make reservations for dinner.