Well yesterday we just got a coating of snow overnight, but today it snowed pretty much all day with a total accumulation of a couple of inches. Still that didn’t stop us from having a good time. In the picture above is the Castle we visited yesterday. We first went to the Salzburg Museum. The museum is quite new, it looked like it had opened in just that last few years. It was pretty nice, although since Salzburg is rather a small city (only about 150k people) there really isn’t a whole museums worth of interesting stuff. They tried anyway though, and as such we got to learn about a seemingly random women who lived 100 years ago and wrote some poetry. They did have some cool stuff though, particularly the 30′ tall 360 degree panorama of what the city looked like around 1850.
Salzburg sits on a river between two large hills, which make it a great strategic point and combined with the nearby salt mines explain its existence as a small town even in roman times. On the one side is the fortress we visited yesterday (and also in the picture above), on the other side is a monastery. It has no fancy cable railway, instead there are a whole bunch of steps. We climbed up them in the snow and got some great pictures of the snow covered city. We also went to mass this evening, and St. Sebastians, a rather small yet incredibly beautiful church on the newer side of town. The mass was in Latin, except for the homily, which was in German. Jess’s Latin is better than mine and she was at least able to get some of the prayers, where as I could only get phrases here and there. The only misstep of the day was when Jess accidentally got both the shrimp and the lobster at lunch, resulting in a rather expensive lunch. However, if the worst thing that happens on our trip is that we spend an extra 20 bucks on lunch, I will be overjoyed.