24.09.2016 20 °C
There is definitely a difference between visiting and staying in a place during the week, and being somewhere over a weekend! Now I'm not saying that we like the places we have visited any less, its just that everything ramps up a notch or two of five, depending on the weekend and it gets a little bit busier, a little bit crazier and has a totally different vibe! It may be that its Oktoberfest so thats a bit of a drawcard as well, but if you didn't know what day it was, (which does happen a bit when you're travelling) you would be able to tell its the weekend in some places just by standing still and watching it all go on or off around you!!!
Last time we were in Salzburg, we were camping and had to catch a bus into town, etc, but this time we are just a short stroll down the road and across the river, so its easier to join in the party! As well as wandering the many streets and cobbled lanes, enjoying the music of Mozart and Schubert, visiting Salzburg fortress on the hill (and this time using the funicular railway to get up there instead of walking as far as we could go without paying), looking around the various market stalls, we have been eating pretzels...apple pretzels, cherry pretzels, donut pretzels...to name a few, and drinking beer in festival halls alongside more people wearing traditional costume than I have ever seen! At least we have been walking lots so will hopefully be able to have walked off all of our overindulging in food and beer! I asked some ladies sitting next to us about the amount of people wearing their ‘Dirndlkleid’ dress, ‘Lederhosen’ and the ‘Joppe’. They told us that it is getting more and more popular,"It is Fashion," to wear it more and more, not just for special occasions.
Anyway, we have had a great time in Salzburg. We are off to catch the train to Romania this morning and I will be able to hug my boy by tonight! Every stop on the rest of this trip is new to us, so we are looking forward to new experiences. Love to all.